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More cool searches for Sogudi & Quicksilver

As I’ve said before, I’m a big fan of Sogudi, a free Safari add-on that lets you conduct keyword-based web searches right from your location bar. I thought I’d share a few more of the favorites that I’ve picked up (along with the shortcut I assigned and a short description of the resource).

(Note that there’s a similar web search feature in Quicksilver that allows this trick to work across browsers; to make the URLs below into QS-only bookmarks, change the @@@ to *** and bookmark as normal.)

  • RSS Feed of a UPS delivery (ups) - http://www.young-technologies.com/utilities/packagetracking/rsstracking.aspx?Type=UPS&TrackingNumber=@@@
    Jason Young’s brilliant RSS-ifier
  • Local Instiki (ins) - http://localhost:2500/wiki/show/@@@
    If you have a stock Instiki setup running locally on your Mac, this will find or create a page matching the string you searched for.
  • Answers.com (ans) - http://answers.com/main/ntquery?s=@@@
    Great front end to dictionaries, wikipedia and more
  • C2 (c2) - http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?search=@@@
    Best. Wiki. Ever.
  • WHOIS Source (whois) - http://whois.sc/@@@
    Fast way to find if that domain you want is available.
  • ISO Hunt (iso) - http://isohunt.com/torrents.php?ihq=@@@&ext=&op=and
    Good bit torrent searcher (if you like that kind of thing).
  • Mother Nature (health) - http://www.mothernature.com/search/index.cfm?query=@@@&Type=Library
    Exhaustive database of information on the most-reliable natural and herbal treatments for various health conditions.
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I added a shortcut to...

I added a shortcut to use just a "+" (plus sign) as the term and the "experimnetal" del.icio.us bookmarklet as the query, so now i just type "+" in the address field to bookmark pages in delicious with the new almost-as-good-as-nutr.icio.us posting page. This is not actually a search, though...




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