iDB-SearchNC is a new jailbreak widget that allows you to easily search the contents of iDownloadBlog directly from Notification Center. That’s right, all of Christian’s in-depth reporting, countless witty one-liners from Cody, and all of Sebastien’s reviews and giveaways, right from the convenience of Notification Center.

We know, it almost sounds too good to be true, but alas, it is. Take a look inside as we give iDB-Search NC the proper video walkthrough…

But of course, that’s not all. If you happen to have Dashboard X installed on your device, then you can place the iDB search bar directly on your Home screen as well. That’s right, that’s double the means of searching iDB.

As if all of those features weren’t enough, iDB-SearchNC is a free download on Cydia’s default MacCiti repo. Now get to searching! But before that, let us know what you think about the widget below.

  • thetattedgeek

    this is a sick idea

  • David Villamizar

    Great idea!, but would prefer an iPhone app, anyway, the mobile version of the web is great, and flipboard can do magic organizing content.

  • This is actually a pretty cool tweak! There have been many times that I’ve needed to search something on IDB but have to open Safari, click my bookmarks, pull up IDB then click to the search option. This eliminates all those steps!

    • L1nd3nlr


  • it would have been great if the searches were to appear in the notification or homescreen with a cool gui………….but nice

    • L1nd3nlr

      i can try to make that!

  • L1nd3nlr

    Thanks for all your great comments and support. Regards L1nd3nlr

  • I prefer a iPhone app just like iphoneclub (iculture)

    • L1nd3nlr

      hat you mean? i made for iphoneclub the tweak iPC-SearchNC

  • Thumbs up 😉

  • christodouluke

    Spotlight is in essence a search widget that already exists on your homescreen, I’d prefer to see this as an extra option below “search wikipedia”. I wish more people would work on extending spotlight’s functionality rather than bashing it for being “Useless”.

    • Loopthree

      Totally agree. ‘Search dictionary’ would be good as well. There’s a tweak that kinda does this, but it adds a pointless icon instead of a menu entry.

      • christodouluke

        Thank you! I suggested that exact thing to the dev.
        There is a tweak that adds extra options like search amazon and whole bunch of others but it’s in Chinese.

    • SimonReidy

      I agree. I use spotlight all the time.

      Until a developer builds on it, a fast alternative is WeeSearchPro. You can set it up with up as many custom search engine buttons as you want, and launch the search from your NC, or springboard if you use DashboardX. Can easily customise its appearance too.

  • deepdvd

    Jeff, I thought you were using Chrome as your default browser. Or, does the tweak only use Safari?