I have been using the IE7Pro add-in for Internet Explorer for almost 2 weeks now and I am SO happy with its features! As an addin for Internet Explorer, it brings a bunch of great features that I’ve missed from different browsers. The feature list is outstanding – here are a few of my favorites:
Mouse Gestures: This is the BEST feature! Right-click and drag left, and it’s like hitting the back button. Right-click and make an L to close the current tab. There are over a dozen built-in gestures and you can define your own. Very, very useful – once you get used to it., you’ll miss it when it’s not there.
Super Drag & Drop: This is my SECOND favorite feature. Instead of right-clicking on a link and choosing “Open in New Tab”, just left-click and drag/drop the link and it will do it automatically. Or, select some text on the page and drag/drop it to do a quick internet search. You can also grab an image, and shift-drag/drop to save it to your hard drive. SUPER useful feature.
Inline Search: similar to the Firefox search, this feature starts finding as soon as you type, and highlights the search results. This makes me faster to find the things I’m looking for in a web page
Spell Check: Every text box, every entry field, automatically checked for spelling.
There are also a bunch of enhancements to the IE UX including
- Double-click to close a tab
- Restore tab sessions
- Extensive list of shortcut keys
- Multiple search aliases in address bar
- Optional Flash-blocker (this one is fun)
- bookmark synchronization
- many more features!
If you’re using IE7 or IE8-Beta1, click on the link below to learn more about IE7Pro. They have detailed information and video examples of the features included. Oh – and I forgot to mention – it’s completely free!