Andrew Davis’ new app, 4Eyes ($0.99), is a search tool to help you find what you need with minimal effort on your part, and on your keyboard. The focus is to help you search for exactly what you want without many keystrokes.
Let’s face it, patience isn’t something we’re all blessed with. Neither is plenty of free time. When you want or need to know something, you wish you knew it 10 minutes ago. We live in a society where we want immediate satisfaction. This is what 4Eyes aims to do, in the form of a search tool.
As soon as you open the app, you’re greeted by a sleek and simple interface. The keyboard and shortcuts are on your screen, ready for you to tap a few keys and get searching.
This app includes over 30 services to use for search results directly. With simple, shortened commands this app will find what you need and get you what you’re looking for. It searches the web easily, but what if you want to see photos of sheep with Instagram filters? Not a problem! Just type in “inst sheep” and the Instagram app will pop open to all of the photos tagged with sheep — many glorious sheep!
You can only save or favorite a search if you used a command to find it. For example, if you want to know what the weather is like in a certain locale, type “w” and the location. Then, click the heart in the bottom right hand corner of the app and this weather search will be saved for easy access at a later time.
The app also allows you to share your finds with many social services: Instapaper, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and many more.
This app is on sale for $0.99 for a limited time to celebrate its launch, so if you want to try out this super efficient way to search, get it now. But before you do, you could always give the free lite version a try first, to make sure you like it.
I found 4Eyes to be speedy and efficient — and I love the icon. I have been using Dragon Go! for my go-to search app, but this does give it competition. If only it had voice search, as well. Nevertheless, it will be staying on my phone as both eye candy and a useful tool.