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KwiClick Brings Your Favorite Search Engines to Your Fingertips

Since the time I wrote a post on searching for highlighted text in FireFox, a lot of new, similar tools have made an appearance. However, none of them seemed to really offer anything essentially new… until I discovered today’s fun little addon.

KwiClick is a handy tool that lets you choose among four of your favorite search engines, which pop up next to your selected text.

  • KwiClick streamlines searching to a much faster and efficient action: you’re just one-click away from your favorite search tools. Just highlight any phrase and that’s it – your chosen search engines will pop up right next to your cursor.
  • KwiClick is non-intrusive: your search doesn’t interfere with your browsing. There’s no waiting to load the results or clicking over to another tab to see the search. The search results will spring up in a small screen inside your current tab in the foreground (it kind of reminds me of Interclue or watching a channel within a channel on television).

Step one: Highlight any word or phrase. A clover with four search engine icons will appear above your cursor:

kwiclick 03 KwiClick Brings Your Favorite Search Engines to Your Fingertips

Step two: Click the search engine of your choice and a handy little pop-up window in the lower-right corner of your screen will show the results:

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You can easily switch over to the search engine right inside your search screen. Search results will open in the same pop-up.

Configure the Search Tools

KwiClick includes a number of your favorite search engines options, such as:

  • Google
  • Bing
  • Yahoo!
  • Wikipedia
  • Delicious
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flick
  • etc

You can configure your preferred search engines which will appear in the clover next to your highlighted text:

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Stick to Your Google Local (or Global) Version

The tool offers the very slick option of searching in your preferred local Google version. This tool is especially handy when you need to frequently deal with foreign Google versions. Hopefully, in the future the tool will allow you to set several languages:

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Overall, this tool looks like an awesome search helper and I would definitely recommend it to all you active Google users out there.

 KwiClick Brings Your Favorite Search Engines to Your Fingertips
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
 KwiClick Brings Your Favorite Search Engines to Your Fingertips

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6 thoughts on “KwiClick Brings Your Favorite Search Engines to Your Fingertips

  1. Thanks for the solid writeup!  We’ve got a lot more in store for KwiClick, including full support for Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.  Stay tuned as we’re going to try to make KwiClick even better!

    -=Vin
    (one of the creators of KwiClick)

  2. I came across this post while doing a search for the topic.  This information will surely help me with resources while writing my term paper for this semester