This is another one of those semi-boring, not-very-sexy, incredibly useful tools that make my life better.

1-Click Answers from Answers.com is a small, free application that lets you find out more about any word you run into online. Simply place your cursor on the word in question, press "Alt" and click at the same time, and a dictionary entry for that word pops up, with links to a thesaurus entry, a translation option and much, much more. To be honest however, although I use this tool about a dozen times a day, I mostly use it to:

  • Check my spelling or
  • Make sure it's the word I actually want to use.
Try it. How many things do you find online that actually make your life simpler and easier?