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Simple Search Widgets

Simple Search Widgets

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Are you tired of looking at the Google Search widget, but still want easy access to searching? This widget is for you. With widget sizes of 1x1 and 1x2, this minimalist widget adds a simple icon to activate either Global Search or Voice Search.

Note: If you want to remove the Google Search bar from ICS or above, you will need to install an alternative launcher app, such as Nova Launcher. Then, add this widget to get back search functionality on your home screen.

This widget looks great with other minimalist widgets, such as Beautiful Widgets, Weather Eye, Circle Battery Widget, and Minimalist Text. Check out the last screenshot for an example with Weather Eye and Circle Battery Widget.

To use the Voice Search widget, you must have an app installed to handle voice searching. Google's Voice Search app is perfect for this, as is any other app that handles the android.speech.RecognizerIntent.ACTION_WEB_SEARCH Intent action.

Recently changed in this version

Added 1x1 widget with both Global Search and Voice Search icons.

Comments and ratings for Simple Search Widgets
  • (74 stars)

    by Jared Smartt on 17/06/2014

    Exactly what I was looking for. Now I can have a single 1x1 widget with both Google search and Google voice search.

  • (74 stars)

    by Steven Wallace on 22/03/2014

    Exactly what I need: straight into voice search, don't even need to swipe for Google now!

  • (74 stars)

    by Andrew Cripps on 17/03/2014

    Which home page, where's the all apps button so I can choose an icon?

  • (74 stars)

    by Michael Bedrin on 02/02/2014

    Looks great. Works perfect. Should be a far more popular app.

  • (74 stars)

    by Chitresh Bhushan on 12/10/2013

    This app does the work and provides all search functionality without wasting 4x1 space on home screen.

  • (74 stars)

    by Anthony Butcher on 04/10/2013

    Does exactly what it is supposed to. Thank you!

  • (74 stars)

    by Josh Name on 12/09/2013

    Very simple yet effective. Perfect!