Anyone that searches the web all the time will find value in something that can make that job easier, and that’s just one reason why a newly released jailbreak tweak called DockSearch by iOS developer ginsudev could be of interest; especially if this unique categorization applies to you.
DockSearch is best described as an add-on that puts a web search bar in the Dock on your iPhone’s Home Screen. The integration is so seamless that it looks just like something Apple would have made, and that’s part of the reason why I fell in love with it so quickly.
As you’ll see in the screenshot examples above, tapping on the DockSearch search bar summons a keyboard and text box interface where users can type anything they want to look up.
One thing worth noting is that unlike Spotlight search, DockSearch empowers the end user with the ability to choose a default search engine. So whether you prefer using Google, DuckDuckGo or something else, you can certainly configure DockSearch to suit your needs.
Speaking of configuration, DockSearch adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app post-installation where users can configure the tweak to their liking:
Options here include:
- Enabling or disabling DockSearch on demand
- Choosing your preferred search engine to use with DockSearch
- Enabling or disabling the search bar’s blurred background aesthetic
To summarize, DockSearch is a convenient and aesthetically pleasing Home Screen-integrated web searching tool that doesn’t require the user to toggle special interfaces or open any apps to begin searching the web. It’s also supportive of whatever web browser app you might prefer to use.
Anyone interested in making web search access easier on their jailbroken iPhone running any version of iOS 14 should consider giving DockSearch a try. The tweak is available to download for free from Ginsu’s personal repository via any package manager app. Those not already using Ginsu’s repository can add it to their favorite package manager app via the URL provided below:
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