KallOut has become a favorite application of mine since the submission came through. The ability to enhance the desktop applications I am addicted to, including Microsoft Outlook, has become an obsessions of mine. KallOut joins my ranks of best Outlook plugins...
KallOut is simply brilliant. It's a tiny Windows utility that integrates web search inside Microsoft Office documents, Outlook email, text files opened in Notepad or even PDF files that you may be reading inside Adobe Acrobat Reader.
KallOut is a very handy utility that will save you several trips between the browser and the application you are using, by providing you with an easy way to search for any highlighted keywords, or locations using popular search resources.
KallOut actually reduces your search time. Not that Firefox, flock and mozilla did not have extensions which did this but KallOut does it with much more smartness and also provides support for many more applications than just Mozilla based browsers.
Not having to open up a new browser tab to search definitely saves a lot of time and hassle when wanting more information within texts. KallOut is easy to use and offers users the ability to store their different palettes in custom docks...
It's completely unobtrusive yet there when you need it. If you do a lot of Web searches based on things you read while surfing, or need reference works while you're writing, I recommend it. It's a good tool.
French Blogger states that "I was seduced by KallOut.This freeware can make several types of research on the Internet from different applications(Firefox, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, Notepad, etc.).."
"It seems to me that it is quite an interesting application... It is the ability to search without leaving applications such as MS Office and PDF (so far only Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.9 is supported) calls for a special thanks to the developers." - Translated from Russian