Drag & Drop Search Is An Insanely Fast Way To Search The Web In Chrome

Chrome has a great feature that lets you select text and right-click it to search that term on Google. Drag & Drop Search is an extension that does something similar: You select text, then drag it somewhere on the page to search up to 16 different websites.

Once you select your search terms and drag them, a bunch of blue boxes will appear around the page, each corresponding to a different custom search engine. That way, you can search for those terms on Google, on YouTube, on Wikipedia, on Flickr, or any other site you could possibly think of, with just a click and a drag. You can add your own custom search engines and assign them to anywhere on the page, too.

What's really great is that the extension stays out of your way until you need it. It doesn't clutter up your context menu, toolbar, or anything else — it only shows up when you want to perform a search. Hit the link to check it out.

Drag & Drop Search is a free download.

Drag & Drop Search [Chrome Web Store via FreewareGenius]


    I have Google toolbar on IE, and if you select text on a page it automatically fills in the search box in the toolbar and then it's just a matter of clicking search. Also a very handy feature.

    Very cool little add-on. And the great thing with Chrome is that now I've installed the extension here on the desktop iMac, it will automagically sync across and be available on my MBA and my work computer next time I sit at them :-)

    Hell by default in chrome (version 22) you can drag and drop into the tab bar and it immediately searches using Google in a new tab.

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