One hack to save you time searching online

You.com styled magnifying glass to show a hack to save time searching online

Disclaimer: This blog post was published prior to You.com’s latest AI advancements and may not reflect our current capabilities. You.com has transformed from a search engine to an AI assistant. With a foundation in search and the team’s AI expertise, You.com was perfectly positioned to enhance LLMs with live access to the Internet to address issues around hallucinations and transparency. As such, You.com is capable of tasks ranging from searching online to writing an essay, debugging code, creating digital art, solving complex problems, and more. Learn more about getting the most out of You.com.

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We’ve all been there: you need to cook dinner and you search online for a recipe. You spot something enticing and click on it, only to find yourself scrolling through an endless backstory just to get to the ingredients list and decide it’s not what you want. You repeat this process over and over — and now you’re hangry. You think to yourself, “Why can’t I see a preview of the recipe and not waste all this time?”

That was before — when you were using what’s hopefully that old search engine. 😉

At You.com, we’re all about putting you in control of your time, your sources, and your privacy. You can save time through convenient side panels on the search page that get straight to the point, or in this case, the ingredients.

Think of a side panel as a preview that answers your questions in a neat summary — no more opening several tabs and clicking on a bunch of pages only to lose track of where you were and find yourself wasting time.

banana bread recipes from You.com search engine
banana bread recipes from You.com search engine

So, instead of wading through 1,000-word blog posts the next time you search for a recipe, try searching on You.com. You’ll see rows of recipe options organized by sources that include the recipe’s name, image, rating, and cook-time. To see even more, you can simply click “read more,” and a side panel opens featuring the ingredients and instructions.

It doesn’t stop at recipes either. You can access side panels on You.com for many searches, including product reviews (try “best headphones”), how-to directions, grabbing code snippets, or gathering more information for your more academic searches.

See it in action:

To access you.com conveniently, you can install the privacy-preserving Chrome extension. The NEW you.com mobile search and browser app is also available in the iOS App Store.

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Happy searching!