Searching iCroons is simple. Most searches can yield the results you're
looking for simply by entering any parts of the song artist, title, or trackID.
Words don't have to be whole words and the search text words or word fragments
will be searched across all fields. For example, let's say you wanted
to search for the song "More Than A Feeling" by Boston, you could simply
enter "bost mor". You've only entered parts of the artist and
title, but its enough to narrow down to that song and artist. If you wanted
to just search all songs by Boston, you'd enter "Boston" in the search
text, but click the "A" button for only searching the artist field.
- For song titles that end in "ing", it's a good idea to skip the
"g". For example, if you search for the song "Don't Stop
Believing", you will get results, but you're also missing the results where
the song title is actually "Don't Stop Believin'"
- Avoid using symbols like apostrophies and exclamation marks for the same reason.
In the above example, you'd actually want to shorten the search text to "don
stop believin". Some artists use symbols in their names and not all manufacturers
will recognize them. For example, there's an artist named "Ke$ha",
but some manufacturers don't use the dollar sign and simply refer to her as
"Kesha". you can either do 2 separate searches on both names, or
do a search for "ke ha" for example. It will also yield other results,
but you're garanteed to include both versions of the name.
- upper and lower case does not matter so don't waste time ever hitting the
shift key on your keyboard
- avoid common words like "the", "and", "is" etc...
or any word that you'd consider pretty common. It's a waste of the
search engine to search for words that are in a lot of songs and it doesn't
help narrow down what you're looking for.
- avoid repeating words. Each word or word fragment is searched separately,
so repeating words won't yield any more results and only causes the search engine
to work harder for no more results. For example, if you wanted to search for
the song "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" by Genesis. You would simply
type "genesis tonight".