5 ways to search smarter, not harder

five ways to search smarter, not harder in you.com

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We all spend a lot of time online — whether it’s finding a product review before making a purchase, exploring different hobbies like DIY home improvement or cooking, or learning something new. And nothing is more annoying than wasting time sifting through ads and SEO’ed pages to find relevant results.

We think search should help you explore your curiosity quickly and free from intrusions. Search smarter, not harder.

That’s why we built you.com, a private search engine that summarizes the web so you can search less and do more.

Here’s a roundup of a few ways to search smarter on you.com:

🎧 Shop like an expert with quick, easy-to-read reviews in one place

Create your free account and select your preferred sources. you.com organizes your search results into rows by source (think of each source as an app) and into tiles with useful summaries, so you can find what you’re looking for no matter how you scroll. Shopping is made simple with product reviews summarized on one page from sites like PCMag, Tom’s Guide, SoundGuys, WhatHifi, Digital Trends, Best Reviews, Tech Radar, The Spruce, Good Housekeeping, Rtings, Best Products, Android Central, IGN, CNET, Trusted Reviews, Tech Gear Lab, Wirecutter, and more. Try “best headphones.”

best headphones shopping experience in you.com
best headphones shopping experience in you.com

😋 Cook meals in a snap with easy recipe access

Skip reading countless blogs to find that perfect dish. Tap into your inner chef with recipes from Bon AppétitNYT CookingFood & WineOnce Upon a ChefSimply RecipesAll RecipesFood NetworkKitchnSerious Eats, and MyRecipes. Click “read more” to open each recipe in a side panel to see the reviews, ingredients list, and instructions, just in time to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day this week!

Vivid cakes and recipes in you.com
Vivid cakes and recipes in you.com

🛠️ Fast fixes and do-it-yourself projects are easy to find

When you need assistance whether it’s fixing a gadget, a DIY home improvement, or crafting, access a suite of “How To” apps that include Techbout, eHow, WikiHow, Gadget Hacks, Hometips, One How To, and Cut Out + Keep. Find the “How To” apps in the shortcuts bar at the bottom of the page.

DIY home improvement projects repairing holes in drywall
DIY home improvement projects repairing holes in drywall

🖥️ Amp up your coding capabilities with useful, time-saving apps

Code faster with our Code Complete app that taps into a large neural network language model to generate code and autocomplete any query, so you can spend less time searching and more time coding.

code faster with code complete
code faster with code complete

Find answers to code-related questions and access code snippets, like “python typing check subclass,” fast than ever with the Stack Overflow app right in your search results. Open the side panel to see all the answers to a question. Use the copy button to easily copy the code you need.

🧠 Fuel your brain fast with content from quality sources

python typing check subclass access code snippets
python typing check subclass access code snippets

Expand your knowledge by accessing research papers from mathematics and physics to computer science and quantitative biology with the newly-improved Arxiv app that’s now faster than ever thanks to our new AI search systems.

Explore more life sciences papers and research with the newly-released PubMed and bioRxiv apps.

While you’re at it, get philosophical by accessing a repository of in-depth peer-reviewed scholarly articles from philosophers, ethicists, and schools with the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy app. Try searching for the “meaning of life.”

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy app
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy app

Create a profile and personalize your experience — select sources from across more than 100 apps for results tailored to you. And if you prefer a private search, enter our private, zero-trace mode where nothing is stored. Rest assured, no matter what mode you’re in; we’ll never sell your personal data for ad-targeting.

Help us spread the word about you.com. Join our community on DiscordTweet a review, or share your search experience with a friend. You can also add our privacy-preserving Chrome extension.