Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Compared to similar add-ons, WikiLook has the best content (including photos), user interface display, ease of access, options within a word's definition (i.e. hyperlinks), and linking other subject-matter that relates to the word. The one thing that I like most about this add-on is how it uses javascript to allow you to preview "more" about the definition without redirecting you to another site. Instead, it just drops-in more information into the display box, all on the fly.

Convenient Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the convenience of it but as someone else said https would be better. I am putting it in my Apollo! Pack collection because of the convenience factor.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome for college students!!!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Doesn't have HTTPS support. so doesn't work if you have EFF's HTTPS Everywhere enabled.Otherwise pretty good.
QuickWiki looks better, though has less i18n features.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

very good

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

i use nightly builds currently Aurora 6. and Nightly 7...
Please, please, please update to at least Aurora 6 not 5. I love and miss this 'add-on' !!!!
Спасибо,
Landis.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Even with two updates to FF 5, Wikilook works perfectly for me! I do have to right-click the highlighted word, but a minor step in the overall scheme of things. Love it! Four stars until the update. Then a full five stars from me.

Absolutely indispensable ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

WikiLook does not as yet work in Firefox 5 ... I will have to revert to Firefox 4 as I am now irretrievably wedded to the wonders of WikiLook and will not reinstall Firefox 5 until it supports WikiLook.
Keep on truckin ...

Great Add-On Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have used this for quite a while now and when I am not on my Firefox, I forget that it isn't installed on every computer/browser and I get sad. :(

I use it daily and it saves a lot of time and needless clicking. If you ever go on a Wikipedia journey (you know, you look up 1 thing and end up looking up a word in that article which in turn links you to another), it's so nice to just hover and get a quick detail or definition.

The only gripe I have, and the reason I took off a star, is a lack of ability to customize the search. Specifically I wish that I could tell it to use Merriam Webster in lieu of Wiktionary. In its defense, it is called WikiLook and this is a somewhat minor complaint.

Overall, I love this add-on and recommend it.

Wiktionary FTW

WikiLook was created with sole purpose of promoting Wiktionary, a MUCH better dictionary them M-W or American Heritage. Wikipedia was added to gain some extra popularity and to compete with Answers add-on, again with a purpose of raising general public awareness of Wiktionary existence. Supporting any other dictionaries or non free encyclopedias definitely out of scope of the project. But source code is available and nothing prevents forks from popping up.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A great add-on, but there is one feature that I do not like: I use "Https everywhere" add-on and it directs Wikilook to search the secure Wiktionary. Obviously Wikilook does not support https, so no search results.

Which one to use? I prefer keeping "Https everywhere" on at all times. Unfortunately, this makes Wikilook pretty much useless for me. I hope that the https access feature will be added to this great add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So well implemented. Thanks developers!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

5 STARS WITHOUT A DOUBT!! amazing add-on!! everyone should download it!! brilliant... simply right click and select "wikilook" and let it work the magic!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for adding the thesaurus!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does what it's supposed to do.

Newest version can be found at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wikilook/versions/?page=1

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.5). 

Update for Firefox 4.0 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It would be nice if this add-on is updated to work in Firefox 4.0. Is there any similar working add-on?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this addon, and really hope you get support for the 4.0 RC. The addon has been broken for a bit, and frankly, I miss it. Fantastic addon all the same!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I spend most of my life on my computer. I'm a history buff and also technically inclined, and as a result I have a constant need to look up things. WikiLook has made that process instantaneous, and my online knowledge hunting easier than ever before. It's quite simply the most useful add-on I know of. If you're a knowledge junkie like me then this is a must-have tool.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

essential tool to make human knowledge instantaneously available and easily usable
thank you

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

thanks

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***** Recommendation ***** Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for developing this useful add-on. I have a recommendation for improvement.
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When you click on a plural noun WikiLook mentions that its a plural form but it also shows the meaning of the word below it.
When you click on a verb in its past tense form WikiLooks mentions the present format of the verb but does not show the meaning below it so you have to select the present part again. I think this could be solved by a simple change in the code like the plural format response.
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This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.5). 

re: Recommendation

When you click on on a verb in its past tense form, WikiLook will show the meaning of the word in the present tense. Same true for any other word form - WL will show main word form definition. The only exceptions are some articles that are malformatted. The most common reason for that - newbie editors sometimes do not use templates, but instead "emulate" the look of the output by typing something like Simple past tense and past participle of '''[[***]]'''. instead of using a template, a proper way of defining a main word form - {{past of|[[***]]}}

WikiLook is trying to catch some most common malformats, but people are creative in making mistakes. You can help Wiktionary by fixing such incorrect definitions, in the meantime helping not only WikiLook but many others projects and automated parsers that rely on Wiktionary.