Using Google Chrome as a Calculator & Unit Converter
By on July 28th, 2009

There are tons of good things in which make it a really awesome browser, the lack of extensions is slowing going away and there are tons of Google Chrome Extension available to users.

Other than that there are quite a hidden gems in the browser including a truly awesome auto-spell check and corrector.

But did you know that you can use Google Chrome as a calculator and unit converter? And not just for basic calculations and conversion , but for pretty advanced calculations too? Well you do not have to use any additional extensions or enable additional features to use Google Chrome as a calculator.

google_chrome_calculator

To perform calculations using Google Chrome, just type the calculation in the Omnibar (address bar) and you should instantly see the result for the calculation in the dropdown with a =sign, to copy the answer just scroll down to it and copy it from the Omnibar.

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Similarly you can also use the Omnibar to perform unit conversions as shown in the screenshot above, once again you can perform both simple and advanced conversions using the Omnibar, copying the answer is similar to how we did it in the calculation above.

This and many more features make Google Chrome a really must use browser, however we will explore more such hidden gems in future.

What do you think about the feature? Will you stop using your regular calculator now?

Though we already knew about this feature, the inspiration for this post came from here.

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  • http://www.techyard.net Avinash

    Nice tip keith, didn’t know about this no need of basic calculator anymore, thanks to Google Chrome and Firefox and You aswell.

  • http://FriendFeed.com/PetrBuben Petr Buben

    Ok! ..but, don’t stop now .. not here … how about a full suite of Google search box functionality … like, $ in eu, ca$ in $, etc … w:zip to show weather of that zip, ac:zip to show are codes, and/or map of ….. m:location, m:zip, m:airport code, i: and the same for showing map or image search … EXPOSE ADVANCED SEARCH HINTS ! DAMN IT GOOGLE :]] …. just do it … http://whonu.com – see, similar like this …. http://friendfeed.com/petrbuben

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  • smokes

    woa, cool tip ^_^

    tnx

  • Michael

    Mine doesn’t work. I have to hit enter to see the answer as it doesn’t appear. Could it be because I’m searching my google for my local region?

  • Michael

    ah ha yes, only works for google.com searches.

 
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