very good and very useful
There are a few vital add-ons that I could not live without. Interclue is one of them.
It really is like a picture in picture. Get a quick preview of the main content of a like as well as some stats and related information that'll help you decide whether to actually go to the link or not.
And it beats those site-specific previews because a) it only pops up if ::you:: want it and b) the customisability and extra information that Interclue provides helps one get a better idea of the linked page (which sometimes the content alone might not provide).
An added bonus is the iconic indication of what a link is, ie. a website, pdf document, script, mail address, etc.
I like knowing what I am going to click on, especially given the number of dodgy sites one may hap upon casually surfing.
Definitely a five-star add-on in my book. Give it a try and you may soon wonder what you ever did without it.
Very good. Look before click. A MUST HAVE Add-om.
I can see the potential, but it's way to slow to be useful to me.
Did you try tweaking any of the performance options?
Although most users seem happy enough with the speed of Interclue overall, we are working on ways to improve the speed of the page summaries. At the moment these can be quite variable based on:
1) How fast the page loads - Interclue page summaries are built inside the browser, not cached on
a server, so if a page takes a while to load, Interclue will take a while to summarize it - on the other hand it would take a while to open it the normal way as well!
2) How complicated the page is (it takes longer to summarize really complex pages)
3) How fast your computer is (faster computers take less time to do the summarization step).
4) Whether Interclue is able to prefetch the link - when Interclue is near certain that fetching a link will not have any side effects, it will prefetch it not long after you pause your mouse on it. Furthermore if you Clueview a link it will usually prefetch the next and previous links. This behavior is configurable in the Intherclue options.
i give it a high 5. less clicks and faster searches. i don\'t think I can live without it any time soon.\r\n
I have been using Firefox and its add ons for last one year. I found all extensions are very useful for me especially InterClue. We can view the content of the link once we hover the mouse around the link. This features is very helpful when I explore many tutorials in Microsoft MSDN where every line or two contains a link. Thanks to Mozilla and interclue team for this addon...
I. Love. Interclue!
One of the best extensions ever, for these reasons:
1) You can hover over the Interclue icon, and read the text of a site within the popup box which stays politely out of the way of glancing at other links in the Google search results
2) It eliminates the need to click on links within a website, eliminating page-load wait time. This is great if you have less than a T3 connection. ;-)
3) You can even watch YouTube videos within Interclue, making YouTube more of a discreet visual aid and less of a loadtime nuisance in the event of heavy traffic on a website.
I could go on and on...but I think these three examples should "sell" this extension well enough.
Interclue....a five-star extension that gives you a five-star browsing experience.
I use interclue in linux and windows, and find it one of the most useful extensions. Unfortunely, with ff3 on sites with frames like Salon and MyYahoo the interclue windows scrambles the frames somehow, making the page almost unreadable. I assume this will be addressed before the final release of ff3. What would really be a major improvement of the entire ff3 interface, would be if Interclue could open in the sidebar instead of floating on the page. Is this possible already with interclue or with some other extension?
Hi Rmesek, I think the problem you were experiencing with FF3 was probably due to the "Zoom issue" which should go away after you install Firefox 3.0 Final and Inteclue 1.5.6. As for the sidebar we're giving it some serious thought, thanks for asking. Obviously it would be optional because some people have other sidebars that they like to keep open.
This is a reference to my review on March 23. Why the new version shows the icons of Interclue so small ? Now are somehow hardly to view them. I suggested to the authors to embed in the options, a button to resize the review that opens according to the user's needs without dragging up or down the lower corner all the time.
Hi, is there anyway to make interclue just display the largest image from a thumbnail linked page?
I would like to do this to greatly speed up gallery browsing.
We've added it to the todo list. Thanks for the suggestion.
better than cooliris in some aspects,but it can be still be improved.
I had started my master studies one year ago, and I wish I knew about Interclue because my research time would have been saved big time.
I use most of the features especially the mail and stick-in buttons. I am rating it as 9 because some times FireFox simply hangs and I get this message about this script is taking a long time and an option to continue or stop the script. Once I stop the script the mouseover works fine and fireFox goes back to normal.
Hi Sally, long time since we've had complaints about script timeouts, are you still experiencing any? Do let us know at interclue.com/contact.html if so. Hope you're still using Interclue and finding it useful.
Very good extension, very innovative, wide range of features, plenty of settings to fool around, ?crashing on its weight.
This extension caused problem with memory recovery.
Advice for a try as the only extension enabled and look for memory leak and recovery.
I enabled this on Firefox3.0 with Nightly tester tester tools, still leaking memory.
Best of luck
Try this for an experiment: Do a google search to get a random 10 links. Then Check your memory usage.
Now open those 10 external links in a new tab, closing each tab after opening it, or try viewing them in another preview product, Cooliris. Check the memory usage after you have done this. Now restart firefox and repeat the experiment with Interclue.
You will find that although the memory usage in each case has increased, that Interclue will increase the memory footprint by much less than the alternatives.
It seems that Firefox makes some odd decisions about when to release memory back to the system, and it can appear to be quite memory hungry after extended use, and I believe they're working on this for the FF3 release.
