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

NameLanguage !
BaiduChinese, Japanese
BingMultilingual
BlekkoEnglish
DuckDuckGoEnglish
ExaleadMultilingual
GigablastEnglish
GoogleMultilingual
MunaxMultilingual
QwantMultilingual
SogouChinese
Soso.comChinese
VoluniaMultilingual
Yahoo!Multilingual
YandexMultilingual
YoudaoChinese

P2P search engines

NameLanguage
FAROOEnglish
Seeks (Open Source)English
YaCy (Free and fully decentralized)Multilingual

Metasearch engines

NameLanguage
BlingoEnglish
Yippy (formerly Clusty)English
DeeperWebEnglish
DogpileEnglish
ExciteEnglish
Harvester42
HotBotEnglish
Info.comEnglish
Ixquick (StartPage)Multilingual
Kayak and SideStepMultilingual
Mamma
MetacrawlerEnglish
MobissimoMultilingual
OtaloEnglish
PCH Search and Win
WebCrawlerEnglish
Fewclick SearchEnglish

Geographically limited scope

NameLanguageCountry
AccoonaChinese, EnglishChina, United States
AllebaEnglishPhilippines
AnsearchEnglishAustralia, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand
BiglobeJapaneseJapan
DaumKorea
EgerinKurdishKurdistan
GooJapaneseJapan
Guruji.comIndia
Leit.isIceland
MaktoobArab World
Miner.huHungary
Najdi.siSlovenia
NaverKoreanKorea
OnkoshArab World
RamblerRussia
RediffIndia
SAPOPortugal, Angola, Cabo Verde, Mozambique
Search.chSwitzerland
SesamNorway, Sweden
SeznamCzech Republic
Walla!Israel
Yandex.ruRussia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan
Yehey!Philippines
ZipLocalCanada/United States

Semantic

Search Engine NameDescriptionSpeciality
VikiTronSemantic mathematics, chemistry and knowledge engine.math, numbers, chemistry, geography
FirmilySpecialises in auto-tagging companies websites in economic sectorsbusiness search engine
Invention Machine's GoldfireSpecialises in surfacing concepts from various document types, enterprise applications, technical and deep web sites, worldwide patent literature, consumer sentiment and more.Decision engine for researchers, engineers, and scientists.
Sophia Search LimitedSpecialises in auto-tagging of content for semantic search and discoverysearch engine
SymbolabSpecializes in scientific searchscientific search engine
True Knowledge (now Evi)[1]Specialises in knowledge base and semantic searchanswer engine
YummlySemantic web search engine for food, cooking and recipesfood related
Browse.ltFast and comfortable web search engineweb, video, images, news
SwoogleSearching over 10,000 ontologiesSemantic web ontologies. Indexes over 4 million semantic web documents.
FalconsFull semantic search engineProvides keyword-based search for objects, concepts (classes and properties), ontologies, and RDF documents on the semantic web.
International Digital Media ArchiveSemantic document search engineArchive of semantic metadata extracted from thousands of documents.

Accountancy

Business

Computers

Enterprise

Fashion

Food/Recipes

Genealogy

Mobile/Handheld

Job

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.

Cloud

Search engines listed below find various types of files that have been stored in the cloud and made publicly available.

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

NamePlatformRemarksLicense
AutonomyWindowsIDOL Enterprise Desktop Search.Proprietary, commercial
BeagleLinuxOpen 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 SearchWindowsFree for home use
DocFetcherCross-platformOpen source desktop search tool for Windows and Linux, based on Apache LuceneEclipse Public License
dtSearch DesktopWindowsProprietary (30 day trial)
EverythingWindowsFind files and folders by name instantly on NTFS volumesFreeware
Google DesktopLinux, Mac OS, WindowsIntegrates 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 StorageLinuxOpen Source desktop search tool for Unix/LinuxGPL
InSight Desktop SearchWindowsMetadata-based search utilityFreeware
ISYS Search SoftwareWindowsISYS:desktop search software.Proprietary (14 day trial)
Locate32WindowsGraphical port of Unix's locate & updatedbBSD License[2]
LookeenWindowsOutlook Search Tool, with integrated Desktop SearchProprietary (14 day trial)
Meta TrackerLinux, UnixOpen Source desktop search tool for Unix/LinuxGPL v2 [3]
RecollLinux, UnixOpen Source desktop search tool for Unix/LinuxGPL [4]
SpotlightMac OSFound in Apple Mac OS X "Tiger" and later OS X releases.Proprietary
StrigiLinux, Unix, Solaris, Mac OS X and WindowsCross-platform open source desktop search engineLGPL v2 [5]
Terrier Search EngineLinux, Mac OS, UnixDesktop search for Windows, Mac OS X (Tiger), Unix/Linux.MPL
Tropes ZoomWindowsSemantic Search Engine.Freeware and commercial
Unity DashLinuxPart of Ubuntu Desktop.GPL v3
Windows SearchWindowsPart 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, freeware

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. ^ According to http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Servers/Database-Utils/Locate32.shtml
  3. ^ According to COPYING in SVN trunk.
  4. ^ According to [1].
  5. ^ According to COPYING in version 0.5.10 tar.bz2 package.

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