Quintura has taken its visual search engine to the web. Previously, a download-able search software application, Quintura has recently launched a slick looking web version that is powered by the Yahoo search. The search engine returns either web and image results in a, Quintura Cloud, a visual relationship cloud (similar to a tag cloud), that reminds me of Visual Thesaurus.
Yakov Sadchikov, co-founder and CEO of Quintura recently said:
"We strived to build something that made it as easy as possible for the user to find exactly what they are looking for as quickly as possible. We also wanted to make the user experience very visual and more enjoyable, so we built in visual navigation technologiesthat are more appealing to users."
Quintura is focused on making its search experience enjoyable and easily shared by offering users a "share" option to the right of the Quintura Cloud. You might notice Quintura also enables searchers to "save" a search which definitely has utility if you frequently run the same searches.
If you click the screen-shot above you will see a larger view. For a another perspective check out Go2web2.
Bottom-line: Quintura makes searching a visual experience which ultimately makes it unique and memorable.