We all have apps that we downloaded just to try out and hardly ever use but don’t want to get rid of. The new iCloudservice offers a search engine for all apps that you have ever installed or purchased on your iOS device. Now available on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, this service allows you to store all your apps without having to delete any of them. It gives your iOS device the ability to clean your screen from all apps that are not consistently used, while being able to later search for them through iCloud.
As a current iPhone or iPad user we might not have the necessary amount of apps to need this specific search mechanism. As we change devices, upgrade, and download more and more entertainment, our apps are increasing and our available storage is decreasing. This is where a search engine for apps is going to come in to clean our home screens and store all of our apps. Right now when using the iCloud app search engine, your results seem to be ranked by time of installation. The description or your use of the app is not used to rank when searching and is a part of this tool that still needs to be enhanced and developed to become more user friendly. Somewhere at Apple HQ this device is being improved, as customers will be soon using this in the near future.
Why this new device in iCloud? Because most of us don’t like to delete every app that has not recently been used. Thinking a specific app will be useful at least once in the future leads us to want to keep it. Our hope is that iCloud search will soon be incorporated with Siriand users will be able to find their apps using natural language. Maybe our iOS device will soon even download the wanted app for us if we don’t already have it and organize our apps on our screens based on usage or rating.
Are we giving ideas to Apple hoping they will listen? In a way yes, but it is also to recognize how there are still so many ideas to be incorporated in our products and devices to be improved!