Ecphoneme - a browser addon for faster searches
I'm proud to announce my first Firefox addon Ecphoneme. It was inspired by DuckDuckGo !bang commands. For a first release it supports only few websites that I (might) use.
Of course it is free software (GNU Affero GPL v3 or later). Hosted at Gitorious and Mozilla addon pages. Any feedback is welcomed.
It might be easier to just add YouTube to your Firefox's search, if it isn't already, and then go to "Manage Search Engines..." select YouTube and click "Edit Keyword..." make the keyword !yp.
Then entering "!yp mickey my friend" will kick you to YouTube results containing an awesome remix.
If you're having trouble getting it to work, others probably do too, that alone is a good enough reason for your extension to exist :-]
I didn't know that, very cool!
I use this feature a lot, for example a have a quick search bookmark for Google Translate.
I bookmarked: http://translate.google.com/translate_t?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&text=%s
With the keyword: trans
When I need to translate a phrase like "Kühles Kind!", a language I don't understand, I can simply enter "trans Kühles Kind!" and go directly to the Detect Language to English Google translation.
So the search extensions keywords aren't the only way to get the functionality, like TildeHash.com doesn't have a search extension, but I have a quick search bookmark for it, myself.