Phlo has been our favorite hobby project. Often called the Kayak of web search, Phlo is a nifty tool that provides the quickest and most convenient way to find what you’re looking for on any search site. You can try your search query at Google, Wikipedia, Amazon, and over 30 other built-in services, all with a single tap and no re-typing your query over and over. It synchronizes your search history & newly added sites across all devices, so you can continue your search from one device to another. By consolidating search, it saves us information addicts a whole lot of time! Phlo really is the best way to search everywhere and find exactly what you need.
Our users love it too, and many have reached out to us with requests to update the app to support the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sizes. An update has been long pending, and we are happy to finally release Phlo v3.1 especially designed to support iOS8 and for the larger screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With native support, Phlo is no longer zoomed in and is now able to display more search results on the bigger screen devices. Phlo will feel right at home on Apple’s new operating system.
This version also brings along some major changes. One big change is the Phlo app icon. The search loupe along with the colored stripes symbolize the essence of Phlo - when the user needs to find an answer, they shouldn’t be slowed down by the question of where to look for it. The new icon puts the search loupe in focus, is bright and is quickly spottable among other app icons on the iPhone or iPad screens. The new icon better reflects the philosophy and design principles that Cynapse lives by.
The second change is in the business model of Phlo. With v3.1, we are moving Phlo out of being a hobby project to be a full time paid app. To make sure we can keep making Phlo even better, Phlo is being priced at $3.99 (or equivalent in other countries). With this change in Phlo 3.1, we want to say thank you to all of you who helped us get this far. All existing users will continue to use the app for free. And the in-app Phlo Sync service will continue to be a yearly purchase of $1.99.
Phlo v3.1 is available now for iPhone and iPad. Give it a try and a great review so we can keep great features coming, and let us know what you think!