Enzyme is an architecture for creating user-searching-user applications. Right now, it is primarily useful as a resume create/search and HR management system. However, it's potential uses are wide-ranging, and it offers PHP developers an alternative to relying on simple "keyword" searching systems.
LinPHA is an easy-to-use, multilingual, flexible photo/image archive/album/gallery written in PHP. It uses an SQL database (MySQL/PostgreSQL/SQLite) to store information about your pictures. It comes with an HTML-based installer, so you don't need experience in setting up SQL databases. Thumbnails are created as needed and stored in the SQL DB. It features complete user management, top ten statistics, hidden albums, different themes, slideshow, filemanager, uploader, watermarks, benchmark, printing, and more.
SearchAssist is a simple but practical search engine application that uses a ternary search tree. It uses Java's dynamic loading feature to make the search engine highly customizable, and uses takes Mozilla bookmarks as input. A Swing UI allows users to enter search words and view the results.
SlimSearch is a quick and easy search extension for Firefox. It allows you to perform searches on text selected with the mouse by using the contextual (right-click) menu. You can do normal searches, dictionary searches, address searches, Froogle, and many other kinds. Google is extensively used for most of the searches, but other specialized search engines are used too. The focus is on simplicity of utilization: less is more.