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Inquisitor
Inquisitor
3.2v62
3.7
0.0
Inquisitor free download for Mac

Inquisitor for Mac3.2v62

31 August 2009

Search-as-you-type tool.

What is Inquisitor for Mac

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 in Inquisitor

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.

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Suf
Suf
Oct 26 2009
3.2v62
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Oct 26 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2v62
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. :)
Iamse7en
Iamse7en
Oct 8 2009
3.2v62
0.0
Oct 8 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2v62
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.
Cuneyt
Cuneyt
Aug 31 2009
3.2v62
2.0
Aug 31 2009
2.0
Version: 3.2v62
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
Twisted
Twisted
Aug 27 2009
3.2v61
5.0
Aug 27 2009
5.0
Version: 3.2v61
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!
Libcrypt
Libcrypt
Aug 19 2009
3.2v61
0.0
Aug 19 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2v61
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?
Pedro-Fardilha
Pedro-Fardilha
Jul 8 2009
3.2v61
0.0
Jul 8 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2v61
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
Cuneyt
Cuneyt
May 22 2009
3.2v61
2.0
May 22 2009
2.0
Version: 3.2v61
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..
Patriziaf
Patriziaf
May 18 2009
3.2v61
0.0
May 18 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2v61
The search function (Safari 3.2.3) works only with Yahoo... not with Google. With Google you receive only the suggestions (lens).
Thus-spake-z
Thus-spake-z
Apr 16 2009
3.2v61
0.0
Apr 16 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2v61
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.
F451
F451
Apr 9 2009
3.2v61
0.0
Apr 9 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2v61
Works well for me on Safari 4 beta, Leopard, Intel.
alas!
alas!
Apr 8 2009
3.2v61
0.0
Apr 8 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2v61
This latest version, Inquisitor 3.2v61 Now works in safari 4! And quite well, too.
Cuneyt
Cuneyt
Apr 8 2009
3.2v61
2.0
Apr 8 2009
2.0
Version: 3.2v61
Come on developer hurry up please with Inquisitor for Safari 4 Tiger PPC.. Its almost Safari 5..zzzzzzz
Dwimmerlaik
Dwimmerlaik
Apr 8 2009
3.2v61
0.0
Apr 8 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2v61
Still not working with Safari 4 Public Beta.
Clarusad
Clarusad
Apr 8 2009
3.2v61
1.0
Apr 8 2009
1.0
Version: 3.2v61
still not working on my 10.4.11 PPC with Safari 4 Public Beta (4528.16)
Pablito
Pablito
Mar 17 2009
3.2v58
0.0
Mar 17 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2v58
I have read that Yahoo is "latering" the new version to some place in the future .. I don't know why. How could we ask to Yahoo to hurry up with this app that we used to love!?!
Bertobox
Bertobox
Mar 4 2009
3.2v58
0.0
Mar 4 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2v58
No new Inquisitor yet, boo… :( Safari 4 Beta is nice, but I miss Inquisitor! Developers, it'll sure make my day when the new version comes out. :) Sincerely, a true fan!
Pablito
Pablito
Mar 1 2009
3.2v58
0.0
Mar 1 2009
0.0
Version: 3.2v58
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.
Cuneyt
Cuneyt
Feb 26 2009
3.2v58
2.0
Feb 26 2009
2.0
Version: 3.2v58
Developer make an update for compatibility with Safari 4.
Doug-S-
Doug-S-
Feb 24 2009
3.2v58
5.0
Feb 24 2009
5.0
Version: 3.2v58
As of this moment Inquisitor is not compatible with the latest version of Safari 4 (the public beta).
Matteth
Matteth
Nov 13 2008
3.2v58
0.0
Nov 13 2008
0.0
Version: 3.2v58
Well. It seems like the Yahoo at last have put it's mark on one of my favourite applications. I can no longer get instant search results when another search engine (than Yahoo) is selected. It's Yahoo or nothing. A bummer. I understand the commercial motives, but it makes Inquisitor less useful.
