At a Glance
- Makes it easy to find related content; Excellent integration with video and photos; Simple to use
- It would be nice to have more information sources
Highlight any term in Chrome and see YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and Wikipedia content.
Apture Highlights is a supremely useful Chrome extension that
makes it simple to get information, pictures and videos about any
phrase you come across on the Web–with a minimum of fuss and a
maximum of pleasure. It’s simple to use, saves plenty of time, and
delivers useful and relevant information quickly.
Using the Apture Highlights extension is a breeze. Highlight any
text in Chrome, and a “Learn More” icon appears above it. Click the
icon and nifty pop-up window appears, with a definition of the
term, photos, and links to videos, pictures, and search results.
Click a picture or video, and it appears in a full window over your
screen. When you’re done viewing the picture or video, click the X,
and it disappears.
Particularly useful is that Apture Highlights brings together
information in one small pop-up that you otherwise might not have
been able to find, or that you would have spent a great deal of
time searching for. And because you interact with the pop-up,
rather than the underlying Web page, you aren’t sent away from the
Web page on which you began browsing.
Whether you’re using Chrome to do research or plan a trip, or
you’re just plain curious, you’ll find Apture Highlights an
extension that you’ll want to keep installed. It’s a keeper.
Note: This link takes you to this extension’s
page at Google, where you can automatically install the file into
your Chrome browser.