Recently I came across this new search tool, that allowed me to search for related links from a list of custom selected websites. The new service called Asterisk Search works as a plugin on Firefox and Chrome. While visiting a webpage, if you want more related information, we just have to select the text and click on the Asterisk symbol.
Features of Asterisk Search
- Install the GoAsterisk pluging for your browser. It supports Firefox and Chrome at the moment.
- Highlight text from the webpage you are reading. A small asterisk symbol will show up.
- Click on it and some results will show up on the left-hand column. There are some popular sites already added like Wikipedia as sources.
- I could remove these sits and add and customize the sources as I wished. So next time I am reading something, I can simply search from the sites I want to look up rather than all of them.
The only downside of Asterisk is you need to register before you use their service. But you can easily sign-in with your Twitter, Facebook or Google accounts.
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Do try out Asterisk and drop in your comments.