Quickly search the web with a single query across multiple search engines all at once, and compare the results side-by-side in one view without having to switch tabs.
Parallel Search lets you type in your query once and search it across multiple search engines in parallel, and displays the results in a grid of frames obtained from different search engines all at once. The grid can consist of columns and rows, the number of which you can control from the toolbar. You can then view the initial search results in this grid of split browser frames. After that, you can keep browsing in the application's simple browser, or open the links in your favorite web browser.
You can use the pre-defined list of search engines such as Google, Bing, Duck Duck Go, Ecosa, Yahoo and Yandex, exclude or remove unwanted ones and even add your own such as Reddit.
You can also use it to simply browse multiple websites in one window in a grid of columns, rows or both.
Why Parallel Search?
Some search engines are more popular than others, but no single one of them is perfect. When you can't find something you're looking for using one search engine, there is always a chance of finding it using another, but manually searching in others is very time-consuming. Sometimes you get a similar set of results on the first page of each search engine, sometimes you don't. The problem is you never know if or when. Ozar's Parallel Search solves this problem by searching your terms through the engines defined in your preferences.
Are you a techie?
Because even a wide-spread search engine such as Google excludes one or more specific results for something 'niche' you suppose to find on a site like StackOverflow, while an alternative search engine will show it in its results. Tired of manually checking every other search engine? Let Parallel Search do it for you.
You can quickly check how well do certain search terms / keywords perform on different search engines - specifically the ones you specify in the app's preferences.
System requirements for Parallel Search
- macOS 10.13 or later
Parallel Search will run on macOS versions as early as High Sierra 10.13 and as new as Big Sur 11.x.
Printing is only available on macOS Big Sur or later. You can spool the selected web frame to your connected printer or save as the PDF. You can only print the selected webpage frame / pane at a time. Setting header and footer information is not possible.
Using Parallel Search as an alternative web browser
While you can certainly do basic web surfing visiting multiple websites in the same window, Ozar's Parallel Search was never intended to replace a popular web browser, but was designed as a web search utility. It lacks many features a modern web browser has, and it does not aim to compete with browsers in today's market either.
Bug fixes and improvements including:
- Clicking links from a DuckDuckGo web view pane will now open results in your default browser if you have set to open links in an external browser.
- Recycling of search engines in progressively created web-view panes is improved.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Gokhan Ozar
- 5.5 MB
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2021 by Ozar, All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.