Incredible Search? Not so far...Support


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  1. tvn300

    tvn300 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm a long-time palm user, and a very new Android convert! But as a palm user, I've enjoyed the ability to search everything on the palm...notes fields, addresses, etc., as well as names and phone numbers. So no matter what piece of information you recall about something, there is a way to find it. Is there a way to do this with Android? So far, the only thing I've been able to find is a not-much-downloaded app called "Aurora". It says it searches everything, but does not appear to do that, especially not the notes field where I store tons of stuff. Mostly Aurora searches the web. I'm an old fart, and my memory is not what it used to be, so I need the search app to become my "brains in a box". Is there any help out there? Tell me there is an incredible solution I'm missing!
     

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    rcyphermd Well-Known Member

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    try power search. works real well.....from an old palm user too
     
  3. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Well-Known Member

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    tvn300, try adjusting the search settings first; that may help.

    menu>settings>search>searchable items

    Make sure what you want to search is checked. I had this issue when using 3banana notes and it wasn't checked in the search settings. After changing, the stock search bar will find everything.
     
  4. sheepforwheat

    sheepforwheat Well-Known Member

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    Try the app called Gesture Search
     
  5. nightfishing

    nightfishing Well-Known Member

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    gesture search (while it IS awesome) does not search the "notes" field of contacts.
     
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    nightfishing Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't appear to seacrh the notes field even if "people" is enabled.
     
  7. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Well-Known Member

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    What "notes" app are you using? 3Banana was an option in the search settings. I'm guessing the one you're using doesn't show as an option?
     
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    nightfishing Well-Known Member

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    My impression was that the OP was looking for the ability to search the contents of the notes field in contacts.

    Could have misunderstood.
     
  9. nightfishing

    nightfishing Well-Known Member

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    Something that might be of interest to the OP:

    http://www.shsh.com/frame_android.htm

    It does offer search of company and notes fields, and should be comfortable to Palm users ;)


    aTAKEphONE 1.21:

    aTAKEphONE will change the way you use your phone to
    make calls - no more having to open the G1 keyboard to search
    for contacts, or fiddling with the tiny on-screen keyboard
    buttons, fast & easy access to all your favorites, call-log
    and even a dial-by-photo feature ! ...
     
  10. tvn300

    tvn300 Member This Topic's Starter

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    OP here, yes, I'm trying to access the notes field in the contacts. I checked the search settings, and it only allows for checking the "people" box or not; I have it checked, so it does not check the notes field. I tried the gesture search too--no luck. Any other ideas?
     

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