• Cam Christoff

Tech Savvy: 5 Uses for Google Lens

There has been a growth in technology, between cell phones, computers, mobile applications, and so on. One of the new trending mobile apps that has been amazing people all over the world is Google Lens, which allows users to scan anything in front of them. The app will immediately know about that item with the click of a button. Read on to learn more about Google Lens.

It Can Identify Plants and Animals

Have you ever been hiking or out in nature and have witnessed a plant that you are interested in finding out more about? With Google Lens, you can simply point your phone’s camera at a plant and it will tell you the plant type and anything else you want to learn about it. In addition to being able to identify plants, it can help you see what kind of animal is right in front of you. So, if you see a unique dog and are wondering what the breed is, simply point your camera at it and you’ve got your answer!

It Can Easily Scan and Translate Text To Your Language

Gone are the days of having a human translator. Translating texts in different languages from your phone is simpler than ever. There are many apps that allow you to translate both text and speech from a different language, including the new app Apple released with the new IOS 14 update: Translate. Google Lens can help you tremendously when you are out of town or traveling.

Say you’re at a train station in another country, where you are struggling to navigate because you don’t speak the local language. You need to get from point A to point B, but you are unable to read the train schedule. Instead of having to hire a human translator, you can point your phone at the text and it will immediately translate the language into yours! This is an important advance in technology that can help the problem language barriers often create.

It Can Tell You the Reviews About Restaurants and Menus

When you are exploring a new city or town, how do you know which restaurant to choose? When you approach restaurants that spark your appetite, you can point your camera at it and Google Lens will bring up reviews on the service, food, atmosphere, and more on the restaurant!

Due to COVID-19, some restaurants are asking customers to scan a barcode in order to see the menu instead of having a physical menu copy. With Google Lens, depending on the restaurant, when you point your camera at the barcode, it will pull up a menu for you, so you don’t have to hold a physical copy! If you have the physical copy, Google Lens can also read the menu and tell you what the most appetizing and highly favored dishes are. So say goodbye to wondering whether or not a restaurant is worth eating at when you have Google Lens right in your pocket!

Point It At a Book and Judge Its Cover!

When using Google Lens, you need to know about this! You can now judge a book by its cover literally! There have been many times where I have put a book back on the shelf because the cover lacked information about the book itself. When you point your camera at the book, the Google Lens app will pull up a brief summary about the book, as well as reader reviews so you will know what to expect.

See A Poster For An Event You’d Like To Go To? Point Your Camera At It!

There have been many times where I personally have been walking around my local city and have seen posters for events that I’m interested in going to. I take a mental note of the dates, and then I usually end up forgetting about it completely. With Google Lens, when you see posters for events you would like to attend and point your camera at the date, the app will automatically save it to your calendar so you don’t forget!

Google Lens And Its Many Uses

So, there is everything you need to know about Google Lens! There are many uses for Google Lens that are very useful in day-to-day life. It is not surprising that Google Lens has been a popular trend in apps. It is simple and easy to use, and can help users when they are out and about and need the help of an outside source, add an event to their calendar, and even understand other languages!