Editors' reviewThis handy freeware application looks up a selected word or short phrase on a Web page, but it occasionally took a while to return results or locked up when searching. Gophoria integrates with Windows, adding a Gophoria Search option to the right-click menu. Operating it is very simple. The program's small, easy-to-use interface lets you check Google, Dictionary.com, and Thesaurus.com. You can look for a definition, groups, images, or stock quotes associated with the selected words. Gophoria worked pretty well overall, but we encountered some stability issues that caused a fairly long wait for some search results to load. It also caused the occasional system freeze. This free program is easy to use, but the stability issues seem to indicate it's still in need of some work.
Gophoria makes any text, URL, or image in your Internet browser window active. With Gophoria you have the ability to return a new window with search results in four clicks or less from any Web page. Simply highlight text in your browser and rightclick, hover over a link and right click, or hover over an image and right click to choose 'gophoria search' from the context menu. The selected text will now be found in the gophoria search window. You can choose Google, Dictionary, or Thesaurus to immediately return search results in a new window. If it was an image that you had selected, the new window will provide the image alone in a new window (great for viewing image splices).