WeeSearch has gone pro (literally). See what's new and awesome about it.
A few weeks ago, ModMyi went through two rounds of Free Notification Center Widgets that were recently released. Due to the Notification Center being a hot topic at this point, it is inevitable that a ton of widgets will be releasing in the near future. Those particular days when ModMyi reported the releases were the largest days in terms of widget releases thus far.
One in particular, WeeSearch, is now available in a pro version and adds a lot more really cool features. In the article Free Notification Center Widget Round-Up: Round 2, the only concern I personally had with this tweak was that it lacked search engines (as it only had three previously). The developer took this to heart and really stepped up his game with the release of WeeSearch Pro. WeeSearch Pro was just released to Cydia, so let's go in-depth and find out what's new between the free version and the pro version.
Note: To enable any widgets for the Notification Center, go to Settings -> Notifications -> X to enable or disable.
First and foremost, the number of search engines available has jumped a ton. Before, you were only able to utilize Google, YouTube, and Wikipedia. Now, you have 10 new search engines at your disposal. The full list is below (excluding the above):
- Google Pics
- Wolfram Alpha
On top of adding these new search engines, you're now able to add your own search engine networks. From the settings, which is available on the second page of the widget in the Notification Center (swipe left), you can simply hit "Edit" and then the "+" button on the far right to add your own custom URL and name for that URL. Nifty.
Second, WeeSearch also has a mini browser housed conveniently in the Notification Center. If you enable this toggle in settings and search from within the tweak, a browser comes up above the Notification Center, without taking you out of the shade and into Safari. This mini browser applies for all the networks above as well as any custom ones you add.
Third, you can set the language as well set the TLD (top level domain - i.e. .com, .biz, .org, etc.) for the tweak. Clear on search and a slim view toggle is also available in the settings section.
Lastly, many of the bugs and reports that users sent in to the developer have been fixed so it runs much better than before. The new interface it has looks nicer as well with the Notification Center shade.
I don't know about you, but I think this is a huge step-up from the previous version. The developer, Jonas Gessner, did an excellent job incorporating new things as well as fixing various bugs that people had. He did mention that the free version of WeeSearch will still be available, but will no longer be updated.
You can download WeeSearch Pro now right from Cydia. It's compatible on all iOS 5 devices and is only $1.49.
Name: WeeSearch Pro
Author: Jonas Gessner
You have an opportunity to win one of five copies from our giveaway, courtesy of the developer Jonas Gessner. Here's how you can enter:
- Follow @ModMyi
- Follow @joshmtucker
- Tweet from the site or retweet off of ModMyi's Twitter feed with "Win a copy of WeeSearch Pro." You must include your Cydia Account number and a link to article. Make sure to mention me as well (@joshmtucker).
- Comment on this article with one way you think WeeSearch Pro could be improved.
- Include your Cydia Account Number in the comment
The winners will be chosen either today or tomorrow. You will be notified whether you've won or not.
What are your thoughts? Think WeeSearch Pro is a huge step-up from the previous version? Post your thoughts below!