CloudMagic, an email hosting provider, offers a handy “free” app that can be used as a search engine for personal data. Its newest version, which is now available as an add-on for more browsers, adds more search possibilities to Android (News - Alert) and iOS apps.
When leveraging one simple search box, users can browse all their social media website accounts and email hosting applications as well as Google (News - Alert) Apps and Google Docs.
Using any device whether it is a desktop, laptop or smartphone and signing up for a free account, CloudMagic will quickly become one’s favorite browser. Simply by entering in the text box a search string or text will provide instant, unified searches to various email hosting accounts
In essence, the offering works by linking the user’s accounts and indexing the data to become a unified search engine to find information: CloudMagic will return quick and accurate results on-screen in a column. Not much time is needed by CloudMagic until the indexing process is complete and the latest information is available.
Further, customers can search one service from within another and see results on other pages and accounts; all without impacting the performance or taking too long for any information to appear on the screen below the CloudMagic search box.
People’s e-mails, names, tweets and information can be looked up and retrieved when leveraging CloudMagic, without having to log in each account individually. And through the use of OAuth, users are able to link to all their accounts and perform a single search that will retrieve results from all linked applications. Searching for a friend’s name, for example, could lead you to retrieving the person’s tweets,
If security is a concern, users can remove their information from the servers at any time and block CloudMagic access to all their accounts; however, it’s also possible to reinstate access quickly again in the near future.
The app also features the ability to search more than a dozen services via mobile devices: The ability to forward e-mails and view attachments has increased the functionality and the appeal of the application.
Edited by Jamie Epstein