A free tool that provides fast, informative previews of Internet links has been released by New Zealand software company Interclue Ltd, with the aim of boosting browsing efficiency for users.
The Interclue add-on can quickly show important about a link on a web page, including where it's going, what type of link it is, and what is on the page it links to. Interclue CEO Seth Wagoner says “This will greatly reduce the frustration and time wasting often associated with using the Web.”
The initial add-on release is for Firefox users, but the company plans to shortly release an IE7 version and is developing add-ons for other popular browsers such as Safari and Opera.
An early beta test has gained enthusiastic responses from Web users looking for greater efficiency in Internet usage. Wagoner is confident that the Interclue add-on will become a must-have for the tech-savvy Firefox community, expanding to other browsers as further releases are made.
Interclue Ltd has plans to extend development of the free version to provide a subscriber-based service offering more features and faster results. In a novel approach, the company is offering to double any donations made by users of the free version as credit when they sign up for the subscription service.