Free Video Tutorial: Keyword Search for Safari - Apple Mac, iPad & iPhone Tutorials from ScreenCastsOnline

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Keyword Search is a free Safari extension for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. With this utility, you can search your favorite websites directly from the Safari Smart Search field using just a couple of characters.

Keyword Search comes preconfigured with several popular websites and in this episode, Allison walks you through each of them and shows you how they work. You also learn how to configure your own custom searches on websites you frequent often, and take a brief look at Keyword Search on iPhone.

Please note thatpeople outside USA will have to change some of the installed URLs eg.

In UK. Amazon.com will need to be changed to amazon.co.uk and eBay.com to eBay.co.uk etc.

The full tutorial covers:

  • How Search Works in our Browsers [00:00:38]
  • The Problems to be Solved [00:04:45]
  • Installing Keyword Search [00:05:50]
  • Built-in Searches [00:06:43]
  • Amazon & Adding New Keyword [00:07:06]
  • Archive.org (Wayback Machine) [00:08:39]
  • Down for Everyone [00:09:40]
  • DuckDuckGo [00:10:44]
  • Ebay [00:11:45]
  • Google [00:12:12]
  • IMDB [00:13:44]
  • Stack Overflow [00:14:39]
  • Wikipedia & Wolfram Alpha [00:15:34]
  • YouTube [00:17:11]
  • Keyword Placement [00:17:42]
  • Custom Searches (with examples) [00:19:21]
  • Spaces in URLs [00:27:49]
  • Keyword Search on iPhone [00:30:17]
  • Bonus Tip: Search Within Page [00:34:09]

App Store Links:

Keyword Search - Mac App Store and iOS App Store

Show Links:

Safari Keyword Search

Video Tutorial Comments

(5 comments posted)

Antony Bacon

Love this extension, and thanks for highlighting it. I wonder if there's a way to save a Keyword Search with a "site:" type search of the kind you mentioned at the front of your video, Alison? As you said, it's tedious to have to type the url for this kind of search every time you do it, and it would be great if Keyword Search could help with this, along with its other fine abilities.

Allison Sheridan

Glad you liked it, Antony. I'm wild about it, especially on iOS where I hate to type. I have one site that I search often that's a static site, that is, not generated by a content management system. Keyword Search doesn't work with static sites. But I figured out how to teach Keyword Search to at least generate searches using site: as you suggest here.

On this blog post, scroll down to the section entitled "Workaround for Static Sites" and you'll see what I did. If this isn't what you were looking for, please let me know and maybe we can dig into it together.

https://www.podfeet.com/blog/2022/02/keyword-search-extension/

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Antony Bacon

Alison, that workaround in your blog is perfect! It suits me well, because for my specific, immediate purpose (finding older archived sold items on a sales portal that updates regularly) I actually *wanted* to get results in the browser search—Google in my case. So thank you once again. Meanwhile, I shall dive deeper into Keyword Search ....

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Antony Bacon

Alison, that workaround in your blog is perfect! It suits me well, because for my specific, immediate purpose (finding older archived sold items on a sales portal that updates regularly) I actually *wanted* to get results in the browser search—Google in my case. So thank you once again. Meanwhile, I shall dive deeper into Keyword Search ....

Antony Bacon

And apologies... Allison, with two Ls!

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