5 ways to search smarter, not harder
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.”
😋 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 Appétit, NYT Cooking, Food & Wine, Once Upon a Chef, Simply Recipes, All Recipes, Food Network, Kitchn, Serious 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!
🛠️ 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.
🖥️ 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.
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
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.”
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.