Apple Macintosh News and Information
Apple Macintosh News and Information

Web Search Accelerator for iPhone and iPod touch

Houdah Software has released ACTRocket 1.1 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. ACTRocket allows for quick searching of web sites and search engines. It not only speeds up the process. It saves on your data plan: you no longer need to load web pages just to get to the search form. Running a web search couldn’t be any faster. Just type “g houdah” to search Google for the word houdah. Type “y houdah” for the same search using Yahoo!

ACTRocket comes pre-configured with many popular search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing) as well as a large selection of web sites (Wikipedia, IMDB, …). You may, of course, add your own favorites and assign shortcuts of your choosing. For times where you don’t remember shortcuts, you may select a search engine from a list which is filtered as you type.

ACTRocket also remembers your recent searches. Running it again is a matter of a single tap. This allows you to easily run the same search across several sites. Type “imdb Serious Man” to search IMDB. Hit the back button. Select “Rotten Tomatoes”. Then select “Serious Man” from the recent searches list. Now you are reading movie reviews.

ACTRocket 1.1 adds a built-in browser. This allows for exploring search results without ever leaving the application. A convenient snap-back button allows for instantaneous returns to the search results.

Feature Highlights:
* Quick and easy access to search engines
* Engine selection using shortcuts
* List of recent queries
* Pre-configured with a large selection of search engines and web sites
* Built-in browser

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later
* 0.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ACTRocket 1.1 is priced at $0.99 (USD) and available exclusively in the Productivity and Utilities categories of Apple’s App Store.

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