Kaz219
Kaz219
Nov 12 2008
3.2v58
0.0
Nov 12 2008
0.0
Version: 3.2v58
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.
iGaucho
iGaucho
Oct 27 2008
3.2v58
0.0
Oct 27 2008
0.0
Version: 3.2v58
Yahoo just released a beta for Firefox (PC/Mac) and Internet Explorer. I'm liking the Firefox version so far! You can get them from the developer's site: http://www.inquisitorx.com/firefox/index_en.php
deuxdoom
deuxdoom
Oct 17 2008
3.2v58
0.0
Oct 17 2008
0.0
Version: 3.2v58
Great Stuff of Safari Add_on !
ultgames
ultgames
Oct 16 2008
3.2v58
0.0
Oct 16 2008
0.0
Version: 3.2v58
Just downloaded v58 and Google search now working again. Am happy again.......
Clarusad
Clarusad
Oct 15 2008
3.2v57
1.0
Oct 15 2008
1.0
Version: 3.2v57
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...
Handycam
Handycam
Aug 13 2008
3.2v56
0.0
Aug 13 2008
0.0
Version: 3.2v56
Nice. Developer: how about OmniWeb?
zx
zx
Aug 13 2008
3.2v56
1.0
Aug 13 2008
1.0
Version: 3.2v56
Not what it used to be! Using Yahoo as your springboard is like jumping into an empty pool.
Btgxcell
Btgxcell
Aug 13 2008
3.2v56
0.0
Aug 13 2008
0.0
Version: 3.2v56
I have to agree with the comment below. The new look is far too spaced out. It goes down over half of my screen (Macbook) when using 6 search results and 3 suggestions. Plus the new gradients over the results and suggestions sections aren't as visually pleasing as before. Also, the blue mouseover is now just a bar across the entire result of suggestion that you're highlighted over; the older version (3.1(v55)) had better looking bubbles around the result or suggestion you were highlighted over. Plus the new Yahoo BOSS search engine does not seem to result in any performance gain in your searches and it automatically sends usage statistics to Yahoo, and you cannot uncheck the option in preferences. Overall, I do not like the direction the developer is taking Inquisitor to, but that decision may not be up to him since he sold the application to Yahoo. I have since downgraded back to 3.1(v55) and am very pleased with it as-is.
Clarusad
Clarusad
Aug 13 2008
3.2v56
1.0
Aug 13 2008
1.0
Version: 3.2v56
i've done a... downgrade ! :-D turned back to previous version (3.2v55) which where nicer and has same functions. That new one doesn't bring something new. But it still a great add-on for Safari !
iTruth
iTruth
Jun 5 2008
3.1v55
5.0
Jun 5 2008
5.0
Version: 3.1v55
This plugin really is excellent in Safari. I find it better and more helpful than the built in search suggestion in both Firefox and Opera. There is no way I would want to be without this in Safari.
Gaoshan
Gaoshan
Jun 5 2008
3.1v55
1.0
Jun 5 2008
1.0
Version: 3.1v55
Using this application results in its developer earning ad revenue from sponsored search results. Normally I'm all for something like this (though I'd like it made clear to me that that is what is going on... in this case it is a quit, behind the scenes thing) but THIS particular developer, David Watanabe, is a jerk and should not be supported.
Dmkraig
Dmkraig
May 18 2008
3.1v54
0.0
May 18 2008
0.0
Version: 3.1v54
At first I was deeply upset as this looked cool, but wasn't as easy to use as AcidSearch. It wasn't returning as many hits, either. AND, worst of all, without telling you, they switch your default search engine from Google to Yahoo. Some of you may prefer Yahoo, but what upset me was that they make the switch without telling you...it's like asking for Pepsi and getting Coke. Further, there's no documentation and as far as I could tell, no way to remove this. They don't even let you know where this plug-in's files are saved. I finally discovered that if you go to Safari's preferences and use the pale arrows at the top of the preferences window, you can find the Inquisitor preference pane where you can make changes that make this a great plug in. It still needs documentation in a "read me" file. I couldn't even find this information on their web site. 5 stars for what the product does and how it works 0 stars for switching default search engines without telling you of this change. 0 stars for a total lack of documentation 0 stars for not having a de-install feature (at least, not one that I could find)
Babyfett
Babyfett
May 9 2008
3.1v54
0.0
May 9 2008
0.0
Version: 3.1v54
After checking for update thought Inquisitor's preference pane it says I'm up-to-date with version 3.0. Any thoughts out there?
