Most Useful Web Accelerators For IE8
By on March 19th, 2009

Quite recently we had told you about  Web Accelerators, a feature that allowed you to quickly share content, search maps and more, however the power of accelerators is limited to the accelerators you use, here is a list of the Most Useful Web Accelerators for IE8.

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The accelerators have been divided into different categories for easier browsing, you can click on the links below, to directly jump to the categories you want.


Search Related Accelerators

wikipedia-accelerator

Define With Wikipedia Allows you to quickly lookup a word or phrase on Wikipedia, if the word does not exist, it will launch the default Wikipedia search.

Dictionary Reference Looks up the meaning of the selected word or phrase on Dictionary.com.

Google Definition Lookup Uses Google to lookup definition for selected words or phrases.

Search with Google Code Search Lookup programming code on Google code search.

Search on IMDB Lookup movie reviews and synopsis on Internet Movie Database.

MSDN Search – Quickly search for content on the Microsoft Developer Network

Search on Netflix – Search movies to rent on Netflix.com


Social Networking Accelerators

shareaholic_accelerator

Shareaholic Share content in 30 social networking sites with this single accelerator, also has a Firefox add-on which we had told you about in the post about converting Firefox into a social networking hub.

Share on Twitter Share any content on .

Share on Facebook Allows you to share the current page or selected text in .

Reviews on StumbleUpon Tells you if a page has been submitted to StumbleUpon and displays the users reviews for the page.

Find in LinkedIn Find selected persons profile on LinkedIn.com.

Share with Delicious – Share your current document or a selected link using Delicious.

Add to Reddit Add the current page to your Reddit favorites.

Find on Last.fm Find the artist or music on Last.fm.

Digg Accelerator – Discover and share the best of the web on Digg.


Email Accelerators

gmail_accelerator

Send Mail Using Gmail Allows you to quickly send a page or selected text as a email using .

Send Mail Using AOL Allows you to quickly send a page or selected text as a email using AOL.

Email Using Windows Live Hotmail – Allows you to quickly send a page or selected text as a email using Windows Live Hotmail.


Shopping Related Accelerators

ebay_accelerator

RetailMeNot Find coupons for your favorite retail sites, with RetailMeNot.

Amazon Search Search Amazon.com for products

Find on eBay Lets you find and preview items on eBay, without the need to leave the current page.

Newegg Search Search and preview products on retailing website Newegg.com.

Google News Search Search Google News for related content.


Utility Accelerators

yahoo_finance_acclerator

Google Translate Translate webpages or URLs with Google Translate.

Google Maps or Maps on Live Maps or Yahoo Local Maps Convert a address to a location on the maps using any of the plugins listed here.

Login using BugMeNot Bypass website registration by logging in with already created users, provided by BugMeNot community.

Shorten with is.gd Shorten URL with is.gd

TinyURL Convert a long URL to a tiny URL using this accelerator.

Shorten with bit.ly Shorten URLs with bit.ly

Weather.com Lookup your local weather on Weather.com

Preview and Launch URL Preview a URL before opening the entire page.

Currency Converter Convert different currencies to your desired currency.

Yahoo! Finance Lookup stocks on Yahoo Finance.

Track Package with DHL – Use the DHL tracking number to find the current status of your packages.

Translate with Babelfish Translate selected text or URL with Babelfish.


Blogging Related Accelerators

blogger_accelerator

Post Content to Blogger Post the selected content or webpage to your Blogger website.

Blog on Live Search Spaces Post the selected content or webpage to your Live Spaces account.

Post to LiveJournal Post the selected content or webpage to your LiveJournal account.


Video Search Accelerators

youtube_accelerator

YouTube Video Search Search for videos matching the selected text.

Truveo Video Search Search Truveo for videos matching the selected text.

Search Videos with Live Search Search videos using live search

Do you have any other accelerators to share with us? Do let us know through your comments.

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  • http://www.gadgets.name Latest Gadgets

    Your blog rocky, so many useful tips, i am trying to utilize them one by one, thanks!

  • James Bo

    Keith, Not wanting Firefox users to get left out in the cold…I thought some of your readers who use both IE8 and Firefox would appreciate hearing that Firefox has a version of Accelerators too, it is called “KALLOUT – Accelerators for Firefox” It’s available as a free add-on through Firefox. See: http://bit.ly/vJKbW

    Selection-based search is really helpful. That’s a nice list of Accelerators your assembled. One GREAT feature of KallOut is BestGuess. The challenge with selection-based search is that the user has to figure out which one to apply to his selection. It’s a little clunky once you get more than two or three. For example a list as long as the one you published would be pretty unworkable! KallOut does a super job figuring out which accelerator you need to use for a given selection-based search request. Kallout — Accelerators for Firefox is actually kind of spooky when it works so well.

    Check it out! “KALLOUT – Accelerators for Firefox” is available through Mozilla at http://bit.ly/vJKbW

    -JB

  • http://isenne.com/blog iSenne

    Nice sum of accelerators :)

  • http://www.cametoofar.com/ Abhilash

    Hi, there is one more useful ie8 accelerator – Google Define (with Preview); which displays the definitions of the selected words as Preview.

    You can find it here:
    http://blogs.cametoofar.com/post/IE8-Accelerator-Google-Define-with-Preview.aspx

    Thanks

 
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