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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Do you like Forvo?

Do you use it a lot, or maybe you’re a Forvo Editor? ;)

I recently discovered, providing an Italian translation of their website, a nice and very useful “Bookmarklet” in their tools page; it’s a link you can simply drag into your browser Bookmarks toolbar. You have to simply select a word on a webpage, click that bookmark and you’re on Forvo’s add-word page.

I decided to make two more useful Bookmarklets:

  1. Search word on Forvo (drag this on your Boormarks bar)

    and

  2. Forvo User’s profile (drag this on your Boormarks bar)

How to use them:

1) Search word on Forvo: drag the above “Search word on Forvo” link to your browser Bookmarks bar. Select a word in any webpage, click the “Search word on Forvo” bookmark and a Forvo page about that word will appear, if the word exists, otherwise you’ll see a “Oops! There is no word“. NOTE: In case you didn’t select any text, a prompt window will ask to type the word to view on Forvo, I added this feature in case you simply want to quickly view a word on forvo and you don’t have it on a webpage; handy, isn’t it?
Of course this doesn’t involve Forvo Search features, it’s a straight lookup for a word page.

2) Forvo User’s profile: drag the above “Forvo User’s profile” link to your browser Bookmarks bar. Select the text relative to a probable forvo user in any webpage, click the “Forvo User’s profile” bookmark and a Forvo profile page about an existing user will appear, otherwise you’ll see a “Oops! There is no user“. NOTE: In case you didn’t select any text, which is more likely to happen rather than selecting any word you could find around the web, a prompt window will ask to type the Username to lookup on Forvo.



One Response to “More tools for Forvo”

  1. Lance Hollenback Says:

    Thank you

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