Within iOS, Spotlight search is a feature I rarely ever use. It’s a great feature to search your entire iOS device for a specific keyword, but it mixes up emails, contacts, text messages, etc. I’m an organized person and I enjoy splitting work up into categories and unfortunately Spotlight works in the opposite way.
Since the release of Spotlight on iOS 3.0 devices, has Apple even touched the feature? I know they’ve added the ability to search for text messages in iOS 4, but that’s it. So Apple, the time to update Spotlight is here. If you aren’t able to reckon any new ideas, take a look at what Cody’s Spotlight concept video beholds:
Now that is how Spotlight for iOS is meant to be. It separates text messages, emails, notes, reminders, tweets, etc into separate select-able categories. Furthermore I love the ability to access third party applications and search the app without even opening it.
If Spotlight had features like this, would you use it more? We can only hope iOS 7 includes these features.
[via Cult Of Mac]