The very smart people over at Google have released a new app for Apple’s mobile operating system iOS, called Gboard, that may change the way you use your iPhone completely. Why, what is it and what does it do? It’s a new app for your iPhone that lets you search and send information, GIFs, emojis and more, right from your keyboard.
“Say you’re texting with a friend about tomorrow’s lunch plans,” Google’s very own Rajan Patel tells us. “They ask you for the address. Until now it’s worked like this: You leave your texting app. Open Search. Find the restaurant. Copy the address. Switch back to your texts. Paste the address into a message. And finally, hit send.” Yes, yes, that’s true. So, Rajan, how are you going to change that?
“With Gboard, you can search and send all kinds of things, restaurant info, flight times, news articles, from your keyboard,” Rajan adds. “Anything you’d search on Google, you can search with Gboard. Results appear as cards with the key information front and center, such as the phone number, ratings and hours. With one tap, you can send it to your friend and you keep the conversation going.”
You can even search for GIFs and emojis. And Gboard has Glide Typing, which lets you type words by sliding your finger from key to key instead of tapping, so everything you do is just a little bit faster. Gboard works in any app. Messaging, email, YouTube. So you can use it anywhere on your phone. Sounds good. Right? Yes. You can download the new app right here, for free.
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