A lesson in local and vertical search in Optimal Access

This is post 4 in a series of posts examining our tools features against Robin Good’s criteria for the ideal content curation tool.  The question asked here is regarding search and its divided into two categories, searching the web and searching your own curated content. Let’s take a look.

Integrated Search

Our tools let you search your own content, and easily integrate access to any third party site in your dashboard.

QuestionsAnswers
Can you search for content from within the content curation tool?We can search for content we have curated. KBrowser let's you search the tabs, rss feeds you are subscribed to and curation folders that contain your research.
What sources can you search? (Google, Flickr, YouTube, etc.)Users can curate and integrate any source with KBrowser and Kurator. With KBrowser, each source is pinned to its own tab, so you can quickly navigate between sources and easily add your findings to your research. With Kurator you can curate sources in their own folders and quickly access them.
What "types" of content can you search (text, images, video, tweets, etc.)?As you are integrating access to any third party source inside of KBrowser and Kurator, you can theoretically search anything.
Can you easily drag & drop search results into your curated work?Yes, you can curate and organize in the same step. KBrowser lets you pin each folder in a separate window, and Kurator lets you choose the folder for saving the article.

Here I believe we have a distinct advantage over competing tools.

Both KBrowser and Kurator can integrate and organize access to any third party search site.

We believe its better to use the source of your choice, instead of forcing you to use some custom aggregator for searching and discovering your content.