Inquisitor
Inquisitor 3.2v62
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Inquisitor lets you search the Web effortlessly. Search results stream in as you type, letting you easily and instantly refine your search. You might even find the answer before you think you've asked the question.
What's New
Version 3.2v62:
  • Inquisitor stores a history of your recent Web searches. This is a function carried out by the Inquisitor plugin on your computer and is not done by Yahoo! servers.
  • You can clear your history in the Inquisitor preferences in your browser.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later






Inquisitor User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Suf commented on 26 Oct 2009
Just a note, this product does not and doesn't seem likely to be supported on Snow Leopard. May I suggest Glims as a direct replacement with broader features and no affiliate links. :)
[Version 3.2v62]

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David Watanabe replied on 26 Dec 2009
No disrespect, but Inquisitor hasn't had affiliate links for nearly two years.
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Mudflapper replied on 06 Jul 2011
Glims has affiliate links.
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Iamse7en commented on 08 Oct 2009
THE HYPOCRISY OF DAVE WATANABE [this developer]:

Watanabe likes to say this when asked about updating Inquisitor: "Any decisions about the product are Yahoo!'s to make. It stopped being my product the day it was sold."

The day it was sold?

Let's see, this is what you wrote on your blog, the day it was sold:

"I look forward to assisting Yahoo! in refining and extending the Inquisitor user experience beyond where it is today. I truly believe that Inquisitor and its users can only benefit, both from Yahoo's resources and attention, and from the product integration possibilities that would have been impossible to pursue on my own.
It's important to note that while I will continue to be the lead developer behind Inquisitor for Safari, I will not be joining Yahoo! as an employee. I have every desire and intention to remain an independent developer for the Mac, meaning that Inquisitor,Xtorrent, Acquisition, and NewsFire will all continue to be equal priorities in my life."

What?! Assist Yahoo! in refining and extending the Inquisitor user experience? Users will benefit? You're the still lead developer? Inquisitor still be an equal priority along with your other products?

HYPOCRITE.
[Version 3.2v62]

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David Watanabe replied on 26 Dec 2009
Right, except that you are juxtaposing comments made a year and a half apart. I certainly did assist Yahoo! in refining and extending the product, but those days have long passed. At the present time I have no contractual relationship with Yahoo! and have no input whatsoever into what it does with the technology.
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Cuneyt reviewed on 31 Aug 2009
This really is pain in the youknowwhat.. Been waiting so long for an update, I was really happy when I saw it downloaded it, and STILL DONT WORK.. what the hell.. Am I the only one or what.. Am I using Mac OS from another planet.. I know its free software but dude your letting us down.. BTW I am using Tiger 10.4.11 (which is supported) with Safari 4.03
[Version 3.2v62]


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Twisted reviewed on 27 Aug 2009
Inquisitor improved my way of searching on the Internet! I really love it and it ease of use and config. Too bad that is not working well with Safari 4.0.3. Just hope the developer will do something soon!
[Version 3.2v61]


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Pedro-Fardilha commented on 08 Jul 2009
Hi All.

Inquisitor was sold to Yahoo, probably that's why the original dev no longer supports or even answer emails.

If you go to Inquisitor web site and click to read the terms of service (EULA) this is the link yo get:
http://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/inquisitor/inquisitor-3961.html
[Version 3.2v61]

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Twisted replied on 29 Aug 2009
i wrote the developer for some news, he answered quite drily that "it's common knowledge that it was sold to Yahoo!".
At the end of the story I'm starting to curse Yahoo and theirs absurde acquisitions... I find Inquisitor really useful, too bad it is not open source.
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Cuneyt commented on 22 May 2009
When is this thang going to be updated dude.. What happened, did this guy past away or what? Its been months Safari 4 is out..
[Version 3.2v61]


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thus.spake.z commented on 16 Apr 2009
While Inquisitor appears to have been installed in my Safari 4, its icon does appear in Safari's toolbar and Inquisitor's configuration panel is launched when clicking on the icon, its search function doesn't seem to work. I've also got Glims installed but don't know if there's a conflict between it and Inquisitor.
unfortunately, emailed queries to the developer go unanswered. Support seems unavailable. For that reason, the developer will not be getting any financial support from me if any kind of financial support is requested.
[Version 3.2v61]

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Yichen Z replied on 08 May 2009
the developer doesn't need any financial need from you and you should stop treating free software developer as your free technical support.
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thus.spake.z replied on 08 May 2009
Listen,lichen Z, are you really stupid or just pretending to be?. if the developer doesn't want to provide technical support or even answer emailed queries about his software, whether free or not, why doesn't he just keep his software to himself. A software developer who doesn't want to provide support is IRRESPONSIBLE and not worthy of respect. So, to Hell with him, then. OK?
If you cannot understand that, then perhaps you need a brain transplant.
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Yichen Z replied on 08 May 2009
You are surely one of those people get used to downloading free pirated software online and complaining like a sob without paying a dime.
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thus.spake.z commented on 09 May 2009
Pirated software, huh? Now you're prattling like an imbecile. You obviously have a fart in your brain. I commiserate.
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F451 commented on 08 Apr 2009
Works well for me on Safari 4 beta, Leopard, Intel.
[Version 3.2v61]


