Google Maps can make your life easier. Find out how to keep your hotspots organized and handy.
You know that amazing Japanese food store? The one with the great dim sum that is easy to prep on nights you’re too tired to make anything more complicated. You know. It’s the one you saved in your Google Map when you discovered it last month. The one you can’t remember the name of.
And therein lies the rub with Google Maps. It’s easy to find places if you know the name of them and even to save them by starring or favoriting them but it’s not so easy to find them again, especially if you can’t remember the name of the place.
Once you go into that bottomless list of starred favourites, you’ve got said Japanese food stores mixed in with client addresses, that awesome place you visited in that foreign country pre-Covid and more. It’s enough to make saving the places not worth it.
Did you know you can make lists (like folders) in Google Maps?
It’s easy peasy. Just enter the place you want to save in Google.
Here is an example of the United Nations complex near me. Go to the place you want to remember and click on save (see where I’ve circled in my example).
Then save to the list of your choice.
Below are example lists in my Google Maps.
To make the lists of your choice in the first place, just go to:
- your places
- then click on the plus sign at the bottom. Just like the picture below.
Enter sweet ease and efficiency. And a little dance of happiness as that great Japanese dim sum just got way easier and faster to find.
Now go on and learn, laugh and lead.
- Check out more tips for Google – Is it the end of knowing? Here’s 13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier
- There are all sorts of ‘maps’ to make, like the one this lovely guy made after he noticed this kid pedalling around his driveway when out on family strolls.
- Figure out what lists you’d like and make ‘em in Google Maps. Go ahead. They can be anything – places you’ve stubbed your toe, places you want to go visit, client locations, anything!