Back in 2009, Nakodari covered one brilliant subtitle search utility called SubLight
. At that point, it offered a neat interface with option to directly associate video player (VLC or WMP) and video file for which you want to search the subtitles. Recently, SubLight has been updated with latest version - 2.6, which comes with a great deal of improvements with most significant being revamped Office 2010 like UI, right-click context menu integration, support for more subtitle online resources, and drag & drop support to insert video file. Along with its primary source, the other online subtitle search resources are, Divx Titlovi, SubDivx, PodnapisiNet, and AllSubs.
is a Linux application that speeds up searching for programs, files and saved website URLs. It is quite similar to Quicksilver and Gnome Do and merely requires typing the name (usually first letter) of the desired file, program ,etc to display a search result. However, it is more than just a searching tool and can be enhanced by using add-ons.
Coming across certain obscure terms/phrases is always a headache when you’re reading an article which is far too off your discipline, in such situations users tend to look up meaning of complex terms on Wikipedia and on other various websites to understand the context. Even though you can use Auto Context
to initiate search in separate tabs via right-click menu, we think that you’d be better off using Apture Highlights
– an elegant Firefox extension which offers on-screen assistance for understanding meaning of the selected word or phrase. It provides you selected phrase-related references in rich photos and videos format from Flickr and YouTube, updates from Twitter and elaborated articles from Wikipedia.
I just came across an interesting Google Chrome extension which is built to chart out your complete Gmail activity. Graph Your Inbox
gives you a detailed insight into your email activity with specific recipients/senders, with friends over at Facebook, subscribed services, Google Talk conversations, and so on. Adding more, you can create graph for your all types of activities which are related/linked with your Gmail email address in a some way or the other. Whether you use your Gmail email address for subscribing services or keeping abreast with Amazon new books, products, eBay bids, etc. All the data from multiple services/websites can be shown in different types of graphs to lets you analyze your Gmail usage activity visually.
If you’re a devoted Firefox user and have been jealous of Chrome’s instant search, your days of envy are over. With a simple Firefox add-on, you can get Chrome-like instant search in your favorite Firefox browser. Presenting InstantFirefox
With writers, bloggers, journalists, coders and others of the like, text is of primary importance, and so are any tools associated with text manipulation and handling. Usually with long pieces of coding and writing, the issue lies mostly with finding the right thing. Suppose, for example, you are a coder having written hundreds of lines of code, only to find something has gone wrong, perhaps one single line causing everything to go out of place. Or you have to look up a single catch-phrase from an ebook of over 300 pages! For all such cases, MuseTips Text Filter
is an easy solution.
is a semantic Outlook search sidebar (add-in) which is developed to address the core concern of users before they begin searching for particular data/information, e.g, finding all the relevant information against the search keyword including the conversations & people involved and attachments shared.
The developer believes that such information is spread wide across the Outlook items, such as mails, tasks, conversations, and contacts, thus users have no other choice then to use one dedicated plug-in which is intuitive enough to mark out and find all the important data out of different Outlook elements. On the defined characteristic, Meshin shrewdly discovers, connects, and organizes information across all the specified locations.
is a portable searching utility which is designed to show search results in real-time instantly. Being a portable application it doesn’t require any indexing or any sort of folder/file list saving. The mechanism it uses is MFT (Master File Table for NTFS ) which is quite remarkable in terms of providing instant search results without any supportive threads being run in the background. As filtering files/folders is necessary while searching through enormous sized data, it offers traditional search filters to quickly show all the relevant results.
Most search optimizers & tools comes with heavy indexing processes, they can be quite useful in terms of providing instant search but some back-end indexing can heavily bogs down your system performance. In this regard, FileSeek
is a lightweight yet powerful tool built especially to provide prompt search results without running any instance for indexing system’s content. Furthermore, it comes with multiple options for optimizing the search results such as; Query controlled-search and exclusion of files & extensions support.
It’s been a while since I have reviewed any extension for Chrome, and considering the speed with which they grow, many interesting ones come to notice. One particular extension by the name of Google Images Search
caught my attention, which the developer claims to be ‘using image search to find out definition of any word’. Basically it allows you to highlight any word(s) and perform an image search for those with just one mouse click, without leaving the page.
Users around the world clamoring about the slow Outlook search feature can try out Lookeen
which is a search add-in built solely to compensate with what Office team missed out. It significantly speeds up searching regardless of what kind of search you are intending to do; emails, appointments, calendar items, notes, journals,etc. It caters all items and shows results with utter precision and lightning speed. What makes it distinctive from the rest of add-ins and search tools available out there is that it provides multitude of options to optimize and handle indexing of items and to manage previously made searches.
Editor's Note: This is a paid add-in which costs $40. You are free to use it for 14 days after which you will have to buy it.
is a nifty quick launcher for your Mac which sits quietly atop the menu bar and does the magic whenever it gets a call! It has been created keeping the ease-of-use in mind and makes finding files and searching the internet a whole lot faster and easier.
is a brilliant search application, which when installed, sits in your system tray and offers file search right from Windows Explorer, and certain other applications like FileZilla, WinZip, WinRar, 7-Zip, Windows Registry Editor, uTorrent, Task Manager, File Open/Save Dialogs, and much more.
Searching for relevant information from the web can be a tiresome task, where the data is huge and relevance is not guaranteed. Spammers also pollute search results abundantly, and the user is left between clicking through links, checking one out and then the other, going back, checking something else and so on. Outwit Docs
is a Firefox extension that filters out Word documents, Excel Spreadsheets, PDF files, and Presentations from search results and present them for direct download, instead of the user sorting through pages and pages of results.
Running a network is never an easy task, especially those with an abundance of shared files. Looking for a particular file or folder could become a next-to-impossible feat, where there can be thousands of files and folders accessible over the network of even a medium-sized corporate setup. For local disks and file systems, you get the search option - even if in the form of Windows' own search (which, by the way, is pretty decent in Windows 7) - but the same cannot be utilized for cross-network lookups. Network Search Engine
answers exactly this issue.
Tracker Search Tool
is the default search tool in Ubuntu which is used for locating files and folders on your computer by name or content. It is a very handy tool that lets you do a full-text search against your files, and it uses the categories to group similar files together. You can launch it from Applications > Accessories > Tracker Search Tool
By default Windows Explorer has Recent Search Suggestions enabled in Windows 7
. If you are one of those users who are looking to disable it due to various reasons, then this guide is for you.
Beagle is a desktop search application for Ubuntu. It is used to search files, folders, images, documents, emails, notes, and videos within your system. You can also search files using the default search feature of Ubuntu which is located in Places > Search For File
, but the advantage of Beagle is speed, reliability, and accuracy.
If you want to subscribe to technology news, what will you do? You definitely try your luck searching for technology blogs and news sites at Google and other search engines. But Google, Yahoo, and other search engines are not build for searching RSS feeds, they are build for searching the content inside the websites.
Feedmil is a search engine build specifically for searching feeds of various topic-based websites and blogs. It has a large database of blogs and websites that focus on a specific niche. Just type the keyword that interests you, such as Technology, Software, Google, Windows, Food, etc and it will list all blogs and websites that come under that keyword. Read More
SearchBox Sync is a small add-on for Firefox that updates the search box content every time you make a search on any popular search engine(Google, Yahoo, Live, Amazon, Wikipedia, YouTube, eBay, etc). You must be thinking how it’s helpful? But once you get used to it, you will find it very useful in certain circumstances. It saves us from typing the search terms over and over again. Read More