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List of search engines


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.

   
 

1. By content/topic



General



P2P search engines



Metasearch engines



Geographically limited scope



Accountancy



Business



Enterprise



Fashion



Food/Recipes



Mobile/Handheld


Job



Legal



Medical



News



People



Real estate / property



Television



Video Games





2. 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.

  • Open Drive

Email



Maps



Price



Question and answer



Human answers



Automatic answers



Natural language





3. By model


Privacy search engines



Open source search engines



Semantic browsing engines



Social search engines



Visual search engines



Search appliances




Desktop search engines


Name Platform Remarks License
Autonomy Windows IDOL Enterprise Desktop Search. 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
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
Recoll Linux, Unix Open Source desktop search tool for Unix/Linux GPL
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
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, freeware

Usenet


  • Google Groups (formerly Deja News)



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Bing



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