*** Type once, search everywhere. ***

Open Phlo for Mac with a keyboard shortcut, 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. You can jump straight to results from any search site, 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.

Key features:

• Jump to 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
• Configurable global keyboard shortcut to launch Phlo from anywhere
• Search multiple sites at once using Shift + Return or Shift + click
• Automatically bubbles up your most used search engines and sites
• Keyboard shortcuts to help you search faster
Gorgeous graphics that support Apple’s Retina Display

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

Access all your search history and saved sites across your Mac and iOS devices using Phlo Sync. Phlo Sync is available as a yearly in-app purchase. Plus, with our free Phlo Assistant extension, you can easily add your favorite search sites to Phlo using your favorite browser.

*** Praise for Phlo ***

• Like Kayak for web search
- Fast Company

• Phlo for Mac is a quick and useful search utility

• Phlo coming to the Mac to save time and expand the horizons of our searches
- AppleWeblog

• Phlo could be just the thing to speed up your search workflow.
- MacAppStorm

• Phlo is a great way to do a quick search when needed.
- MakeTechEasier

What’s New

Version 3.2

-Upgraded Infrastructure
We are upgrading the backend infrastructure for Phlo Sync. The change will happen on the 28th of January 2017. To continue using Phlo Sync reliably, we recommend you to update your version of Phlo to the latest version 3.2 before the 28th.
-Updated for macOS Sierra
-Updated Phlo Assistant for Safari and Chrome
-Temporarily discontinued Phlo Assistant for Firefox

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Codewyn ,

Bugs and limited functionality

Great concept but a few hitches. For one, I am unable to sort my search sources manually. Second, the autocomplete for search sources is broken: when that field is active it does not recognize the first letter of the name of the source, only the second letter (ie: I have to type “o” for Google instead of “g”). And third, I would like to see an option to disable both the menu and dock icons, so it would run stealth and activate only with a keystoke.

A couple other things that would help improve it: themes/skins and customization; and iCloud sync (no proprietary sync).

Great start overall, but still falls short.

Corvi ,

$1.99 Buy Subscription DOESN’T PROCESS ORDER

My 1-year subscription expired but clicking on the ‘Buy Subscription ($1.99)/Year’ button doesn’t do anything! I even logged out, then logged back in again, but clicking the subscribe button DOES NOTHING!!!


PaulzToTheWall ,

Doesn’t Refresh Your Purchases

What makes this so poor is that you purchase Sync subscriptions, but you can’t refresh them here or on the iOS version.

App Privacy

The developer, Cynapse, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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