1. pcguys's Avatar
    I had been using an app to search my local apps, so pressed the app, typed in a few letters of its name, and all matching apps were displayed for me to select).

    Apparently, after an app update, this functionality has been removed. Did apple sue them or something?

    Can anyone suggest a search app to help me locate my apps?

    I use GO Launcher (if that's relevant).

    I suppose I could press the applications icon, then the search icon (bottom left), then type. As I type this whole thing, I guess I'm only complaining about having to press two things instead of one thing before I can type the app names. How lazy does this make me sound?

    Thanks for any tips,
    Caveman_Mike
    12-03-2014 11:57 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Have you tried using Google Now? It does search through your apps...
    12-03-2014 01:31 PM
  3. pcguys's Avatar
    I didn't want to speak my search :-)
    12-03-2014 01:44 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You don't have to... In my Note 4 I fire Google up with the home button and type away. Only if you say OK, Google will it prompt for audio input.
    12-03-2014 01:55 PM
  5. pcguys's Avatar
    Excellent! Thanks for the suggestion.

    I added an icon for Google on my desktop. Sure enough, if I type a few letters, the middle section shows apps on my phone.

    It is a bit cluttery but I guess if I don't want to press two icons, that is one solution.

    Any other apps which offer dedicated phone-app-only searching?

    Thx
    Mike
    12-03-2014 02:02 PM
  6. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Check to see if your phone supports a button shortcut, like long-pressing the home button for some or the menu button for legacy phones. That way you don't even have to go into your homescreen, you can initiate the search from anywhere. And if you only plan on using the Google app for that, you can tell it what it should and should not search for, so you can limit it to phone apps.
    12-03-2014 02:16 PM
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    actually I use home2shortcut so a double-press of the home button on my note3 takes me right to google now voice detection so I don't have to hit the mic. button (I love that feature!!)

    I'm happy to press the google icon and start typing to search apps.

    btw, I did go into the settings of the google app and told it not to include contacts so it's a bit less cluttery

    Thanks again, I'm delighted with this solution!

    Mike
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    12-03-2014 03:38 PM
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    12-03-2014 03:45 PM
  9. pcguys's Avatar
    Funny: when I googled Galaxy Note 3 button shortcuts, it took me to this article which documents how to use the home2shortcut app:

    How to remap the buttons on the Galaxy Note 3 (or any Samsung phone) | Computerworld
    12-03-2014 04:00 PM

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