Because the Internet is so full of information, you never actually know whether the link you are about to click and enter is the real one or not.
While not much time is wasted going in a URL, seeing that it is the wrong one, exiting and trying another, it is nonetheless annoying.
If you’re using the
Google Chrome browser
, and you frequently run into this problem, then you should give
SearchPreview for Chrome
Strictly from a functional point of view, this browser extension does nothing more than creating small thumbnails for all the URLs that appear when you perform a search. This is extremely useful for those that used to visit a website frequently and could recognize the layout from just a thumbnail, and want to quickly find it if it is no longer among the first results.
Normally you’d think that the idea of generating thumbnails for any website on the fly would be resource consuming, which is something you wouldn’t want on a browser that is already famous for being hungry on your RAM, but that isn’t the case.
The creation of the thumbnails is instantaneous, and you can even select for the extension to show you a popularity bar, which also helps in finding the website you’re looking for.
One thing you should know is that the extension does ask for the permission to read and change all your data on websites you visit, which is something those of you weary or their privacy should know.
While not extraordinary in what it does, SearchPreview for Chrome does manage to improve you’re browsing speed, in some situations by quite a lot actually, and since it consumes next to no extra memory, you might as well give it a try.