Moov

Quickly search for anything on your phone

The Android interface looks great but navigating your stuff using the operating system can still take some time. View full description

PROS

  • Lightweight, doesn't slow your phone down
  • Makes searching for apps, contacts and settings much quicker
  • Integrated web services searching
  • Clear, at-a-glance list view

CONS

  • Takes a while to grow accustomed to

Excellent
9

The Android interface looks great but navigating your stuff using the operating system can still take some time.

Step forward Moov, a free app that lets you quickly find, then instantly open, programs, contacts and settings. All you need to do is start typing what you want to find, directly from your home screen, and Moov will display the most relevant results as you type. Then just hit where you want to go and you'll be taken there instantly.

The great thing about Moov is that it doesn't just search your hard drive. It also integrates with Web services, such as Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Yelp, Dial Zero and Netflix. Essentially, this makes Moov a complete interface for everything you do on your phone and online, something the Android OS has yet to be able to achieve.

Sure, it does take a while to get used to using Moov. The fact that you need to use the keyboard every time feels a bit strange at first, but you'll soon discover that this method is actually a lot more productive than scrambling through your phone's GUI.

In actual fact, Moov does have its own user interface of sorts. It consists merely of a list of shortcuts to the various tools and settings on your phone, as well as listing the apps that are installed. Even this can make for a quicker way of accessing stuff than the standard Android interface, though.

It takes a while to get used to but you'll soon notice that Moov makes it much quicker and easier to find stuff on your phone and online.

— User reviews — about Moov

  • RDougShelton

    by RDougShelton

    "Help for Moov????"

    Well - I MIGHT find it useful if I could get info on exactly how to use the darn thing - Can anyone direct me to any kin... More.

    reviewed on August 9, 2011