Poll: Do you use iPhone Spotlight search?

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Poll: Do you use iPhone Spotlight search?

Spotlight search: Handy addition or forgotten feature?

Spotlight search, one of the high-profile features introduced with OS 3.0 last month, lets you search contacts, appointments, music, mail, and more without first loading their respective apps.

In other words, it’s a time-saver. In theory.

Confession time: I haven’t touched Spotlight once since installing OS 3.0 on my 3G. On a few occasions I’ve flicked past my apps and landed on the search screen, invariably prompting the same reaction: “Huh. Forgot that was there.”

I have used Mail’s new inbox-search, which frequently proves invaluable. But Spotlight strikes me as a backwards approach. Maybe it’s me; I’m accustomed to running apps first and looking for data second. That’s how I do things on the desktop, so it feels natural to do likewise on my iPhone . Old dog, old tricks.

What about you? Do you think Spotlight is the greatest addition since copy and paste, or does it sit, forgotten and unused, to the left of your apps? Cast your vote below!

Do you use iPhone Spotlight search?(online surveys)

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