Be honest. How often do you search for a specific trend, topic, or person on Twitter before you trust Google? It makes sense. On Google, you know that you’re going to get posts from random blogs that are optimized to show up in search results. With Twitter, at least you’re dealing with real people and their opinions — well, except for the errant bot. But constantly switching back and forth between Twitter and wherever else you are on the web adds up to a lot of clicks. What if there was a way to automatically search text from a webpage on Twitter in fewer clicks? Better yet, what if you could do it without a Twitter account?
There is a way, and it’s PixieBrix. Here’s why.
Why PixieBrix is the best way to search Twitter without an account
Sure, you can always go to Twitter and use the search bar there. But is that the most efficient way to do it? Imagine if you had a way to highlight text from any webpage, right-click on it, and automatically search it on Twitter — no Twitter account necessary. That’s pretty useful if you’re, say:
- A journalist who frequently needs to source Tweets for news stories.
- A social media manager who needs to stay on top of trends to create content for your work.
- A recruiter who wants to check on an applicant’s social media presence.
So how do you search up topics and people on Twitter from anywhere on the web without a Twitter account?
PixieBrix is a low-code platform you can use to build Chrome mods that customize your online experience, automate manual work, and more. You can use premade mods from the PixieBrix marketplace to start automating your work in minutes, or combine individual actions — called bricks — to build your own mod. No coding required.
That makes PixieBrix the best way to get more out of Twitter.
How to search for people and topics on Twitter with PixieBrix
With the PixieBrix Twitter Search Context Menu mod for Chrome, you can search highlighted text from any website on Twitter without an account. Better yet, you can do it for free. Here’s how.
How to use this mod
Step 1: Find the mod on the marketplace
To search up highlighted text on Twitter without an account, you just need to activate the mod from the PixieBrix marketplace. No lengthy installations, no coding, and no troubleshooting. You add it and it just works. Just hit Activate. If you don’t already have a free PixieBrix account, you can sign up through the marketplace.
Step 2: Activate the mod
You’ll go right to the PixieBrix Chrome mod. Just hit the purple Activate button.
Step 3: Try it out!
That’s all you need to do! Now, just go to any webpage, highlight some text and right-click on it.
This menu will pop up, and from there, you can choose to search all of Twitter, search under the Latest category, or even search up individual Twitter accounts.
And just like that, you can search Twitter — without an account — from any website. All thanks to PixieBrix.
What else can you do on Twitter with PixieBrix?
Many of the mods you’ll find on the PixieBrix marketplace help you automate simple actions across the internet, in your project management tools, and even in your spreadsheets. It’s all about saving you just a little extra time and a whole lot of clicks.
But PixieBrix can do a lot more.
Some mods are fully-featured automations that streamline all sorts of workflows. Others put important websites at your fingertips no matter where you are on the web, turning them into a backend powerhouse for all your tasks.
Here are just a few examples of these mods.
Share Tweets to Slack
Whether you’re a team lead, the resident Twitter fiend, or just following some of the most interesting people out there, you’re constantly sharing interesting threads with your team. What if you could do it with a single click? This PixieBrix mod adds a purple Share on Slack button to every Tweet.
Hide the What's Happening sidebar on Twitter
If you use Twitter as part of your job, you know full well that the What’s Happening sidebar is constantly trying to draw you in. No matter how focused you are, one click is all it takes for you to spend hours just mindlessly scrolling through Twitter. With this mod, you can easily hide that sidebar whenever you go on Twitter and get some of your focus back.
Sticky notes sidebar
Are you the type of person who relies on a massive infrastructure of sticky notes, note-taking apps, and scrawled sentences on bits of paper? What if you could take notes right from the website that’s sparking all those ideas? This mod from PixieBrix creates a sidebar you can access anywhere on the web that lets you take and save notes about specific websites.
Ready to start?
Twitter is a great way to get the low-down on people, topics, and trends from around the web. But unless you want to jump back and forth between this social media platform and whatever you’re doing at the moment, it’s best to have a shortcut.
Want to see what else you can do with PixieBrix? Come join the PixieBrix Slack Community. It’s a place for people like you — who want more out of their favorite tools and websites — to share ideas and custom mods, and help each other out. Hope to see you there!