"Changing The Way We Use The Web", quite a bold statement don't you think? Kikin is a free web browser for the iPad which makes search, a lot better, easier and quicker.
Kikin browser implements something small but amazingly effective. I'm sure you have come across something in an article and thought "what is that word, what does it mean, where is it from, where have I heard it before". You open up a whole new window just searching for a word which you quickly want to find out about. It's annoying and takes a few steps just to find out something small. Kikin lets you do all this without having to open a new window, cutting many steps.
The idea is that you hold down on any bit of text and the browser automatically searches the web for that word. The difference is that a box pops up within the window you're in, instead of a new one, leading you away from the content.
For example, you hold down on the word "Steve Jobs", the little box pops up, giving you search results so you can find out more about the man within the little pop up box. Once done, you can close the box and finish what you were reading.
You can also search images, giving you visual results of your search.
The same goes for video and map results.
Since using the browser I have found browsing the web actually a better experience on my iPad. It's amazing how such a simple thing can cut out many steps and make search a better experience. It makes everything a lot faster and feeding your mind with information a lot quicker. Search has revolutionized the way we humans build our knowledge. When we want to find out something we bang it into a search engine and there we have it, we know what it is within minutes.
I'm surprised as to why Google hasn't implemented this into Chrome. Google as everyone will know is the king of search. Once they see this I'm sure they will implement it into their own browsers because it looks like someone is already ahead of them.