Real-time Searching with Leapfish

leapfish-logoIf someone asked me which website that I spend the more than 50% of my overall surfing time on, I’d have to say Google. Using a search engine to find information is hard-wired into our brains these days. Overall, search engines aren’t overly exciting though. They do their job with little applause. Probably the last time you heard news about a search engine was when Bing! came on the scene. How many people actually use Bing as their go to source for info? Yeah, me neither. I’m sure it’s fine, but I’m so used to using Google, that I’ve not been motivated to make a change to another info vendor. But, that may change with the recent announcement by LeapFish. They are making plans to unveil a new multimedia and real-time search, communication and sharing platform. 

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Searching in action - click to see full size screen capture

Exact details surrounding the features of this new search platform and how it works have not yet been released, but LeapFish is conducting private demos prior to the highly anticipated launch (if interested please email demo@leapfish.com) and a beta version of the site is already available that you can try. The main thing you will notice just as soon as you start typing search terms in the input field is that the results start showing up as you are typing the keywords. You can specify where you want Leapfish to search: google, yahoo or MSN. And on the right side bar, it will show associated news, videos, images, and shopping links. Leapfish also has an answers option, that is pretty cool. It lists questions people have asked that include your search terms.

LeapFish.com is pretty cool so far. I’m definitely going to check it out further when it comes out of beta. What do you guys think? Would you switch to it over google?

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3 comments… add one

  • TonyBostony November 3, 2009, 9:54 pm

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand no one cares? I am not surprised. When I got a demo from Wolfram, I was excited to find the pi or PO or something like that.

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  • Ralph | Vertical Measures November 4, 2009, 4:08 pm

    I’m very excited about this! I’m obsessed with real time search and heard about LeapFish. I didn’t know about the demo, so thanks for sharing that. I applied and hope to see it in action!

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  • James November 7, 2009, 2:43 am

    Look’s like Leapfish is a another scam, nobody needs web site, thats try to bring as many sources as possible, but never did something really new.

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