Probably there is no computer user in this world who doesn’t know what Google is. While Google Inc offers tens of services and products, it’s famous for web search. Almost all of us rely on Google to search the web and get required information.
While there are hundreds of alternatives to the Google search engine or to search the Internet, there are mainly four search engines: Google, Bing, Yahoo!, and Ask.com. Among these four search engines, as you know, Google is probably the best one.
Popular web browsers available for Windows allow you search Google without actually opening the Google.com page. One can simply type in the search keyword in search box or in the address bar and then press enter key to see search results in Google search.
Unlike mobile devices, computers users probably don’t need a separate app to search the web. But if you are a Windows 8 user and looking for a an app search the web, you can now download the official Google Search app for Windows 8. The official Google Search app lets you quickly search the web and specially is designed for touch.
Another cool thing about the app is that it opens the web page within the app. That is, when you click or tap on a search result, you will see the webpage within the app. So, this app also works as a browser to some extent. If you want to open a webpage in your primary web browser, simply right-click anywhere on the page and then click or tap open in browser.
You can swipe from the top to see most recently visited webpages. The home screen of the app features all Google products and services. Just click or tap an icon to open the service within the app.
The app comes with voice search as well so that you can use your microphone to search Google. The instant previews mode helps you browse search results without having to visit each page.
When you launch the app for the first time, you’ll see a small tutorial. You can simply skip or watch the tutorial.
Overall, Google Search is a must have app if you don’t want to open your web browser to search Google. Visit the download page in Internet Explorer or Firefox browser, click or tap View in store button to open the link in Store app and then click or tap Install button to download and install the app.
Download Google Search (Store link)