BetterSearch

BetterSearch

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
Be the first to rate this product!

Quick Specs

Version:
5.2
File Size:
29.64KB
Date Added:
August 21, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
3,210
Downloads Last Week:
12
Additional Requirements:
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 - 15.0a1

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' review

The great thing about search engines is that they can return pages and pages of results on just about any topic you can imagine. The bad thing, though, is that there's often no way to know anything about those results before you click on them. Are they legitimate, or are they spam, or even porn? BetterSearch is a Firefox extension that gives users more control over their search results by providing previews and other helpful features.

BetterSearch installs easily in Firefox and then integrates seamlessly with the search results of several major search engines, including Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The extension didn't seem to work with some of the sites mentioned in the publisher's description, including Ask.com, Delicious, and Simpy.com, but Google, Yahoo, and Bing are the most commonly used anyway. Once installed, BetterSearch displays a thumbnail of each search result to the left of the result's title, and to the right, there are several small icons. The first one lets users open the result in a new window, the second one takes users to the site's profile on Alexa.com, the third one provides a quick preview within the results page, and the fourth one takes users to the site's history on the Wayback Machine Web site. Users can turn off any of these features in the extension's Options menu, and individual search engines can be excluded as well. Overall, we think that BetterSearch is a useful, unobtrusive way to get more information about your search results.

Publisher's Description

Screenshots

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for BetterSearch
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Previous Versions:

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for BetterSearch

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK