Site search enables you to search on various sites directly from the browser’s search bar. The implementation is rather low tech but it is useful for both remembering high-quality search engines and avoid having to navigate to a site first in order to use its search engine.

To add a site search to your browser, in this case Brave or Chrome, go to the settings page and search for “Site Search” or copy paste this: brave://settings/searchEngines?search=Site+Search.

I primarily use site search for translations, dictionary lookup, NPM search, Github search and occasionally Hacker News search. Here are a few of my most used site searches:

Name Shortcut URL
Linguee German li
Deepl de
NPM npm
Github gh
Hacker News hn