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 Stuart Jacobs on 09/09/2013

    Just what I needed to replace the oversized Google search widgets.

  • (74 stars)

    by Kevin Fields on 04/06/2013

    This app does EXACTLY what it says it does! It's elegant, beautiful and minimalistic. Thank you! I can't believe there's only six reviews, The developers need more feedback!

  • (74 stars)

    by Dustin Hamman on 13/04/2013

    Very clean look. Very simple. I now have a simple 1x2 text and voice search widget. Much better than the 1x4 Google search widget. You have the option of 1x1 voice, text, voice and text, or 1x2 voice and text.

  • (74 stars)

    by Elihu Stevens on 04/03/2013

    This is exactly what I was looking for and so far it works great!