View Poll Results: Do you use spotlight search?

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  • Yes

    49 32.89%
  • No

    73 48.99%
  • Not yet, but I plan to.

    27 18.12%
  1. cjvitek's Avatar
    Simple question: do you use spotlight search?

    I haven't started using it yet, bit I planning on loading a few more pages of apps to see of it makes things easier.

    07-02-2009 02:29 PM
  2. Watcher's Avatar
    That is actually the first feature I used when I was on the 3.0 beta! I find it to be invaluable. That's one of the first things I wished were on the 3G when I first bought it.
    07-02-2009 02:47 PM
  3. iamtone's Avatar
    I hVent messed wit it since I got it
    07-02-2009 03:17 PM
  4. Tramain's Avatar
    I don't use it alot now but I am still getting used to it and after a while I will start using.
    07-02-2009 03:28 PM
  5. ryrycalguy's Avatar
    I think I would only use spotlight for contacts and because of that I use voice control more. Especially if the rumors are true about voice control working through bluetooth headsets, then I'm all set!
    07-02-2009 03:39 PM
  6. Matt74's Avatar
    I actually wish I could just disable the spotlight feature. It annoys me when I accidentally scroll into it and have to scroll back out.
    07-02-2009 03:42 PM
  7. thinkTwice's Avatar
    I use it to search for appointments on the calendar and notes I jot down .
    07-02-2009 07:38 PM
  8. cobra302's Avatar
    i dont ever use it.
    07-03-2009 12:23 AM
  9. Duvi's Avatar
    No... not at all. I wish I could deactivate it.
    07-03-2009 12:36 AM
  10. rsandlas's Avatar
    i probaaly will use it, when i am searching for something
    just got the phone so i dont need it yet
    07-03-2009 01:44 AM
  11. cardfan's Avatar
    Since i own a Pre for now along with iphone 3gs, i use U-search a lot. Flip open KB, start typing, phone number pops up.

    On the iphone, i can't say i'm using spotlight in that manner. Not that spotlight isn't great for it but because its not as easy or quick to start using as the Pre's is. Probably because of the KB. On the iphone, I've used voice control or go to phone app and hit favorites or recent calls. It just depends if the person i'm calling isn't already in favorites.

    If i tried to use the Pre in the way i use the iphone, it'd be slow going. The Pre phone app is crap. Scrolling through contacts (that takes long to open) that has facebook mixed in would be even slower.
    07-03-2009 09:52 AM
  12. sting7k's Avatar
    I've played with it but that's about it. Haven't had to use it yet.
    07-03-2009 11:06 AM
  13. chobbs1's Avatar
    Nope. Haven't needed to use it.
    07-03-2009 11:26 AM
  14. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Nope I don't use it because it's exactly what you said. On the Pre you slide open the keyboard, which is your only text input method so naturally you'd be doing this anyway. That's the advantage here.

    I don't use universal search because I don't have 180 apps, it's quicker to just select one and I've gotten so used to going in by artist on the iPod I don't need it there.

    I did use it once to find an email and it worked, but for calling I use voice controls.. It's just not that useful without a fast hardware control to launch it automatically.
    07-03-2009 12:17 PM
  15. bmfan#IM's Avatar
    I tried it once just for the heck of it, I guess I don't have enough data on my phone for a search to be useful. I don't even use the search on my computer...
    07-03-2009 01:35 PM
  16. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I thought I would .. but I never have.. and I've had 3.0 since the beta stages..
    07-03-2009 02:32 PM
  17. Brickman's Avatar
    Don't use it every day, but it has been VERY handy when I needed it.
    07-03-2009 02:34 PM
  18. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I use it religiously! My home page is exactly how Apple sets it up and the rest of my apps are in alphabetical order because that's how iTunes syncs them over. I use spotlight search for everything. I love it.
    07-03-2009 02:51 PM
  19. nickpav's Avatar
    I don't. I find it to be an annoyance. It's like an unneeded (for me) feature that just gets in the way sometimes. I only have 4 pages of apps and they're organized very well. I know were everything is. It's easier to just swipe and find them as opposed to typing it in. I wish you could disable it
    07-03-2009 03:29 PM
  20. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    I use it, both on the mac and now the iPhone. After a certain data threshold is reached, search becomes a faster option that manually navigating hierarchical structures.
    07-03-2009 03:44 PM
  21. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I think the more someone has on their phone the more Spotlight will come in handy for them.
    07-03-2009 04:12 PM
  22. cjvitek's Avatar
    My problem is I need the visual. I don't know all the apps I have sometimes, and if I am looking for a game (for example) sometimes I like to see the app itselt.

    07-03-2009 05:40 PM
  23. msm0511's Avatar
    I play with it every now and then,but when I need it I honestly kind of forget that it's there.
    07-03-2009 11:46 PM
  24. Rynology's Avatar
    It's taking a learning curve to remember that it's there. However, I have found it convenient a few times.
    07-04-2009 11:21 AM
  25. Ivoryplum's Avatar
    I honestly forget that it's there.
    I still search through my 7 pages of apps to find what I'm looking for.
    07-04-2009 02:44 PM
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