Quick summary of features and in comparison with other popular search engines:
Just type into
the search box group id or artifact id, autocomplete will pop up
and you can either select the artifact, or press "search" to see
the search results. Autocomplete is really powerful so you will use
it 99% of the time.
Note: if you couldn't find what you were looking for, please submit a bug / feature request
search box tries to be intelligent and look for everything
based on the input query,
but you can also narrow down search to search for dependencies,
Maven plugins, archetypes, BOMs and even Java classes.
When you navigate to the search results page, you will see up to
In Google Chrome you can use omnibox. Out-of-the-box works if you
type javalibs.com and press space. Next type your query and you
will receive the data from the autocomplete:
Note: You can
change the keyword which activates this search. Right click inside
the omnibox, select Edit search engines and change javalibs.com to
anything you like (I change it to "m").
Every artifact has Maven / Ivy / Gradle / Scala / Groovy / Leiningen dependency string.
Also you can download the artifact itself (usually a JAR file), see sources, javadoc and pom.xml.
And also you can view dependency tree.
Every artifact has "Artifact usage" chart, which displays how much
is selected artifact used as a dependency in other Maven artifacts
in indexed Maven repositories (Central, JBoss, Spring, ...) and public
GitHub projects. It shows number of new projects using selected
artifact every year.
Most artifacts are in Maven Central, but several large companies don't publish
their artifacts to Central for various reasons. There are many supported repositories
and whenever you see the repository badge, click it and see instructions how to use it.
Every artifact has a JAVADOC panel where's Javadoc (obviously) :-)
It's currently a work-in-progress, basic Javadoc functionality has
been achieved and now I'm enhancing it because Javadoc could be much,
much better than current industry's standard.