Six Search Engines You Can Use On Any Mobile Device

People all over the world are using the Web every day - to shop, to search, and to communicate. We've not tethered to our desktop computers anymore, either; we're using phones, tablets, and other easy to use devices to get where we want to go online. Nowadays you can use the same search engines, websites, and services you use on your desktop computer device on any mobile device, making for an even more convenient and efficient web experience.

Here are six search engines that offer a mobile alternative experience: they're easy to use, and offer a more streamlined search experience than that of the standard desktop. 

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Google Mobile

Google's mobile search option is a lean version of the Google we all know and love, offering quick results with the option to search locally, for images, maps, and much more. Once you're signed into your Google account, your searches, history, and preferences will be synced across whatever devices you use, making your Google experience as streamlined and seamlessly integrated as possible.

What does this mean? Basically, if you search for something using your computer at home, and then pick up your phone while out to search for something else, you should see your previous searches in your Google search history, even though you used two different devices to make them. This only works if you're signed in to your Google account; so if it's important to you to streamline your Google experience across devices, make sure you're signed in, as this is an incredibly useful feature that you'll want to have in place.

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Yahoo mobile

Yahoo's mobile search offers an interesting search experience - you have the option of looking at mobile Web-enabled sites OR PC-enabled sites (mobile sites render differently basically because of space constrictions, this is also known as responsive design), as well as targeted local results.In addition, specific Yahoo properties, such as email, have their own mobile apps that are dedicated only to that function. For example, if you're a dedicated Yahoo email user,  you'll probably want to download the Yahoo mail app so you're able to take advantage of all that this particular email program has to offer on your mobile device.

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USA.gov

If you need to look up government resources while you're out and about, then USA.gov's mobile search engine is what you want. A simple search for "president" retrieved a list of FAQ's, government Web results, images, and news, with the option to search more specifically in any of these sections.

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youtube mobile

You're going to want to make sure you have a robust battery before checking out YouTube because it will eat up a lot of resources. However, if you're wanting to watch the latest videos, YouTube is always a good choice.Just like the full desktop version of  YouTube, you're able to customize YouTube on your mobile device to show what you're  most interested in. Note: personalization goes along with whatever Google account you're signed into, as YouTube is owned by the Google umbrella of properties. 

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twitter

While Twitter is used primarily as a microblogging application, it's starting to morph into a legitimate search destination.Twitter is especially useful when used via mobile, especially if you're looking for breaking information on news or local events - it tends to be updated much faster than typical news outlets.  More »

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Amazon

Search for deals on the go with Amazon; this comes in handy especially when you want to compare prices online and offline. This easy to use app makes it as easy as possible to shop and purchase items with a minimum of clicks.Amazon's mobile app is also able to figure out if you left something in your shopping cart on your phone (for example) and syncs across devices to make sure you have the same items in your cart if you access Amazon on your desktop.