Greplin Turns Into Cue, Adds FunctionalityBy: Chris Crum - June 19, 2012
Personalized search service Greplin announced that it has changed its name to Cue, made some adjustments to its functionality, and is now resides at CueUp.com.
Greplin let you search through many social networks, Gmail, and various other points of personal data.
“In the last year, we’ve received so much feedback from our users. We’ve learned that you’re busy and you need your technology to work for you, instead of the other way around,” the company said in an email. “Many of you wanted a better way to contact the people you care about, get where you’re going, and stay informed. We’ve used all your input to create Cue. It has all the elements of Greplin that you’ve come to rely on, plus some new features designed so you’ll always be one step ahead.”
It’s quite true that Greplin took some time on the user’s part to make usable. It required users to add services and wait for the service to process all the data needed to become useful, at least in my experience.
Here are a few glimpses of the new service:
Now, Cue is only available as an iPhone app, whereas Greplin was available on as a standalone web product. A web product is on the way, however. No mention of an Android app.
In the email, the company says:
Here’s how Cue will help you know what’s next:
- Your email, contacts and calendar become an intelligent snapshot of your day.
- Your events are automatically connected to related emails, phone numbers, and addresses.
- Get the details you need to change or cancel reservations, check into flights, track the arrival of packages, or text friends that you are running late.
- See up-to-date contact info alongside recent communications and the contact’s latest posts on Facebook and Twitter.
It will be interesting to see if Cue can gain more ground in its new form that Greplin was able to. As other popular apps like Instagram and Flipboard have proven, iOS is as good a place to start as any.