Monocle
Monocle 1.6.2
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Monocle is a simple search tool that puts a universal search field at your disposal. When you want search, you can choose from a number of engines to perform the search in different places. Monocle comes preloaded with engines for Google, Wikipedia, Windows Live Search and Yahoo! Search. You can easily add your own engines by performing an example search inside a Web browser window in Monocle.

Monocle offers a menu bar status item and a configurable hot key for instant access to the search field, and also offers "callwords" to let you switch to any of your other engines easily. And
What's New
Version 1.6.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Aargl reviewed on 28 Oct 2011
I won't add much to the good reviews, for Monocle is at the same time so simple and so efficient!
You add search engines as youlike, and so on, great!
I'm using it since a few years ago and would be very sad without it...
I use CTRL+HELP as a shortcut.
Thanks Mr Jesper! :-)
[Version 1.6.2]


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Jolly_joker reviewed on 30 Aug 2011
Good Good Good Software!
No more "search extensions" for safari or "search engines" for firefox needed!
It's quickly (you don't need to have the browser already open), It's free and it works good..

I said that is good? :)
[Version 1.6.2]


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Negritude commented on 18 Dec 2010
Monocle is now at version 1.6. See the developer's web site to download.
[Version 1.5.3]


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Pedrotaquelim commented on 21 Feb 2010
According to the developer's website there is a more recent version:
Monocle 1.5.3 released 09/19/2009.
[Version 1.5.1]


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fahlman commented on 26 Jul 2008
According to the developer's website Monocle 1.5.1 was released 01/28/2007 which conflicts with the date noted here.
[Version 1.5.1]


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Pedrotaquelim reviewed on 21 Jun 2007
Nice! Very nice!
[Version 1.1b1]


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BlockSoft reviewed on 23 May 2007
Really handy piece of software. Only loses one point as it can sometimes be a little tricky to add new search sites.
[Version 1.1b1]


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copiloto reviewed on 27 Apr 2007
This is an incredible piece of software -- it is extremely useful! It doesn't get in the way and you can add all the search engines you want. The killer feature for me is the ability to use it completely from the keyboard, including changing search engines. Gets a solid A+.
[Version 1.1b1]


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sibelius reviewed on 12 Mar 2007
A little gem - very quick and easy to use, with enough options to make it look pretty good too. Searches from the menubar seem much faster, simply because there's no need to find an open Safari window first.

You can add as many search engines as you want - but you do need to follow the instructions exactly (which I didn't, at first). They're case sensitive.
[Version 1.0.1]


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macmend.com reviewed on 20 Feb 2007
This is an interesting take on the old huevo thing. However when you compare it to acid search for Safari and the ease of adding or taking out search engines in acid search it starts to fall down. There are so many search engines these days and people like myself based in countries other than the USA want engines linked to their countries and want them with ease. This does not offer that.
[Version 1.0.1]

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jmgriff replied on 23 Feb 2007
You can add whichever search engines you want - so far I've added MacUpdate, PubMed, GoogleUK ......
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Pedrotaquelim had trouble on 28 Jun 2007
This little utility is very usefull but today, looking at the activity monitor, I notice that is always 'eating' 41,30 MG of memory... hmmm, that is a little to much... ;-)
[Version 1.1b1]



Sheraff rated on 18 Jan 2012

[Version 1.6.2]


Downloads:6,578
Version Downloads:2,267
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:05 Apr 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Monocle is a simple search tool that puts a universal search field at your disposal. When you want search, you can choose from a number of engines to perform the search in different places. Monocle comes preloaded with engines for Google, Wikipedia, Windows Live Search and Yahoo! Search. You can easily add your own engines by performing an example search inside a Web browser window in Monocle.

Monocle offers a menu bar status item and a configurable hot key for instant access to the search field, and also offers "callwords" to let you switch to any of your other engines easily. And like many other applications, you can set it to automatically check for updates, so you won't miss out when new versions appear.


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