1. ahalowell's Avatar
    Is there a tool like Apple's Spotlight search for Windows Phone 8.1?

    Thanx!
    Al
    09-05-2014 01:12 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    push the search button....???
    cortana can search a bit more smartly than normal bing so there's that...
    RumoredNow likes this.
    09-06-2014 03:11 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Cortana search result categories do include: web, local, images, videos and phone...

    ​What more do you need searched?
    xandros9 likes this.
    09-06-2014 03:15 PM
  4. ahalowell's Avatar
    Cortana search result categories do include: web, local, images, videos and phone...

    ​What more do you need searched?
    Well, I use Evernote and ToDo-Prime. Unfortunately, I am not a big fan of Cortana. I have it turned off on my phone. Sorry!
    09-06-2014 03:29 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    So... spotlight finds your search string inside Evernote or ToDo because the info you are looking for is on your phone, yes?

    And Cortana searches for your search string on your phone...

    Unless I'm missing something, Cortana will do what you are asking. Not sure what made you turn it off and I don't know of an alternate way (3rd party app) to do what you want. If the function isn't baked into the firmware, I would not trust a 3rd party app to search other apps on my phone for specific search strings. That sounds like too much permission for any sane ecosystem to allow to an outsider.
    The_Vermonster likes this.
    09-06-2014 07:22 PM

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