IslandApe
IslandApe
May 9 2008
3.1v54
0.0
May 9 2008
0.0
Version: 3.1v54
yahoo bought him out? see license agreement: Yahoo! can update and change this License by posting a new version at http://www.inquisitorx.com/eula.rtf, without notice to you. You understand and acknowledge that your continued use of the Software constitutes your agreement to and acceptance of all such changes and updates and that absent such effective consent, use of the Software is not authorized.
SawtoothRising
SawtoothRising
Apr 9 2008
3.0v53
0.0
Apr 9 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0v53
quite why the developer insists on distributing this in a zip file rather than a dmg I don't know but all I know is betterzip just doesn't want to play and keeps asking for a password. 7zX plays ok with it but produces a strange folder alongside the install file
Wakest
Wakest
Jan 20 2008
3.0v52
0.0
Jan 20 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0v52
this newest version (3.0v52) totally killed safari. if I opened a page or even the history safari would give me the spinning beach ball of death, and just stay like that until I force quit out of it. I hope this problem is fixed soon. This is occurring on a Powerbook G4 1.33ghz if that makes any difference to anyone.
Hendo
Hendo
Jan 17 2008
3.0v52
0.0
Jan 17 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0v52
please make one for firefox!!! :D
Slob
Slob
Jan 17 2008
3.0v52
0.0
Jan 17 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0v52
If you use other plugins like SafariStand on Tiger, as I do, then Inquisitor will casually disable them by renaming the user library inputmanager folder to 'InputManagers-Tiger'. Delete the '-Tiger' bit (& Inquisitor of course) and you're ok again.
Doug-S-
Doug-S-
Jan 16 2008
3.0v52
5.0
Jan 16 2008
5.0
Version: 3.0v52
This is a great piece of software and is a must for anyone who spends a lot of time in Safari, especially if you find yourself doing searches where you know the first result or two is going to cover your needs. -Features- It has all the features you'd want in a plugin like this, allowing you to search from an amazing number of localised search engines, and allows you to choose how many results, how many keywords, auto-complete options... It's great. The only thing I could see it doing more with is giving you a small thumbnail of the image but, personally, I think that'd be far too much. -Ease of Use- There is almost no learning curve with this. The arrow key commands are a bit confusing at times but by no means does it reflect negatively on the program. It just takes getting used to. -Value- It's free. Even if you want to complain that your results are mixed in with affiliates it doesn't matter because the option can be turned off and suddenly you see them no more. It's completely understandable on a free piece of software, and while having to deal with them would have greatly annoyed me, I could have survived and think the developer did a great thing by allowing people to say no to them. -Stability- Completely stable. Never caused a problem for me, ever. I wish all apps were this good. Conclusion? Get it. You have no reason not to. There's nothing better out there and even if there was you'd certainly have to pay.
Coldfusion1970
Coldfusion1970
Jan 16 2008
3.0v52
5.0
Jan 16 2008
5.0
Version: 3.0v52
Great piece of software. I have no problem with the author making a couple of bucks on affiliates links as this wonderful bit of software is free.
iGaucho
iGaucho
Jan 16 2008
3.0v52
0.0
Jan 16 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0v52
Well, it looks like people have gotten their wish. Inquisitor now shows which links are affiliate links with the option to turn them off.
