1. Truman82's Avatar
    So coming from iPhone I do miss the spotlight in-app search which was very handy. The S finder doesn't work as well but is there any equivalent for the spotlight search?
    05-19-2016 09:28 AM
  2. dasupaman23's Avatar
    I use App Dialer. It makes searching on the phone very easy. Plus I can hide most apps in the drawer.
    Truman82 likes this.
    05-19-2016 09:39 AM
  3. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    So coming from iPhone I do miss the spotlight in-app search which was very handy. The S finder doesn't work as well but is there any equivalent for the spotlight search?
    Don't know how spotlight search works, but Google's Gesture Search app can search for apps (as well as other things), and if you put it's icon on the edge panel you can bring it up from anywhere. Google Now can also search and start apps using your voice, and if you enable Google Now from any screen you can do it from anywhere.
    Truman82 likes this.
    05-19-2016 09:53 PM
  4. Nunoww's Avatar
    i had the same problem with s6, came from iphone and really missed spotlight!

    i found a few options

    1) Install Nova Launcher Prime, you can add a swipe down gesture with a search engine from nova, very similar

    2) Use Nova Launcher + androsearch, set a gesture to open androsearch (that´s what i use) ! androsearch interface is terrible, but it´s perfect for my use, it search through everything !

    3) Use All in one gestures(https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...os.aiogestures) + any search app like androsearch or sfinder! Same idea from nova, use a gesture to open a search app
    Truman82 likes this.
    05-19-2016 10:27 PM
  5. Truman82's Avatar
    Thanks for replies, gonna try those ideas😊
    05-20-2016 12:45 AM
  6. Truman82's Avatar
    The spotlight search was handy because it searched from within apps. For example it looked for e-mails received or sent. Or text messages with the specific word you used for search.
    05-20-2016 12:55 AM
  7. chanchan05's Avatar
    A long press on the home button actually launches search. No need for additional gestures or what.
    Tatt2014 likes this.
    05-20-2016 01:18 AM
  8. sangs's Avatar
    A long press on the home button actually launches search. No need for additional gestures or what.
    Was going to say the same thing. Not that challenging.
    Tatt2014 likes this.
    05-20-2016 05:16 AM

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