QuickGoogle Jailbreak Tweak Lets You Search Google from Anywhere

By , Jun 15, 2011

I can’t believe that I’m just now finding a tweak that lets you search Google from anywhere. There’s another tweak out there that does something similar, right?

If not, I’m shocked that it took this long to get a tweak like QuickGoogle on the Cydia store, but the good news is that it’s here, and it works marvelously.

QuickGoogle is a very simple tweak that uses an Activator action to pull up a Google search pop up notification box anytime and anywhere you please. Want to see how QuickGoogle performs in action? Then check inside for the full video walkthrough…

As you can see, this is about as straightforward as you can get. Simply install the tweak, go into Activator, and set up the Activator action of your choice.

I, of course, decided to roll with the “shake device” action, so I can aptly call this combination “shake to search.”

Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Shake to search.

I really like this tweak if you cannot tell, but it is unfortunate that the developer missed a prime opportunity to flesh it out by adding image search and news search as toggle options on the pop-up notification. Perhaps we’ll see a more fleshed out version in a future update.

Have you had the opportunity to try out QuickGoogle? If so, I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on the tweak.

Also, let me know if there’s another app or tweak available on Cydia that does something similar.

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  • MoMo

    What repo did you find this tweak in?

  • Doctapeppa

    You can also assign an activator action to spotlight which let’s you search the web or Wikipedia right away.

    • brian mitchell

      How do you do this?

      • Doctapeppa

        Just go to settings -> activator -> anywhere -> choose an action like “hold status bar” and then under system actions choose “spotlight” .. now whenever you hold the status bar you are instantly taken to the spotlight search

  • Braulio

    Tis a nice tweak :)

  • KiraXD

    doesnt work with User Agent Faker if you have that set up… it opens the non-mobile version of google but doesnt pop up the searches. as soon as i turned UAF off it worked…. hopefully that can be added in an update since i pretty much always use UAF since i like browsing regularly (non mobile-ized) sites

  • Sangha

    Just install action menu, it’s lookup function has google, Wikipedia, dictionary and even translate, best part it doesn’t leave the app cause a popup type window opens up

  • Sangha

    install action menu, it’s lookup function has google, Wikipedia, dictionary and translate, and it doesn’t leave the app cause a popup type window opens

  • Jeff wid iDB

    hahaha i LOVE how jeff makes his videos and how he talks! he sounds so warm and friendly. and NO i’m not gay!

  • Jeff wid iDB

    hahaha i LOVE how jeff makes his videos and how he talks! he sounds so warm and friendly. and NO i’m not gae!

  • Ramon

    Lovely! Works like a charm on my iPad as well :)

  • Radd

    So what repo is this in?

  • Austin

    This tweak is so awesome. I wish it would automatically select the bar so you could start typing immediately though.

  • Danny Marks

    Great tweak Jeff. Is there one similar that brings up just an address bar? Sometimes I have to copy a link from an app because it isn’t clickable and then go to safari to input it. A tweak similar would save me time!

  • Tom

    Nice tweak, but is there a way to set the default Google URL to another country instead of ‘.com’?

  • http://wpleet.com rsalumpit

    I think you forgot to tell us how to install it? or What REPO it is? Can’t find it on cydia’s repo

  • iamse7en

    Very nice start. However, we can do much better. We need multiple search engine capability. Much like in chrome, where you can create your own shortcuts to search any site you want. Searching google is nice, but what if I want to search within wikipedia, or imdb, or rotten tomatoes, or amazon, or torrentleech… what have you. The iPhone still has a ways to go when it comes to this functionality.

  • noitz

    It opens the non-mobile version of google but doesnt pop up the searches. Any Idea why?
    User Agent Faker is off! I have an iPad 3G with iOS 4.2.1, Thanks.

  • Dmac

    Hi….i see the searching box …but keyboard is not coming up….(os 3.1.3 ,2g)