With speculation Apple intends creating its own Google replacing search engine, it seemed a good time to share a few of the more powerful things Spotlight can already do for you on both Mac and iOS devices.
Learn to make the most of Spotlight
Command-Space to invoke Spotlight is the single most useful command on your Mac. It can help you find almost anything on your Mac or online.
Want to open an app? Tap Command-Space and begin typing the app name until it appears, then press Return to launch the app. Want to open a document? Begin typing its name until you find it in the Documents view.
To select items in the dropdown list that you can see, just use the up/down arrows, and press Return when you want to open something. You can also use it to get to System Preferences. I find this approach faster than using Siri, but each to their own. You’ll find lots more useful Spotlight search tips here.