Thursday, May 7, 2009
KallOut - New Search Tool
Now here's a nifty little tool I just installed on my FireFox web browser - KallOut.
Genealogists are always trying to find good reference material on the web, be it a primary source document, a news article, or even a You Tube video. A Google search doesn't always return everything that is available on the internet.
You can now search any of your favorite web sites in seconds, and no typing required. (Sweet!)
If you find an article on a web page that doesn't have an associated link, now you can just hi-lite a word on the page, then select the type of search you want from a menu of options.
I'd say this has to be an improvement over a plain vanilla Google search.
Currently, it can search Google, Yahoo, Ebay, flickr, Twitter, IMDb, FaceBook, etc.
(For example, I can hi-lite Tyler Ham, and select a search on IMDb... interesting!)
It should help with genealogy work, I should think.
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