If you’re using Safari as your Mac browser of choice, you have search engine choices beyond Google. In Preferences you can change the default search engine to Microsoft’s Bing or Yahoo! What’s the difference? Not much.
If you want even more search engine options you’ll need the PopSearch Safari Extension.
Control Your Own Search Destinations
This handy Mac extension lets you add more search engines to Safari and use them whenever you choose.
A keystroke combo opens PopSearch as a pop down search bar from the Safari Toolbar.
Enter your search terms in the Search For… field. Select a specific search engine from the Using… field.
Click the Go button to search. Settings are a click away and give you some handy options, including the ability to add other search engines.
Voila! More search engine options.
Here’s a closer look at the PopSearch extension.
Press the hotkeys (you can configure it), enter your search keywords, select the specific search engine you want, and click Go!
Here comes the fun part. If you select text within a browser page in Safari, PopSearch will use that in the search field.
It even remembers what you searched for recently so any search term you enter may be matched with previous searches.
Additional search engines are easy to add using the Settings button. Add a name, add a hotkey combo, add the search engine URL, and your list of search engines grows quickly beyond Google, Bing, or Yahoo!
It’s a great way to add search functionality to Safari. And it’s free.