Maybe you know that you can use Google search not just to find words and pics, but you also can search for files. The most searched files are multimedia – music and video. Some people put those files on the websites and allow other users to download them. If files are in the open directories than we can very easy find them, excluding from our search results junk pages that do not contain needed files.
The secret is to give Google a special search string using operators that are hard to remeber if you do not use them every day. So here is a small but useful tool for creating that string for you: Google Multimedia Search. It wil add all needed words and you can start searching!
FindSounds – a free site where you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples. You can find bird and animal voices; household, office and nature sounds; tools and vehicles noises, etc.
Not sure what the name of a song is? Use your computer keyboard to tap the rhythm of the song. SongTapper.com will help you find the name of the song. Its fun, its easy, and thousands of daily visitors find it very helpful. All you have to do is tap the song rhythm and SongTapper does the rest. After tapping is complete you will see a list of matching songs. If we can’t identify your song, you can teach our system by entering the song name.
Retrievr is an experimental service which lets you search and explore in a selection of Flickr images by drawing a rough sketch or uploading a sample image. Currently the index contains many of Flickr’s most interesting images.
TimeSearch is a search engine for any user who is interested in history. This may sound restricting. But yesterday is history. After lunch, this morning is history. The raw material of TimeSearch is events of any kind, whenever they may have happened. TimeSearch already has nearly 10,000 events in its timelines, and it is growing fast. You can choose date, location and theme for searching.