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That’s one giant leap for Google Images.
Which would you rather have, a fast fox, or the FastestFox? We thought so. After all, FastestFox throws up a tiny pop-up that puts a search for your selection on Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, and Twitter (among other sites) just a click away. FastestFox also adds instant Google search results to the address bar as you type, as well as a bookmark launcher you can call up with a key command to access your favorite sites on the fly.
Searches are never far away with FastestFox.
Think of Glubble as your family’s private Facebook. Once parents add accounts for their kids and trusted relatives, everyone can log in to the family’s main page and send text messages, share photos, and schedule activities. Kids can explore the Web safely through Glubble’s browser. It takes over a Firefox window and limits Internet access to games, activity pages, and sites declared safe by Glubble (or mom and dad). Better still, Glubble is so simple and streamlined, even adults can use it.
Glubble’s kids browser offers plenty to see and do.
The IMDb is the best way to settle bets about which actor starred in the original version of the remake you just saw, and IMDb Preview just may help you win your next dispute. Hover over an actor or movie’s IMDb link--in any site, not just IMDb.com--and a configurable, scrollable pop-up window appears sporting a relevant picture and links to related films and performers. The add-on also drops a link to IMDb’s My Movies feature on any movie’s IMDb page, letting you add flicks to your My Movies collections as you browse...er, settle the next score.
Bring IMDb data to you with IMDb Preview.
Are you a Gmail junkie? Then you probably use Google’s other services on the regular. Why not put them all in a single window with Integrated Gmail? Just install, log in to Gmail, then access Google Calendar, Maps, Notebook, Picasa, and more in through unobtrusive, collapsable icons. Integrated Gmail is so good, you’ll wonder why Google didn’t do it first.
Get mail and much more with Integrated Gmail.
What’s behind that next link? Interclue can tell you. Click the Interclue button that appears when you hover over a link, and a pop-up window shows you--with a screenshot and selectable text--the page the link will open. Without even going to the page, you can add it to your bookmarks, open it in a new tab, post a link to Facebook, and more. That’s right--now you can share Web pages you haven’t even seen yet with all your friends. We’re through the looking glass here, people.
Interclue knows what’s new.
If you can’t get enough shareahol, we’ve got the add-on for you. Shareaholic adds a button to your toolbar that lets you easily broadcast pages to a zillion blogs and social networking sites, squash long Web addresses with URL shortening services like TinyURL, and even simply e-mail links to people with your default mail client. Don’t worry about running out of things to share. Shareaholic puts in your status bar links to the latest dirt on Twitter, OneRiot, and Buzzster--you heard it here first.
New Sonic Youth in 2010? Gotta tweet that.
Everyone wants to find cool new sites, but nobody has time to scour the Web for them. Enter SimilarWeb. As you browse, its sidebar suggests other pages related to whatever you’re looking at. You can approve or reject these suggestions to help fine-tune SimilarWeb’s topic matches, but what if you think you know better than SimilarWeb? No problem--just suggest your own site matches for other users to discover and vote on.
SimilarWeb puts sites you may have missed right in your sidebar.
If you want all your mail in one place, you want Simple Mail. It supports POP3, IMAP, and SMTP accounts, and lets you compose WYSIWYG messages with multiple fonts, colors, and other formatting options. Create mail folders, color-code messages, and set up filters to apply to incoming messages. It’s your mail, simplified.
Simple is no sin when there’s work to do.
You could search for text on pages like Craigslist or CNN.com the old-fashioned way, or you could use YoLink. Install it, load your page, then search with the new YoLink field in your toolbar. Instead of just finding and highlighting matched text, YoLink splits your Firefox window in two and lists summaries of all matches ranked by significance from within the site. Results can be saved to be read later with a free YoLink account, shared via social media sites, or plain-old bookmarked...but that’s so last-decade.
YoLink finds links that lurk beneath the surface.
Between work and play, you’ve got enough to do online without making all the new tabs and windows your digital lifestyle demands. Yoono can help. It lets you log in to multiple social networking and media sites (all the usual suspects and more) so you can flit among them in a collapsable sidebar in your Firefox window. There you can also search for YouTube videos, Wikipedia articles, and bargains on Amazon while sharing them all with your friends. Why open another window again?
Yes, we feel smug when we tweet we’re browsing the Smithsonian.