Work Monday: Search Your Cloud Content with CloudMagic and Greplin (Web App & Chrome Extensions)

Chromebook and cloud users, you must have stored many files, notes, emails, contacts and tweets online.  You cannot search these content instantly like using Spotlight in Mac or Search in Windows 7, since your information on the web are scattered around different servers of different companies.  Today I’ll introduce two tools for integrated search of your own information.

CloudMagic: Search Google Mail, Calendar, Contacts and Docs, Works Offline


CloudMagic - Search

Image via CloudMagic

Cloud Magic is a browser extension/add-on dedicated to searching information in your own Google account, including mail, calendar, contacts and docs.  It’s available as Chrome extension and Firefox add-on.

Some of its advantages include:

  • Instant search (results pop up immediately)
  • Integrated search result of Google mail, calendar, contacts and docs
  • Seamless integration with GMail, Calendar and GDocs, CloudMagic search box embedded for quick searching with writing emails and documents
  • Search multiple Google accounts
  • Offline working
  • Quick search from address bar of Chrome by keyboard shortcut (C + Tab)
CloudMagic - Search Calendar

Image via CloudMagic Blog

If you are a heavy google user, CloudMagic is your must-have tool.  Particularly for people working primarily online and Chromebook users, it makes personal information management extremely easy.

Greplin: Search Google Services, FB, Twitter, Dropbox, Evernote and More


Greplin - Web Interface

Image via Greplin Official Site

Greplin is available as web app and Chrome extension.  It has a wider searchable scope:

  • Gmail
  • Google Docs
  • Google Calendar
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Dropbox
  • LinkedIn
  • Google Apps Mail
  • Google Apps Calendar
  • Google Apps Docs
  • Salesforce
  • Yammer
  • Basecamp
  • Evernote
  • Google Reader
Greplin searchable services

Image via Greplin Official Site

Highlighted services are exclusive to Premium (paid) users only.  Greplin indexes your coud data every 20 minutes, so that instant search is possible.  It also has keyboard shortcut for searching right from Chrome address bar (G + Tab).

Security and Privacy

Before ending this article, I must remind you about security and privacy.  Both service providers have security and privacy policies.  Read them through before trying.  After all it’s about your personal information being searched and indexed by a third-party.

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