SLShortcuts: Run Text Commands Directly From Spotlight

When it comes to Spotlight on the iPhone, there are two camps. Ones who use it, and others that find it completely worthless.

If you’re in the latter camp, perhaps SLShortcuts will change your mind? It’s an upcoming jailbreak tweak, which allows you to run custom text commands directly from your Spotlight search…


SLShortcuts includes options to check the time, date, launch favorite websites, apps, and more. All of this is accomplished using only your Spotlight search.

The developer build I was able to play with included case sensitivity, which allows for more complex text commands, but at the same time could prove to be an inconvenience due to the iPhone’s auto-capitalization feature. Let’s hope the developer gives us a choice on this matter upon release.

This tweak reminds me a lot of SpotEnhancer, a similar tweak by the same developer, but one that lacks the customization that SLShortcuts brings to the table.

If you’re interested, stay tuned; it should be released on the Cydia store in the near future for $0.99.

What are your thoughts on this upcoming tweak?