Thursday, January 12, 2006

A neat little program for writers...or anyone.

I receive the Kim Komando newsletter for tips and for interesting sites on the internet. Since I've found her to be computer savy and trustworthy in recommendations, if she suggests a program that sounds useful to me, I generally feel okay about trying it. I just installed this one that will, with a highlight and a key click link you to definitions, alternative words, and other choices. So far, I really like it. By the way, I always create a System Restore point before installing any new program as a precaution. Makes sense, even with trusted programs.

(PS This tip just came out this morning. The site opened for me just fine at the crack of dawn, but has been busy as the morning begins. I suspect a good response to her tip, but hope this slowdown isn't an indication of their inability to handle a higher traffic load since it IS a neat program)

Here is Kim K's recommendation:

Clever is good

Let's face it. We all could use a little extra help sometimes. This is especially true when it comes to finding information.

That's why I use CleverKeys. It's a nifty little tool that puts definitions, synonyms and facts at your fingertips. You can also use it to search the Web or find products on

Once you install the free program, it runs in the background. When you find a word you want to look up, highlight it. Then press Ctrl + L. Your Web browser will take you to the word's definition.

If you need more options, press Ctrl + M after highlighting the word. Then you're presented with a few choices. Now that is clever, isn't it?


Michael Parker said...

Thanks for posting this tip. I'm downloading it to use at work as well. Have a great day.

Pris said...

Hi Michael,
I'm finally getting the download page but not yet the definitions/thesarus pages yet. Maybe things will slow down later today and I can start using it again.