Add a Search Shortcut to the iOS Action Menu

Searching for text on the iPhone can involve a cut and paste into the web browser, which can be inconvenient. To achieve this in just one step, jailbreakers can install the Action Menu add-on PopSearch. For those without Action Menu, this tweak will automatically install when downloading the free PopSearch package from Cydia. So what does PopSearch bring to iOS?

iOS 7 jailbreak PopSearch

Once installed, the menu item Search+ will appear in the action menu when text is selected in any app. Tapping Search+ immediately displays a list of options, including Google, Bing, Wikipedia, and Amazon. Once the desired search mode is selected, a web browser window pops up and displays results without ever leaving the current app.

There are no settings to configure, however PopSearch can be enabled or disabled with a toggle in the main Action Menu settings. The best part about PopSearch is that the tweak is free of charge, which is a good thing since it needs some work. Look for updates as the bugs are ironed out. In some cases, search results will not work quite right, and at the moment navigating back in the pop up web browser window is not possible.

PopSearch is available free from Cydia on the BigBoss repository. Jailbreaking iOS 7.1.x is now possible with Pangu. Check here for instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 7.0.x with evasi0n 7. You can also find out how to purchase and install Cydia tweaks with this guide.