When it comes to searching the Internet for quick information regarding a certain topic, I think that using the classic approach is nothing but a waste of time. For example, compare these two situations: first, you open Google, then type your search term, then click a result or two from the list and take a look at them; last, we have the FastestChrome-approach – just select the search term in a page and wait for the bubble containing the information to show up. No need to highlight the winner now, right? 😉

As I write this, the current FastestChrome version is 5.1.0, released on the 26th of August. Currently available in English, Russian, German, French, Dutch (more to come!), this excellent Google Chrome extension has been downloaded by exactly 744,000 people so far, its average rating being 3.97/5 stars, after 1207 ratings. Not bad at all, if you ask me, not bad at all!!! 😉

While FastestChrome offers more than just the chance to select some text in a page and get some info straight from Wikipedia in a bubble or to search that text using Surf Canyon or Duckduckgo(we talked about this last one right here), I won’t tell you a single word about the extra juice coming with FastestChrome. After all, why not grab this extension, install it, search something on Google, browse through the results, then figure out what has changed, huh? I’ll be waiting for your comments about these descoveries. Don’t keep me waiting too long, all right? That’s all, folks! 😉

P.S. In case you’re coming to Google Chrome from Firefox and you’ve been using FastestFox, I am sure you figured it out already, but here’s a bit of extra info for the others: FastestChrome is FastestFox’s twin!

  1. February 16, 2012
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