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Wajam for Windows

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There's no opinion shortage online, but who are you going to trust? Your friends, of course -- with help from Wajam for Windows. Wajam extends social searching to the wider Web. It uses data from your Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ accounts to show you what your friends think about the things you want to know about, like restaurants, coffee shops, movies, records, and other stuff they've shared. Say you want to try a new restaurant, but you've heard mixed reviews. If any of your friends have tried it and shared an opinion, Wajam shows you what they think in a panel right next to your search results. Wajam for Windows is free and works with Chrome, Firefox, IE, and Safari.

Wajam installs as easily as any browser extension. How you manage Wajam depends on which browser you're using, of course; in Chrome, we found it under Tools/Extensions. Setting up Wajam involves some choices, such as allowing it to post on your behalf and access your news feeds. A message explains the options. To use Wajam, you must sign in with your Facebook or Twitter account, and then you can add more accounts, including Google+ and LinkedIn, at Wajam's Dashboard page, which also accesses your photos, videos, and other resources. Wajam works with most search engines as well as eBay, Amazon, IMDB, Wikipedia, and lots of other sites. You can sign in and then search or search first and sign in to Wajam only when you want to.

We signed in via Facebook and did a quick Google for a local restaurant. Sure enough, several friends had eaten there and shared their opinions of the food, service, and atmosphere. Wajam's developers were right: Those opinions were of far more use to us than any professional restaurant critic's review. Wajam also displayed a map, address, menu link, and scores based on reviews submitted by other users. Suppose everyone uses Wajam, and the hot dining spot is too crowded? There's an app for that, too: With Wajam on your smartphone, Plan B is a few swipes away. But try Wajam, however you do it.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.0 stars

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 1.0 stars

    "WILL NEVER USE CNET AGAIN!"

    May 6, 2013  |   By bentuhley

    Version: Wajam for Windows 1.45

    Pros

    NONE! I SAID I DID NOT WANT THIS TRASH INSTALLED ON MY COMPUTER! I UNINSTALLED AND MY BROWSER IS STILL SCREWED. I USED TO TRUST CNET. HOWEVER, I WILL NEVER USE ANYTHING DEALING WITH THIS SITE EVER AGAIN INCLUDING TECHNOLOGY REVIEWS. YOU GUYS ARE SCUM.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Love to be where my friends are also when a GOOD thing."

    January 31, 2013  |   By PastorSylviaHelton

    Version: Wajam for Windows 1.45

    Pros

    So easy to use..FUN..outstandingly brings more joy to computering.

    Cons

    Sorry...I have none..only see good in this.

    Summary

    Down load this an enjoy your computering more.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Knowledge of my friends everywhere"

    January 6, 2013  |   By nitro1710

    Version: Wajam for Windows 1.45

    Pros

    Having access to what my friends shared everywhere I browser is just awesome. I have a lot of friends, especially on Twitter, and I often find what I was looking for only by searching through what they shared. From product or restaurants recommandation to knowledge sharing or news, Wajam indexes everything and give it back to me when I need it.

    Cons

    I'd like a better phone integration. I have an Android phone, I didn't try their iPhone integration, but it's currently lacking a lot for me on my phone. I'd also like to see LinkedIn integration, but I'm still wondering how that would change the information I'm already finding through Facebook and Twitter.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Bringing social to search !"

    January 3, 2013  |   By jerms9450

    Version: Wajam for Windows 1.45

    Pros

    This addon is amazing it brings results from your friends directly into the place you search.
    - Don't need to go on each of social network to find relevant results about something I want to know.
    - Transparent and easy to disable where I don't want it, like youtube.

    Cons

    I really wish the results would come faster, since when I got some, they are really awesome, it's sad that I have to wait for them.

    Summary

    Nice addition to every search engines, not intrusive and give me results where I want them, without disturbing my browsing experience. Really worth a try !

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome and innovative way to search!"

    January 2, 2013  |   By mmimeault

    Version: Wajam for Windows 1.45

    Pros

    The best way to search within billions of results.
    It's like a new filter on Google; it allow me to see friends recommandation instead of all results.
    It is lightweight, and it doesn't stop the normal search working.

    Cons

    I wish I could get more results and more quickly. They are working on it but for now it's slow.

    By the way, I'm french and their website/apps is English only.

    Summary

    Google has made the search by keyword a success.
    Wajam is adding another layer, the social! Results are now mine instead of public.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "F%ck you, CNet"

    January 2, 2013  |   By Wootings

    Version: Wajam for Windows 1.45

    Pros

    None...none at all. For this thing, or for CNet.

    Cons

    CNet installs it without asking, along with other BS. This is the ultimate violation of users' trust. Last time you a$$holes, after loyally relying on you for many years.

    Summary

    Never again, CNet. You've betrayed your users. Hope you go bankrupt.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Makes it easy to search through Twitter and Facebook"

    January 2, 2013  |   By alainwong

    Version: Wajam for Windows 1.45

    Pros

    Wajam makes it possible to search through links, photos and videos that friends share across different social platforms.
    It also enhances search results by giving you a social layer from your friends, so that you can see what they've said or shared about a topic.

    Cons

    This service could support more social networks like LinkedIn and Quora, which will most likely be possible in the future.

    Summary

    Wajam is a social search engine that gives your recommendations from friends when you need it. For example, if you're visiting a new city, you can use Wajam to find the best restaurants and hotels that your friends have recommended. You'll get enhanced search results directly on supported sites like Google, TripAdvisor and even Wikipedia.

    The idea is to to make it easy to go through what your friends share with you on social platforms, because there may be valuable information for you in that data. Wajam enhances your regular search results with links, photos, places, products and more that your friends have talked about and recommended on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. It also stores this information so that you can make use of it in the future.

    If you've installed Wajam by mistake, you can find uninstall instructions and answers to frequently asked questions on the Wajam FAQ page at http://wajam.com/faq/

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I like to know what my friends think!"

    January 2, 2013  |   By ldacosta2

    Version: Wajam for Windows 1.45

    Pros

    I get results from my friends. That is cool! And it makes my facebook feed searchable, which is great! I don't forget conversations anymore.

    Cons

    I wish it would come in French *and* in Spanish!! And I am a heavy user of Linkedin, so it would be cool to see results from there too.

    Summary

    Nice product - lacking some features, but already working well.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good plugin to have feedback from friend about place."

    January 2, 2013  |   By OlivierContant

    Version: Wajam for Windows 1.45

    Pros

    I'm very happy to now have the opportunity to have feedback of my friends when looking for a new restaurant, hotel or even a travel trip.

    I like to be able to see the comment of my friend before booking the hotel.

    Cons

    I wish they supported Android phone. I don't always have my laptop with me when travelling or not always easily accessible.

    Please wajam, support Android asap :)

    Summary

    Overall useful for traveler or people willing to discover new place but are afraid of bad surprise. I feel like having the feedback of my friend about place is a great feature. They should have done that way before.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Nasty Malware. Do not use it. Come with CNET Downloader"

    January 1, 2013  |   By vnchguy

    Version: Wajam for Windows 1.45

    Pros

    None
    Do not use it
    Nasty Malware. Do not use it. Come with CNET Downloader.

    Cons

    Nasty Malware. Do not use it. Come with CNET Downloader.

    Summary

    Do not use it
    Come with CNET Downloader
    Do not use CNET

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