Android Market link: Gesture Search - Â£Free
Unlike some of its competitors, Google isnâ€™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 phoneâ€™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 isnâ€™t perfect just yet, but itâ€™s a useful little app thatâ€™s worth keeping an eye on.