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The Skipity Button

Searching is great when you know what you're looking for, but what if you don't know?

What if you just hopped on the Web because you're bored? Or want to read something interesting, see something cool, or watch something amazing?

That's what the Skipity button is for.

Press it to go somewhere interesting on the Web. The word Skipity comes from "skip" which is to bounce from place to place omitting what is in between, and serendipity; which is a talent for making fortuitous discoveries.
Give it a try -we bet you'll love it.

Loggin in via Facebook and Notifications

Many of our best features require you to log into facebook and give the Skipity App facebook permissions.
One of the more useful features of Skipity’s browser addons are the Facebook notifications.

The Facebook notifications include things like friend's requests, pokes, messages and wall postings. They look like this:

To activate:
  1. Make sure you have one of our Addons Installed
  2. Click the Facebook "F" icon.
  3. If you are not already logged into Facebook you will be prompted to log in.
  4. Once you're logged in, you'll be taken to this permissions page.
  5. Here you click accept, and you'll receive Facebook notifications in the form of a red badge over the Facebook icon with a white number inside.

That number represents the total number of notifications you have pending. Mouse over the icon to see information about the notifications. You can control which notifications are pushed to your browser in the Skipity addon’s Facebook preference menu. These notifications refresh every 60 seconds.

When you click on the Facebook icon, you will be taken to Facebook. Sometimes you won’t see as many red badge numbers on Facebook as you had in the add-on. This is most often because you have an unread message that you never opened, friends request you haven't acted on, or pokes and events you have not looked at.

Skipity Categories

To further customize your Skipity experience, you can choose to include or exclude any of our 34 categories. To do this, click on "categories" from either the wrench dropdown menu, or directly from

Skipity Has 34 Categories for various interests. Whenever a web page is reviewed by our Editors and added to Skipity's database of awesomeness, it is assigned at least 1 Category and often more.

Here's how the categories work for you: We will send you
u to sites that you have checked "Include" UNLESS they are also in a category that you have checked "Exclude". So, for example, imagine you have the category Business checked "Include", no check at all for "Video", and check exclude for "Gross".
if a page was in the category "Gross, Business, and Video" or "Gross and Business" you would not be sent to it.
If a page were in Business and Video you could be sent to it.
If a page were only checked Video, you would not be sent to it.

Video Downloading

How to Download Youtube Videos

Our Firefox and Safari addons have the ability to download videos.
Video downloading F.A.Q.

  1. When is a video Available for download?

    You can download videos when the toolbar's graphic goes from the grey image to the animated color image.

  2. There is an embeded video on the page that I am on, but the icon did not turn from grey to color- why can't I download the video?

    If it is an embedded YouTube video, you must press play for the video to become available for download. If that doesn't work, click through to the original source of the video and download videos from there.

  3. How do I download YouTube Videos?

    Click on the color icon on the toolbar that says "save video". This will bring up a drop-down menu with all the videos that are available on the page you are on. If there are multiple objects on the page, the video you want is most likely the largest file from the drop-down menu. Select that file and it will start the download.

  4. Can I have the buttons without the toolbar?

    Yes. Just got to preferences and click "Show Browser Toolbar Button"

  5. How do I play the videos I downloaded?

    The easiest way to play almost ANY video you download is to use the Free VLC player. Even if you already have VLC player installed, it is recommended that you check to make sure you have the most recent version installed.

  6. How do I convert .flv files into other formats?

    Here is a link to a free flv converter, which will allow you to easily convert videos into a more versatile format.


Capture, grab, save, download, or copy anything you see in your web browser with only one click!
The Screenshot feature is by far the most customizable, and user friendly screenshot utility available for both Windows and Mac.

  1. When Can I use Screenshot feature

    When the Firefox or Safari toolbar is installed you can use it whenever you are viewing a website regardless of the content.

  2. Where do the screen shots go after i click on the screen shot icon?

    The default destination is your desktop, however you can change this in preferences to any location you like.

Setting your Homepage

Setting your Homepage

You may have been recently prompted to allow you homepage to be changed.
Search providers often do this to drive more searches and by extension more revenue. Companies like Google, Yahoo, Skipity and even Facebook do this.

If you changed your mind, don't remember being asked to change your homepage, inadvertently accepted a homepage change, or just changed your mind: don’t worry. It’s easy to changeerences ->General and write in whatever site you would like.