Daniel Allen sees a problem faced by Web surfers: How to share long URLs (universal resource locators) with others and quickly locate favorite Web pages or documents without wading through lists of browser bookmarks?
Allen and his wife, Mary Jane, are both self-taught programmers, among other professions. Their answer to the above problem is QuestKeys, a new approach to finding and storing links to Web sites and other digital information using their HyperTransfer Engine and QuestKeys.com.
A QuestKey is a word, number, symbol or phrase that links directly to a Web page when entered into the QuestKeys’ HyperTransfer Engine. Each QuestKey is a hypertext link.
Users download the QuestKeys toolbar to their browser and enter the designated QuestKey. The HyperTransfer Engine then goes to the associated hypertext link where the Web page or other data is stored on their own Web site. Those users without their own Web pages can create them through QuestKeys.com and link directly to those pages. QuestKeys offers its users free access to create as many QuestKeys as they need to organize their Internet experience.
QuestKeys users can do more than just bookmark a Web site. They can direct family, friends and others to password-protected links. The QuestKey owner can also allow public access to enhance business marketing by linking to advertised products and services.
“It takes only 35 seconds to set up QuestKeys in the browser. We make it easier to organize Internet content,” Daniel Allen, QuestKeys’ CEO, told TechNewsWorld.
What It Does
In one place, QuestKeys lets users perform many of the tasks that usually require multiple Web sites and services. The basic hyperlink transfer concept provides users with a feature already available in similar offerings such as TinyURL.com. The tinyurl browser toolbar provides a shortcut method to eliminate typing overly long URLs that often break when pasted into e-mails as hyperlinks.
However, the HyperTransfer Engine the Allens created goes beyond simple bookmark shortcuts. For instance, it allows users to create Web pages that showcase home videos, literature, music, resumes, job listings, coupons, news, images, sales listings, trailers, music videos, business contacts and even script novels.