Roundup: Universal Search
Before Palm officially puts the final nail in the Universal Search coffin (to be replaced with Just Type in webOS 2.0), we figured that now is probably the best time to bring Universal Search to our Tip Roundup. Everyone using a webOS device should be familiar with Universal Search, as it allows you to search for contacts, apps, Google, maps, websites and so much more from anywhere on the device. If you are not familiar with Universal Search, all you need to do it just type while in either card view or in the launcher, and webOS will display the results right on the screen, to be accessed with a single tap. Keep reading after the break to learn what Universal Search is capable of, along with some additional tips to get the most out of your search.
- Universal Search - Contact Search
- Search for a given contact, with a one-tap options to call, SMS, email, set contact reminder, or open up the contact's full record
- Universal Search - Application Search
- Quickly find any app on your device without needing to find it in your launcher
- Universal Search - Extended Searches
- Learn how to quickly search Google.com, Google Maps, Wikipedia, Twitter, or load up any website directly from Universal Search
- Universal Search - Homebrew add-ons
- Lots of great ways to extend your Universal Search capabilities while we wait for webOS 2.0 and Just Type to be rolled out
- Searching for a contact using initials
- The easiest way to find a contact is to search by their first initial and last name. For example, to search for Jon Rubinstein would be to search for "jrub"
- Using Wilcards in your search
- Learn how the % symbol allows you to add wildcards to your search query, to give you even more flexibility