Archive for November, 2008

get a “better than chrome” firefox with peers

The only feature that excited me about chrome was the iSuggest aware location bar (or omni-bar as google wishes to call) .. and firefox lovers ( me included ) can now enjoy better than isuggest search with peers. The peers addon makes suggestions and provides search results not just from Google, but Wikipedia, YouTube, Amazon,, IMDb, eBay and more, all on the fly. The reason why I used “better than iSuggest” is the highly intuitive keyword based suggest feature (refer screenshot – fm prefix to search – customizable), which chrome failed to put in (possibly because they (chrome guys) want all results routed through google) . I used peers with FF some years back..but this new version is just too good, and many many times better than chrome’s om’e’nibar ( the google way of life logging :D). Also, peers is light on memory (again beating chrome). Do try this and pour in your comments. Firefox is the best  – always

Peers homepage:

Firefox addon page:

searchbar rigged with peers - image

searchbar rigged with peers - image


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Yahoo! Inquisitor – Search assist for Firefox

I checked out firefox recommended addons recently and found the inquisitor. The inquisitor, a popular search assist tool built for the safari web browser was recently acquired by Yahoo..and now they’ve come up with similar tools for firefox and IE both in beta stages…I tried using and its working pretty good except for minor graphical flaws (maybe cos Im running it on ubuntu).

It provides the search assist function now present in google and yahoo right into FFs searchbar, taking you right to the website skipping the results page..

Heres the FF addon link

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An interview with Tim O’Reilly – Web 2.0 Expo – Berlin

A very informative interview on web 2.0 with Tim O’Reilly at the web 2.0 Expo Berlin. O’Reilly gives his views as to what is, whats not and what is thought of, as web 2.0.

Link to video

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