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alas! commented on 08 Apr 2009
This latest version, Inquisitor 3.2v61 Now works in safari 4! And quite well, too.
[Version 3.2v61]

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Cuneyt commented on 08 Apr 2009
maybe with Leopard, definitely NOT WORKING with TIGER 10.4.11 yet..
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alas! commented on 08 Apr 2009
I was wrong; Inquisitor is not working in Safari 4. Let me go wash the egg off my face. I blame my perceptual error on inebriants.
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Dwimmerlaik commented on 08 Apr 2009
Still not working with Safari 4 Public Beta.
[Version 3.2v61]

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Matthew Green replied on 08 Apr 2009
omg that is outrageous WTF are they playing at?
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Libcrypt had trouble on 19 Aug 2009
The latest version of Safari (4.0.3 here) pops up its own search suggestions on top of Inquisitor's. Anyone know how to turn off Safari's suggestions?
[Version 3.2v61]


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patriziaf had trouble on 18 May 2009
The search function (Safari 3.2.3) works only with Yahoo... not with Google. With Google you receive only the suggestions (lens).
[Version 3.2v61]


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Cuneyt had trouble on 08 Apr 2009
Come on developer hurry up please with Inquisitor for Safari 4 Tiger PPC.. Its almost Safari 5..zzzzzzz
[Version 3.2v61]


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Pablito had trouble on 28 Feb 2009
Did??! where is it (the new version)?
Did you see it? http://tiny.cc/1yOeF
I am lost. Do you agree and believe Inquisitor?
I don't know anymore .. actually I am feeling afraid.
Of course, now it's from Yahoo .. a really company, but, we never know.
Somebody contact the Yahoo yet, to know the relationship between then and the software?
There is an agreement to install it?
Thks for any response.
I really appreciate.
[Version 3.2v58]


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Cuneyt had trouble on 26 Feb 2009
Developer make an update for compatibility with Safari 4.
[Version 3.2v58]

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Pablito replied on 28 Feb 2009
Did??! where is it (the new version)?
Did you see it? http://tiny.cc/1yOeF
I am lost. Do you agree and believe Inquisitor?
I don't know anymore .. actually I am feeling afraid.
Of course, now it's from Yahoo .. a really company, but, we never know.
Somebody contact the Yahoo yet, to know the relationship between then and the software?
There is an agreement to install it?
Thks for any response.
I really appreciate.
burypromote
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Doug S. had trouble on 24 Feb 2009
As of this moment Inquisitor is not compatible with the latest version of Safari 4 (the public beta).
[Version 3.2v58]


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kaz219 had trouble on 11 Nov 2008
Whenever an URL has a high ascii character in it (like "é"), the icon for the website is replaced with a default icon, and pressing enter while this URL is selected has no effect.
[Version 3.2v58]


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ClarusAD had trouble on 15 Oct 2008
Two lasts versions (3.1 v55 and 3.2v57) don't work with Google search engine. Or maybe there's a conflict with another Input Manager plug-in...
[Version 3.2v57]

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ClarusAD replied on 18 Oct 2008
Yes, last version (3.2v58) works again with Google. Thanx
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babyfett had trouble on 09 May 2008
After checking for update thought Inquisitor's preference pane it says I'm up-to-date with version 3.0. Any thoughts out there?
[Version 3.1v54]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 09 May 2008
I'm guessing the update mechanism is in error. The download link itself states this is version 3.1v54, definitely a new version.
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babyfett replied on 09 May 2008
I'm relatively new to Mac, do I simply download the new version over the old or do I need to first remove the last version of Inquisitor? Thanks!
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 09 May 2008
The download is a .zip file, which when unzipped yields an installer. Just run the installer, it will replace the old version.
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babyfett replied on 09 May 2008
Once again, MacUpdate saves the day. Thanks!
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Crunch Hardtack had trouble on 18 Dec 2007
Warning - If you have 1Password installed, installing this plugin will disable 1Password in Safari. I had to manually delete all the Inquisitor files to get 1Password working again.
[Version 3.0v50]

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Mudflapper commented on 19 Dec 2007
Hmm, that didn't happen to me. Maybe it's a problem with SIMBL?
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Misu replied on 25 Dec 2007
not happened for me too. al is working fine
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Igaucho replied on 08 Jan 2008
I've been using both together for probably about a year and have never come across any conflict
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DarylF2 replied on 16 Jan 2008
I have used Inquisitor and 1Passwd/1Password together for many months with zero problems. These are two of my most-used and nearly indispensable Safari plug-ins, and I'm sure I'd notice any non-trivial compatibility issues.

ElTarlo rated on 12 Jul 2012

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Wildgruber Martin rated on 19 Mar 2012

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