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Send Highlighted Text and Link via Email Fast! CodeUnit 09 MAR 2010

Arthur Sabintsev (aka LazyRussion) brings to us the brilliant little Firefox add-on named Email This! which basically allows you to right-click on any selected text on any webpage your are currently browsing and then send the highlight text, title plus link to an email recipient using GMail, Google Apps GMail, Yahoo or even standalone mail clients like Outlook Express or Thunderbird.

The amount of times I want to send an email to myself containing the exact data I just mentioned above for later reference is a lot, so this little add-on is certainly proving to be one hell of an effort saver! :)

To use, simply install as normal and once installed, set the necessary mailer preferences by clicking on the Options button under the Email This! entry on the add-ons page. Once set up, Email This! now becomes usable via either a toolbar entry or a right-click context menu option.

All that, all that is left is now to browse to a page, highlight a passage of text and click send! Brilliant I tell you! :)

Add to Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3102

Related Link: http://lazyrussian.com/my-projects/email-this-firefox-extension/

Multi-search Using 3 Search Engines at Once! CodeUnit 27 JAN 2010

Search engines have become an indispensable part of modern life and the Internet, and as such almost all of us have long since determined our own particular favourite amongst the multitude of available workhorses.

However, search engines are not all the same and quite often return vastly differing search results on any particular search term, meaning that you’re never quite sure as to whether or not you are in fact getting the best search results possible.

So someone came up with the bright idea to harness the power of the three of the biggest search engine names and show their comparative search results alongside one another for any particular search term entered. Featuring a slick AJAX-driven interface, a good layout of information as well a clever display of search term related tag cloud information and image results, enter Yabigo, a particularly clever little monster.

Ya = Yahoo, bi = Bing and go = Google, Yabigo submits your query against all three search engine giants and then returns the plethora of results back to you, allowing you quickly to compare the three’s performance and increase the chance of actually finding the information you were looking for in the first place!

Very clever boys, though I’m not sure how long you’ll last before the big guns put you down and out of the game. Still, very, very good idea! :)

Related Link: http://www.yabigo.com