With CLIQZ, you'll experience an entirely new web: direct, fast and smart
Direct: In most cases, you already have a good idea of where you want to go, where you can do something specific or where you can get the information you need. Searches like these with a view to navigating make up the lion's share of web searches. And you can now carry out these searches from within your browser. This is where CLIQZ differs fundamentally from conventional search engines: Google, Bing, Yahoo and co. first take you to their own pages. Once there, you have to scan through a long list of search results and ads to find the most appropriate hit. With CLIQZ, you can search without this detour.
Fast: Simply click on a recommendation from the short selection in the drop-down menu and you'll be taken straight to the relevant website. For popular websites, there are smart CLIQZ abbreviations. Instead of visiting the relevant homepage and then working your way step by step to your actual destination, you can go straight to the right place.
Smart: With smart CLIQZ for direct replies, you can find what you're looking for even more quickly and easily. They provide you with a wide range of information within your browser – from F for flight status or S for share price to W for weather. And with the smart CLIQZ for news sites, you're always up to date.
How it works
While you're typing search terms or web addresses, a clearly structured selection of website recommendations is shown in the CLIQZ drop-down menu below the entry field. The recommendations are based either on our own search technology or on your Firefox history or bookmarks. As a result, you can find what you want quickly and discover new sites, but also have convenient access to your favourites.
Simply click on a recommendation and you're taken straight to the relevant website. If you'd like to open the website in a new tab, click on the logo to the right of the recommendation. Not the right website after all? Clicking on the grey button at the left of the entry field takes you back to the recommendations so that you can try out the next one. Still not found the right one? Place the cursor in the entry field and press the "Enter" key. Your search entry will then be forwarded automatically to your standard search engine set in Firefox.
CLIQZ respects your privacy. CLIQZ for Firefox doesn't collect any kind of personal information and has been awarded the "Certified Data Protection" seal by the safety standards authority for Saarland (TÜV). No information is gathered on the identity and behaviour of web users. By preference, our browser add-on shows you the encrypted version of websites (HTTPS) in its search results. You can read more about data protection here.
CLIQZ is there for you
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for improvement, our "helping hand" is there to assist you personally – via web form, e-mail or phone. We also look forward to hearing from you via Facebook or Twitter.
We are a Munich start-up company whose mission is to strengthen the position of Internet users and to put them in greater control. Our young, 60-strong team dedicates its efforts to making the web a little bit better for you every day.
Give CLIQZ a try
CLIQZ is optimised for German users. There are still restrictions as regards search results and smart CLIQZ for other countries/languages. However, you're more than welcome to use CLIQZ in other languages. If CLIQZ doesn't show a suitable website recommendation, you can continue your search using your standard search engine with just a click.
CLIQZ is easy to install. You'll soon get used to the new direct navigation system. If you'd rather return to the conventional system for searching the web, you can easily uninstall CLIQZ and remove it completely. Simply make the relevant setting under "Add-Ons" in the Firefox menu (at the very top right of the browser).