Google Books Finally Looks Good On iPad

Google Books just updated its iOS app with search and a good-looking landscape reading mode with page-turning for iPads.

Up until now, and perhaps still, the Google Books app isn’t as good as Amazon’s Kindle app, Apple’s iBooks, or Barnes and Noble’s Nook app — but it’s gaining quickly.

Google’s excellent CRM technology (scans images for words to index) feature is now fully usable in old books and scans that aren’t available anywhere else. Simply tap the magnifying glass while you’re reading and you are able to see a list of places where a specific word exists in a book or manuscript.

Also, the updated app offers a much cleaner Google Bookstore interface for purchasing books through your iPad.

Download the new app here, or update your device using the App Store.

Searching from within the Google Books app:

google books search ipad

Turning a page using the new and smooth 3D animation:

google books page turn ipad

[Via 9to5 Mac]

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