Smart Address Bar for Internet Explorer adds as-you-type searching to IE's toolbar. It saves time by presenting results immediately, and it helps you find things you might not have found if you used the default method. Of course, IE lets users choose whether or not to enable searching from the address bar, and the default search engine is Microsoft's Bing. Smart Address Bar replaces Bing as the address bar search tool, though you can still search Bing from the Web interface. You can activate and deactivate it from the IE add-ons manager, as well as access the developer'… Read more
Have you ever found yourself confronted with a gallery of thumbnail images that required you to click link after link in order to view them at full size? What about a blog post or news article that linked to numerous other pages within the text? If you're tired of clicking, try Linkclump. This simple Chrome extension lets you open multiple links at once, which can be a tremendous time saver.
Like most Chrome extensions, Linkclump installed without issues. The program opened a tab containing brief instructions and an opportunity to try Linkclump out, with links to several popular sites. … Read more
If you're an Excel whiz who can throw data into cells and have it all come out perfectly neat, color-coded, and saved as a formula, you'll be impressed by Refinate 3 from AnalogDigital Engineering. This free/free-to-try Excel add-on is simply the most versatile spreadsheet extension we've tried.
While the basic program with reduced features is free, Refinate also installs a monthlong trial of the full version. Refinate's full version isn't cheap, but it's clearly aimed at professional users, especially those in engineering, manufacturing, and purchasing. In fact, it grew out of a printed … Read more
PDFs are all over the place, and although they can be handy, we personally feel that they're overused. We hate it when we go to a Web site and information that could easily be displayed on a normal page--such as a restaurant's menu--is instead hidden away in a PDF, which we must then download and view using another application. PDFescape Free PDF Editor lets Chrome users view and even edit PDF files within their browsers. Users should be aware, however, that the program is not really a full-featured PDF editor.
The program installed easily as a Chrome extension, … Read more