How to Use Your Smartphone Camera to Search

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Searching with words is so 2010 —searching with images is the wave of the future. Whether you’re trying to identify something you’d like to buy, checking for deals or looking for information on what you see in the world around you, visual search apps can help. Armed with a smartphone and one of these apps, all you have to do is snap a photo and the app will try to identify the object or landmark and find information on it.

Ready to get started? Here are our favorite visual search apps.

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Best app for searching for anything and everything: Google Goggles

No matter what kind of information you want, Google Goggles — not to be confused with Google Glass — can help.

This is a stand-alone app for Android, but it’s built into the Google Search app for iPhone (tap the search bar and then the camera icon to…

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