I have recently used the Russian Search Engine yandex.ru and was impressed by their filters assisting in easier search, see for instance, this page, here the screenshot:

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Any reason Google or Bing is not doing that? I find it really nice to filter by how recent the page is, which is a pain in Google.

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The Google home page is simple and uncluttered.

But, once you search for something - you can filter:

Are we missing something - or are you?

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  • Hm ... I have now put google.com in my location bar and, indeed, it shows up! I was previously simply using location bar in my Chrome browser and didn't see this menu! Also now Google is much faster! Must have been some evil cacheing? Aug 17, 2014 at 18:02

Google does have filters. On my mobile version, there's a list of links at the top. The right-most says "More" and the bottom link in the drop-down list is "Search tools." That provides filtering by date, and whether you've visited the page, etc. (This is Google mobile, on Android.)

Here's what I see on my Android:

Accessing Google Search Tools

...and then, click on "Search tools":

Time/Date Filter

On the desktop, there is a "Search tools" link at the top of the results page, (not hidden in a menu.)

  • I have checked Google on Android, there is a menu at the bottom - Web, Images, ... , and More expands to Shopping, Videos, ... nothing relevant! The same on the desktop - only more Google products! I could not find any date filter (and have never seen any). Aug 17, 2014 at 15:50
  • I edited my comment to add some screen images from my phone. It's really not very intuitive on the mobile version, and I probably wouldn't have found it as easily if I hadn't known about the link on the desktop version.
    – Chris W
    Aug 17, 2014 at 18:13
  • I have now launched the very own Google App on the iPad, the menu is there but no "Search tools" and no "More"! Aug 17, 2014 at 18:21
  • That's just strange. I used Google Chrome and typed "Angular.js" into the address/search bar. The first time I did it, I did have to scroll the (top) menu to the left before I could clearly see the "More" link...but I wouldn't think that would be the case on a larger screen.
    – Chris W
    Aug 17, 2014 at 18:33

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