Darylf2
Darylf2
Jan 16 2008
3.0v52
5.0
Jan 16 2008
5.0
Version: 3.0v52
Even with the affiliate mini-debacle, Inquisitor remains one of my favorite and most-used Safari plug-ins. I think the subtle affiliate approach as taken by Inquisitor is perfectly acceptable, but I do wish the author had made it clear that this was taking place.
indraguru
indraguru
Jan 16 2008
3.0v52
5.0
Jan 16 2008
5.0
Version: 3.0v52
A very helpful plugin. You always have the option to check more results at the Google of your choice (Swedish Google for me). There are a lot of sites that are of no commercial benefit for the developer, and you get them listed at top results in Inquisitor. Also, 1Password is NOT interfered by Inquisitor. I haven't had ANY problems with this plug. All it does is speed up my work. Thanks alot David Watanabe!
TSMelo
TSMelo
Jan 9 2008
3.0v50
1.0
Jan 9 2008
1.0
Version: 3.0v50
Be aware that the order in which search results are shown is NOT the same as in a Google search. Dave Watanabe modifies the order to benefit from it. The problem is that all this is done without any form of disclosure... Maybe this is not illegal per se, but it certainly is not the right way for such an app to behave...
Ploinkr
Ploinkr
Jan 8 2008
3.0v50
0.0
Jan 8 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0v50
To all Inquisitor users, I think you should be aware of this: - http://www.tuaw.com/2008/01/07/inquisitor-raises-some-questions/ - http://on.thehold.net/2008/01/has-inquisitor-gone-scurrilous.html
Crunch-Hardtack
Crunch-Hardtack
Dec 18 2007
3.0v50
0.0
Dec 18 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0v50
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.
Jadder
Jadder
Dec 10 2007
3.0v50
0.0
Dec 10 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0v50
Doesn't seem to let me connect to websites unless I allow the program to "phone home." I wonder if it tracks searches and websites people surf to along with users' IP addresses.
moofmak
moofmak
Nov 29 2007
3.0v50
5.0
Nov 29 2007
5.0
Version: 3.0v50
Inquisitor 3.0v50 is working like a charm on my macs with 10.5.1 (macbook pro and imac ppc)
Ggore
Ggore
Nov 26 2007
3.0v50
0.0
Nov 26 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0v50
The previous comment is correct, Inquisitor does NOT work on Leopard 10.5.1 and on my Mac it has rendered Safari inoperable despite my removing the plugin manually. The Inquisitor installer does not allow removal as it has in the past. Do NOT install this on Leopard!
Jmahon24
Jmahon24
Nov 26 2007
3.0v50
0.0
Nov 26 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0v50
Does not work with Mac OS 10.5.1 If someone has an answer, please reply.
ttlcntrlprint
ttlcntrlprint
Nov 17 2007
3.0v49
5.0
Nov 17 2007
5.0
Version: 3.0v49
Hi, Inquisitor is an absolute dream for me on Tiger. The time it saves is unbelievable. Having previous had AcidSearch installed, this little Mac gem is ten times better and free to boot!! Christian Macey
Itkito
Itkito
Nov 6 2007
3.0v49
0.0
Nov 6 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0v49
I cannot work with Leopard (3.0v49). I so addictive, How can i do? if others can use with this version.
Tpg
Tpg
Oct 31 2007
3.0v49
0.0
Oct 31 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0v49
Works great with Leopard (3.0v49). It's so addictive, I can't imagine Safari without it. It's one of those little gems.
Jediah
Jediah
Oct 30 2007
3.0v49
0.0
Oct 30 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0v49
This version does NOT work with Leopard!
Cuneyt
Cuneyt
Sep 20 2007
3.0v47
2.0
Sep 20 2007
2.0
Version: 3.0v47
Can you please put Google Türkiye (http://www.google.com.tr/) in the list of sources for your next update?
Guest
Guest
Sep 20 2007
3.0v47
0.0
Sep 20 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0v47
I would adopt it if it got Google image. anyone knows how to incorporate it?
