CyberSearch is a Firefox add-on that turbo-charges your searches with a combination of keyword sensitive searching and result previews.
When we first installed CyberSearch to test, we were pretty confused. We checked the menus and options and searched around the screen, but nobody was quite clear what the app was supposed to do. Defeated, we went to the developer's website and watched their video. Boy, are we glad we did - CyberSearch is fantastic!
To use the add-on, you type your search into the address bar. As you do, CyberSearch will suggest results, and the screen will darken to show you previews. To make the search even more accurate, you can use Firefox keywords or your own to narrow down the options.
CyberSearch takes these keywords a step further and allows you to define any keyword and its corresponding site - for example, we chose the keyword 'soft' and linked it to Softonic, so that every time we began an address bar search with 'soft', CyberSearch searched for the next word - but only on Softonic.
CyberSearch's configuration options are extensive and mainly focused on defining keywords and the display of results in the address bar. If you want to return to the previous list of results, just hit the little CyberSearch icon on the right of the address bar. To actually go to a result, hit return.
CyberSearch is definitely one of our favorite add-ons of 2009.
- Bug fixes
- Snapback working as expected
- Easier "search this site" functionality