We all know that searching the web can be more challenging than trying to hit the 50 hole while playing “Dyson Sphere skee ball“, especially if you’re looking for a topic that returns millions of results like ipod, or Iraq, or recombinant lexography. Wouldn’t it be interesting if you could see the results of your search visually? And what if the results were themselves organized by general topic – allowing you to further refine that ipod search into things like product reviews or merchants selling accessories?
Well, if that sounds intriguing to you, check out Grokker. This uniqe little Java application shows you the search results from Google in a way that just has to be seen to be appreciated. It organizes the search results visually so you can pick through just the things you really wanted to see. It’s free for 30 days, after that there is a $50 license fee. While it is cool, I’m not sure its quite $50 cool. It might be a harbinger of the future in the wild world of high-stakes search engines, though, and so it’s worth a look.