When you search for something on the web you normally use Google or Yahoo (if you're not the one who stands out of the crowd) or some other website that does the job for you. Most of them have unique techniques for finding what you want and some offer additional features as well like searching for pictures, images or even sounds and videos. But none of them is ultimate in finding what you really need (Google fans calm down ;) . How about connecting the features of all sites together in a single search.. Wouldn't that be fine? It is.
Because that's exactly what Sidekiq and Crossengine do. They both offer similar ways to search using many different engines. You only have to choose one search engine from the menu and switch to others on the fly. This way, you can easily and very quickly find anything imaginable about a subject, whether it is a document, picture, video, download or anything else.
Both sites use a sidebar. Crossengine let's you even choose between top and side layout. It also has few quick shortcuts for the most visited sites like Wiki, Youtube an so on.
You would spend tens of minutes by searching for the content on all of those sites manually one by one. These two search engine aggregators may bring the results quickly in and speed up your work.
Update: Both search engines that offered the multi-search feature initially are no longer operating on the Internet. We have removed the links pointing to them as a result.
Zuula is an alternative that you can still use. It allows you to make various searches, e.g. for Internet sites, images, news or video, and displays all of the search engines that it supports in a tabbed interface at the top. You can then click on another search engine to quickly switch to its result page if you cannot find the right results in the initial engine.
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