Been using IceRocket search engine lately, what a great up and coming search tool.
Most unique thing I’ve found is that it is the only general search engine that generates RSS feeds..now that FindForward has stopped doing it.
ADDED 16/05/05: see this post for MSN RSS search feeds.
- Search the web
- Search blogs (apparently the most so far)
- Search news
- Search Images
- Search Multi Media (songs, audio books, movies, etc.)
- Search Phone Pics (I guess this is similar to images)
- Search People (Find A Friend)
Advanced search (web search) has phrase searching and a site search box.
Results are great for usability:
- thumbnail snapshots
- open in a new window icon
- info label - hover for sites stats from alexa
- archive label - links to Internet archive:Wayback Machine (to see history of the webpage)
- quick view - this is the best of all, it shows a small scrollable version of the webpage (incase you don’t want to commit to the full click)
in this mode you can maximise the view even a bit more, and there’s even a link to add it to your favourites
All these features can be customised in the preferences page.
Also has a search history page
That’s not all:
There’s a toolbar
Icespy - recent Icerocket searches
Email A Search - send an email from your phone with the search term and wait for the response.
RSS Builder - it even has a tool for website or blog owners to publish their own RSS feeds, and it’s FREE!