Macmend-com
Macmend-com
Sep 16 2007
3.0v46
0.0
Sep 16 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0v46
I like it it works well EXCEPT...how do you get other search engines active...I can only get google.com
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
Aug 25 2007
3.0v43
5.0
Aug 25 2007
5.0
Version: 3.0v43
This app works for me. It is a good idea that Apple should have built into Safari to begin with. The credit IS due to Mr. W. It is my theory that Mr. W. is a great software inventor, but struggles with interpersonal human relations aspects. Perhaps it is the cost of true genius. To put things in perspective, we today recognize Luther for his great literary work the German Bible, that ultimately changed the course of history for Europe, but few remember that he was vulgar, course, and generally lacking in one on one social skills. If he did, we might not of had the Reformation. I suggest that as users, we accept his masterworks of information interface art with this in mind: ¥Inquisitor has an excellent feature set, it could be improved by being a little more straight forward (ie Acidsearch). ¥It is easy to use. ¥It is free. ¥It works for me with no problems.
Steve K
Steve K
Aug 15 2007
3.0v42
5.0
Aug 15 2007
5.0
Version: 3.0v42
Gorgeous. Free. Never any issues. Love it.
Coldfusion1970
Coldfusion1970
Jul 5 2007
3.0v42
5.0
Jul 5 2007
5.0
Version: 3.0v42
Definitely one of the best pieces of Mac software around. It should be a standard install on all Safari's. I use it all day long in Safari at home and work and when i occasionally have to use Camino (which doesnt have that facility), it feels clunky.
Shockerspaz
Shockerspaz
Jun 11 2007
3.0v42
1.0
Jun 11 2007
1.0
Version: 3.0v42
I have complained about my issue to the developer directly (after this forum failed to produce results) All I can stay is KEEP AWAY!!! there is no excuse for writing debilitating software like this and not responding to an issue! I have been patient (since March!) but have et to hear anything!
Drad
Drad
Jun 1 2007
3.0v41
0.0
Jun 1 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0v41
Nothing against inquisitor but I prefer acidsearch (pozytron.com) because it meets my needs better. example: "Google this Site" is part of the pull down menu. if inquisitor had that and some of the more straightforward features of acid search then it would be more useful/efficient. As it is now, for me and my search patterns, AcidSearch just seems snappier and more efficient.
Shockerspaz
Shockerspaz
Mar 25 2007
3.0v41
1.0
Mar 25 2007
1.0
Version: 3.0v41
Help! every time I try and remove Inquisitor Safari cant/wont render pages. The only fix I can find is to install Inquisitor.
Mbhockey
Mbhockey
Nov 28 2006
3.0b2
0.0
Nov 28 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0b2
When is Apple going to hire this developer?
Vitaly
Vitaly
Oct 31 2006
3.0b1
0.0
Oct 31 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0b1
incompatible with acidsearch. the main problem is that the search history is poorly preserved (unlike with acidsearch) so i do not see previos searchers even though the corresponding option is checked in prefs. this detracts greatly from the usefulness of this software. also the dev is rude. here is my exchange with him: From: David Watanabe To: Vitaly Citovsky Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 Yes, uninstall Acidsearch. David. On 31-Oct-06, at 12:26 PM, Vitaly Citovsky wrote: hi i have a comment about inquisitor. it appears incompatible with another safari plugin, acidsearch. the former simply "disables" the latter. is there a way to fix it?
Jazzaddict
Jazzaddict
Oct 29 2006
3.0b1
0.0
Oct 29 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0b1
Does this version bring back Camino compatibility?
Andrew-Scott
Andrew-Scott
Oct 29 2006
2.6.3
0.0
Oct 29 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.3
3.0 Beta 1 has just been released, now free. However I'm reluctant to install it because I use AcidSearch and I suspect they can't coexist. Does anyone know if this is the case? There doesn't seem to be any details on the developers site or any Read Me file included in the disk image.
