Microsoft has rolled out a new version of its Bing application for iPad. Named as Lasso, the new version allows the users to draw a circle around one word or a group of words with their finger to make a new search on Bing.
The usual iPad method involves nine steps compared to only two required by the new version of Bing app for iPad. Those who are comfortable typing on iPad, however, do not need this update.
The Bing team says on the official blog, “From our research, we know that many searches are inspired by things people see on the web. Today, it can be somewhat painful to search on a tablet when you’re engaged in reading something; just copying and pasting pieces of text from a webpage to a search box can take up to nine steps on the iPad. With Lasso you can circle and search in just two steps.”
The new version will also allow the users to go back by up to one week old Bing home page images. Earlier, whenever users had to search for a word on a webpage, they had to select just the right amount of words to select it through a search engine, which was tedious.
The new Bing app takes the hard work out of the process, so the users just have to move their fingers around the words, and once the selection is made, the Bing app automatically conducts the relevant search.
Bing has become popular due to its ability to utilize the iPad features better than others.