[Web Search]

WiinkZ from France started in 2012 as a dashboard search that offered access to various search offers. Today it is a search interface that Bing uses for the search content. WiinkZ initially offered an interesting metasearch in German, but the category "Dating" was translated to "Dativ" in the German version (this is the grammatical form "Dativ").

Language Multilingual

Launched 2012
Closed 2019

Developer Holomedia / GoCheapR

Country of Origin France

2012 - [...] Holomedia / GoCheapR

Topic Universal

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Multi Search
Search Interface / Search API

Used SeEn Yahoo

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

»WiinkZ is a multi search engine which provides button based access to a variety of different engines mainly the usual suspects. It's also got icon access to country based websites - so if you're using the UK version the BBC site pops up, as does the Guardian and so on. Unfortunately you don't seem to be able to edit them yourself, which is a bit of a shame. Wiinkz also provides search access via categories, maps, images and so on. It looked fine to me, though I found the continually changing backgrounds irritating, and they haven't got their HTML quite right, so scrolling is a bit messy.« Source


Critical points

WiinkZ offers an interesting Category Search, but the category "Dating" is in the german version translated as "Dativ" (this is the grammatical case dative).

Features & Functionality

Most links, such as Image Search or Yahoo, lead directly to the primary source. After submitting a search query, the results page of the selected search engine for the query is displayed.


Example results page for "sand": Source

References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.

Other Sources

Bradley, Phil (2013): WiinkZ. Online available at Phil Bradley's weblog. URL:

Created: 2013-05-09