Gesture Search

Gesture Search

Android Market link: Gesture Search - £Free

Unlike some of its competitors, Google isn’t afraid of trying out new things just to see how they pan out. As a result, we see some gems like Gesture Search pop up in the Android Market every now and again.

The idea behind the app is simple. Rather than searching your phone for files and apps by typing in search strings using the onscreen keyboard, you instead do it simply by drawing letters and numbers on the display. When you run the app for the first time, it creates an index of your phone’s contents that it then uses to speed up the search results. After that, to perform a search you just start drawing characters on the screen and the app will show you a list of possible matches.


Gesture Search isn’t perfect just yet, but it’s a useful little app that’s worth keeping an eye on.

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