I've already talked about a few types or categories of Accelerators, but here are some others from the Internet Explorer 8 Add-ons Gallery that I've found helpful. Before you start using these, look at how the Accelerator was rated by the online community first. If you're trying to decide which one to use, one with a better rating might be more appealing than one with a low rating. Keep in mind when choosing Accelerators that a single, five-star rating of "Joe's awesome blog" might just have come from Joe's best friend—so use your judgment.
Getting directions online helps you ride more and stop and ask less. Using an Accelerator for addresses on a webpage is about as fast as it gets.
Web 2.0, social networking, or whatever you want to call it, is hot. I don't blog as often as I should, but with these Accelerators, I can share my life on the road faster than ever.
Ever run across a word you don't know? I do this all the time, especially for acronyms. So, I use these Accelerators:
Want to impress your friends, expand your horizons, or learn a few new words in Turkish? These translators have come in handy when I'm checking out international biker forums.
And, just for fun, what else can I say?
There are a lot of cool things you can do with Accelerators, and the more you use them, the more you find to do with them. Well, I've got my map to my next destination, a full tank of gas, and the weather is breaking, so I'm hitting the road.
About the author
Jay Munro is a writer on the Windows team at Microsoft, specializing in Internet Explorer. Previously, he was a project leader with PC Magazine labs and a freelance writer for PC Magazine, Extreme Tech, PC Today, C-Net, Computer Shopper, and other magazines.
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