Friday, December 17, 2004 - deskbar shortcuts for msn desktop search

so im proud to announce that i launch my latest project today

this has got to be the fastest idea ive executed on. msn search came out on tuesday or wednesday of THIS week. and i launched the site on friday. Thats a 3-4 day turn around from concept to finish (with some polish i might add). wow! i dont say that to just honestly amazed at what you can do when you really focus on something so intensely. i just couldnt sleep until i had this idea out of my head and into the physical form. and im very happy with the results

so what does do? well the site works with microsofts latest desktop search software. one part of that thing is a deskbar. thats a litle search box that fits in your windows taskbar. you can type a search and it will scan your desktop and the web for your result.

a cool feature they added was to have shortcuts. so if you type 'google bibleplayer', you will jump right to google's search results page for the term 'bibleplayer'. they are very easy to create . you just type in:

and it stores that shortcut into your system.

now my site provides all those codes so you can just select the one you want, paste it in, and your are all set. plus, it has a searchbox that lets you try out the shortcuts.

and my special 'just cause its cool' original idea, is to allow you to submit shortcuts right form the deskbar in the form of a shortcut! for that first type this shortcut:

and then submit your shortcuts to the site with:
ds @a9,$s
ds a9=$s

and it will automatically submit the shortcut to the site for everyone to see and share. pretty neat!

alright, check out the site and let me know what you think..i got some more good ideas planned so hang tight


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