ACTRocket 1.3 - Web Search Shortcuts for iPhone and iPod touch

March 23, 2010 in Productivity (E)

[] Luxembourg, Europe - Houdah Software today is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ACTRocket 1.3 for iPhone and iPod touch. 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, Twitter, eBay, Flickr ...). You may, of course, add your own favorites and assign shortcuts of your choosing. The operation is as easy as copy-pasting a URL from Safari and substituting '*' for the search string.

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 added 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. ACTRocket 1.2 added German and French search sites. International users may, of course, add their favorites sites on their own. ACTRocket 1.3 improves startup time and adds 6 more web sites to search.

Feature Highlights:
* Quick and easy access to search engines
* Engine selection using shortcuts
* History 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 1.3 is priced at $0.99 (USD) and available exclusively in the Productivity and Utilities categories of Apple's App Store.

Houdah Software s.a r.l is a small company based in Luxembourg Europe. The company was founded in late 2005 by Pierre Bernard. We specialize in quality software for Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Apple, Macintosh, Mac, Spotlight, iPhone, iPod, iPad, AirPort, WebObjects and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.