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PicClick

Visual Ebay Search Tool


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Published 06/29/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

PicClick is a visual search engine. It provides visual results from EBay, Amazon, Etsy, PlentyofFish, Allrecipes, Google, and soon will include yelp. It is based on the idea that images can be processed faster than text, so by providing image based search results, users can scan through results at a more rapid rate.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Founded in 2008 by Ryan Sit of TopicFire, the application is continuing to grow and improve. Statistics indicate an approximate average of 108,000 unique visitors each month.

What are the differences to other apps?

Search results are presented as thumbnail images with title, price, and rating based on 5 stars (when available) below.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

PicClick is extremely easy to use. Users choose the site they wish to search, enter search terms with the option of adding minimum and maximum price and, in the case of ebay, zip code. Results are offered as thumbnail images. The images may be enlarged by using a slider bar on the top right corner of the results screen.

Clicking on an image opens a new window for the site page with the item that was pictured. Some searches offer key words for further filtering of results.

Shopping site results are most easily viewed as individual items are shown in the thumbnails. Google search results yield homepages that are more difficult to sort through, even at the largest setting. Most pages clearly show a headline, but photos and text are too small to be useful.

How does the registration process work?

No registration is necessary.

What does it cost to use the application?

There are no fees associated with using PicClick.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Based on this review, anyone searching the supported sites will enjoy using PicClick. The largest benefit will be for those using the shopping, recipes, or dating sites as the search results are generally single subject images. Google searches present results as homepages which generally contain headlines and text. These are harder to discern in thumbnail form. For example, a search for PicClick yields pages from various tech sites, so it is difficult to see what the content is.

  • Free to use
  • No registration needed
  • Visual search results with thumbnail images
  • Affiliated with eBay, Amazon, Etsy, PlentyofFish, AllRecipes, Google, and soon yelp
  • Adjust thumbnail size with slider
  • Able to see hundreds of results per page
  • Works best with shopping, dating, recipe sites


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