“Find Alternatives to Everything” is Dooblet‘s search engine motto. It’s not a Web or Internet search engine, like Google (which it is obviously inspired by) or Yahoo, but instead it’s a search engine that helps you find alternatives to just about anything.
You enter a search term, like you would any search engine, but instead of showing you a list of websites, the tool returns alternatives to what you’ve searched for. For instance, if you search for “Prius,” it will return a list of hybrid vehicles (Toyota or not), such as the Honda Civic Hybrid.
It’s an interesting tool that could be very useful. No actual Web search is available, however, and despite dooblet’s obvious Google inspiration and linkage, it does not allow you to take your search term and automatically put it into a Google or other search engine’s search. Instead, the links on the results take you to more results based on that word or phrase as a search.
So dooblet is a nice idea, but in my opinion it has been poorly executed. I will give them credit for having a simple site without clutter, easy use and a great idea. Adding actual Web search functionality would definitely make this a new home page for many users. Otherwise, it’s worth a bookmark maybe as a way to find what you’re looking for when you’re having a hard time coming up with the actual name for it.