is an interesting way to
May 17, 2001 11:44 AM   Subscribe is an interesting way to use Google: save search results for later, &c., using a flyover context menu. Neato.
posted by mimi (4 comments total)
Frankly, this doesn't seem the least bit impressive to me. Isn't that why they put that little "favorites" function in the browser?

("bookmarks" for the user of that other browser)
posted by preguicoso at 11:57 AM on May 17, 2001

As a home user of that third browser, Opera, the iLor site rejected me and told me to switch to IE or Netscape. So I emailed the iLor people and complained. No answer yet.
posted by jhiggy at 7:42 AM on May 18, 2001

iLor= Lame-or in my humble opinion. No support for anything below 5.0 browser. OK fine, I guess, but even on IE 5.5 the javascript mouse-overs are not running 100% correctly.

Lastly, when they do work, they don't offer me much usefulness. It's nice to be able to clip-and-save search results, but is it all that useful? Why not bookmark the page, or just run the search through Google again? Also the colors and fonts are a lot uglier than Google. Plus the home page is busy and complicated, as is the tech.

But otherwise I like it.
posted by FPN at 7:54 AM on May 18, 2001

I'm with preguicoso -- I don't see anything here that I don't already do with the browser or system's built in functions anyway.

And Google itself has preference settings (mind you, their cookies don't sit around forever, but no big deal) which include the option to have all the links open in a new window...

Why would I want a small window on my screen with a link that generates the search all over again when I can just leave the search window there to go back to?
posted by theRegent at 4:36 PM on May 18, 2001

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