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November 26, 2006

Powerful Search Features in Netvibes

Here's an interesting new feature from Netvibes, probably the best personalized homepage. Now you can perform a search in all your feeds simultaneously. You can filter only recent content from your feeds, and also from other modules like Gmail or ToDo list. While searching your feeds is not something innovative, this feature is powerful because you can see each feed separately.



But the fun starts when you add search modules for web search, image search etc. If you click on Search, you'll get results from all the search engines and for all the search flavors simultaneously. To see the snippets, you have to hover over each search result, but that's the price you have to pay in order to see all this information in one place.


I know what Google would say: "but we have Google Ajax Search API", and it's very nice, but Netvibes' solution is simpler and works for almost any module.

3 comments:

  1. I agree, Netvibes truly is the greatest start page ever, and I have lots of tabs, and when I first saw the filter option and tried it out, I was amazed how it searched every single one of them, now with such advance search capabilities, and the various other modules, especially meebo, I have almost no use for many of the programs in my computer, you can just run everything from the web and save that hard drive space for more important things like pictures and videos of your friends and family, all your games, and of course, the music collection

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  2. I agree with you. Netvibes rocks! They are my home page at work and at home.

    As a matter of fact, a few months ago I made a prediction that could happen: I said Netvibes would become the next purchase by Google. What do you think?

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  3. Hi,

    we have just opened a Netvibes Users Forum

    http://netvibes.7.forumer.com/index.php

    Thanks

    Opo

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