Quick.as – Command Search and Quick Links, making browsing quicker
Quick.as is a free and easy-to-use web site designed to save you time by making browsing and searching for information on the web quicker and easier.
Get you to where you want to be on the web quick-as … a-flash using:
1. Command search. In the search bar, put a “command” in front of your search term and it will search a different resource. E.g. “w Lebron James” will search Wikipedia for “Lebron James” while “gm Mt. Erica Hotel” will search Google Maps for the “Mt. Erica Hotel”. There are hundreds of commands, and you can even add your own.
2. Quick Links. Once registered, you can add “Quick Links” (like bookmarks/favourites) to your most commonly visited sites. These might include your local newspaper, web based email providers (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail), social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, MySpace), online banking, your company Intranet, or any other site you visit frequently.
Why Quick.as It Might Be A Killer
Using Quick.as as your homepage could save you 15 days of waiting over your time! It an uncluttered, quick loading homepage that will get you to where you want to be quick as … a flash!
A Penn State research study (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2007.07.015) classified searches on the Internet as either Informational, Transactional or Navigational. Quick.as believes Command search can be used to save time for information and transactional motivated browsing sessions, while Quick links can be used to save time for navigational motivated sessions.