M2atmac
M2atmac
Oct 23 2006
2.6.3
0.0
Oct 23 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.3
I found inquisitor to be very handy, and I was inclined to buy it. However, due to many complains about the developer's reluctance to provide support or even serial numbers I just gave up. Yet if I see this changing the developer can count not just with my money, but with the good word I will spread about him and his work.
Jazzaddict
Jazzaddict
Oct 19 2006
2.6.3
0.0
Oct 19 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.3
I posted a comment on the developers blog asking him to post a link to the previous version because I installed the newest version before realizing it was not Camino compatible. He erased my comment, and did not post the link. If someone could put the 2.6.2 version on their idisk or site and post a link here, I'd appreciate it greatly.
Bartlemasboy
Bartlemasboy
Oct 12 2006
2.6.3
0.0
Oct 12 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.3
2.6.3 no longer supports Camino. Developer made clear in emails that no change envisaged. I bought the app only a few weeks ago to use with Camino - now broken. Good core functionality, but I'm less than impressed by support.
Dmartel
Dmartel
Sep 19 2006
2.6.2
0.0
Sep 19 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
Paid for this app, never received registration info. Dev never responded to emails. Beware.
Hauntedtapedeck
Hauntedtapedeck
Sep 14 2006
2.6.2
0.0
Sep 14 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
I'm unable to register this after installing on my new MacBook (I bought it months ago), and the developer (unsurpisingly, it would seem) isn't replying to emails, and the iChat link on his blog is never online. It's a nice app, but I'm sorely unimpressed by the general attitude.
Jazzaddict
Jazzaddict
Sep 10 2006
2.6.2
0.0
Sep 10 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
In Camino (but not Safari), if I include a number in a search thread it crashes Camino. So, if I search for '411', or 'Catch 22', it crashes. I emailed the developer. Anyone else have this issue? (If this has already been mentioned in a previous post, I apologize.) Seems like all my .apps made by this developer have been having issues. Hope things get better because though his .apps are certainly well conceived, they are in need of tune ups.
leoofborg
leoofborg
Sep 6 2006
2.6.2
0.0
Sep 6 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
I've also read over at pimpmycamino that the dev is dropping Camino support. Hmm, I paid for this. As far as hit or misses go, this was a miss. The other users are spot on, don't expect any support from the dev -- as such, I don't recommend running ANY input manager plugin that is not actively supported / bugfixed by its developer.
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Jun 22 2006
2.6
5.0
Jun 22 2006
5.0
Version: 2.6
Five stars. Inquisitor makes search sooo fast. And no, not one problem, reports this experienced Mac user. I don't know how developers stand it ...
Birtebaathorn
Birtebaathorn
May 17 2006
2.6
0.0
May 17 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6
I worked out the bugs. 2.6 doesn't like custom added seach sites.
Birtebaathorn
Birtebaathorn
May 14 2006
2.6
0.0
May 14 2006
0.0
Version: 2.6
2.6 is buggy. Prefs freeze up. It doesn't show alternate search sites. Very buggy indeed. I had 2.5 installed, downloaded 2.6 and installed. Now Inquisitor is acting funny, as described. I have tried to uninstall and install, but it remains broken. By the way, don't count on the developer for any help: I've posted this issue to the developers blog: No reply. I've mailed him: No reply. I think Inquisitor is a great app - when it works. But it seems to me, that support is non-existing. I've actuallt registered this app (that is, I've paid for it). Now it doesn't work. So do I get my money back?
Withaplomb
Withaplomb
Mar 17 2006
2.5
0.0
Mar 17 2006
0.0
Version: 2.5
help, i downloades and paid for this and it doesn't work at all. it worked briefly when i first downloaded it. what can i do?
David-Watanabe
David-Watanabe
Mar 17 2006
2.5
0.0
Mar 17 2006
0.0
Version: 2.5
My policy regarding complimentary upgrades is clearly stated on my blog: http://www.newsfirex.com/blog/?p=108 "Users who have previously registered can activate Inquisitor 2.5 complimentarily by entering the email address they registered with."
