Google Goggles

Developer: Google Inc.
Price: Free

For those of you who have not yet heard of Google Goggles, it is Google’s attempt to integrate what you see with what your phone can see.  By simply taking a picture of an item, Google will attempt to bring up all relative search terms.  For example, taking a picture of my computer’s Apple returned Apple’s homepage, a link to purchase their computers, and Macbook’s wikipedia page.  Google Goggles can also translate text from a few languages, which is pretty cool.

By taking a picture of a business card, the app will correctly read each piece of information and allow you to save said info to your contacts.  While Goggles does not work 100% of the time, the concept is sweet and definitely warrants a download.  Google is taking searching to the next level, and when progress is made, Goggles will be the rich man’s QR Code scanner.