Chrome, mobile

Google Now On Chromebook

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“Google Now” got a powerful goal: The right information at the right time.
From knowing the weather before you go for a run, to planning the best route to avoid traffic, or even checking your favorite team’s score while they are playing, get the information you want, when you need it. You can look at it as a new phase in Search. You are getting the answers before you had the chance to ask the questions. If you use Android or iPhone – Good chances that you saw it in action. However, if you got a Chromebook, here is how you can manage it and sync between your phone and your laptop. Yesterday, Google has announced that they’re expanding Now with support for 70 new apps, including Spotify, Feedly, Runkeeper, OpenTable etc’.

How Google Now is working in Chrome?

If you use Google Now on your mobile device, you can see certain Now cards on your desktop computer if you’re signed into Chrome, including weather, sports scores, commute traffic, and event reminders cards. There are many more cards that you can use. In order to see these cards, open the Chrome Notifications Center by clicking the bell icon in the system tray on the lower right corner of your computer screen (on Windows) or in the menu bar on the upper right of your computer screen (on Mac). Google Now on Chrome shows a subset of the Now cards you see on your mobile device, which uses your device’s location. You can edit your location settings (Location Reporting and Location History) on your Android or iOS device at any time.

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How to turn off “Google Now” in Chrome

Google Now checks for your mobile location even when Chrome is not running in order to continue showing you relevant Now cards. You can turn off Google Now at any time.

Chromebooks

  1. Click the numbered icon (example: ) in the lower right corner of your computer screen.
  2. In the Notifications Center, click the gear icon  at the bottom right corner.
  3. Uncheck the box next to “Google Now”.

Mac, Linux and (even on) Windows

  1. Click the bell icon in the lower right corner of your computer screen (on Windows) or the upper right of your computer screen (on Mac) to open the Notifications Center.
  2. In the Notifications Center, click the gear icon on the bottom right corner (on Windows) or the upper right corner (on Mac).
  3. Uncheck the box next to “Google Now”.

There is an option to trigger a Google Now cards from emails: developers.google.com/schemas/tutorials/google-now-cards

Explore and enjoy the productivity you can gain from cards that are useful for your needs.

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Both Strava and Waze cards are working for me quite well.
What’s your most useful card (so far)?

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