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Alfred style search in iOS

via Tools & Toys:

This is essentially macOS’ Spotlight feature but on iPadOS. It does most of the same things too, and if you use a keyboard with your iPad, you can even invoke it with the same shortcut that longtime Mac users know and love — CMD+Space — no matter what you’re doing or what app you’re in.

Spotlight has gotten better in recent versions, of iOS, including 15. The introduction of Shortcuts launching was a pretty big feature, however, it’s the inclusion of Safari extensions that now take this to another level.

Thanks to extensions like xSearch, you can now queue up searches to wherever you’d like in the browser directly from Spotlight. This has broadened my use of Spotlight to include how I search various corners of the web on Mac thanks to Alfred.

Now, if only we could somehow get Alfred itself functioning similarly on iOS.