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What is Owinda?

 

Owinda is a new search engine that combines automated searches with large-scale editorial curation, giving the search results a distinct human perspective.

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Owinda displays human-powered results visually in ranked categories. These ‘dashboards’ are curated sets of websites oriented toward a particular topic. For example, search for ‘photos’ and Owinda will provide hand-picked results from top-quality sites in various relevant categories.

Faster than any other search engine, Owinda starts to show human-crafted results as you type, instantly and from the very first keystroke. If no human results are available, you can press ‘enter’ to get automated search results instead.

Owinda already delivers human-selected results for millions of search queries, and the number of keywords covered is increasing by the day. Owinda is focused on English & US-targeted search results only. Try a search and discover more.

What makes Owinda search different from the rest?

Owinda delivers automated search results together with human curated search results. Combined, this covers more of the Internet than any other search engine. At Owinda we believe that the human touch is essential to deliver accurate and relevant search results.

Owinda’s technology focuses not only on keywords, but also uses the human ability to understand the user’s intent and to determine the contextual meaning of a search. This approach improves search accuracy and helps you to discover more of the web.

When searching with Owinda, you discover more, get results faster and you need to type less.

Why doesn't Owinda show results for every query?

Owinda already deliveres human selected results for millions of search queries and we continue to increase the number of keywords we cover. If no human results are available, press ‘enter’ to get automated search results instead. If no human curated search results appear for a particular keyword, you might try the following suggestions:

1. Try more general keywords
2. Try shorter keywords
3. Owinda currently only understands queries in English
4. Make sure all words are spelled correctly
5. Try different keywords
 

Can I bookmark Owinda results?

Yes, the URLs of the Owinda results can be bookmarked, but results are not permanent and will be recomputed every time you visit a bookmarked Owinda result URL.

Why aren't the Instant Results appearing?

As you start to type your search, Owinda Instant predicts what you're looking for and starts to show results for your search. Owinda already delivers human-selected results for millions of search queries, and the number of keywords covered is increasing by the day. 

If no instant results appear for a particular keyword it could be that the search term isn't popular enough or that the search term is too new. You might need to wait a few days to see search results. If you don't see the results you want, keep typing and the results will update.

If you aren't seeing instant results for any query:

1. You’ll only see instant answers if your internet connection is fast enough.
2. Try more general keywords
3. Try shorter keywords
4. Instant Answers only works on the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge. Owinda makes use of the latest web technologies, and we recommend using the most up-to-date version of your preferred browser. If you’re using an older browser, you'll need to update to the latest version to see instant results.
5. Owinda currently only understands queries in English.
 

Can I turn off Instant Results?

You can’t turn off Instant Results because it’s built into Owinda to help you find websites faster and easier.

How do I see more results for a category?

Click on the icon of the category to open more results for that category.

Does Owinda use semantic web technology?

Yes. Owinda's internal technology has its own extensive semantics and ontology, but we also use the power of the Google Knowledge Graph & Freebase data, which are directly part of the semantic web.

How do I set Owinda as my homepage?

Click on the homepage at 'Make Owinda your Homepage' (bottom left) and follow the instructions.

What are Owinda's terms of use?

They are described on the Terms of Use page.

How about privacy?

Owinda recognizes that your privacy is very important. See the Owinda Privacy Policy for more details.

Can I use non-English keywords in Owinda input?

Owinda currently only understands queries in English.

Can I use Owinda on my mobile?

Yes, Owinda is completely optimized for viewing on mobile devices. Just head to owinda.com on your mobile browser to get Owinda on the go. Supported mobile browsers include the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. The default browsers of Blackberry and Kindle are currently not supported.

Can I use Owinda on my tablet?

Owinda is completely optimized for viewing on tablet devices. Just head to owinda.com on your tablet.

Why doesn't Owinda work on my Blackberry and Kindle?

To use Owinda you need a modern web browser with full support of JavaScript. Supported browsers include the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Google Chrome, and similar. Owinda makes use of the latest web technologies, and we recommend using the most up-to-date version of your preferred browser.