topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • Thursday October 6, 2022, 6:06 am
  • Proudly celebrating 15+ years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Pledge: Search Thing  (Read 1060 times)

allen

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,206
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Pledge: Search Thing
« on: December 14, 2021, 05:44 PM »
This is something I was going to hack together for myself, but figured why not throw on a frontend and share it with friends. It is currently untitled.

Platform: The web
Price: Free

What is it? Just a simple interface for defining search engines with shortcuts - similar to Duck Duck Go !BANGS or browser built in custom search.

Why? Duck Duck Go/Neeva/Etc. offer limited functionality in this regard, defining search engines for me but no way to add my own search tools. Browser custom search engines work great in a given browser, but they are not portable. Enter Search my Search: define my favorite search engines with shortcut (n) and query (https://neeva.com/search?q=%s) pairs, then set this as my default search engine which will always have all my favorite searches ready to go on any browser on any platform. Authentication will be purely email based, don't want to mess with UN/passwords.


Nod5

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 1,151
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Pledge: Search Thing
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2021, 01:08 PM »
I like customizable short search syntaxes for browsers, the more the merrier. The description has some similarity with Yubnub https://yubnub.org/ , which I had almost forgotten exists.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 40,826
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Pledge: Search Thing
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2021, 12:50 AM »
Allen, great to see you!!  :-*

allen

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,206
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Pledge: Search Thing
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2021, 09:16 AM »
I like customizable short search syntaxes for browsers, the more the merrier. The description has some similarity with Yubnub https://yubnub.org/ , which I had almost forgotten exists.

Yes, similar idea indeex - but I didn't want to share the shortcut name space with the rest of the user base. And I wanted assurance of no tracking.

allen

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,206
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Pledge: Search Thing
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2021, 09:17 AM »
Allen, great to see you!!  :-*

👍♥️