App Review: KwiClick’s Firefox Search Plugin

The question is, as always, does the world really need another search gadget?

At first, I thought the answer was no. I’m perfectly happy with my Firefox searchbar. Then I got introduced to KwiClick, which has been described asFirefox’s dedicated searchbar on steroids.” And it really is just that.

KwiClick works by attempting to make your search experience quicker, and allowing you to watch the videos you’re searching for, read the pages you’re looking for, and access the content you need on-the-fly, from the same place you searched. In other words, it’s a multi-page experience.

The idea is great, but does the application actually deliver on its promises? Well, here’s my experience…

The Anatomy of KwiClick

KwiClick is non-intrusive. Two tiny buttons, one next to the address bar, and another on the status bar, provide you with the access to the KwiClick interface. The interface is basically a hovering box nested on the lower corner of the browser.

KwiClick's hovering box is always accessible

KwiClick's hovering box is always accessible, yet non-intrusive

HOW TO: Create an Untouchable Market, the Google Way!

I blank out when it comes to writing intros, so I’m diving into my thoughts straight ahead. Everyone talks about Google’s “far into the future” vision and how it’s one of the most brilliantly run companies ever. Reading the latest news about Google Goggles, Favorite Places, image search advancements and so on, got me thinking: I am imaging that a few Google employees sat down one afternoon, just before Christmas 2004 and one of them said:

“We’re Google. Let’s create a new market that no one can follow us into!”

And that’s what they’ve been doing for the past 5 years; creating a new market share that no one can compete with them at. Think about theĀ timeline:

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