Welcome to 'Paul's App of the Day', where I pick one of my favourite apps as featured app of the day! Today's app is...
What they say
Quickly finding things on your Android phone can be a bit of a pain, whether it be contacts to dial (especially if you're on the stock Android dialer), an app from your huge install list or some other type of content. This is where Gesture Search from Google comes in. It's fantastically simple! Run app, spell item on screen, click to launch... it's as easy as that. If you're device is equipped with a 'search' hardware key, you can also map Gesture Search to a long press using the free 'Button Shortcut' utility available here. Perfect!
Simple yet effective. The best kind.
There is a degree of intelligence to Gesture Search too. When you write on screen, the application reads your handwriting but also makes allowances for errors. It works. Well!
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE / CALL_PHONE, INTERNET / READ_CONTACTS / WAKE_LOCK / com.android.browser.permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS / com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
View Gesture Search at AppBrain
To use, install 'Barcode Scanner' from the Android Market.
FREE! We like that!
Market star rating at time of writing
4.52 (6525 ratings)
Version at time of writing
Similar / Alternative apps
Similar alternative apps to Gesture Search include OftSeen Gestures, Open Gesture Pro (a gesture enabled Home replacement) and a Gesture plugin for Locale,
Suggested improvements for the next version
I'd like to see the ability to bind to a hardware button built in to the app.
Have your say
Fan of Gesture Search? Found something better? Just wanna share your experiences? Post below!