Google Search App Now Has Nifty Shortcuts For Quick Access To Various Web Apps

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Mar 21, 2017
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Google seems to be on a roll these days regarding app and feature integrations to offer a single one-stop solution to the users. The latest one to get onboard with integrations is the Google search app, which now offers direct in-app access to the Web apps. The new apps list is now placed at the bottom of the search bar. When a user taps on the Arrow button then the app drawer launches, which is full of various Web services.

The new addition is pretty welcoming as now users won’t have to switch the search app to access the Web services. In addition to nifty Web services shortcuts, the list also contains games like Tic Tac Toe along with everyday tools like weather check, flight booking, locate an ATM, and much more. Earlier, the Google search bar was limited to performing quick searches and complete the need of the moment. But now, Google has integrated new shortcuts within the search bar, such as entertainment, sports, and movies. It means that now users can find everything within the Google search bar. You don’t have to open additional pages to view info like weather or sports score. It will all spring up in the top panel of the results.

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Google published a blog post, wherein it explained the new tools. In the post, the company wrote:

Getting up-to-the-minute info is as easy as a single tap. With shortcuts right on the home screen, you now have access to in-depth experiences across sports, eat & drink, entertainment and weather. Need to know whether to bring a raincoat tomorrow? Want the score to last night’s basketball game? Looking for what’s on TV tonight or who’s nominated for best supporting actress? Shortcuts on Google will get you there.

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Android users will find dozens of other useful shortcuts too—translate, nearby attractions, flights, hotels, internet speed test, currency converter, and more. Plus, if you’re looking for fun, there are shortcuts like tic-tac-toe, roll a die, animal sounds, solitaire, and always a Google favourite: I’m feeling curious.

Currently, Google has updated the search app in the US for Android, iOS, and mobile versions. To make users understand the new tools and shortcuts better, the tech giant has also released a video that shows the working of these new additions on Google search app.

Here’s the video:

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