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The all new Google Search app for iPhone

Google has just offered a new update—a big one—on its iPhone app, and it gives it a new design, a new name and a few more great features.

Now named Google Search, the formerly Google Mobile, shows an all-new user interface and it now looks like the usual web page we see in Google.com interface; and it also gives you quick access to the Voice Search feature which does come in handy whne typing is difficult and of course to the Google Googles, a neat feature that lets you search using photos.

The biggest change or update that Google has for this app is the new toolbar that lets you search and access it by swiping from left to right. If you are a Google user, you will almost immediately recognize this as this is very similar/identical to the tool bar you see in the left side of every Google Search result page. This makes the toolbar more useful for the iPhone user.

Another useful feature of this new app is the ability to go back to where you left off. You may be buried in a lot of distractions as you were doing your Google search, but now you can simply go back to the page by tapping the bottom part of the page. This is a feature that has been standing in almost all of the iPhone apps and I’m glad that Google has taken this feature very seriously. This saves a lot of time.

This is a good app and a very big leap from the previous app, but just so I can release this one thought that’s been bugging me as I am writing this, I just want to say that:

“This should have been done a long time ago.” Don’t you think so, too?

Your thoughts

What do you think about this new app from Google for the iPhone? Are you a Google Search user? Have you tried this new app? How was it? What is your take on it?

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