SearchPreview

SearchPreview

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 38 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.4
  • Total Downloads:
    69,902
  • Date Added:
    July 31, 2013
  • File Size:
    44.03KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8

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Editors' Review

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, a thumbnail image of every search result is at least worth the 50 or so in a search result summary. When you search Google, Yahoo, or Bing, SearchPreview (formerly GooglePreview) displays a thumbnail preview of your Web site results next to their descriptions, so you can confirm or rule out the site at a glance.

The SearchPreview add-on includes a few customization options, like limiting the maximum number of returned images one a page, and including popularity rankings. In our tests, SearchPreview is accurate and didn't hinder performance. It does sprinkle sponsored links into the search results from time to time, a behavior you can nullify in the settings. A feature that magnifies the thumbnail size from the search results page would be a welcome improvement in future releases. SearchPreview isn't essential for searching, but it certainly comes in handy.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 19

  • 3 stars

    "Good, but..."

    April 16, 2009   |   By lantierl

    Version: GooglePreview 3.5

    Pros

    Doesn't slow down searches.
    Gives a sneak preview of the web site.

    Cons

    Can't zoom in on the web site prior to going there (and not all the sites are easy to see without a zoom feature).

    Summary

    Overall, a good extension. But, the product could use a few minor tweaks. Overall, for a free application that doesn't slow down your search engine, this isn't a bad thing to have at all.

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  • 5 stars

    "great for FF3 users and it is updated for FF3.1 Beta1"

    October 21, 2008   |   By justchuck69

    Version: GooglePreview 3.5

    Pros

    gives you an idea what the site contains so you go to the right site more often
    fast and a bit of eye candy :-)

    Cons

    i have had no problems with it and yesterday the beta of FF is able to use it too

    Summary

    does what it promises
    works fast ( i thought it was going to slow down FF but i can see no slow down

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  • 4 stars

    "Does exactly as the name suggests"

    September 10, 2008   |   By delta.47

    Version: GooglePreview 3.5

    Pros

    realitivily fast, lets you see a thumbsnail preview of any google web search before you click on your page.,it's free, helps security, etc

    Cons

    No problems thus far. Only complaint is that sometimes the preview boxes aren't 100% lined against the left margin which can make it look messy

    Summary

    Get it, it's free. An idea that should have been invented long time ago but mozilla had to let Opera find out first!

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  • 4 stars

    "Not bad"

    June 17, 2008   |   By cimek

    Version: GooglePreview 3.5

    Pros

    I like it, You can actually see the thumbnail of a webpage from google and yahoo search result. But...

    Cons

    ... It would have been better if if you can click the thumbnail and see the the bigger thumbnail of the page without visiting it since the thumbnail image is very small.

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  • 5 stars

    "fine"

    June 17, 2008   |   By orlandoelex

    Version: GooglePreview 3.5

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  • 4 stars

    "Does the job"

    June 12, 2008   |   By billy525

    Version: GooglePreview 3.5

    Pros

    Works as eye candy on a search results page and actually gives you a preview of a website before clicking on it. Although the preview is to small to read any text the picture of the website can be very helpful when searching for websites never visited before. Google does it again

    Cons

    It needs an option to enlarge the preview so the text on the preview is readable. Other than that it delivers as advertised.

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  • 5 stars

    "Probably the best?!"

    June 05, 2008   |   By rbsmr

    Version: GooglePreview 3.5

    Pros

    Its probably one of the best extension for Firefox!

    Take a peek to the site before you click it!

    And it doesn't slows down your search.Great extension

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  • 5 stars

    "I LIKE VERY MUCH"

    January 23, 2008   |   By alfredotorres

    Version: GooglePreview 3.2

    Pros

    EXELLENT

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  • 5 stars

    "It Works."

    October 30, 2007   |   By Nintendo01

    Version: GooglePreview 3.2

    Pros

    It gives a thumbnail, just like it says.

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  • 3 stars

    "thank"

    September 06, 2007   |   By obyadalyasy

    Version: GooglePreview 2.0

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 6.4
    Version 6.4 added support for DuckDuckGo.
    General
    Publisher Edward Ackroyd
    Publisher web site http://ackroyd.de/googlepreview/
    Release Date July 29, 2013
    Date Added July 31, 2013
    Version 6.4
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements Firefox 2.0 and later
    Download Information
    File Size 44.03KB
    File Name searchpreview-6.4-fx.xpi
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 69,902
    Downloads Last Week 1
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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