SearchBar
SearchBar
1.3

2.8

SearchBar free download for Mac

SearchBar

1.3
03 April 2003

Quickly search your favorite sites.

Overview

Note: SearchBar is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

SearchBar is a little utility that will allow you to quickly perform searches in your favorite Web based search engines, like Google, Apple Developer Documentation and many more, and will display the results in your favorite browser.

What's new in SearchBar

Version 1.3 adds the following:
  • Added german localization (David Kiltz)
  • Rewrote entirely the Preferences panel, it now looks like a real Mac OS X application's preferences panel
  • Added the ability to add separators to the the engines menu
  • Added the ability to sort the engines by name, and by drag and drop
  • Added frtracker.com (http://www.frtracker.com)
  • Added dogpile.com (http://www.macplus.net)
  • Added WQXR Grove Music (http://www.wqxr.com/cgi-bin/iowa/cla/learning/grove.html)
  • Added dogpile.com (http://www.dogpile.com)
  • Added osxfacile.com (http://www.osxfacile.com)
  • Added frtracker.com (http://www.frtracker.com)
  • Added chezmarc.com (http://www.chezmarc.com)
  • You can now have neither the icon in the menu bar nor the icon in the dock (beware though, you really should set a HotKey first, or it's going to be hard to get SearchBar back to the foreground if you close the window)
  • Fixed bug that caused the incorrect window to reappear when relaunching SearchBar (vertical/horizontal big/small)
  • Fixed bug that caused the position of the horizontal SearchBar window to be used in place of the vertical's Note: there is more to come to customize the engines menu, just hold on! I really wanted to get a new version quickly with this updated preferences panel, that's why there is still some work on my to do list. I say 'some' but there is a lot of work left actually (see the To Do section for more info on what's next).

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8 SearchBar Reviews

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Pat McGroin
16 February 2003

Most helpful

I like this app, and I use it a lot. I only wish the plugins were customizable - and easier to place and remove.
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Version 1.1b5
Ivan3
01 September 2004
Has been sitting in my menu for a long time.Would be lost without it.Used with Safari menu i rarely see Safari itself.Another indispensable add on.
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
05 April 2003
I like the app a lot. Nice design, I think they've hit the nail on the head!
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Version 1.3
Alex (Pomm'Soft)
04 April 2003
Another thing I wanted to add is that I am (I believe) very responsive as far as adding engines go, and if you want to tell me which engines to add, I will be more than happy to add them, and it usually takes me a couple hours, no more. :)
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Version 1.3
Alex (Pomm'Soft)
04 April 2003
MeTal: I believe that by 'customization' you mean an editor for the plugins, right? If so, well I am working on it, and I will try to make it available asap. :)
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
03 April 2003
Not a bad program. Nice interface and I like the way it sits in the menubar, however the reviewer below has a point. Hopefully see this feature included in the next release.
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
03 April 2003
Still no customisation option which makes it pretty useless unless you're into all things U.S. Where's the choice to put non-U.S. search engines in?
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Version 1.3
Jimohio
27 February 2003
Great for a free app. I would highly recommend this easy to use app. By my count, there are 47 different search engines/sites included in this program. Kudos to the designer.
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Version 1.2
Pat McGroin
16 February 2003
I like this app, and I use it a lot. I only wish the plugins were customizable - and easier to place and remove.
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Version 1.1b5