KallOut – Search Redefined!
KallOut-Where Search Begins! is a new desktop based search solution from with in applications running on your desktop. Where Search Begins! is quite a bold punchline for a service that’s fairly new and is in beta. However, the service has the potential to completely justify the punchline. Let’s quickly see what the service provider has to say about the service before exploring the various features and pros and cons of it.
The new way to search using only your mouse Select text on any web page or document and KallOut does the rest.
Let’s quickly see what’s the basic purpose of KallOut. For the convenience of the readers I have taken tried to demonstrate the functionality of KallOut from within this post itself.
Once you have successfully installed KallOut just select the text from within supported application (in this case new way to search) and you’ll notice a small blue balloon marked with a red arrow in the screenshot below.
Now quickly take a look at what else can KallOut do for you. Boasts of searching information 10x faster (I am not sure how they calculated the 10x factor), KallOut actually reduces your search time. Not that Firefox, flock and mozilla did not have extensions which did this but KallOut does it with much more smartness and also provides support for many more applications than just Mozilla based browsers.
Following are various applications which are supported by KallOut and I am sure there’ll be more applications being supported in future.
To add a little spice to KallOut, I extracted the KallOut firefox extension and modified the RDF file to make it compatible with Flock and Mozilla. KallOut also has a great Dock, where you can send your searches for later review. You can checkout the other nitty grittys of KallOut at the Product Tour Page.
Following is a quick youtube demo of KallOut.
Please do let us know if you find a feature that’s not been covered by the official site.