List of search engines

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This is a list of articles about search engines, including web search engines, selection-based search engines, metasearch engines, desktop search tools, and web portals and vertical market websites that have a search facility for online databases.

By content/topic

General

Name Language
Baidu Chinese, Japanese
Bing Multilingual
Blekko English
DuckDuckGo Multilingual
Exalead Multilingual
Gigablast English
Google Multilingual
Munax Multilingual
Qwant Multilingual
Sogou Chinese
Soso.com Chinese
Yahoo! Multilingual
Yandex Multilingual
Youdao Chinese

P2P search engines

Name Language
FAROO English
Seeks (Open Source) English
YaCy (Free and fully decentralized) Multilingual

Metasearch engines

Name Language
Blingo English
Yippy (formerly Clusty) English
DeeperWeb English
Dogpile English
Excite English
Harvester42
HotBot English
Info.com English
Ixquick (StartPage) Multilingual
Kayak and SideStep Multilingual
Mamma
Metacrawler English
Mobissimo Multilingual
Otalo English
PCH Search and Win
WebCrawler English

Geographically limited scope

Name Language Country
Accoona Chinese, English China, United States
Ansearch English Australia, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand
Biglobe Japanese Japan
Daum Korean Korea
Egerin Kurdish Kurdistan
Goo Japanese Japan
Guruji.com India
Leit.is Iceland
Maktoob Arab World
Miner.hu Hungary
Najdi.si Slovenia
Naver Korean Korea
Onkosh Arab World
Rambler Russia
Rediff India
SAPO Portugal, Angola, Cabo Verde, Mozambique
Search.ch Switzerland
Sesam Norway, Sweden
Seznam Czech Republic
Walla! Israel
Yandex.ru Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan
ZipLocal Canada/United States

Semantic

See also: Semantic search
Search Engine Name Description Speciality
Sophia Search Limited Specialises in auto-tagging of content for semantic search and discovery search engine
True Knowledge (now Evi)[1] Specialises in knowledge base and semantic search answer engine
Yummly Semantic web search engine for food, cooking and recipes food related
Swoogle Searching over 10,000 ontologies Semantic web ontologies. Indexes over 4 million semantic web documents.

Accountancy

Business

Computers

Enterprise

Fashion

Food/Recipes

Genealogy

Mobile/Handheld

Job

Main article: Job search engine

Legal

Medical

News

People

Real estate / property

Television

Video Games

By information type

Search engines dedicated to a specific kind of information

Forum

Blog

Multimedia

Source code

BitTorrent

These search engines work across the BitTorrent protocol.

Email

Maps

Price

Question and answer

Human answers

Automatic answers

Natural language

By model

Privacy search engines

Open source search engines

Semantic browsing engines

Social search engines

Visual search engines

Search appliances


Desktop search engines

See also: Desktop search

Desktop search engines listed on a light purple background are no longer in active development.

Name Platform Remarks License
Autonomy Windows IDOL Enterprise Desktop Search, HP Autonomy Universal Search.[2] Proprietary, commercial
Beagle Linux Open source desktop search tool for Linux based on Lucene. Unmaintained since 2009. A mix of the X11/MIT License and the Apache License
Copernic Desktop Search Windows Free for home use
DocFetcher Cross-platform Open source desktop search tool for Windows and Linux, based on Apache Lucene Eclipse Public License
dtSearch Desktop Windows Proprietary (30 day trial)
Everything Windows Find files and folders by name instantly on NTFS volumes Freeware
Google Desktop Linux, Mac OS, Windows Integrates with the main Google search engine page. 5.9 Release now supports x64 systems. As of September 14, 2011, Google has discontinued this product. Freeware
GNOME Storage Linux Open Source desktop search tool for Unix/Linux GPL
InSight Desktop Search Windows Metadata-based search utility Freeware
ISYS Search Software Windows ISYS:desktop search software. Proprietary (14 day trial)
Locate32 Windows Graphical port of Unix's locate & updatedb BSD License[3]
Lookeen Windows Outlook Search Tool, with integrated Desktop Search Proprietary (14 day trial)
Meta Tracker Linux, Unix Open Source desktop search tool for Unix/Linux GPL v2 [4]
Recoll Linux, Unix Open Source desktop search tool for Unix/Linux GPL [5]
Spotlight Mac OS Found in Apple Mac OS X "Tiger" and later OS X releases. Proprietary
Strigi Linux, Unix, Solaris, Mac OS X and Windows Cross-platform open source desktop search engine LGPL v2 [6]
Terrier Search Engine Linux, Mac OS, Unix Desktop search for Windows, Mac OS X (Tiger), Unix/Linux. MPL
Tropes Zoom Windows Semantic Search Engine. Freeware and commercial
Unity Dash Linux Part of Ubuntu Desktop. GPL v3
Windows Search Windows Part of Windows Vista and later OSs. Available as Windows Desktop Search for Windows XP and Server 2003. Does not support indexing UNC paths on x64 systems. Proprietary
X1 Desktop Search Windows Major desktop search product along with Copernic Desktop Search. Proprietary (14 day trial)[7]

Usenet

Based on

Google

Yahoo!

Bing

Ask.com

Defunct or acquired search engines

See also

References

  1. ^ http://evi.com . Accessed 2013 June 14.
  2. ^ "HP Universal Search". Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  3. ^ According to http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Servers/Database-Utils/Locate32.shtml
  4. ^ According to COPYING in SVN trunk.
  5. ^ According to [1].
  6. ^ According to COPYING in version 0.5.10 tar.bz2 package.
  7. ^ "X1 Search 8". X1 Technologies. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  8. ^ According to domain liquidation notice at http://blog.mrwebmaster.it/2014/04/11/il-dominio-volunia-it-e-in-vendita.html (Italian)

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