Google Search Made Easy

Google Search

Cost:  Free

Find it:  Apple App Store, Android Market, Blackberry App World

Why AppHipMom loves it:  Search by voice or photo

Google really has made life easier for me and what’s not to love about that?  The Google Search app lets you search by either text, voice or photo.  Text search is what all of us are accustomed to and the voice search does exactly that.  Simply press the microphone icon and say what it is you want to search for.  This is great for someone like me who is too lazy to type in my search request.  I mean why waste time typing when I can just say the name, right?  But it’s the photo search feature called Google Goggles which is simply incredible.

Let’s say you’re on vacation and you see a landmark and you’re curious as to what it is.  Just open up the Google Search app, tap the camera icon and take a photo of it.  Google will search its database based on the photo and come back with search results.  See the screenshots below for a search I did on the Taj Mahal and search I did by taking a photo of the Body Glove logo.


Although there are exceptions, Google Search can also translate text, save business contacts to your phone, search artwork and more.  Watch the video below to see how it works.

Short of reading my mind, searching can’t get any simpler than this.



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