Mac: When you're in the middle of a research project and bouncing all types of text between different applications, it's tough to speed up the process. Liquid Information is a launcher-style app that speeds up transferring text between apps, searching and translating.
To start, highlight any bit of text you want in an app, and hit [email protected] This loads the text into Liquid Information. Then, you can hit any other command to instantly translate it into another language, search for information on websites including Wikipedia and Google. It's essentially a way to speed up searching for strings of text without ever picking up the mouse. It works similarly to application launchers, such as Alfred or Quicksilver, but with a more focused scope. To get a better idea of how it works, check out the demo on the developer's site.