Not too long ago, LeapFish unveiled a demo of it’s new multi-faceted search engine to the public, and it was received with warm reviews, although it did contain many glitches that needed to be worked out. Just recently, LeapFish unveiled another demo of their product to a select few, and this time around there were many benefits to really make this search engine conglomerate much more appealing the second time around.
The main key element that LeapFish is looking to utilize in order to differentiate themselves from other search engines, is its ability to allow users to search AND share. In the past, if you found something of interest (or something that was really, really cool), you would need to switch over to a bookmarking site like Digg, or StumbleUpon in order to share your findings with others. Of course, many already have the bookmarking features built into a downloadable toolbar which they can easily access in their web browser.
The only catch is, internet users would have to be on their own computer in order to access the bookmarking friendly toolbars. There was no way to access your personal toolbars when using someone else’s computer. Now there is a way to have your cake and eat it too (luckily, this cake won’t go straight to your hips). The bookmarking capabilities of a toolbar are built right into the infrastructure of the LeapFish search engine. You can even customize your own personal homepage when using the search engine making it that much easier to keep up with your favorite websites. The previous demo had two setup choices, but they both looked very similar to the Google search page. The new look of LeapFish is a cross between Yahoo! and Google’s homepage. The page starts out with a default, but this default can definitely be customized to show what you are most interested in right on your very own homepage.
The LeapFish search engine has concentrated on getting search results from the big three search engines – Yahoo!, Google, and Bing which covers a very large portion of the search engine market share. You can find pics, videos, and regular search results all in one place. And, as mentioned before, once you find these internet gems, you can easily share your findings with others using some of the most popular social bookmarking portals – without leaving your search results! If you are looking for a simple and powerful way to combine your search results from the top search engines, then LeapFish may be just what you are looking for (and what you’ve been missing).