Google Mobile Apps for iPhone makes it easy to use those favorite Google services on your iPhone.
If you use Google a lot in your life you might love Google Apps on your iPhone. It makes searching on the web a lot easier compared to using the traditional Safari in-built browser. It also comes with some extra features that makes Google Apps for iPhone an important application for your iPhone.
Download Google Apps for iPhone using the iTunes AppStore or via a web search on your iPhone.
Launch Google Apps.
Once launched you’ll be taken to the home screen where you can enter a term to search or you can use the microphone button to use your voice to enter the search term instead of the keyboard.
This would be particularly handy when you are occupied and can’t use your hand to type in that tiny keyboard (consider driving for example).
As you type-in or voice your search term Google Apps will do a local search and will list the items stored on your iPhone. You can tap into those items to see the details. If you’d rather do a Google Search for that term then click on the “Search” button on the soft-keyboard or tap the go button.
Google Apps for iPhone will display Google Web Search results by default. If your search is for a place then you can use the “Local” link to get local-specific search results. Google Apps for iPhone makes it handy to list you the phone number and the direction for the local place.
If you’d like to search on a different local place you can use the arrow button next to the local name to change the local place where you want the search to be based on.
If you must have noticed that there is another tab down the bottom of the screen, “Apps”. The Apps tab lists some of the famous Google Apps that you can access with a single tap.
If you don’t like the default behavior of Google Mobile Apps for your iPhone you can, of course, customize the behavior to fit your needs.
Tap into the “Settings” tab to customize the Google Mobile Apps behavior. There are a bunch of settings you can customize.
You can change the Start Screen to use the last used app, list of apps, search or search with the keyboard displayed by default.
You can customize the items Google Search uses. You can restrict search to just search on Contacts, Previous Searches or Suggestions.
You can also set the SafeSearch filter to be either moderate, strict or just turn it off. This would be particularly helpful when your kids use the iPhone to search the web. Many of the other settings are pretty much self explanatory.
Google Mobile Apps for iPhone makes it a lot easier to access those useful Google Services while on the go. I hope you find it useful. If you have any questions/comments regarding this please let us know on comments below.