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Folks with Gmail, Dropbox and/or Google Drive accounts will be happy to hear that there is a new app available that allows you to search through them with a single tap. It’s called FindIt, and it can locate emails and files for you on all three services.

Need to pull up an old email? No problem. Just type in the name of the person who sent it to you, or part of its subject line, and FindIt will track it down. And the same goes with media and other file types. Think Spotlight search for your cloud apps…

Here are some of the app’s more notable features:

• Find files from Gmail, Google Drive, & Dropbox with a single search
• No more waiting while your phone searches through archived emails on the server
• Feel confident you can find what you need when you need it
• 30 free email or file previews each month to make sure you found what you were looking for

As you can see in the screenshots, the app itself looks gorgeous. In line with recent design trends, FindIt’s UI is simple and straightforward. Text, buttons and other elements are flat, the graphics are sharp, and transitions between screens happen quickly.

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While the overall premise of FindIt is great, there are a few caveats. For instance, it looks like you can only add one account per service—so only one Gmail—and files can take a while to load. And, once files do load, you’re limited to what you can do with them.

That being said, this is just the first version. Hopefully we’ll see these issues fixed in a future update, along with—dare I say—support for other cloud and email services. Until then, though, it’s still worth checking out. You can find it in the App Store, for free.

  • wadjj

    No comparison to cloudmagic

    • Adam Bowman

      Yes, it is limited compared to CloudMagic, but since CloudMagic changed its terms and started charging for its service, I’ve been looking for a replacement. Here it is… and thank goodness. It really bothered me the way CloudMagic did that. I warned them that they were making a bad move by becoming a paid service (for “premium” features that used to be free) because someone will design a free app to replace them, and here you go. They really didn’t seem to take feedback from me (or many, many other users) too seriously. And we listed the many, many reasons why they were putting their business at a disadvantage by changing their terms.
      (EDIT:
      Anyhow, I just downloaded FindIt, and its main disadvantage is that you can’t search the body/content of an email using the terms found in the email. CloudMagic does this quite well, and it is the most important feature, IMO.)

      I just hope FindIt won’t pull (a move I now call) “a CloudMagic” in the future, and that they will add the ability to search using the body/content of emails.

      • wadjj

        Does food grow on tree? Private file search cannot be monetized in free model without seriously breaking privacy.

      • Scott Curry

        Ummm point of fact, food DOES grow on trees O.o

      • wadjj

        Yeah, eat food directly from the trees, I guess that is the life to live for someone who can’t accept things cost money. Good luck with the jungle.

      • Scott Curry

        Dude really?

        Well FYI – Lots of the produce you buy and that ‘costs money’ comes from trees also. Don’t try to make a point if you lack the ability to understand your own statements.

      • Adam Bowman

        Funny… I just got back from blueberry picking to read your post. Haha! By the way, the blueberries were free.

      • Scott Curry

        LAWLZ

      • Adam Bowman

        Actually, I was wrong in my post above — FindIt does, in fact, search the content/body of my emails. Bye bye CloudMagic.

  • imthaz

    Searching Evernote too would be a killer feature.

    • wadjj

      Just try cloudmagic

  • alexpak1

    Thanks for the kind review! We just released FindIt 1.1 which allows for multiple accounts among other things. Our next release will allow you to reply/forward and download from the preview pane and we’ll keep working to make this better!

    • imthaz

      Evernote search please ? 🙂

      • alexpak1

        Love Evernote. That’s a real possibility. 🙂

    • Adam Bowman

      Will you add the ability to search using the body/content of emails? In other words, I would like to be able to pull up an email by using search terms found in the content (not just the subject) of the email. That would be great.

      • alexpak1

        Yup, that’s already built in. The stuff that will come down the line is using OCR to search text from attachments (PDFs, etc.) but email content is already securely indexed for the search algorithm.

      • Adam Bowman

        You’re right! That’s fantastic. Sorry about requesting something you already offered. Now I don’t need to use CloudMagic anymore.

        Sweet.

  • Evangeloz Tsalikidis

    The icon basically stole the “tumblr” ( T ) -.-

  • Adam Bowman

    Mistake in my post –deleted. Sorry.

  • Eric M

    CloudMagic is better. Much

  • Tommy Edwards

    This looks a bit like the attachment viewer I can get with backupthat but theirs is free and doesn’t make me invite friends to get better functionality.