Cool Tools of Altavista Search engine

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Posted by Aman Jain

AltaVista’s coolest tool has got to be the Babel Fish Translation Engine( .Its reasonably accurate for general use and lightning fast –be is few lines of text or entire WebPage.Enter the text in the blank text box ,or Enter the URL of the WebPage you want to be translated in the URL box,to get it translated in the language of your choice.

With AltaVista around, you don’t have to dip into your pocket calculator for any quick mathematical conversion. Use Altavista’s quick convertor functions to help you work between conversions. For eg. Entering ‘convert 1 in’ at the AltaVista search box will give you all the metric and imperial equivalents of 1 inch. You can convert time using ‘convert 45 sec’;convert speed by typing ‘Convert 1 mach’;do temperature conversions by entering ‘Convert 40 F’; convert weight using ‘convert 170 lb’; do area conversions by entering’convert 25 acre’; and do cooking volumes conversions by typing ‘convert 1 gal’.