SearchCrystal is probably search engine number sixteen million, and like anything nearly out of sight down the long tail it has to be different to attract attention (or is it that you’re near the tip of the tail because you’re different?). In the case of SearchCrystal the difference is visual, which makes it somewhat hard to describe and also somewhat hard to figure out at first.
For one thing, Crystal searches five indexes: Ask, MSN, Yahoo, Google, and Exalead
Finally, you can embed SearchCrystal’s result for a search as a Flash widget in your page, which I’ll do below the fold for a search for “slaw.” The results are dynamic in that hovering over various things will cause information popups; you have the ability as well to display the results in one of three forms.
[via information aesthetics]