Microsoft Just Outdid Apple's Copy And Paste Feature On iPad

Looking past the irony that one of the coolest iPad apps around is made by Microsoft, Bing is pretty cool.

Microsoft pushed the product further today by adding an awesome new copy and paste feature that lets you “lasso” words you find in articles. The lassoed words are automatically added to Bing’s search box and results pop up almost instantly.

It’s a lot better than the iPad’s built-in copy and paste system, reducing everything to one motion instead of several.

If you haven’t seen Bing’s iPad app yet, take our full tour. You can download if for free from the App Store.

Check out the screenshots below to see how it works:

bing ipad app lassoWhen viewing a website within the Bing app, tap the lasso icon (orange) in the top right corner.

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bing ipad app lassoNext, drag your finger to circle a word.

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bing ipad app lassoThe app will automatically begin searching for the term you cricled.

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