If anyone finds a case where Interclue causes an increase in memory usage greater than simply opening the previewed page in a new tab, or previewing it in cooliris, we would be very interested to hear about that.
We can be contacted at support AT interclueDOTcom, or using the extensive built in feedback system, and that is the best way to contact us with performance issues or bugs, rather than posting here where we have no way to contact you back and ask for more details or point you to some useful options (Interclue does have a cache-level setting that has a small effect on long-term memory usage, for instance).
I was using cool iris and found that plugin used allot of resources on my system, I recently switched to interclue and found it to be a very well thought out plugin, unfortunately it also seems to make firefox use 100% CPU on my system even when not in use (Cool iris would only display this behavior when being used). My system is a AMD 3200+ & 1GB RAM with a ATI 9800 Pro Video card on Windows 2003 Server.\r\n\r\nI think interclue is a very usefull plugin and hope this can be resolved.
When Interclue is building a page summary it will hit 100% CPU briefly, but otherwise it should be fine.
Unfortunately we need more information before we can figure out what is different about your circumstances that causes the problem. It likely has nothing to do with your hardware or operating system (none of which we can cheaply recreate here in any case). Please contact us at support AT interclue DOT com, or file a bug using the inbuilt feedback wizard.
Here is really the worst place to file bug reports because we cannot contact you to help resolve the issue, or find out if it's still occurring.
Love it when it works, however some days it works others it doesn't. Not sure what could cause this. Using Vista. Icon shows, but sometimes hovering over it nothing happens.
Glad to hear you love it when it works, but this is the wrong way to report a bug such as you're experiencing.
Interclue has a built in feedback system which allows you to quickly describe the problem and automatically add the details we need to recreate the bug - eg the webpage you're on, the version of firefox you're using, your operating system, and the version of Interclue.
We do test Interclue on Vista, we have thousands of users, but we're not yet familiar with the problem you're reporting ... apart from on one site with an obscure CSS layout, and that issue has been resolved in our next version...but we can't know if we've solved your bug unless you report it with a bit more detail, preferably using the inbuilt feedback system.
I was using CoolIris and found it was getting in the way more than I was enjoying it. Interclue works for me much more predictably and enjoyably, and I like the variety of options available. 9 out of 10... only because I0 is \"perfect,\" and few things are worthy of it. This is a great extension.
Lets look at this page:
Now if you wanted to check for images to save without opening ever page, Interclue is useless and Cooliris is the add-on that will speed up your work.
It needs an option / button to view page as is, not just text without having to open a tab.
Now lets get this review some positive.
Interclue for the most part is a very clean well written Ext. It does all that the author said without fail. Interclue is not intrusive, not cpu intensive, not memory hungry. Fortunately it will work with Cooliris and can complement each other.
Now we wait to see which author / team will finish their Ext to enable the use of just one.
Cooliris has more work to get there, Interclue failed to see the need and may think it is a sellout.
Gentlemen... Ball is in your court.
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Hi Heidi. Thanks for the review! Sorry it took us so long to add support for images. It's true that we didn't want to just duplicate what Cooliris has done and show the whole page in browsable form, even though that's pretty easy from a coding standpoint. Instead, with Interclue 1.5 we have introduced the ability to include expandable thumbnails of the larger images on a page within your text summaries. You can configure the size of thumbnails you want in the options. If it's still not quite what you were after do get in touch and let us know. support AT interclue DOT com
I have to agree with the reviews below - pain free and very useful. Installed on Vista (v.1.1.1, now 126.96.36.19964). Had Cooliris before that but Interclue gives a lot more useful info as others have mentioned already, has more options and so far i have no problems, smooth. Have to add that support is excellent too - the author(-s) is responsive and a pleasure to deal with. Never thought i'd be interested in this kind of extension but suddenly i see this one as a keeper along with my everyday/version/profile standbys. Good job!
I'd tried CoolIris and uninstalled it pretty quickly, couldn't live with it. I expected Interclue to be as awkward in its own way, but I can see where the work has gone in on the UI and added-value.
Definitely a keeper.
Its ability to get at the important page content so reliably from a range of sites and pages.
No resources spent on hints for navigation links.
Would like to see:
Faster preview fetching, always. But it's pretty good already.
I'm using 1.1.2. It installed seamlessly and works fine on my Firefox 188.8.131.52/XP.
I was using a different preview addon until I discovered this one. For what I do, I don't need to see what a page I'm previewing looks like. I need to know it's content. This addon does that beautifully with a bucketful of options and information you can include or exclude. If you use any preview addon, give this one a look.
This extension is quite interesting. It is very ambitious, aiming to become a major part of your browsing behavior. It installed and ran without issue on Firefox 184.108.40.206 on Linux. I like the preview of the links when you ctrl-hover over a link, and the subtle hints of what type a link it is and what domain (via the favicon) is interesting too. The extension has a responsive UI and doesn't seem to slow down the browsing experience noticeably. Not sure I'll be a regular user, but seems like many people would find it useful.