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Phlo - Quick search browser

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*** Type once, search everywhere ***

Launch Phlo, type your search, and find what you’re looking for on any search engine. If you can’t find it on Google, maybe you’ll find it on Amazon or eBay. It’s just two taps to try your search on every engine, so it’s the fastest way to find your answer. Phlo comes preloaded with over 30 popular sites, and you can easily add more. It’s your one search box that searches everywhere.

Phlo is built for iOS 7 with support for link sharing via AirDrop, automatic text resizing with Dynamic Type, fast navigation with edge swipe gestures, and more.

Key Features:

• Switch between results on any site without retyping your search term
• Saved history of your searches—put an end to endless re-typing
• Instant search suggestions from your history, Google, and Bing as you type
• Nifty 're-use' button to edit or tweak search phrases from your history or suggestions
• Swipe to copy or delete search terms from the history
• Open links and results in Safari or Chrome
• Add new sites to search using our free Phlo Assistant extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox
• Share links with others using AirDrop, Messages, Email, Facebook, Twitter, or WhatsApp
• Save links for later using Safari Reading List, Instapaper, or Readability

*** Search everywhere from every device with Phlo Sync ***

Phlo Sync can keep your search history and search services in sync across all your devices. You can add new sites to search on any device, or add them with one click via our free Phlo Assistant extension for Mac browsers. Every search you make and every site you add will stay in sync between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Phlo Sync is available as a yearly in-app purchase.

*** Praise for Phlo ***

• Like Kayak for web search
- Fast Company

• Get Search Results In A Flash With Phlo From Cynapse
- AppAdvice

• Phlo is a powerful internet search tool for iOS

• Phlo brings its quick multi-site search app to the iPhone and iPad
- The Next Web

• Phlo is great so far, and it has some pretty useful features over my previous multi-search tool, Bang On
- Finer Things in Tech

• Phlo is a handy little Universal iOS app which lets you search a bunch of different search engines simultaneously.
- Cult of Mac

• Simple tool hiding huge customisation potential

• Phlo - One search to rule them all

What's New in Version 3.0

- New quick filter for the sites list that lets you jump to your preferred search site
- Added a refresh button in the browser
- Redesigned internals for lightning fast performance

Phlo is now free. The Phlo Sync service is available as an in-app annual premium subscription service.

As a token of appreciation for buying and supporting Phlo, all users who have purchased the app before v3 will have their Phlo Sync service automatically upgraded to an exclusive Lifetime Phlo Sync for free; you can continue using the app as you had purchased it.

*** Note for upgrading users: In case you have not signed up for the Phlo Sync service before updating to v3 or the upgrade to Lifetime Phlo Sync is not automatically applied for you, please contact Cynapse support at and we'll help you out ASAP.


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Customer Reviews

Its faster than launching chrome or safari

What i hate about doing a quick search in chrome or safari is that all of your open tabs have to load on launch. This is just a simple app that gets you to your sites fast. The only problem i have with it is that the swipe function takes you to your other search sites instead of going back or forward. Im so used to using that gesture in almost every other app. I wish there was just a toggle to enable it. Other than that its a great app.


Phlo is one of my most-used apps (it's in my dock) because it replaces so many other functions/apps for me. It's such a simple concept - a single search field - but being able to modify the searches to non-mainstream site search functions is hugely powerful.

It's reminiscent of Hobbyist Software's "Genius" app for Palm, but polished and tuned for our shiny iOS present.

The Cynapse developer team is quick to answer questions and address issues, and they make great apps. After you buy this, go buy LocalScope too!

Why go back in time when you can just save time?

Can't find that rare album on iTunes? Try searching Amoeba Records... maybe Discogs? Why do you keep flipping through Netflix when you know it's all just re-runs? Try something like Ovguide. Using Wikipedia for that college term paper? Just give up now. Save sources and customize search for what you really need... time. Don't just Bing it.

Phlo - Quick search browser
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0
  • Size: 8.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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  1. Phlo Sync$1.99