|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
SpotSMS is a mod, that once installed, allows the stock Spotlight Search to search within your SMS (and MMS) messages. There is no icon for this mod, it is a code mod. It is activated as soon as it is installed and would have to be uninstalled to be removed.
To use the mod, you can go into the stock Spotlight Search and enter text that you would like to search for. The search will start when you have entered at least three characters. SMS results will have the Messages icon next to them. You can tap on an SMS result to view the full text message.
I did notice a few things about this mod. First, is that the results display the phone number from which the text was received/sent instead of the Contact’s name or title. This can be a little annoying if you want to know who the text message is from but, you do not have the phone number memorized. Also, the description of the app says that it searches MMS messages as well as SMS messages. This was not the case for my iPhone. When I searched for text that I knew was included with an MMS… it did not display the message in the search results. That could have something to do with my hacked MMS or it could be a glitch in the app… I’m not sure.
Besides those two things, the application works normally. I will be keeping it around.
The developer of SpotSMS says that more features are on there way including Settings. You can get SpotSMS via the BigBoss source.