What is IQFast.com?
IQFast.com is a rapidly growing text-based portal to the most popular search engines and websites. For instance, if you want to do
a Google search for "chevy volt", simply type "g chevy volt" and hit enter. Or, to search Amazon for a pair a sneakers, you would
type "a sneakers" and hit enter. You can also go directly to a page. For example, typing "e" and hitting enter will take you to eBay.
Why should I use IQFast.com?
IQFast.com is a fast and easy way to search the internet. If you set IQFast.com to be your homepage, when your browser loads up you can
immediately begin searching the web for whatever you are looking for, just by using the keyboard. For example, if you are interested in buying
something, you can use Amazon "a" or eBay "e". If you want to know about something, you can use Wikipedia "k". If you want go to a friend's
page on Facebook, you can use "f <search-terms>". And several other web searching services are available, and more are on the way.
How do I search using IQFast?
To search, you can type:
where <service-letter(s)> means the one or more letter prefix we have assigned to the service, and <search-terms> are the keywords for your search just as you would have entered them into the service's search engine (Google, Yahoo, etc...).
Or, you can type:
to see the homepage for the service (i.e., "g" takes you to google.com, "y" take you to youtube.com, etc...).
What search services are available with IQFast.com?
Currently, we provide access to following search engines and websites:
Ex. <service-letter(s)>- <service-name>
g - Google
f - Facebook (No autocomplete available. Must be logged in to search.)
w - Wikipedia (or "k")
m - Default Search (see options for details))
y - Youtube
h - Yahoo!
a - Amazon
b - Bing
e - eBay
n - Netflix
ne - Newegg
mw - Merriam-Webster dictionary (or "d")
gw - Google weather
fl - Google's I'm Feeling Lucky
tr - Tech Republic
wh - Wowhead
bn - Barnes & Noble
gm - Google mail
ym - Yahoo! mail
hm - Hotmail
Many more services will be added in the coming weeks. We currently only use the single letters listed above but multi-letter services will be added in the future. See the question entitled "What happens if the <service-letter(s)> change?" to find new services letters.
Why is the selection of service engines so limited?
We will be adding many new services in the weeks and months ahead. However, in the mean time we would like your input regarding the sites you would like to see added, and what <service-letter(s)> you want to assign them to. As we are already getting many requests already, please give time to respond to your emails.
Do I need to type the "g " for to search with Google?
Fortunately, you don't have to type the "g " for Google. We consider Google to be the default search engine. As long as your search does not match any <service-letter(s)> prefixes, you can just type your Google search in directly, without the "g ". Also, if you happen to run into an instance where your search does match a <service-letter(s)> prefix, you can just hit spacebar followed by your search terms (without the "g") to search Google. As you can see, there are multiple ways to search Google, and you can choose the one you prefer.
What happens if the <service-letter(s)> change?
We will try our best to prevent the need for changes to the <service-letter(s)>. However, if the <service-letter(s)> change, and
you are not sure what letters are, you can type:
Ex. "q Amazon" will show "a".
to find out what the service letters are.
How can I add IQFast to my search bar?
If you are using Firefox (or Internet Explorer 8), bring up the search engine list by pressing on the down arrow on the search bar and select Add "IQFast Search."
For Internet Explorer 9 users:
Go to the iaddons create search page and type the following into the "URL" field:
For the "Name" field, type:
Now click "Install Search Provider" and wait for a new window to pop up. In the new window, check "Make this my default search provider" and then lastly click "Add."
How can I set IQFast.com as my homepage?
If you are using Firefox you can use:
Tools->Options->Use Current Page (button)
or, in Internet Explorer:
Tools->Internet Options->Use Current (button)
then click OK.
What features can I anticipate in the future for IQFast.com?
A few of the potential future features include:
-Customizable service letters
-Float-over for searching
and we are constantly brainstorming new ideas.
Does IQFast collect any information about my web searches?
No. We do not collect any information regarding web searches. However, because we use other search providers such as Google, Yahoo, Amazon, etc... we
must refer you to their search privacy policies for the information they collect regarding your searches using their search engines.
Why is it always searching Google?
You probably forgot the space between your <service-letter(s)> and <search-terms>. Alternatively, your service-letter(s) may contain uppercase letters which will cause IQFast to circumvent the service-letter(s) system and bring you to the default search.