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1-Click Answers

by Bill Hayes

OK, this has been around a long time, but if you are working in Windows, Answers.com has a great utility: 1-Click Answers. Once it is loaded on your computer, all you have to do is alt-click any word or phrase in any program on your screen, and a pop-up window will come up with a concise AnswerTip. If the short version isn’t enough, just click on the full collection of sources on that topic. You can get definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and encyclopedia entries from multiple sources. This is a utility I use many times every day, and I highly recommend it.

Also included in this download are two features I do not use: a desktop AnswerBar and a Toolbar for IE users. Also you can download a Firefox toolbar. Below is a video on the Firefox Toolbar.