1. Find the downloadable form of a book
Search for specific types of files, such as PDFs, PPTs, or XLS, by adding filetype: and the 3-letter file abbreviation.
Example search: “gone with the wind filetype:pdf”
2. Ignore a word in your search
Want to make pizza sauce but no tomatoes in your cupboard?
Example search: “pizza sauce -tomatoes”
3. Set a budget in your search
Want a new computer and can only spend between 150 and 250 bucks?
Example search: “computer $200…$500”
4. Currency conversion
In Mexico and want to know how far your last $5 will get you?
Example search: “5 USD in Pesos”
5. Check the weather quickly
Need to know if you need to put on that sweater grandma knitted for you?
Example search: “weather chicago”
You can find more tips on Google’s search tips page.