A sort of search engine for video, Squrl lets you find videos from various sources across the Web, including YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, and Hulu.
To further empower the app’s search capability, which, after all, makes up its very essence, the latest update delivers a couple of search-related features.
First, there’s the addition of search suggestions. Just like Google (a search engine you may or may not have heard of), Squrl now auto-completes your search and suggests popular search strings as you type.
For example, typing “ga” in the app’s search bar yields search suggestions for videos of “Gangnam Style” remixes and parodies. “Gangnam Style” is, of course, PSY’s hit K-pop song, whose music video has become the first to reach one billion views on YouTube. It also happens to be the most-saved video on Pocket this year.
And then there’s the addition of search history. This lets you go back to your recent searches should you feel like watching that thrilling “Slinky on a treadmill” video again.
The latest update to Squrl also includes a new Find Friends dialog for easy sharing and new streaming content from Disney, Comedy Central, and more.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 4.3 or later, Squrl is available in the App Store for free.