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Published 08/11/2009 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Spock isn’t just a character from star trek because it’s also a people search engine. By visiting Spock you will be able to search for long lost friends. Spock searches for people on various social networking sites and other sites such as Wikipedia and photo sharing sites. This is different to the search engine giants such as Google because these are just for websites. Competitors of Spock include Wink, Peek You, Pipl and Copenda.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Spock was founded in April 2006 by Jay Bhatti and Jaideep Singh. The company is based in Redwood City, California, USA. The company was acquired by Intelius in April 2009 for an undisclosed sum. It currently employs around 30 people and is an up and coming people search engine. Spock received $7 million in funding from various sources. Spock.com went offline, the domain is redirected to iSearch.com.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are a number of different people search engines on the internet however Spock is slightly different. Searching for a person is just a matter of entering the name and location of the people that you are looking for. Everything is entered into one box and this makes it really easy to search for people quickly and easily. Spock searches for people in a number of different locations and not just on conventional websites. It also searches photo sites, Wikipedia, social networking sites and blogs.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Spock looks almost identical to other search engines. The only difference is that this is a people search. You enter a name and location in the search box and then click to search. This will immediately bring up a list of people that match your query. It’s then possible to click on them for more information.

How does the registration process work?

You can use the website without having to sign up however if you sign up then it will be easier in the future. If you want to use all of the features of the site then you will need to pay for unlimited membership. This costs $29.95 for three months of membership.

What does it cost to use the application?

It’s possible to use Spock for free without even signing up. However to get the most and use all of the advanced features then you will need to sign up to the service. Spock has a paid membership plan which costs $29.95 per quarter (3 months). This makes it possible to perform reverse email searches which are useful to find out who has been sending you emails. It also makes it possible to stay in touch with people that you have lost contact with.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Spock is still in Beta but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a useful site. Spock is ideal for anyone who wants to track down people that they have fallen out of contact with. It’s a reliable and fully functioning site despite it still being in beta testing.

  • Spock is an advanced people search engine which can be used to find anyone on the internet. It searches through information from various sources including Wikipedia and social networking sites
  • One of the best features is that it’s so easy to use Spock. Searching is done by entering the name and location into the search box. This makes it really easy to find people that you want to track down
  • Free searches can provide you with lots of useful information however signing up and subscribing makes it possible to perform reverse email lookups


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