Qube - abbreviated as q3, is a revolutionary concept in browsing and searching the internet. The developers call it a "Next generation, websearch client for instant, single-click access to information from the collective index of traditional search engines".
The important thing is that it's easy to use despite the confusing description. It basically means that instead of cutting and pasting search terms into Google, you can use desktop shortcuts to perform the task quicker. The reason is Qube is based on an ITCE (Intelligent Text Capturing Engine) that extracts ASCII text from websites, documents, e-mails, menus, windows, applications and almost anything else you can think of. When you run a search, the results appear in the left window pane and are pretty much the same as you'd receive in Google.
The problem however is the updater which drags down your system and hangs up the program. You have to remember though that it's still very much a work in progress. It's also bundled with ads which are not too annoying at first but could be after prolonged use.
This is a really unique project that has a lot of potential. It's clear that the ultimate aim is to increase productivity by making browsers a thing of the past although that won't happen based on the current state of the product.