1-click answers to 1 million topics at your fingertips

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Question: aside from Google, what's the coolest and the most quickest way to get definitions and explanations for over 1 million topics, including persons, places, and things?


No kidding!

Powered by GuruNet technology, acts much like a hybrid Internet-based Encyclopedia and Search Engine all-in-one on steroids.

As opposed to standard search engines that serve up a list of links for you to follow, displays quick, snapshot answers with concise, reliable information and incorporates content from "over 100 authoritative encyclopedias, dictionaries, glossaries and atlases, carefully chosen for breadth and quality". (Source:

And best of all -- is completely free and you have access to their entire database of references (I.E.: no subscription fee is required)!

If you're on the computer as much as I am, having reliable and quality 'answers' at your fingertips can literally can save you a bucket load of time!

How does work?

You can access directly via the web site, or you can opt to install one of three "plug-in" programs which work seamlessly with your existing applications (such as your word processor, web browser, chat program, etc). does not contain Spyware and is invoked *only* when you place the mouse over top of a word and by pressing ALT + Left Click (I.E.: press ALT on the keyboard at the same time as Left Clicking the mouse).

Here's the skinny on how it works:

  • Alt-Click: See a word on your screen? Simply press the Alt key on your keyboard and use your mouse to click on any word or name, and will provide you with the necessary information.
  • AnswerBar: Our AnswerBar is docked conveniently on the side of your screen. Click the arrow to pull it out, and look up the word or name.
  • Browser Toolbar: Browsing the Web using Internet Explorer or Mozilla? Type into our toolbar (available for Microsoft Internet Explorer or as a Mozilla FireFox plugin).

Who can use

Anyone can use the web portal, but the "plug-in" programs are available for MS Windows or the Mac.

Do any of the "plug-ins" contain Spyware?

Absolutely not. is supported by contextual ads based on searches, and never uses "popup" or similar annoying advertising methods. Ads displayed on the page are similar to that of Google's Adwords.

Credibility: Why should you use is such a compelling force that (the world's biggest search engine) has opted to replace all it's previous references with the answers provided by in their search engine technology. (Source: Try it for yourself -- it's completely free!

Visit the web page today and check it out for yourself. Highly recommended!

Side note: You can download the plug-in software for Mac or Windows here.

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