ChunkIt Firefox

ChunkIt Firefox

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 13 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.1.1.0021
File Size:
7.53MB
Date Added:
October 03, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
13,833
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows XP/Vista, Firefox 2 & 3

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

When Google, Yahoo, or any other major search engine overwhelms you with so many matches it reads more results than dollars in the national debt, ChunkIt might be the plug-in for you. Available for Firefox and Internet Explorer, it "chunks" up your search returns, providing snippets of relevant text.

The add-on splits your browser tab into two vertical sections, the left side with the ChunkIt results and the right with unchunked returns. Clicking on the text of a ChunkIt result loads the text in the right pane, highlights the relevant bit in yellow, and scrolls directly to it. A link at the top of the pane opens the page that your result lives on in a new tab.

This is a large plug-in, weighing in at more than 8MB. Using it requires use of the ChunkIt toolbar, something that may not go over well as browser design becomes more streamlined. Users who need help narrowing down broad searches will find this plug-in exceptionally useful. On the other hand, users comfortable maneuvering through "the Google" might find ChunkIt extraneous to their needs.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 1 stars

    "should be good for wanderers"

    September 30, 2009   |   By Ned5c

    Version: Yolink Firefox 2.0.0.0048

    Pros

    many links

    Cons

    almost never a wanted link

    Summary

    removed it after 3 days

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  • 3 stars

    "Probing, time-saving, deep-drilling search tool"

    August 06, 2009   |   By progan01

    Version: Yolink Firefox 2.0.0.0048

    Pros

    Quickly finds and searches through all links on a page to find more pages that may be relevant to the search term. Saves a lot of time on brute-force searching.

    Cons

    Can only search on pages on which some link exists; dependent on the original search engine for the prime results, thus making it dependent on your original search engine. This is an adjunct functionality only.

    Summary

    If you're certain you can find out more by drilling down through top-level search results, Yolink can eliminate a lot of manual search. But it can't find anything more outside of those first results, so your effectiveness is determined still by the search engine you use. Useful if you are reasonably certain you're spot-on with your search terms, but if you aren't, Yolink will take you into the grass at jetcrash speeds.

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