How to add Facebook, Twitter, and more search options to Spotlight

By , Nov 14, 2012

The awkwardly named SLightEnhancerSearch, is a recently released jailbreak tweak that adds a ton of new search options to the stock Spotlight search on iOS. When it was first released, I ran into many issues with the tweak, namely, the search options not showing up on the Spotlight page when enabled.

The tweak was updated today, and the developer seems to have stamped out all of the bugs that plagued the initial release. SLightEnhancerSearch, as silly as its name may be, is a quality jailbreak tweak that many will no doubt find useful…

SLightEnhancerSearch can add new search options like Cydia, AppStore, iTunes, Google, Facebook, and more to your Spotlight search. You can pick and choose which search options you want to include via a preference panel in the Settings app. Once you’ve selected your desired options, tap Apply Changes to respring, and you’re good to go.

Personally, I think it’s great to be able to search so many different entities from the convenience of Spotlight. I know Spotlight search has a bad reputation, and many people hate that it exists, but SLightEnhancerSearch may just be enough to change people’s opinion of it.

Head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo to download it for free if interested. Be sure to share your thoughts and comments on the tweak below.

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  • http://twitter.com/tunutsaigon TuNuT

    Already used SearchSpotlight Pro from the same author. Kinda prefer it over this new release SLightEnhancerSearch as it does not occupy one slot inside Settings.

    • http://twitter.com/monster_hazardo Roger Riekki

      Is it more worth it?

      • http://twitter.com/tunutsaigon TuNuT

        Sort of. You can search for something straight away in Spotlight rather opening the web browser & start doing this.

      • http://twitter.com/monster_hazardo Roger Riekki

        Thanks for sharing very useful.

    • RarestName

      Springtomize 2.

      • http://twitter.com/tunutsaigon TuNuT

        Nope, you’re misunderstanding. Not in Homescreen which you can hide it by Springtomize. It takes one slot inside native Settings app.

      • RarestName

        I am not misunderstanding anything. Springtomize 2 can hide those settings bundles inside the Settings app too.
        (Y)

    • cortech

      Not sure where else to ask this, or really even what exactly I am posting in, but I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a way to get the Spotlight Search bar at the top of every Homescreen page? Almost like a widget? Hopefully someone can help me out, thanks :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003172597133 Ecc Thanh

    Too bad. My 3gs and iPad 2 are on iOS 6 :(
    But good tweak thought, makes useless spot light become something that save your time.

  • Irfan Tarique

    Does this work on ios 6?