Custom Search Examples

Searching Applications

Twitter.app
Search URL to post to Twitter: twitter://post?message={query}
Search URL to search Twitter: twitter://search?query={query}

Search Spotify
Search URL: spotify:search:{query}

Mac App Store by Olivier G
Search URL: macappstore://ax.search.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSearch.woa/wa/search?q={query}
Note: App Store must be launched first

FaceTime by julian.neef
Search URL: facetime://{query}
Note: works with email addresses and phone numbers

Developer Tools

Search GitHub by Andy Stewart
Search URL: http://github.com/search?q={query}

Search PHP function list on PHP.net by Gushy
Search URL: http://uk3.php.net/manual-lookup.php?pattern={query}

Search WordPress Codex by Kailey Lampert
Search URL: http://wordpress.org/search/{query}

Search Ruby on Rails API by Ashley Williams
Search URL: http://apidock.com/rails/search?query={query}

Search Mootools by Danillo Cesar
http://mootools.net/search/?search=1&query={query}

Productivity

Add task to Remember The Milk by Dan Brendstrup
Search URL: https://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/ext/addtask.rtm?d=today&t={query}

Search your own Delicious bookmarks
Search URL: http://www.delicious.com/thatcanadiangirl/{query}
Note: You'll need to change "thatcanadiangirl" to your username

Use a simple timer by @ShaDOhs
Search URL: http://e.ggtimer.com/{query}

Google Calendar Quick Add
Search URL: http://www.google.com/calendar/event?ctext=+{query}+&action=TEMPLATE&pprop=HowCreated%3AQUICKADD

Quick access to a friend's Facebook profile
Search URL: http://www.facebook.com/search/?q={query}

Leisure

Open a game by @ShaDOhs
Search URL: steam://rungameid/{query}

Listen to some music from Allmusic.com
Search URL for Artist: http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?sql={query}&opt1=1
Search URL for Album: http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?sql={query}&opt1=2
Search URL for Song: http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?sql={query}&opt1=3

Search Gowalla spots by mKaloer
Search URL: http://gowalla.com/spots#q={query}&order=checkins_count%20desc&per_page=20

Search Last.fm by benherbertson
Search URL: http://www.last.fm/search?q={query}&type=artist

Show me a random kitten!
Search URL: http://icanhascheezburger.com/?random

Netflix Search
Search URL: http://www.netflix.com/Search?v1={query}

Other

Search events on Lanyard.com by Leeky
Search URL: http://lanyrd.com/search/?q={query}&type=conference

Track UPS packages by @PacketCollision
Search URL: http://www.ups.com/WebTracking/track?trackNums={query}&track.x=Track

Check the status on "Down for everyone or just me?" by Jonathan Bloom
Search URL: http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/%7Bquery%7D