Local program that is called by a Web browser to display information in a medium other than text or simple images. Typical helpers are useful for audio, video (with or without sound), high-quality images, and high-quality forms
An external program that can be called up by a Web browser to display specially formatted material, such as word processed documents, spreadsheet documents, or video/sound pieces. The Helper program is launched by the Web browser as a separate application to view or play the file.
Compare with DEFINE[plugin]. A program that is launched automatically by a browser to display linked or embedded data objects. For example, following a link to a pdf file automatically starts Adobe Acrobat Reader, the helper required to view pdf files. Helpers are different than plugins in that they can be run independently of the browser, and they display content in a separate window rather than embedded in the body of the rest of the Web page.
A program launched or used by a browser (such as Netscape Navigator) to process files that the browser cannot handle internally. Most users have helper applications to play sound or movie files, to uncompress compressed files or to unstuff archives.
Helper is, in Hans Kmoch's vocabulary, a pawn able to protect a friendly pawn. This concept is essentially used about a candidate pawn; this one need helpers (Modern Chess Theory - Hans Kmoch's Terminology).
Within Subud, a "helper" (Indonesian: pembantu pelatih, meaning â€œhelping to trainâ€ or â€œassistant trainer") is a person who fills a certain support role. The nature of this role, and the actual performance of those who fill it, are subjects of some controversy within Subud.
Helper is an integrated PIM and social networking client. Allows to store, annotate and navigate information uniformly by means of folders, tags and categories. Based on OWL, Eclipse RCP and open standards .