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FeFoo Search – put your Firefox search box on steroids


fefoo FeFoo Search   put your Firefox search box on steroids

The new FeFoo search application is a Firefox extension which adds super hero functionality to your browser search box. The fab thing is it works seamlessly. Use it conventionally and it will return standard default results from your favourite search engine, say Google.

fefoo2 FeFoo Search   put your Firefox search box on steroids

But if you need more just enter in a : (colon) followed by a code to get some very specialised search power at your fingertips. I particularly like the ability to search my Gmail messages from the browser just by adding :em in front of the search term (e.g. :em john’s party). And it’s not just search either. There’s around 60 codes you can use with the tool, including ones to post a message direct to twitter, to translate a web page, download a video and much much more.

An instant keeper for me, and something I’ll be using a lot!

 When you add fefoo search it uses Google Search by default and you can search like you would normally search. But the real magic begins when you use commands. To differentiate a command from a normal search it begins with a : (colon). If you want to search for “fefoo” on “bing” use the command “:bing fefoo” and search. If you want to search for “fefoo” on twitter use the command “:twitter fefoo”. To see a complete list of commands use the command “:help”. fefoo search is a simple search application made entirely in JavaScript.

 FeFoo Search   put your Firefox search box on steroids

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



  • Rohan Kapur

    fefoo is saves quite a bit of time but I use it in the firefox awesome bar.

    http://fefoo-tips.blogspot.com/2009/07/firefox-aw

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Nigel Nigel Powell

      Cool Tip Rohan, thanks. :)

  • Kronikarz

    Basically YubNub.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Nigel Nigel Powell

      Er…no? :)

  • deepak

    you should see this also http://www.struly.com

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