October 6, 2008
The Hyperwords Company Releases Hyperwords 5.0: The Web Gets Smart
The words on the web are no longer passive but 'smart' and interactive. When previously users could only click on hyperlinks, they can now select any text and get a whole range of powerful options. This gives users more control of the already massive world wide web which continues to expand by over a hundred thousand websites a day.
As the web gets smarter, the user becomes smarter.
With release of Hyperwords 5.0, Hyperwords becomes fully customizable. Users can now decide on what commands they want and how they want them.
Hyperwords is a popular Mozilla Firefox web browser Add-On with an install base of over a hundred thousand users.
When the user selects any word, sentence, or paragraph, a menu appears which allows the user to instantly carry out web-searches, language translations, unit conversions, and many other useful tasks.
Results can be viewed directly in the menu, or opened in a new browser window. Other operations such as language translations and unit conversions can directly modify the displayed web-page.
Hyperwords is available immediately, along with demo video and other information from: http://www.hyperwords.net.
Rob Smith of the The Hyperwords Company says that "when we can work directly and effortlessly with the information that surrounds us, we are working in a fundamentally more powerful and enjoyable way." Frode Hegland says that "with full editing of the menu itself, Hyperwords becomes a much more personal system."
The reception of the previous versions has been very strong. "This tool is so useful you'll wonder how you ever managed without it" is the opinion of BBC Click. The Economist writes that Hyperwords's "new techniques to navigate and gather information online promise to revolutionize web browsing." Others agree: "This is undoubtedly one of the best Firefox extensions available." MakeUseOf.com. "...it's a must-have product to aid the browsing experience..." TechCrunch.
Hyperwords has grown out of a research project at University College London's Interaction Center (UCLIC) and is now a limited company in London, UK with head office in Soho.