1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar

    If you want a quick way to search the Web for something, then check out a new Notification Center add-on called NCSearch by iOS developer Meirtz Suu BlueCocoa. As shown above, the add-on is very clean looking, and supports multiple search engines, such as Google, Wikipedia, Bing, TinEye, and Baidu.

    You can swipe between the multiple search engines by paging left or right in the widget. There are page indicator dots at the bottom of the widget to let you know what page of the widget you're on.

    Using the widget is easy. Just select a search engine you want to use, and then type in your query and tap search. You will then be landed in Mobile Safari with the search results for whatever search engine you used. As you are typing, a Cancel button will appear that you can use to dismiss the keyboard, and an X button will appear that you can use to clear the text you type:

    You can also tap on the blue book icon to access the TinEye search feature of the widget.

    NCSearch adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the order that the search engines appear in the widget, and the browser that will launch after you tap on the search button. You can pick between Mobile Safari or Google Chrome for iOS:

    NCSearch is available for free in Cydia’s BigBoss repository if you want to give it a try.

    Name: NCSearch
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.1
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Meirtz Suu BlueCocoa
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    2013-07-30 07:30 PM