How to search iDB quickly using Workflow

By , Dec 2, 2015

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Searching iDB using the Google Site Search box embedded on the blog usually returns super-accurate and trustworthy results. But wouldn’t it be cool if you could perform searches directly from a Notification Center Today View Widget?

If you have Workflow installed on your iOS device, it’ll only take a few seconds to install my iDB Search workflow for super-quick searches from anywhere on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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How to quickly search iDB using Workflow

Step 1: Install Workflow

Step 2: Use this link to install the iDB Search workflow

Step 3: Enable the Workflow Today View widget via Notification Center

Step 4: Open Notification Center and tap on the iDB Search shortcut to begin the search

This workflow will automatically populate the contents of the search box with whatever is in the clipboard, but you can overwrite the contents if you wish to manually insert a query.

You can also quickly search the contents of iDB using a custom Launch Center Pro shortcut. Launch Center Pro works with 3D Touch, so that may be the preferred way to search iDB if you have an iPhone 6s.

You can purchase Launch Center Pro for $4.99 on the App Store; you can purchase Workflow for $3.99. Workflow is the deeper of the two apps, but both apps are great and can even be used together in a lot of instances. The sky is basically the limit when it comes to utilities like these.

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