Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A favorite browser add-on. A real amplifier & easy to set up. Makes my online activity a snap.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (8.2). 

The best add on around Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've used browsers with Hyperwords, and without. The difference is when you have to do without, you notice how much more clumsy the search process is, and how much less efficient surfing is without it. My all-time favourite add-on for Firefox - I recommend it to everyone.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (8.2). 

Right Click Heaven Rated 5 out of 5 stars

:Osome!!! must have add-on...much needed, combines functionality of most reference add-ons together. One stop for search,reference,translate,share...Was searching for something like this for ages.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (8.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have liked hyperwords a lot, until I installed FF 4 on linux. Apparently, on my linux box with Firefox 4, hyperwords always eat characters which I typed in the search text input field. This is a really strange behavior, totally unexpected. I have to disable hyperwords in order to enter my search keywords properly. Please fix it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (8.1). 

Lunix

Hi. We'll have a look. Sorry about this.

Il n'y a pas que des anglophones Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello, when I choose a language other than English for options Wiktionary or Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikipedia is the English who come. Is this a bug? And is there a French version as the previous version? I can not do without Hyperwords, so I will be obliged to return to the previous version of Firefox and Hyperwords. Thank you for your reply.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (8.1). 

Language

Hi. Hyperwords should ask you what language you want when you first use these services. You can also change it Preferences (Firefox Tools menu, then Add-Ons and finally click on Hyperwords). Do the settings not save for you or does this help?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow, some great improvements. Very useful tool.

One problem.

When I turn on "Auto Copy", and then proceed to highlight a word to copy, if I go to paste it in a field that has an existing word, and the existing word gets copied, then the original word I wanted to paste gets replaced with what was copied in the field. That kinda makes auto-copy useless.

I posted this before back in June of 2010. Last time you responded stating you were gonna add in a feature so a person can turn off auto copy in fields.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (8.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Auto Copy

Hi and yes, sorry we forgot about that one. A related issue is that it's not always possible for Hyperwords to know when something is editable, for example in Google Docs and Google Mail. But we're working on that.

Great add-on... with one caveat Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is one great add-on, till I found something weird with my contextual menu. Hyperwords taking over my right-click search option. If you have the google tool bar installed, Hyperwords take over your default right-click search choices (i.e. "search Google for "..."). A search using the right-click via Google is gone and replaced with "search Hyperwords for ..." via Google's AdSearch. If you are using "replace firefox serach box" for your google toolbar, switch back to the classic search box, choose Google as your main search option, then go back to FF search box. Now your back in the game and still have google right-click option back. Ta ta all!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.7). 

Search

Hi and thanks for the great rating and comment. From version 8 users will be asked if they want Hyperwords in their search toolbar, so that should solve the issue.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic addon, just started using it. My one wish for this so far would be the ability to have the option to set the autocopy on selection as "plain text" then it would be even more useful. Perhaps a time delay like ClickCutter Autocopy would make it perfect!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.5). 

Auto Copy

Hi and thanks for your kind words. You are right, auto copy copies rich text. We'll see about maybe adding an option to copy it as plain text at some point - I'll add it to the list of requested features, thanks. :-)

Still exploring Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've had Hyperwords on three machines for some time now and I'm still finding new things to do with it. Some of the functions seem not to be working (for instance table of contents and copy to file) but I've got a lot of extensions on these machines and I am using the Foxdie theme (which is excellent but a tad idiosyncratic) so I wouldn't be surprised if there is the occasional clash. And the bits of Hyperwords that I can't get to work aren't particularly important for me anyway. All in all this is an extension that the more you use it, the more you find to use it for. Excellent.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.5). 

Great!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

What a great tools this is! Small but does tons of useful things. The "copy to file" function is my favorite, booth private and jobbrelated. LEN

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.5). 

A truely awesome add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hyperwords has got to be one of the most useful add-ons around. Why am I saying that? Because you can do so very, very much with it. Simply highlighting a word on a page will bring up a menu giving you many choices. They include translation, checking reference sites such as dictionaries, Wikipedia, etc., conversions, sharing via various channels, searching, shopping at various sites, etc. Selecting one will open a window on the page with the information or links to what you are looking for. There is so, so much more it is hard to describe. Rather than overwhelm you, the menu is fully customizable. It is quick, easy to use, and so very handy. It includes so many other features you really must investigate it on your own at their website.

I can not recommend it more highly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.5). 

Love it but slight bug in 7.5? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hyperwords is fantastic! I use it all the time for google searching and translating particularly. I've just noticed that lately when I highlight text in v7.5 it no longer lets me type and overwrite the highlighted text, Hyperwords takes the control away. I've overcome this by changing the menu loading option to only load on right-click which is fine but it'd be nice to have it come up automatically again.

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Selected text

Hi Lee. Does this happen to you in Google Docs and Goole Mail primarily? If so, there is now an option in Preferences/Other, to turn Hyperwords Off in Google apps. Please try that. We are looking for a better way but Google Docs are very complicated creatures for us to work with.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Really is a great addon. Other extensions exist that can do small portions of what Hyperwords does, but Hyperwords does it better plus there is real power in having it all accessible from one context menu whenever I highlight anything. It really seems that virtually anything you might want to do when you highlight text in a browser is quickly accessible without leaving the webpage you're on. Definitely worth poking through the options as there are a lot of options that are turned off by default to try and keep clutter down, but some of them will almost certainly be of use to you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.5). 

Invaluable addon! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Love this addon. At first I thought it was too much stuff, but over time I've ended up using so much of it.
And when I had a problem, they responded immediately. Invaluable!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.5). 

GMail and Hyperwords Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I ran into an issue between GMail and Hyperwords when I was highlighting some text. I found an easy work-around and notified Hyperwords. They responded in less than an hour with a permanent fix. Fast service, tons of amazing capabilities, and it is always there when I want it. Just a remarkable piece of software.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like this Add-On. I now get frustrated using FF *without* this functionality. Drives me nuts!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.5). 

Firefox 4

We'll have a compatible version out in a matter of days. Sorry for the delay!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Dont like the update to many changes and it slows MY FF down to much, need a hyperwords lite version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.0.1). 

Developer Reply

Hi hexxboxx. I'm sorry you are having problems with the Hyperwords update. If you can contact me at contact@hyperwords.net and tell me exactly what's wrong we'll deal with it and yes, issue a bug fix update.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great update of a very useful add-on. Probably the one I use the most.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.0.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A great add-on that I wouldn't be without.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.0.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This really fills in some holes. The Google search is probably the most used for me. Instead of highlighting text, ctrl-C, ctrl-T (open a new tab), GO<space> (It's a keyworded search for me), Ctrl-V, it's now just one click. And yes, I'm keyboard driven, but if I'm already using the mouse to highlight, it's still better. :-p
I was having a display issue and the tech support was excellent.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.0.1).