Locus — Smart CTRL + F

Locus — Smart CTRL + F

AI-powered CTRL + F for easy document search

What is Locus — Smart CTRL + F?
Locus — Smart CTRL + F is an innovative Chrome extension that elevates the traditional text search function using artificial intelligence. This tool allows users to search documents, webpages, and PDFs with natural language, making it easier to find specific information without relying on precise keywords. It streamlines the search process, offers summarization capabilities, and organizes searches for enhanced productivity online.
Users: 7,000+
Rating: 3.76 (25)
Version: 1.5.5 (Last updated: 2024-03-13)
Creation date: 2023-02-19
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • activeTab
  • tabs
  • storage
  • sidePanel
  • tts
  • webRequest
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 4.09M
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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:

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Useful for reading and searching long documents
  • Natural language search capabilities
  • Saves time and is useful for class and homework assignments
  • Helps find relevant information quickly in lengthy articles
  • Provides context for search results
  • Does not highlight just the synonyms
  • No PDF support
  • Requires navigating to a 'valid page', causing confusion for users
  • Encountered by some users as not working
  • Perceived as too expensive given that there are free alternatives
Most mentioned
  • Natural language search capabilities
  • PDF support issue
  • Valid page/refresh page error
  • Cost and comparison to free alternatives
Recent reviews
lacks function to highlight just the synonyms, instead of the entire sentence
by Jonas A Jonas A, 2024-01-14

Locus is very useful for reading and searching long documents. Keyword search is hard to remember exact match with longer documents but with locus I can just use natural language which is much easier.
by Mark Lyons Mark Lyons, 2024-01-11

I like him a lot, he is too kind
by Spixers Spixers, 2023-12-13
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Risk impact

Locus — Smart CTRL + F is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Locus — Smart CTRL + F if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Locus — Smart CTRL + F has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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