‘WebLeaps’ Adds Custom Search Shortcuts to Spotlight and Safari

WebLeaps seems to be one of those tweaks that fell through the cracks. I’d honestly never heard of this tweak before Sebastien mentioned it to me, but I’m glad that he did.

That’s because WebLeaps allows you to easily navigate some of the web’s best sites by means of custom search shortcuts.

You can even create your own custom search shortcuts with a bit of plist editing know-how.

Check inside as I go one-on-one with WebLeaps. I even create my own custom iDB search shortcut…


WebLeaps works with both Safari and Spotlight searches, so it’s quite flexible in its execution.

There are more built-in search shortcuts than you can shake a stick at, so you’re bound to find a few that you’d use on a day-to-day basis.

My only gripe with WebLeaps is how cumbersome it is to create your own shortcuts. This could have been a lot easier with a built-in section in the settings panel.

Instead, you’re forced to navigate through iFile or any other plist editor to create your own shortcuts. This isn’t a big deal for techie types, but for ones that want something that “just works” it would have been a nice provision.

At $1.99, you’ll have to decide if you think the price point is worth the added convenience of search shortcuts. I honestly think it is.

Let me know what you think about WebLeaps in the comments below.