Invu's beta web and desktop search tool promises a highly visual display of your search results, but there's more to ergo than fancy graphics. Here's how to make the most out of Ergo's advanced options.
1. Ergo provides an innovative way of visualising the results of any search that you make on your computer or online. On the main screen, you can zoom in on different results using the slider in the bottom righthand corner, or drag the network diagram around onscreen to focus on different sets of links.
2. The second slider in the bottom righthand corner of the screen allows you to concentrate on links according to their relevance. Moving this up or down fades icons in and out according to their ranking on various sites, immediately focusing on the best results.
3. There are various display options for links that Ergo finds – the program can present them as 3D cubes and spheres, tree maps and even tag clouds. To use a different visualisation, click the eye at the bottom of the screen and, from the list that appears, select the one you want and click ok.
4. When you choose a different visualisation, any search results will be displayed in the main page, such as the tree map shown here. Click on the links and then the open icon to view them. To remove searches once you no longer need them, click the cross next to its entry at the top of the screen.
See also: How to get started with Ergo Search