Until now, every Firefox add-on that promises to give me awesome abilities to look things up when I highlight a word have been mediocre at best. The Apture Highlights add-on for Firefox really is a game changer. It allows you to highlight a phrase and get background information from Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter and more – on the same page. It also gives me this ability without looking tacky or sticking out like a sore thumb.
The biggest pain, other than cosmetics, is having to re-teach yourself the way you browse. You have to get used to having that ability at your fingertips to do searches inside a website and get used to the usefulness that an add-on like this brings.
What are some of the newest features?
- Customizable keyboard shortcut to call up Apture Search
- Performance improvements, contextual search results now even faster
- Secure: Automatically disabled on HTTPS (secure) websites to not interfere with your private information
- What’s that word? Dictionary definitions now included in search results
and that is only scratching the surface of what the amazing Apture Highlights add-on can do.
You can pick up the Apture Highlights add-on from the Firefox Add-ons website.