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WebSearch

Search the web from within apps

If an app allows you to select plain text then the selected text is shared to this app, which in turn, opens it in your search engine of choice, provided it obeys the OpenSearch format.

You manage your search engines on the admin UI. You can import engines from an url, or you can add new engines by hand: for examples, see OpenSearch engines from Mycroft project and SearchPlugins.

If you tap the import icon on the action bar, a dialog will appear. You have to fill the url edit box, then tap the import button. You have to fill in at least the name and the url fields. There is a paste icon on the right side of the url field; if you tap this icon, it will paste a "{searchTerms}" string into the url field. This is necessary because this string will be replaced by your search string in the url.

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Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.0.4 (7) - Added on 2014-04-29

    This version requires Android 2.3.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    Download APK 1.9 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.0.3 (6) - Added on 2014-01-20

    This version requires Android 2.3.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    Download APK 1.7 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log