When Viktor Krammer, developer of the Quero Toolbar for Internet Explorer, first informed me of it, I was bit sceptical on covering it, mainly because I?m not an IE user. But I had a look, installed it, and now I?m starting to wish there was something as handy for FireFox!
The idea Quero carries is simple: instead of having the Google toolbar, Yahoo! Companion, Address bar, and what all, just have Quero. Within the Quero toolbar, you can either type in a webpage, and it will take you there, or you can type in a query, and it?ll do a Google search. That?s not all, oh no, you can even select a search engine from the list (and it has lots of them, including my most useful ones: IMDB, Wikipedia, and Dictionary.com) and even set them as default. Along with the above features, it also carries the handy popup and flash blocker, so that you don?t sacrifice looking at how to loose 20kgs without eating anything to your browsing experience with Quero.
The cutest thing I found about Quero is its search profiles. You click on the Quero icon, go to search profiles and you get a list of a few countries, the default profile, and ?Science?. Each profile has its unique list of search engines, and if you?re a student on Internet Explorer, you gotta have the Science one. It gives you a list of many educational search engines, including the MIT Press, which should come handy at any time of the day.
Ok, so you won?t get any PageRank or WebRank (speaking of WebRank, did it die off?) or Alexa rank, but who needs them! Do you really go around pages everyday looking at its Alexa rank and then deciding you?ll read the content or not? Of course not.
I think Viktor has done a fantastic job on Quero, but as always, a few suggestions:
** The ability to add your own search engines and make your own profiles.
** A FIREFOX VERSION OF THE TOOLBAR!
** Can?t think of any more 😉