Grab and go

Collect images and many other types of data with this innovative Firefox extension.

It's not often that the applications that we review really impress us, and that's especially true of browser extensions. Our reactions typically range from, "That's kind of cool," to, "This is totally worthless." OutWit Hub is one of the few Firefox add-ons that really wowed us. This innovative extension lets you effortlessly collect images, links, e-mail addresses, and much more from any Web site you choose. We can't say we've ever seen anything like it.

Getting started with OutWit Hub takes some time. We had no idea how to even access the extension until we checked out the tutorials on the publisher's Web site. But we read, we tinkered, and then we read some more, and it didn't take long before OutWit Hub's functions came into sharp focus. Simply stated: OutWit Hub is like a browser within a browser. It launches from within Firefox, but once it's up, you can enter Web addresses and perform Google searches just as you would in Firefox. The main difference is the toolbar that runs down the left side of OutWit Hub; this is where you can choose to view a Web site in its entirety, or limit the content to all of a particular site's images, links, e-mail addresses, data, and more. If something catches your eye and you want to save it for later, simply drag it down to the Catch, a basket of sorts where Web site elements can be stored until you're ready to look at them again. Users who are willing to invest a few minutes in getting familiar with OutWit Hub should be able to master the basics pretty easily even if they're not computer experts, but the application also has a variety of more advanced features, including automation features such as scrapers, macros, jobs, and queries. OutWit Hub comes with a Help file that is well-written and thorough. Overall, we think that OutWit Hub has the potential to be extremely useful for a wide variety of purposes; casual users and experts alike will find many things to love.

OutWit Hub installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this extension to all users.

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