Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Searchify

OK, so the new Android 2.2 update (which some of you with Nexus Ones might have already) is pretty awesome. It’s much quicker, it allows flash and mobile hotspots, and other goodies. One other thing it affects though, is the quick search box, and that means a few changes in the way Searchify works.

The changes aren’t too big – you can still just type into the search box and some Searchify results may appear below.  But now the box usually only shows one or two Searchify results – it prefers to show you Google results.

There’s an easy way to see Searchify results though – the new search box (that comes up when you press the search key) has a g icon next to it that you can tap.  If you do, you see icons for all the kinds of searches you’ve enabled.  You should see Searchify here – if you don’t, you need to activate Searchify in your phone’s settings.

Tap the Searchify icon to see only Searchify results from your search query.

Widget: With 2.2 you can also now create a Searchify widget.  Go to the Add Widget menu and choose a “Google Search” widget.  A menu will pop up asking what kind of search widget you’ll like.  If you’ve activated Searchify, it’ll be one of the options.

A few other points:

  • Searchify is great with 2.2’s extra speed!  All the app’s features fly now, including calendar search and wikipedia search.
  • After upgrading to 2.2 you might need to re-activate Searchify in your phone’s settings
  • Searchify calendar features won’t work unless you have the new version 1.1.3 version of the app

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