One of the best ideas about ActiveWords is the ability to use our scripting language to do simple, albeit powerful searches in context.
One of the guys on our team just sent me a script for that allows you to search for books at Amazon. The script looks like this:
<"http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url?index=blended&field-keywords=<INPUTBOX:Amazon Generic Search>">
Simple copy and paste it into the action box of the scripting tool in the ActiveWords Add Wizard and name it. I call mine “books” and when I trigger it, an input box appears, I type in the name of the book/author and about 4 seconds later, i.e. using WiFi, I have a page of results.
I keep telling people that ActiveWords allows you to go from impulse to result, faster than any other way of navigating on your computer.
I have gotten in the habit of keeping a list of books in the tasks in Outlook, and this helps me find them when the “buy a book bug” hits me.