The one element of the internet that has not really changed much over the past decade is the method which we interact with search engines. You input what you want to search for and the results is provided as a list of links where you are required to navigate back and forth from the generated list. By the time you open numerous browser tabs and navigate back and forth to the search results, it is easy to find yourself getting lost.
I came across a new method of searching, called SearchLion, that uses current browser technology and serves as the frontend interface to the Google and Yahoo search engines.
SearchLion is different than anything I have experienced when it comes to performing a search. You enter what you are searching, as you normally would; however, when the list of results are provided you will notice that the listing is to the left side of your screen. Adjacent to each link in the listing you will see a small “open” button which will allow you to open the link on the right side of the screen in a fully navigable and resizable browser window. You can do this with each and every link of interest without ever leaving the search result screen. During my testing of SearchLion I found it to be very fast; and just the ability to open a link in an adjacent window is definitely a productivity boost right there.
That feature is only one aspect of SearchLion. It get’s better! To really appreciate SearchLion you have really have to stroke its’ mane and take it for a ride. SearchLion is currently in beta and developers seem to be really open to any suggestion you (the enduser) may have to offer.
Other features to explore in Search Lion are:
1. Search Browsing
3. Saved Searches
4. User Features
Instead of me boring you with my explanation of these awesome features, you can get a detailed explanation of these features, along with videos, [HERE] . Also, to follow along with the development of SearchLion, I encourage you to bookmark their blog [HERE].
In the end, I know I will keep going back to SearchLion to take advantage of the ingenious method of searching and to see what is new in terms of its’ development.