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Locus — Smart CTRL + F

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Overview

AI-powered CTRL + F for easy document search

Locus Smart Search completely reimagines CTRL + F (or ⌘+F on a Mac) search so you can quickly find information you need from webpages and PDFs using natural language. The extension also provides an easy way to organize your recent searches, tag favorites, and use AI to summarize the page and answers quickly. Make searches that aren't possible with regular CTRL + F (or ⌘+F on a Mac). Locus understands your search intent and immediately identifies the relevant sections. Refer back to sections in long papers, PDFs, documents, and articles using natural language instead of remembering keywords. Whether you're working with long papers, PDFs, documents, articles, news pieces, online textbooks, or blog posts, Locus works seamlessly on most static web pages that contain text. Save time digesting content on the web and Hack your productivity. We're constantly working to make the extension better. If you have suggestions or requests, we would love to hear from you in our Discord Community, there you can connect with our team and other Locus users and stay updated: https://discord.gg/kTAH3N9E8a. Release Notes https://locusai.co/Release-Notes-56c4675dd94a485f8ac8cd2c0d9dbb60 To get started: 1. Add the extension to Chrome. 2. Pin locus in your Chrome header for easy access. 3. Create an account at [locusextension.com/signup](http://locusextension.com/signup) 4. Open the extension and login with your account. 5. Restart Chrome for changes to take effect. 6. Navigate to a PDF, news article, online textbook, blog post, etc. 7. Wait for locus to load the page and start searching. Access locus with a keyboard shortcut: 1. Navigate to chrome://extensions/shortcuts 2. Find locus 3. Click the pencil edit icon 4. On your keyboard, press '⌘+SHIFT+F' (Mac) or 'CTRL+SHIFT+F' (windows) to set the shortcut. 5. Restart Chrome for changes to take effect. 6. The extension will now activate every time you hit the keyboard shortcut. If you encounter any issues or require assistance, our team is here to help. You can reach us through Discord link above, the extension support on the Chrome Web Store, or via email at [locusextn.support@locusai.co](mailto:locusextn.support@locusai.co). CTRL+F, Control F, Command F, CMD+F, ⌘+F, Control Find, Document Search, Semantic Search, Control F, AI Search

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MikeJun 18, 2024

lets you search THREE web pages per day. service is slow, and the idea of it is an invasion of privacy.

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Locus AIDeveloperJun 18, 2024

Hi Mike, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We understand your concerns about privacy and performance, and we appreciate the opportunity to clarify these points. Privacy: Our service allows three document searches per day without requiring an email or any registration. This design is specifically aimed at maximizing user privacy and the albeit limited use of the service without any prerequisites, surpassing many tools that require personal information even for limited access. We are committed to safeguarding our users' data with robust security measures and in accordance with our privacy policy. Performance: The speed of our service can vary depending on the size and complexity of the documents. Given that our models require significant computing resources, such as GPUs, we optimize performance within the constraints of server-side processing. We continuously work on improving this aspect and would be happy to work with you to improve your experience on the documents you have seen slowness on. Freemium Model: The tiered nature of our service is intended to provide flexibility and greater access compared to many similar platforms. By signing up with an email, users can increase their daily limit to 20 documents, and our paid plans offer even higher limits along with dedicated processing resources. This structure supports our ongoing efforts to enhance the platform, fund our infrastructure, and develop new features, all while trying to provide the best possible service to our users. We take pride in our approach and are always open to suggestions on how we can further improve. Thank you for using Locus, and we hope to better meet your expectations in the future.

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Nick ChoryMay 20, 2024

Locus has made *significant* improvements since the beginning of 2024 and I'm excited to see them build momentum. I was able to easily navigate a scanned 60+ page PDF to find the relevant sections pertaining to the 3-5 topic areas that I care about. This is such a breath of fresh air compared to locating a term in a table of contents, scrolling to it, reading it, then scrolling back to the table of contents, then scrolling back to another page where the key term(s) are formally defined.

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Locus AIDeveloperJun 18, 2024

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that the improvements we've made this year have significantly enhanced your experience with Locus. It's especially gratifying to know that our efforts to streamline navigation in large documents, like your 60+ page PDF, are making a difference. Our goal has always been to make information access as efficient and user-friendly as possible, eliminating the need for the tedious back-and-forth you described. Hearing that Locus has been a "breath of fresh air" for you is incredibly motivating for our team. We're excited to keep the momentum going and we have even more enhancements planned. Stay tuned, and please continue to share your valuable feedback with us! Thank you for choosing Locus and for your enthusiastic support.

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Jonas AJan 14, 2024

lacks function to highlight just the synonyms, instead of the entire sentence

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Locus AIDeveloperJan 30, 2024

Hi Jonas , Thanks for the feedback can you connect with us on discord or email locusextn.support@locusai.co to discuss how we might be able to support your use case. Thanks!

Details

  • Version
    2.0.1
  • Updated
    May 20, 2024
  • Size
    4.3MiB
  • Languages
    English
  • Developer
    Locus
    3925 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104-3608 US
    Website
    Email
    locusextn.support@locusai.co
  • Trader
    This developer has identified itself as a trader per the definition from the European Union.

Privacy

Locus — Smart CTRL + F has disclosed the following information regarding the collection and usage of your data. More detailed information can be found in the developer's privacy policy.

Locus — Smart CTRL + F handles the following:

Personally identifiable information
Website content

This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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