Google updated its search app for the Apple iPad and iPhone last Wednesday.
Safari’s main search engine is Google, but the Google Search app offers features that you won’t find by using Apple’s default browser.
For one, Google Search app allows you to search in various ways, be it the traditional type in your query, or using your voice, or even using your camera through Google Goggles.
Goggles works by capturing a photograph using your iPhone or iPad’s camera, and using image matching, Goggles will identify that picture. It works best if you’re capturing photos of famous landmarks.
For these two other unique ways to search, you need to adjust your settings, turning on both Google Goggles and Voice Search.
One other unique feature available to the Google Search app is that once you’re in a web page, you can easily search for words by tapping on a magnifying glass at the bottom of the page for an iPhone, or at the top for an iPad, and type in the term you want to search.
What’s more, aside from the traditional lists shown in the results page, you can use Preview, which allows you to tap page icons and scan through large pages.
You can visit Apple’s App Store get the Google Search app for free.