Google search: 15 hidden features
3. Conversions Currency conversions and unit conversions can be found by using the syntax: <amount><unit1> in <unit2>. So for example, you could type '1 GBP in USD', '20 C in F' or '15 inches in cm' and get an instant answer. 4. Search for 'time in <place>' and you will get the local time for that place, as well as the time zone it is in. 5. A quick way to translate foreign words is to type 'translate <word> to <language>'. 6. If you know you are looking for a PDF or a Word file, you can search for specific file types by typing '<search term> filetype:pdf' or '<search term> filetype:doc' 7. If you type in a flight number, the top result is the details of the flight and its status. 8. Search for film showings in your area by typing 'films' or 'movies' followed by your postcode. 9. 10. When you're enter a search term that has a second meaning, or a close association with something else, it can be difficult to find the results you want. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.