Spotlight: App Search Plus lets you find apps on your Android device very quickly

Spotlight: App Search Plus lets you find apps on your Android device very quickly
Do any of the following scenarios apply to you? A - you have a few hundred apps installed, and managing them is an absolute nightmare, but you don't want to let go of any. B - you used Spotlight on iOS once, and kind of liked it better than using Google search on Android. If the answer's yes, give App Search Plus a try. Its feature list is just this one little thing - "really fast app search". 

This app isn't bogged down by redundant or overly rich functionality. It doesn't try to be your new widget, system optimizer, power tool or whatever all at once. It just lets you find and manage your favorite apps in no time! Open it up, enter a few letters, find your app in the app sugestion list, and before you know it, you've got the app you need up and running! When you discover the app you're after, you can also open its Application Details page and quickly uninstall it. And to make using AS+ even sweeter, users of Android 4.1 and up can assign App Search to long-pressing the Home button and swiping up.

App Search Plus scales its interface to smartphone and tablet screens alike, and does its best to not take over your screen. It's presentation literally consists of a keyboard and an input form. Finally, App Search Plus is free to use and requires no Android permissions. It's a 659kb-big, no-frills app that shows up and does the job.

Developer: RJTRJTDownload: Android
Category: ToolsPrice: Free

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6 Comments

1. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Nova luncher has this functionality built in, Google search can be used for searching for apps too as you mentioned. Unfortunately I'm not finding a reason to install this.

2. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think all custom launchers have app search built in.

3. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

google search is more about google services lately you get too much junk in your results requires too much patience. hate that about google now , if you want quick app search with a swipe up from home button instead of google now, this is a good option, fast way to launch apps from any screen and it's clean since no other info.

4. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Since Jelly Bean, Google has made it pretty time consuming to search installed apps with their search widget. Google Now and Chrome are the first two bundled apps I disable.

5. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I think appdialer and app swap are better with more options. However this one is much more basic with no permission.

6. exran

Posts: 61; Member since: May 02, 2015

I've used Appsi. There's a new version of it with Material Design called Appsii, but it doesn't have a search capability. This app looks nice; I'll try it.

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