Umijin
Umijin
Mar 16 2006
2.5
0.0
Mar 16 2006
0.0
Version: 2.5
I'd like the developer to explain why purchasers of version 2.0 of "Inquisitor" have no apparent way to get an upgrade withought buying another license. There is no explanation of this on the "Inquisitor" website. Furthermore, the developer hasn't answered my question concerning this when I emailed him directly. If Mr. Watanabe he decides to do the right thing, and give licensed owners an upgrade - he needs to make it clear HOW to do it. If Mr. Watanabe has decided to make previous owners buy a new license, he needs to make it clear.
David-Watanabe
David-Watanabe
Mar 7 2006
2.5
0.0
Mar 7 2006
0.0
Version: 2.5
EXILIO is incorrect. I have no relationship whatsoever with Google (I really *wish* I did). Total misinformation, through and through.
Exilio
Exilio
Mar 6 2006
2.5
0.0
Mar 6 2006
0.0
Version: 2.5
. I like this software, but I will never pay for it. Why? Because the developer makes a crap load of cash from Google referrer fee's. Much like how Mozilla has made nearly $80 million from revenues generated by having the Google link in the upper right of their browser. Watanabe, the developer of this app is more than likely doing the same thing. I don't know for certain, but I would not be surprised if that was the case. And like some of the previous posters, I too think it is a shame that the developer is such a jerk. He makes great products, but sorely needs a PR person.
Nycteris
Nycteris
Mar 3 2006
2.5
0.0
Mar 3 2006
0.0
Version: 2.5
Why does it have to be that a guy who makes great software has to be SUCH A PAIN to deal with in terms of registration? Whether it's Acquisition, NewsFire, or Inquisition, there's always something. Usually, it's that the software is free first... followed by some ludicrous registration process being put in place. I can understand people wanting to get paid for their software, but don't be a pain about it with reminders every 5 minutes and broken registration systems. Yes, I registered Inquisition 2.x and now I've downloaded 2.5, put in my email, and been told I need to register again!! I'm giving up on this guys software. It's sad, though, because usually the software is good. Oh well...
Sannixtudio
Sannixtudio
Feb 13 2006
2.2
0.0
Feb 13 2006
0.0
Version: 2.2
You know what kills me? I donated 10 dollars to the prick that is Dave Watanabe and never got a DL link. Pretty sad considering I'm a registered user of BOTH NewsFire and Acquisition!! I found Inquisitor 2.1 link through the "pirate" network...... have yet to receive a DL link for Inquisitor 2.2!
Guest
Guest
Nov 13 2005
2.1
0.0
Nov 13 2005
0.0
Version: 2.1
anybody have problems with the 2.1 version breaking safari's network loading? if I perform a search in the inquisitor/google search field, I get the instant results, but trying to follow any of them just hangs on connecting to server, and then any subsequent urls or searches just hang unless I restart the browser. Dropping back down to 2.0 seems to fix this behavior
Guest
Guest
Nov 8 2005
2.1
3.0
Nov 8 2005
3.0
Version: 2.1
I don't have a problem donating a small amount for good software, and David writes good software. I have been a licensed user of Acquisition for years. The problem is that people should get their serial numbers immediately after paying. Waiting for an email that takes 24 or 48 hours can make you feel like you're getting ignored or ripped off. Maybe just a better facility to get serial numbers distributed.
Guest
Guest
Nov 8 2005
2.1
3.0
Nov 8 2005
3.0
Version: 2.1
In terms of features and presentation, the plugin seems really terrific, but stability leaves much to be desired. In my experience, the basic "Google-As-You-Type" works relatively well, but the system breaks incredibly quickly. For example, I tried enabling some of the built-in presets, after that, they just disappeared from the drop-down list. I reset the to the initial set of presets and tried adding some of my own. At that point, it would just hang on any search. The search presets are a nice idea, but are absolutely unusable since they flake out every single time.
