Back in May 2008 Yahoo! acquired a search add-on called Inquisitor that brought “find as you type” search results to Safari. Since then there hasn’t been much news about what’s going on behind the scenes, but there didn’t seem to be much development… at least not on the Safari front. They’ve apparently been working on a version of the add-on that also works in Firefox.
The Inquisitor Firefox extension is currently in the experimental phase, but does offer a lot of what the Safari add-on does. When it comes to appearance I’d have to say this extension is top-notch. And despite the fact that Yahoo! does own the extension it does still include support for either Google or Yahoo! results.
Will I be using the extension? Nah. Inquisitor was actually part of my inspiration for wanting to develop CyberSearch in the first place. Ever since I started using CyberSearch I’ve removed the search box all together since the instant results are incorporated into the address bar. And I don’t think I’m not the only one that has done this if you take a look at some of the reviews people have left on our add-on’s page.
If you’re still a fan of the search box I’d say that the Inquisitor extension is a must-have for Firefox users, but be sure to sneak a peek at CyberSearch as well. Then just pick the one that suits you best.