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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? – Dmitri Zaitsev Aug 17 '14 at 18:02
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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). – Dmitri Zaitsev Aug 17 '14 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 '14 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"! – Dmitri Zaitsev Aug 17 '14 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 '14 at 18:33

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