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Google Search App for iPad Adds ‘Google Instant, Image Carousel, Instant Previews’ and More!

Google Search app for iPad has received new features to make the app more interactive, more visual and to help you find what you want more easily. Here is what is added in the updated app:

First, you’ll notice that searching is faster and more interactive, as soon as you begin to type, Google Instant starts to display results, so you don’t even need to press the search button.

“Once you pick a web page to visit, you’ll see the page load on a new, slide-in pane that will layer over the search results. You can slide the pane to the right to get back to your search results, and even keep scrolling through the results as your web page is loading. This allows you to go back and forth from results to web pages quickly to get the information you are looking for,” Daniel Fish, Software Engineer, Google Search app.

Google search app for ipad: visual search results

Second, Viewing image results in the app is now much more vivid — just tap on any image result to use the new image carousel, which lets beautiful images shine. You’ll see the image you selected expand, and you can easily swipe through the carousel to see other similar images.

Swipe through the image carousel: Swipe right to view snapshots of pages you’ve visited, stacked and organized by search term. You can also manage your search history from this new view.

This release, also brought “Instant Previews” to the app so you can quickly compare web pages before you choose your result. Tapping on an icon in the top right of the screen brings you into a visual preview of the pages for your search result, easy to scroll through with the swipe of a finger, daniel revealed.

Google search app for ipad: image carousel

Google search app for ipad: past searches with a new, visual history

And, a new tool helps you find exactly what you need after you’ve selected a result, within a web page. “Just tap the magnifying glass on the top right-hand corner to highlight the most relevant section of the page. You can recommend pages you like with the new +1 button, right next to the magnifying glass, and help others find relevant sites more easily as well,” said Daniel.

Also it is now easier to find and use favorite Google services like Google News, Calendar and more in the new Apps menu.

“Tapping an icon to quickly read an email in Gmail, or share a post on Google+ within the slide-in pane. When you slide the pane to the right, you’ll be right back to searching,” added Daniel.

Google search ipad app: search tools

Google search ipad app: Easily find more Google services

As you can see in our video, whether you’re doing research and comparing results, or exploring beautiful imagery.

You can download the iPads for iOS 4.0+ in the iTunes App Store.

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