Guest
Guest
Nov 7 2005
2.1
3.0
Nov 7 2005
3.0
Version: 2.1
Before you donate...... please read feedback from other "donation" buyers: http://www.macthemesforums.net/viewtopic.php?p=49779#49779
Guest
Guest
Nov 7 2005
2.1
3.0
Nov 7 2005
3.0
Version: 2.1
donate to download ??? :lolz:
Guest
Guest
Nov 7 2005
2.1
3.0
Nov 7 2005
3.0
Version: 2.1
Beware......... I sent donation and never received any kind of reply. Author has ignored all of my e-mails. I would consider him a thief. Even e-mailed my Pay-Pal payment info.......... still ignored.
Guest
Guest
Nov 7 2005
2.1
3.0
Nov 7 2005
3.0
Version: 2.1
This is a wonderful tool, which almost single-handedly keeps me using Safari.
Guest
Guest
Nov 7 2005
2.1
3.0
Nov 7 2005
3.0
Version: 2.1
v2.1 seems to be broken somehow - typing anything into the search field makes Safari crash, repeatedly, without fail. :(
Guest
Guest
Oct 29 2005
2.0
3.0
Oct 29 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0
Does this version also redirect you to some Amazon.com page when you install/chose not to install it, like the previous version?
Guest
Guest
Oct 26 2005
2.0
3.0
Oct 26 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0
Dave steals yet again. In inquisitor 2.0, the search results are not provided by Google, they are powered by MSN Search. Want proof? Check out http://www.inquisitorx.com/a.xml?q=Inquisitor%20lies and see what you see. This seems to also be against Microsoft's policies on their experimental RSS feeds, as they state "please don't recreate our search engine with them" on their weblog (http://blogs.msdn.com/msnsearch/archive/2005/01/11/351064.aspx -- of course, this last part doesn't bother me much). Yet more examples of Dave's flagrant lies and deceit. He states this information absolutely NOWHERE on his site, in the readme, or program, nor does he state that he uses Google suggest to power the other results. This is likely against Google's notoriously strict API license as well.
Guest
Guest
Oct 21 2005
2.0
3.0
Oct 21 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0
I hate to sound a negative note against a product that I've used and enjoyed since it first came out, but I'm afraid that version 2.0 is profoundly disappointing and frankly a leap backwards from the previous generation. The most useful feature of the original app was of course the live search, handy if you're not exactly sure what your looking for (or how to spell it), but this simple funcionality has been sacrificed in favour of a number of features which are readily available elsewhere - the bloat also having led to the app becoming annoyingly sluggish. And while it may seem petty to some to complain about the donation-payment scheme, it's implementation means that it's impossible to try before you buy, which will mean that many people will end up paying for a product that no longer performs the task it once did so well. It's also worth bearing in mind that the developer once promised that Inquisitor was 'free, and always [would] be'.
Guest
Guest
Oct 21 2005
2.0
3.0
Oct 21 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0
To say that an app as polished as this is not worth a few $ is absurd. People have to eat, if you can't deal with it then don't use it. Version 2 surpasses 1 in many ways, and is definitely worth even a small donation. No one wants to listen to people whine about the developer charging for an app that probably could have justified a price tag since version 1. Cope. And yeah, awesome app :).
Guest
Guest
Oct 21 2005
2.0
3.0
Oct 21 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0
What's well done? That he wrapped Google Suggest in a pretty container?
Guest
Guest
Oct 21 2005
2.0
3.0
Oct 21 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0
Come on, folks. This is an amazing add-on to Safari. You can donate whatever you think its worth, so cut out the hostage-ware crap. Well done David, great work.
Guest
Guest
Oct 21 2005
2.0
3.0
Oct 21 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0
Hmmm... Hostageware?
Guest
Guest
Oct 19 2005
1.0
3.0
Oct 19 2005
3.0
Version: 1.0
Well version 2.0 is available but you cant download it unless you make a donation 1st!
Free
3.7
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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