Cynapse makes my favorite local search tool for iPhone, Localscope, and now they’ve released Phlo, a multi-site search tool for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. I’m starting to sense a theme to their products.
Phlo packs a lot of clever stuff. You can type a query in the iPhone, iPad, and Mac versions and easily check it against 30 different built-in search engines. There’s just about everything here out-of-the-box including Google, Bing, Wikipedia, and Amazon, but also lots of other very useful sites like DuckDuckGo, Twitter, Flickr, Wolfram Alpha, Stack Overflow, Dribbble, Pinterest, TED, and more.
Type your query once, then tap as many different engines as you want to check them all. It’s really slick.
You can add your own search engines and sync them along with your search history across all your devices. If you don’t want the Mac version, you can still install the Phlo Assistant in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome so you can add new search engines that will sync to your iPhone and iPad.
Phlo is great so far, and it has some pretty useful features over my previous multi-search tool, Bang On. The universal Phlo for iPhone and iPad is $2.99, while Phlo for Mac is $3.99. The Phlo Assistant browser plugin and Cynapse’s sync service are free.