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Although Google is still one of the fastest search engines 13 Alternative Search Engines That Find What Google Can't 13 Alternative Search Engines That Find What Google Can't Read More in the world, it does still have it’s annoyances. The requirement to search over and over with varying results each time can become tiresome. Each and every results page can come up with something different, and each and every time you may not get the results you want.

I’m sure back in the Google Labs cave, their genius engineers are concocting up some type of real time results, but for now, we will have to settle on a great alternative. And that great alternative is called Keyboardr.

Keyboardr takes all of the behind the scenes Google search results and displays them in real-time on your screen. In other words, as you are typing your search term in their search box, the display below changes to proper Google results. Not too long ago, Google implemented one of their “Labs” products called Google Suggest, that displays suggested results and how many there are.

Keyboardr works in a completely different manner. As opposed to displaying suggested results in real-time, it displays the actual results in real-time.

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The name Keyboardr comes from the fact that they have implemented the ability to navigate the results through your keyboard – using your arrow keys to jump from result to result and selecting your choice by pressing enter.

Along with getting Google search results, you will also see results from Wikipedia, YouTube and Google Images.

The engineers with Keyboardr also have plans to implement and integrate services such as Friendfeed, Delicious, Twitter, Flickr, Google Docs and many more.

In the video below you will see exactly how they will use some of these services to allow for friends and others to connect with each other, and find more of what they might be looking for.

The additional features of Keyboardr are great. However, having said that, I think the real beauty of the web app lies in its real-time Google results. When I’m searching for a quick fix or answer, I like being able to quickly search the web or a site without having to refresh with a different results page, each and every time I type something in. Keyboardr gets the job done for me, with very quick and responsive results.

How about you? Do you see yourself using this over Google.com? Are there similar web apps or browser add-ons that have this ability? I’d love to know.

Photo Credit : manfry’s

  1. Aibek
    March 6, 2009 at 5:54 am

    I think Google already offers the ability to navigate serach results using keyboard. You only need to opt-in for that.

  2. erik
    February 23, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    the inquisitor add-on for firefox was pretty nice, but didnt work properly under ubuntu, so ill try the cyberspace

    keyboardr is pretty nice, but does it actually send a search request for every single character you type?
    i heard a single search request on google takes as much energy as 40W lightbulb burning for an hour, or something like that?

    • T.J. Mininday
      February 23, 2009 at 5:33 pm

      Cybersearch works well too. For more comprehensive results, I would still recommended keyboardr.com

  3. louis
    February 23, 2009 at 1:39 am

    peers firefox addon is great for that

  4. tavanbos
    February 22, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    i would recommend cybersearch add-on for firefox. it does the same job, not only for google but also for any site you add to it.

    • T.J. Mininday
      February 23, 2009 at 12:31 am

      Very cool. Just the kind of feedback I was looking for. I wanted to have something like this for Firefox.

    • Sam
      February 23, 2009 at 3:14 am

      I totally agree with you

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