Five Windows 8 apps that add search capabilities
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ntOne of the more intriguing features of Windows 8 is the ability for applications to add themselves as a search provider. This means you can enter a search phrase in Windows 8 and have results pulled from various apps instead of from the operating system itself. While the Windows 8 Store currently does not have many apps in it, there are several that show off the search integration nicely. Here are five of them.
ntThe Cookbook application by Bewise is a visually impressive application. Looking up food and recipes in it makes me hungry!
ntSince I eat three meals a day like most folks, I have three opportunities to try something new and interesting. Quickly finding new foods or recipes for old favorites is a joy with this app.
ntAppy Geek searches the tech media and does it nicely. It presents the results as a convenient set of pictures and blurb text on the left, with the bulk of the screen for the results. This is a very convenient way to determine whether the results you found are what you are looking for.
ntStumbleUpon’s search is unique, in that it does not provide you with a list of results, it takes you directly to a result that fits your interests. This is a fun way to discover new things, much like you can get lost in the Wikipedia “rabbit hole,” as I often do.