Late last week, I wondered in a post how it was possible that I had gone for so long without knowing about an awesome little Google Maps trick. Using a simple search while logged into your Google account on your computer, you can quickly and easily send directions to your Android phone so that Google Maps is ready to navigate to your destination before you even take your smartphone out of your pocket.
Well, it turns out that nifty little trick is just the beginning.
In a new support page on Google’s website, the company details several nifty things that can be accomplished on your Android phone by typing simple commands into the Google.com search box on your computer. Before you can get in on the fun, however, you’ll have to follow Google’s instructions to link your phone and sign into your Google account on your computer: