Quix is a bookmarklet which opens a prompt, and then responds to commands. When you type
whois, for instance, it’ll take you to a page with the whois of the domain you’re currently on. It can also understand more complex commands, like
gs help, that will make it go to Google, searching the current site for the text “help”.
You can also select a word, and use that as extra input for the command. So for instance, when you select the word dictionary, then open Quix and just type
din the prompt, it’ll take you to a Google define: search for the word dictionary. The same would happen if you had not selected anything and typed
The available groups of commands:
- Basic commands
- Social commands
- URL Shortening
- App Integration commands
- Mac Integration commands
These are the most basic commands Quix offers, but possibly also the most powerful ones.
Google Define a word
Google Dictionary for a word
Flickr Commercial use CC Search
Find in current pagem, usage: ‘find test’ will highlight all occurrences of ‘test’ and will take you to the first occurrence. Just ‘find’ will open a prompt.
Google Blog Search
Google Image Search
Search the current site with Google
PHP Function Search
Translate the current page
Wolfram Alpha Search
These commands are for dealing with social networks and social sites.
Bookmark the current page in Delicious
Share the current page on Facebook
Bookmark with Google Bookmarks
Tweet the current page
Share on Tumblr
Share on Posterous
Submit to StumbleUpon.
Quix was of course created by Yoast, a WordPress addict, and as such, some WordPress functions are of course needed!
Search the WordPress codex
WordPress plugin search
WordPress function search
WordPress MU function search
WordPress function lookup with wpseek.com
Take me to the current plugin’s SVN
Open a WordPress Toolbar.
As an SEO you have dozens of things you can check on a site, Quix aims to make those things simpler by adding a large set of easy to remember and use commands for SEO’s.
Check archive.org for the current page
Check whether the domain canonicalizes its homepage correctly
Searches DMOZ for the current Domain
Search Google Blogsearch for links to the current Domain
Search Google Blogsearch for links to the current URL
Google cache for current page
Google Insight for the keyword phrase
Google Webmaster Tools for current domain
Header info for the current URL
Keyword Density check and way more
Check the links on the current URL
Check strong pages & backlinks for the current domain using Majestic SEO
Shows all nofollows
Does a quick SEO checkup of the current page
Open SEO tabs
See how this page would render with Google Rich Snippets
Yahoo Inlinks for current Domain
Yahoo Inlinks for current Page
Searches Yahoo! directory for the current Domain
Go to the AdWords External keyword tool
Keyword competition check Google
Webmasters often have dozens of bookmarklets for all sorts of simple checks, Quix replaces a lot of those bookmarklets by giving you simple to remember commands to deal with them.
Toggle css on and off
Loads Firebug lite.
Font overlay with FontFriend
Host info for the current domain.
Your current IP & homepage.
Check the P3P policies of the current page.
Register a domain (f.i. use
Resize browser (might only work with single windows in some browsers).
Shows a ruler that can be used to measure elements.
SelectorGadget: point and click CSS selectors
Do a Pingdom speedtest of the current URL.
Sprite the current page using Spriteme.
View source of the current URL.
Validate the current page.
Validate the CSS of the current page.
Whois info for the current domain.
XRAY the current page.
In a meta sort of way, Quix provides some commands that should help you to debug Quix.
Takes you to the specified Quix page
Lucky search on Yoast
Some simple scripts to detect which web analytics program a site is running and to debug Google Analytics
Detect the current sites analytics
Analyze Google Analytics settings on the current page
Make the export function in Google Analytics export way more lines (credits: Arjan Snaterse)
A group of URL shorteners
Shorten with Tr.im
Shorten with bit.ly
Shorten with awe.sm
Shorten with Goo.gl
App Integration commands
Integrate with cool programs on all platforms.
Mac Integration commands
A lot of Mac programs allow easy integration with browsers by allowing for URL’s like
tweetie:to open them. These commands take full advantage of that.
Preview and extract current page in CSSEdit
Start a blogpost in Marsedit about the current URL
Bookmark the current page using Pukka
Tweet the current page with Tweetie
Snap the current page in LittleSnapper
Bookmark the current page using Delibar
Catch current page in Shovebox