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WebFerret 5.0

5 Star Pick
License:Freeware OS:Win 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Rating: Rated 5 Glowing Stars. Submitted:3 Feb 1999
File Size:1.14 MB

WebFerret lets you search the web quickly and thoroughly by instantly submitting your search query to multiple search engines, and displaying all of the results in a single concise window.

Just type in your query and hit the Return key or click the search button. WebFerret directly queries almost a dozen popular search engines in parallel, virtually guaranteeing quality results for most searches, in seconds. As you watch the WebFerret Window fill with results, you can sort by page Name, Address, Source or Abstract. To view a web page, just double-click on a result and it will open in your Web Browser.

You can choose the search engines to query, and the number of results to return. You can enable password-protected obscenity Filters, or create your own, and you can control whether you store your search history. If you use Internet Explorer, you can also choose to install the WebFerret Integrated Toolbar.

You can enable features like duplicate removal and keyword suggestions, to help you find better results. You can also select any number of results and have the WebFerret independently validate them. The WebFerret will make sure a Web Page really exists for each result you choose to validate. Most importantly, you can specify the type of search you wish to conduct. You can search for All of the Keywords in your search query, Any of them, look for an Exact Phrase or use a Boolean Expression.

WebFerret is licensed as freeware and is therefore free to download, use and keep.