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[Google][] continues to add value to their services. After the English/German Dictionary on [http://dict.leo.org][], they recently added timetables of the [Swiss Federal Railways][].

If you enter two Swiss Cities (For example, Bern and Zrich – or any location with a public transportation station), you will get a link to the next scheduled departure from the first to the second search term.


Oh, and it even works for international destinations, as you can see in the screenshot on the right!1 This makes this service handy for all my readers as well – but I bet the Swiss Railways won’t guarantee for the British Railways to be on time, for what it is.

Let’s see, what else do we have:

  • Locations
  • Froogle
  • Dict
  • Glossary
  • Groups
  • Deskbar
  • Desktop Search * …

… and still growing, if you look at [Google Labs][].

There’s tendency here: Google trying to make their local homepages the digital hub of all our information needs. You may like or dislike it (I don’t know yet), but their services for sure kick-ass.

The only thing I need now is a way to make this accessible in [Quicksilver][], right?

[Google]: http://www.google.com “Google”[Google Labs]: http://labs.google.com “Google Labs”[Google.ch]: http://www.google.ch “Google Switzerland”[http://dict.leo.org]: http://dict.leo.org “Dict - English/German Dictionary”[Swiss Federal Railways]: http://sbb.ch/en/ [BZ]: http://fahrplan.sbb.ch/bin/query.exe/e?S=Bern!&Z=Z%fcrich+HB!&start=1 “Bern Zurich”[LB]: http://fahrplan.sbb.ch/bin/query.exe/e?S=London!&Z=Boston!&start=1 “London Boston”[Quicksilver]: http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/ “Quicksilver”

  1. Well, there’s a catch in this one, but you’ll have to find out yourself! ↩︎


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