Web Search Pro - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Web Search Pro

CNET 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.

CNET Editors' review

Web Search Pro from Captain Caveman offers an innovative way of doing Internet searches. The free Firefox extension allows the user to determine beforehand how the search is to be conducted. In essence, it is like instructing the browser where to look. For example, typing a particular topic and telling it to look in Wikipedia will bring you to a specific Wiki page on the topic.

Sadly, there is no Help file to aid the new user. This would have been helpful in explaining the Drag & Drop Zone functionality of the application, which is probably its best feature. It required some fiddling on our part before we finally got the hang of it. This feature allows you to drag highlighted text and drop it into the box of a specific search engine or a group of search engines. This action results in the opening of separate tabs with search results for each search engine.

Web Search Pro presents a novel way of searching the Web, a concept akin to focused searching. You have the option to choose a specific search engine or a multitude of search engines to conduct a search. We found no issues with the installation and uninstallation of the add-on.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • Google Chrome
    Explore the Web using Google's super-fast browser.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Java Runtime Enviro...
    Run Java applications on your Windows computer.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Mozilla Firefox
    Surf the Web comfortably, relying on speed, safety, and power o...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Java Runtime Enviro...
    Run Java applications on your Windows computer.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Opera
    Try the faster browser that lets you get the most from today's ...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Seruku Toolbar
    Find Web pages you visited before using keyword and time-based ...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Adobe Flash Player
    View Flash multimedia content through your browser.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Chakra
    Search and browse your local directories and save favorite link...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Google Chrome Porta...
    Take Google's Chrome browser with you on a USB stick.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • CustomMenu for Webm...
    Surf the Web by clicking URLs in convenient Internet Explorer m...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Mozilla Firefox Por...
    Take your bookmarks, surf internet, and experience the private ...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Rectifi Search Tool...
    Eliminate popup ads, translate foreign Web pages, and enhance W...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Web Freer
    Navigate the Web with HTTPS browser that encrypts browsing sess...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • i-Nav
    Surf the Web in your own language with this toolbar that suppor...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • URL Finder
    Know what is going on when you surf the Web and protect your pr...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • SlimBrowser
    Surf the Web with browser with automatic form filler, popup blo...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Search Everywhere
    Generate an on-the-fly Google Custom Search Engine.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Free Video Download...
    Download video from Metacafe, Vimeo, Facebook, and other sites ...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • RealPhrases Toolbar
    Search information on the Web using different search engines an...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Adobe Flash Player ...
    Flash Player preview version with new video hardware accelerati...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • IE Okapiland Search...
    Display linked pages and search the Web in Composite Page mode.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • FireFox Okapiland P...
    Add search plug-ins to your Firefox browser.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Apple Safari
    Browse the Web with speed and an elegant interface.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Diadematus for Goog...
    Create XML sitemap indexes based on the Google recommendations ...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
All User Reviews

Results 1-1 of 1

  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply the best!"

    February 28, 2009  |   By wyzwyk

    Version: Web Search Pro 2.7.3.4

    Pros

    1. Drag & Drop Zones makes Web Search Pro an awesome FF add-on.
    2. The extension developer actively works at making this extension better and better.

    Cons

    None that I can see

    Summary

    This is one dynamite search tool! While there are a number of useful search extensions for Firefox I think Web Search Pro is , without question, the best of the lot. The innovative Drag & Drop Zones is out of this world. When you start to drag whatever you have highlighted a transparent grid appears. This grid can have 16, 36, or 64 boxes. In these boxes you load search engines. When you drag the selected text and drop it into the box of the search engine you want the result of the search opens in a new tab. This is really cool! The best part however is that you can load groups of search engines into the boxes and when you drop something into a "group box" the results for all the search engines in that group open in separate tabs. IT'S AWESOME! The power of your searches goes up considerably. Web Search Pro is not only convenient but is a major time saver. On my Firefox I have group search boxes for search engines, directories, metasearch, Invisible Web S.E.s, images, maps, medical, sports, news, business, computer stores, hardware reviews, software reviews, shopping, and movie reviews. It's an understatement to say that when my friends saw Web Search Pro in action on my Firefox they were quite impressed. They went bonkers! If you don't have this extension you are really missing out on one of the finest FF add-ons.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Web Search Pro 3.0.7
Add Your Review

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

Submit your reply

Submit

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

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

See more CNET content tagged:

Previous Versions:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for Web Search Pro

close

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

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

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

OK

This download is served from an external site

close

NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

Continue to download

Sponsored Products

Web Search Pro