The magnifying glass is your Contacts Search (turned on via Display Preferences). When doing a search, only the top 10 results will be returned. You are able to search on: Name (Fullname, First Name, Last Name), Email, Company, and Phone number.
The plus symbol is a Global Add which adds a new record of your choice (e.g. New Invoice).
The question mark pops open a right panel to access help search as well as chat.
If you have multiple Method accounts, use this function to switch accounts without signing out and signing back in.
Opens the Method Help Center which you are currently on right now.
Signs you out of this Method account.
Each app you have installed is represented by a tile: Each tile looks different, depending on the app it represents, but on every tile you can:
Access the app's most commonly-used screens (e.g. New and Active on the Contacts app)
Read a brief description of the app
Use an ellipsis button (...) to access the app's preferences. Find more information about app preferences in the corresponding app documentation.
Users with administrative access can also manage apps from the ellipses menu, including app permissions and screens.
You're also given three further options:
Move the app tile around your dashboard (do this to re-order the way your app tiles appear when you log in)
Change the colour of the app tile
Star and favourite apps you often use
Removing the star will minimize the app and it moves to the bottom of your dashboard
You can favourite minimized apps at any time by clicking the ellipsis and reselecting the star icon.
These three options only influence the dashboard of the user currently signed in. Each user is free to customize their own dashboards using these options.
At the end of the app tile section, there is an outlined box labeled Add / Remove Apps: Clicking this button takes you to a screen where you can add new packs and create your own custom apps (see Subscribe for more information).