Add Bing (Maps) to Your Safari Browser Extensions

BingExtensionForSafari_0 A while back I blogged about Internet Explorer Accelerators that used Bing services for quickly highlighting text and performing subsequent searches (see, “Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Includes Virtual Earth”). Well, Apple’s Safari browser has extensions that allow 3rd party services, such as Bing, to add on capabilities such as Bing Search, Bing Travel and arguably most important Bing Maps.

Bing Extension For Safari

If you have Safari installed, go to the Safari Extensions page and download the Bing Highlights extension (from within Safari). Once you’ve installed the Bing Highlights extender for Safari, you can go to any web page within the Safari browser, highlight an address with your mouse or touchpad and you’ll see a pushpin icon in the extender. Clicking the pushpin will load a Bing Map right within Safari with links to view the address in Bing Maps or get directions to or from the respective location. Alternatively, click the magnifying glass and you’ll see some options for searching Bing. Select “Search for a map” and you will be magically transported over to Bing Maps with the location geocoded and centered at the respective match. So, now we’ve made it so easy to get maps even if you’re on Safari with a simple select and click.

Bing Extension For Safari Also, in case you were wondering, you can switch your default search in the Safari browser (upper right) to Bing too. Just click the down arrow in the search box and select Bing. Get your browser all Bing’d out! To learn more about the Bing Extension for Safari, read up on the Bing Search Blog.

 

 

 

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4 comments
  1. cellhub

    Thanks Chris to provide this information about bing, if any other extension are available for IE then provided us. i mainly use IE so if you you had then please provide me the information.

    Thanks Again.

  2. hotels

    Cool this is great!

  3. minkstein

    There was a demo of Bing Maps done last night at the NY Tech Meetup which showed floor plans/layouts of buildings and businesses. I'm having trouble figuring out how to see that.. any help? Or has it not launched to the public yet?

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