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Name dan
User since March 11, 2011
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My Reviews


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.


Removed (collects info) Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This looked so promising but after trying it out, reading reviews and their website, I have removed it. In order of importance, here are my gripes and why I deleted it:
1. Collects your information and searches (albeit in aggregate according to the developer). Some people may not mind that, but I do, especially when it is not clearly stated. When it's hidden on a separate page in legalese, it's a red flag for me.
2. Searches powered exclusively through Bing. Many people are pretty loyal to their search provider and it would be easy to implement a customizable search or at least options for Google and Yahoo as well.
3. Ads. There is a reason why you have to whitelist this in Adblock.

It would also be nice if the interface were a little more customizable, but compared to the 3 above, this is pretty trivial and I could ignore it.

I gave it 2 stars because there is so much potential, but I doubt it will ever be realized. This is a definite No-Go for me. Removed.

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This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6).