The new Google Search app for iPad is remarkable, pulling just about every Google app into one easy-to-navigate interface. At first, it looks like nothing more than a full-page search app … but click the “Apps” icon, and the magic begins. It’s very simple, but very powerful and very easy to use.
Last night, I spent a happy half-hour tapping between mail, calendar, Blogger, Reader, Picasa, and Google+. It feels amazing to have all these in one place (finally!), without having to load individual apps to interact with each one.
While I know this app is, essentially, a “wrapper” for services you can view in your browser, the experience in the app feels more seamless than a browser-based one can. Recommended.