Niche Search Engines

A list of the best niche search engines

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Stefanie ProtoList by Stefanie Proto, last updated 2020-11-15
  1. Wallhaven icon

    Wallhaven is a site created by and for people who like wallpapers, as well as a place where anime fans can be treated mostly like normal human beings.

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  2. Ebook Searcher icon

    Ebook Searcher is an online tool designed to help users find and download ebooks from various websites. It operates as a search engine, scanning numerous sites, blogs, and forums to locate downloadable ebooks, rather than hosting files itself.

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  3. Dropicon | Search Engine icon

    Dropicon abandons the conventional keyboard for an innovative, simple and fun, drag and drop search experience designed and scaled for desktop and mobile displays without collecting or sharing any of your personal information.

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  4. Yummly icon

    Yummly puts every recipe in the world in the palm of your hand. The most powerful recipe search, the recipe sites you love, your digital recipe box, and food recipe recommendations just for you.

    • Grocery List App
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
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    Yummly on Iphone(1)
    Yummly on Iphone(2)
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  5. Shodan icon

    Shodan is a search engine that lets you find specific computers (routers, servers, etc.) using a variety of filters. Some have also described it as a public port scan directory or a search engine of banners.

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
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    Shodan screenshot 1
  6. FileDiva icon

    FileDiva is a file meta-search engine that allow users to search on dozens of file search engine at the same time and all the results are displayed in one single page. You can look for any type of file and search in any file hosting website: Uploaded, Rapidgator, Uploading...

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
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  7. MillionShort icon

    Million Short is an experimental web search engine (really, more of a discovery engine) that allows you to REMOVE the top million (or top 100k, 10k, 1k, 100) sites from the results set. We thought it might be somewhat interesting to see what we'd find if we just removed an...

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
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  8. PeekYou icon

    PeekYous people search engine allows you to find, contact, and track anyone online. Find photos, links, work history, alumni info, family members and more.

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  9. Instant Username Search icon

    Instant Username Search is a free and open-source web app to check if a username is available on services like Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, GitHub and much more. It's available online or as a self-hosted app.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
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  10. PimEyes icon

    Uses real facial recognition algorithms to compare a submitted photo with images of about 10 million people. The database obviously contains many freely available images from the Web, including Wikipedia.

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  11. Listen Notes icon

    The podcast search engine that actually works. Discover best podcasts.Search show notes and audio transcripts of 505,479 podcasts and 31,032,782 episodes by people, places or topics.

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  12. SearchGram icon

    Free WebApp to search for Instagram hashtags and users. Browser that you can use to search and explore Instagram photos.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
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  13. Runnaroo icon

    Runnaroo was built from the ground up to provide a better and more private search experience. We ask one question before making decisions, "is it better for the user?" The Runnaroo search engine was designed to put users first. Always.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
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    Runnaroo screenshot 1
  14. Scinapse icon

    Scinapse is a free search engine for academic papers. As of September 2018, it indexes more than 200 million articles from more than 40,000 journals.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
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This list was created by Stefanie Proto Nov 15, 2020 and was last updated Nov 15, 2020. The list has 14 apps.

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