Simple Search Widgets




    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.

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    Users comments for Simple Search Widgets

    Timothy Tomkinson

    by Timothy Tomkinson

    Sep 30, 2017  |  "Great"

    Installation instructions are outdated, but works as advertised.

    Brian Jahelka

    by Brian Jahelka

    Aug 12, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Love it. 1x1 widget that launches voice assistant/search. Replaces stock 4x1 Google search bar perfectly. Thanks!

    white george jefferson

    by white george jefferson

    May 31, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Finally what I really wanted instead of what Google forces on me. THANK YOU!



    May 20, 2017  |  "Good"

    The widget is find but the search sucks it doesn't bring up a logical things anymore you'll always have to touch or click another link to get anywhere

    Matija Erceg

    by Matija Erceg

    Mar 05, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Works as advertised, good options, and nice minimal icons. Thanks!

    Anton Varga

    by Anton Varga

    Jan 12, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I was reluctant to install as it has not been updated for 5 years, but I found that it works perfectly on Marshmellow with Arrow launcher as a small 1x1 transparent icon that quickly launches Google search or voice search