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OutWit Docs Beta

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Describing itself as a ‘document harvester,' OutWit Docs (sibling to OutWit Hub) is a clever little plugin that transforms Google into an office document search engine. Just click the OutWit button next to the home icon on your browser toolbar and a separate search window will open. Entering a search term in the usual search field at the top right will search Google but only return Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org, CSV or PDF files.

As such, OutWit Docs is an excellent business research tool. Double-clicking any file in the results will download and open it instantly, while you can "catch" documents for further investigation later by dragging them to the Catch box. By checking a box beneath the Catch box you can also cause the files to be downloaded automatically when they're caught.

Although it's not the prettiest add-on, OutWit Docs is first-rate for those who have to search online for business materials.

Note: This link takes you to the add-on's page at Mozilla.org, where you can automatically install the file into your Firefox browser.

--Keir Thomas

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder OutWit Docs Beta

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