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Use Find In Page to find text in Mobile Safari

 Our uber-smart man Werner posted up a great tutorial on how to do this last year using a simple cut/paste operation of some javascript code, but if you want a more iPhone-integrated page search--one that is a real app (without having to trick up a bookmark)--for 99 cents you can grab "Find In Page" in the app store. The dev (blog link below) is trying to get the word out, and it looks like a valuable addition, at least until a future iPhone version adds the feature. I'm sure there will still be plenty of things left to tweak. You might check out Vais Salikhov's blog where he explains the advantage of using a real app to do this instead of a bookmarklet...

Wanted to add that a Lite version is also available, along with another helpful utility called End Of Page that takes you quickly to the bottom of a web page...

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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the iphonelife.com and smartphonemag.com blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at natestera.drupalgardens.com or e-mail him at nate@iphonelife.com.