- 15-Jun-2009: Teardrop v2.0.1 is out. Brought the new website to frontpage.
- 20-May-2009: Created the new website to promote Teardrop and its associated services.
- 06-Feb-2009: Teardrop v2.0.0 is out.
The need for Meta-searchingYou don't use a meta-search engine like you query Google for the wikipedia page on Dolphins. A meta-search engine comes to the rescue when you are looking for really specific information where Google and other single engines are not sufficient.
It is the only tool that can help you in querying the Deep Web.
- Portable, for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X...
- Open-Source, under Apache 2.0 Licence.
- Web interface, for personal and LAN usage:
- Select only the engines you want to query.
- Syntax highlighting, thumbnails, immediate rendering...
- Export results to spreadsheets (Excel, OpenOffice...).
- Command-line version:
- Scriptable for batch searching.
- Database integration of the results.
- Custom results formatting.
- Deep web crawling. That's a fact, most existing pages are hidden inside the deep web. Teardrop helps you broadening your searches.
- File searching. There a numerous file dedicated search engines, e.g. FTP search engines, a task that major search engines are not adressing
- Indexing the web. Teardrop can be used to crawl the web for specific engines, and integrate them as would an ETL, but with web sources.
- Genealogy researches. Who has never self-Googled himself ? With a meta-search engine you can query common and specific engines on a regular basis, easily to find out relevant genealogical information.
- And much more !!!