iPhone 3.0: Spotlight and Voice Memo

March 21, 2009 — by Simon Ng3



iPhone 3.0: Spotlight and Voice Memo

March 21, 2009 — by Simon Ng3

Spotlight & Voice MemoYesterday, we have checked out the great feature of iPhone 3.0 – Cut, Copy & Paste. Today, let’s take a look at two other fantastic new features: Spotlight and Voice Memo.


So, what’s Spotlight? If you’re from Mac background, you’d heard of it. Spotlight offers system-wide search for iPhone that you can simply type in a keyword and it’ll show you all related items, including email, calendar event, contacts, notes, SMS, etc.

Spotlight Search for iPhone 3.0

Apple has designed to put Spotlight to the very left of home screen. So, at the home screen, simply flick your finger to the right to bring up Spotlight.

To see Spotlight search in action, check out this video and see Apple’s executive to show you how it works:

Voice Memo

Apple finally adds a new application to iPhone – Voice Memo. Voice memo allows you to easily record any sound as a voice memo and share it with your friends or others via MMS or email. The Voice memo interface is simple and intuitive. Simply tap the record button to start recording and tap the stop button when you complete. Voice Memo also lets you trim the voice recording.

Voice Memo #1
Voice memo #2

So, what do you think about these two new features?

To view all new features that will come with iPhone 3.0, check out iPhone 3.0 Features Roundup.

[Photos via AppleInsider]

Simon Ng

Founder, developer and chief blogger of

  • Jman06

    compared it to iTalk. iTalk has a better interface and more options – but this one is customizable with “labels” and the microphone settings are definitely good – but i prefer iTalk to this new native app, but hey its free and works good for the people who just don’t give a crap. hah

  • mark

    can i sync the memo files to show up on iTunes?

  • marcel

    Nope, it does not allow. Only email.. you can also not organize them or give the recordings a logical name, which renders this app useless in my book.