6 ways to find absolutely anything with Curiosity
In our digital world we work with a lot of information scattered across apps. A well-known study found that people spend up to 20% of their time searching for information. That’s an entire day per week!
Fortunately, with Curiosity you don’t have to worry about search any more. It lets you find documents, emails, or calendar events in an instant, no matter where they’re stored. That frees up your time and lets you focus on being productive. All you have to do is download Curiosity, connect your apps and get started.
Here are six ways you can find absolutely anything with Curiosity:
Find things in all your apps with one search
Search from anywhere using the command bar
Don’t stop at file names: Search file contents
Filter your results using natural language
Get your contacts organised in one place
Organise files across sources with spaces
Let’s look at each one briefly.
1. Find things in all your apps with one search
The biggest advantage of Curiosity over other searches like Windows Search or Spotlight is that it lets you search not just on your computer, but in all your cloud apps as well.
That means you can do one search and find everything on Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail, Slack, and more. That’s pretty powerful!
2. Search from anywhere with the command bar
The starting point of any search is the command bar. Hitting
Alt + Space opens it from anywhere and lets you directly type your search. You can also use it to filter your results, do calculations, or even create new documents.
3. Filter your results using natural language
Sometimes when you search for something, you’ll get lots of results. For those cases, Curiosity lets you fine-tune your results using filters.
To use filters you can just type using natural language. When you see the filter, hit
Tab to activate it.
You can filter by:
File type, e.g.
You can also filter people or companies, e.g.
Acme Corp. That will give you documents and messages related to them in your email or messaging apps.
4. Don’t stop at file names: Search file contents
When you’re looking for something, it can be difficult to remember what the file was called. It can become quite a guessing game, especially if it’s an old file or if someone else created it.
Now you don’t have to worry about that any more: Curiosity lets you search inside the file’s text. It also handles zip files, email attachments, and even scanned pdfs.
Because honestly, when was the last time you saw a useful file name?
5. Get your contacts organised in one place
What was that person’s name again? And did they send the file by email or Slack? When you interact with lots of different people and organisations, keeping track of them can be a challenge.
With Curiosity all your contacts are sorted neatly in one place. That lets you quickly find them, as well as related messages and files. It doesn’t matter which account you communicated with them — they’re all there.
6. Organise files across sources with spaces
Sometimes you’re looking for just one file, but other times you might want to gather several for a project or customer engagement.
With Spaces you can tag files to gather a group to download or use.
And the best thing is: You don’t have to copy or move them: They can stay in whatever you found them, whether it’s a folder on your computer or a cloud app.
Now you know how to find absolutely everything with Curiosity. We hope it will help you focus and be more productive. Let us know if it does… happy searching!