Once in a while you come across a seemingly simple techie invention that makes your life online easier and richer.
Apture Highlights is a browser extension that allows you to get instant access to e.g. Wikipedia, Google, YouTube or Twitter without leaving the page.
Here’s how it works:
You are on a web page. You select a piece of text and the little ‘learn more’ balloon appears. You click on it and the small pop-up screen appears. In the pop-up you instantly get:
- Google search results
- Bing search results
- Google & Flickr Images
- Wikipedia page
- YouTube videos
- Twitter streams
- Google maps
- And more…
Very handy! For instance when you highlight a city name, the pop-up shows the city on Google maps. Or highlight a person’s name and instantly get that persons’ Twitter stream or Wikipedia page. All in all a really handy little tool for anyone who’s frequently using the web to search and research.
I love it!
Below a little video with some quick user tips!