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Intuition is an information gathering application that allows you to store information from websites, rss feeds and other resources for future reference.
What's New
Versoin 1.6 adds RSS reader support.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jan 2005
Yes Intuition is a browser. No Intuition will not surf the internet that you know and use now. Intuition was designed to use the internet system to view its own unique file format. It uses the same connections and servers that you use now but viewing downloaded content of an Intuition file is almost completely different in file format, markup language, file storage technique and viewing.
[Version 1.2i]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jan 2005
the classy icon alone makes me want to bin all my other browsers and web development apps and download this immediately to replace them.
[Version 1.2h]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Jan 2005
I'm pleased that you are so happy with the logo. Very little consideration for branding was considered before illustrating a connection between the "blue dot" and the symbolism of the extensible markup that is only unique to this new file format. Unfortunately there are very few on-line files to search for in the search engine designed to support this new file format. The regular world of HTML is not supported by this browser. An attempt to capture and transform XHTML to MTML and download all images in an XHTML page to a local folder on the root level of an open file are now in development.

Good Luck
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Jan 2005
Here is a quote from the developer's web site that pretty much says it all:

"Now surf the new Intuition Net by using the Search Intuition Net search search engine. This search engine is new and will grow as webmasters submit their information."
[Version 1.2g]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Jan 2005
I'm not one to advocate vaporware statements but I'm developing a great number of improvements and capabilities to this software, both for Mac OSX and Windows. I'm adding a transformation processor for importing XHTML including capturing .png, .gif, and .jpg images for localized viewing. This will include extending all local URLs to full URLs and allowing the user to create embedded images after capture. The original software design was never intended to go this far into Internet browsing. Intuition 1.2g does not have all these capabilities yet. The last thing I'm going to do is fix the manual so read it at your own risk.

You can test the first transformation features by selecting Import / Create from data and then entering an XHTML file and after loading it Importing it. If you look at the source after import you will see the transformation. (To see source click Edit this page)
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Anonymous commented on 29 Jan 2005
Yes Intuition is a browser. No Intuition will not surf the internet that you know and use now. Intuition was designed to use the internet system to view its own unique file format. It uses the same connections and servers that you use now but viewing downloaded content of an Intuition file is almost completely different in file format, markup language, file storage technique and viewing.

Use Intuition and the internet to capture non Intuition type websites and convert them to Intuition's MTML file format.

See what happens when you download an HTML file and capture the images that are part of that webpage.

1.) Chose Import / Import from data

2.) Select not to use item delimiters ( top right radio button )

3.) Select Merge ( radio button )

4.) Enter the full URL to a website. (This must include the index.html ending if that is the case.)

5.) Click Download to load that file.

6.) Select Include Images (check box)

7.) Click Import Now.

8.) Click one image file to download at a time. (select the URL for that image)

9.) Click Download Image Now

10.) When you have captured all the images that you want click Done. ( you don't have to load all the images to proceed )

After clicking Done then the import process should then proceed to creating the imported page that you will soon see and will be taken to.
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Anonymous commented on 29 Jan 2005
So intuitive. Me? I use Safari.
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Anonymous commented on 03 Feb 2005
Gee, I just go to the web page in Firefox and click "Turbo-DTA".
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Anonymous commented on 04 Feb 2005
"Gee, I just go to the web page in Firefox and click "Turbo-DTA."

Yes that is a very nice feature. After you have the various pages downloaded does it re-direct the image links to localized and do all the downloaded pages become relational with automatic search or relational text gathering? Can you then export all the pages to a web-ready single document that has embedded images like PDF has embedded images in a single file?

The reason for import is to help the creator of Intuition files and to give extra options for bringing information and images in while creating files. The very best way to integrate a multi-paged Intuition file is to click on a link that gives you the option to open it as the new file or to merge it with the existing one that you are currently viewing. You get it all by just clicking on a link.
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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Dec 2004
This may just be me, but when I look at the MacUpdate app list and see "free," I expect an app to cost considerably less than $49.95. For that matter, when I see that an app costs $49.95, I expect it not to look like crap.
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 21 Dec 2004
It's is free. The $49.95 is a typo.
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Anonymous commented on 25 Dec 2004
The GUI really is utterly dreadful. I sincerely would not use the application if you paid me $45.
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Anonymous commented on 25 Dec 2004
Scratch my initial complaint, then. I maintain that the GUI needs some work, but I realize that that complaint becomes much less legit if the program is actually free. ;)
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Anonymous commented on 25 Dec 2004
My problem is in that I needed these buttons to make the simplest use of the browser's search and retrieve capabilities. The user of this browser has the ability to make changes to what they see even if those changes are relational tag sets hidden in the background. This browser strength comes from the user making changes that will be of help in finding what they are looking for at a later time.

I welcome any suggestions. My biggest problem is in getting the user to know how to use these buttons. I want to have the buttons take up the least amount of screen real estate and still make it easy to use them. I can't imagine that the keyboard shortcuts will work as a substitute for a hidden tool-bar.

Could you please describe in more depth what you find that is so bad about the interface.

Sincerely,
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Anonymous commented on 27 Dec 2004
Completely disregards the Aqua Human Interface Guidelines (or Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines).

Completely unintuitive (ironically).

Completely arcane.

Completely scary, nonstandard stuff, making me actually scared to run it.

If you don't see what's wrong, then I can't help you.
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Anonymous commented on 27 Dec 2004
I will say, at least you develop for the Mac. Keep at it. Anything is possible.
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Anonymous commented on 27 Dec 2004
>>"Completely disregards the Aqua Human Interface Guidelines (or Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines)."

I'll look into this. After reducing these buttons to their simplest form and by using this software extensively I have come to the conclusion that this button bar is the most practical form to use. "Form follows function," this is also a rule to live by.

>>"Completely unintuitive (ironically)."

I have seen new users have an epiphany moment when they realize that they can create human readable interfaces to their own thoughts and have that jog their memories at a later convenience. They all get it when they see what this thing was really built for.

>>"Completely arcane."

Maybe it is. This is only 1.2 and just the start of this software in this form. I do support it for Windows in nearly the exact same format. If Quicktime comes out for Linux then I will also support it for that.

>>"Completely scary, nonstandard stuff, making me actually scared to run it."

Well there are no cookies, activeX controls, java, or plug-ins to really do scary stuff so you can never get a virus with this browser.

I sincerely thank you for your remarks and suggestions,
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Version Downloads:2,258
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Free
Date:26 Mar 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Intuition is an information gathering application that allows you to store information from websites, rss feeds and other resources for future reference.


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