Besides being open and fast, the Firefox browser also allows you to add-on add-ons. These are small mini-programs that enhance the functionality of this already terrific web browser.
One of my favourites is the free Hyperwords. Once installed you right click on a word or phrase and a most clever menu pops up. From this menu you can easily take that word/phrase and do lots of smart searches. For example look for it on Google, Wikipedia, Amazon, eBay, Flickr etc etc.
It looks like this
Also, if it’s a numerical amount you have selected, it can convert it from currency A to your local currency. It will even convert between units like kilograms to pounds. The conversions are NOT going to a separate web site, they just appear – already done – in the popup menu. Nice.
You can even add your own searches. I’ve added in “Search my local Williamstown library”. So if I’m reading a web page that mentions a great book or author, with 2 clicks Hyperwords is searching my local library for it.
Highly recommended. And great at the price.