Bing for iPad Updated – Adds Clever New Search Gesture

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Bing for iPad was updated yesterday, to Version 1.1.

The new version adds several ‘user experience updates’ and a slick new gesture-based way to search for new content while on a web page. The new ‘Lasso’ tool is used to select a word or group of words on a page to search for. To use it you just tap the tool and lasso the text you want to search for, and it will automatically search for the selected word/s.

The lasso tool works very nicely and returns results quite quickly.

It’s a shame the new tool is not built into Bing if you use it as a search engine in Safari on the iPad, as I can’t see myself switching away from the Safari, or iChromy or Terra browsers just for this one clever feature.

Here’s an App Store link for Bing for iPad; it’s a free app.

Patrick Jordan

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