CloudMagic Android App: Fast, Personal Search Engine
The CloudMagic Android app (and browser extension) lets you search across personal data services using a single query, minimizing the time it takes to find what you’re looking for.
- Version: 1.1.3
- Size: 1.16MB (apps2SD enabled, removes widget)
- Category: Tools
- Price: Free
Currently, the CloudMagic Android app only supports the following services:
- Google Apps Email
- Google Docs
- Google Calendar
- Google Contacts
CloudMagic works by indexing upfront the data (e.g. email, documents, contacts) found in the services listed above. Each individual search you place with CloudMagic combs through all of the data simultaneously and returns results separated by the type of data. For more targeted searches, make use of descriptive qualifiers like “from:” “to:” “filename:” and “tweet:”. Search results are updated instantaneously as you enter more detailed text in the search field. The search algorithm is even sophisticated enough to handle partial searches, which if you’re forgetful like me are an extremely common occurrence.
As a productivity tool, this app cuts down significantly on the amount of time you spend trying to find a certain email, calendar event, or twitter follower. And one of the largest conveniences is that you don’t even have to open a specific app in order to perform a search within it.
Because the app and service are currently labeled “beta” it’s understandable that the number of services it supports is small. It almost goes without saying that the addition of popular networks/services like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Dropbox will make this app that much more powerful and popular.
- Multi-account support for Google and Twitter services
- Save time, increase productivity
- Instantly updated search results
- Search with the app, desktop, or browser extension
Areas for improvement:
- Expand the list of supported services!
Conclusion: The CloudMagic Android app is an efficient, multi-service search tool that saves you time and effort by finding emails, documents, or even tweets all at breakneck speed.
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