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Haste - Quick web search for Mac

Accelerate daily web searches.

Free
In English
Version 1.4.1
2.9
Based on 4 user rates

Haste - Quick web search overview

Haste allows you to accelerate your daily web searches.

Features
  • Haste Search Window: Double-hit the command (⌘) key to open the Haste Search Window anywhere, anytime. Enter your search text and select a Custom Search to open the results pages in the web browser.
  • Hotkeys: Assign up to 3 Hotkeys to a Custom Search. Once you have entered your search text, hit the Hotkeys to reduce the Custom Searches to the one you want.
  • Copy and Haste: Copy text into the clipboard and open the Search Window within 5 seconds. The text will be in the search field.
  • Drag-and-Drop: Select text and start dragging it, the Haste icon will show up. Dropping the text onto the icon will open the Search Window with the text.
  • On Safari, just select text and go: If you have enabled the Haste Safari Extension, just select text on Safari and open the Search Window.
  • Right-click via Services: Select text and right-click on it. Then select "Search with Haste" under the Services. You can also assign a keyboard-shortcut under Keyboard - Shortcuts - Services in the System Preferences.

What’s new in version 1.4.1

Version 1.4.1:

This update resolves a subtle (but important) issue with window focus after canceling a search by the escape key.

Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where launching the search window by double-hitting one of the modifier keys (command/option/control) would prevent Haste from giving the focus back to the last active application window after the search has been cancelled by hitting the escape key.

Haste - Quick web search for Mac

Free
In English
Version 1.4.1
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2.9

(2 Reviews of Haste - Quick web search)

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cig0
cig0
Nov 30 2017
1.0.0
5.0
Nov 30 2017
5.0
Version: 1.0.0
First of all I want to say that I acknowledge that Haste may not deserve five stars -- but in any case it neither deserves half of a star like the other reviewer gave it. So, to be clear, my rating is an effort to balance the tremendous injustice done by what clearly seems to be a limitation of the reviewer to correctly use the software. Sorry dude if my comment upsets you, but that's the truth.

*** Now, with the review itself: ***
I pretty much love Haste.
If you haven't tried it yet, Haste is a gateway to quickly use the web search engine of your choice from the comfort of your desktop without having to switch to a web browser, open a new tab and proceed with your query.
The interface is clean and will remain you to Spotlight / Alfred / LaunchBar / Quicksilver, etc. Upon invoking Haste and starting typing your desired search term you will be able to quickly choose what search engine you want to employ by using a clever method that involves typing two or three consecutive letters (of your choice), an alias, that will open a new tab on your default browser and launch the search.
Can Haste be improved? Surely it can, just like almost every other piece of software in existence. Does it deserve five stars right now? Probably not, and I wouldn't rate it this way if the previous rating was a honest rating.
But for sure I could give Haste four well-deserved stars because:
1) The app is quite handy and accomplishes what it promises very well;
2) IMO -- yeah, that's right, FOR ME - it has a better approach to web search than Alfred has: I considered buying Alfred for some time because you know, it could do the web search thing PLUS all the other neat stuff it can do. Well, it turns out that for my workflow I don't need any of the other fancy features it provides and, conversely, to my taste, Haste nails it down how to make web searches from the desktop with Alfred coming far on a second place with its implementation;
3) The developers are great, really: some time ago, a couple of months or so, I emailed them with some questions about the product and some 'suggestions' based on my own workflow (I labeled them "Wish request" ^_^) and they not only answered quick but with a lot of useful information;
4) Last but not least (should I've put this on top?) the software is light on resources, as all well coded software should be: it won't feast on your system CPU cycles or memory, it will stay out of the way consuming very little energy until you bring it up to the foreground.

So yeah, if the price is fair once it goes on sale I'm considering buying Haste. Bonus point: it will be commercialized through the MAS.
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Sep 10 2017
1.0.0
0.5
Sep 10 2017
0.5
Version: 1.0.0
No matter what kind of search preset you choose it ends up failing, meaning it's apparently only capable to get you to the actual google search or whatever you choose, page. and i used the given built-in search options... it actually just feels as a wrapper to your browser.
halhershman
halhershman
Aug 30 2018
1.0
Aug 30 2018
1.0
Version: null
tudacci
tudacci
Apr 8 2018
5.0
Apr 8 2018
5.0
Version: null
cig0
cig0
Nov 30 2017
5.0
Nov 30 2017
5.0
Version: null
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Sep 10 2017
0.5
Sep 10 2017
0.5
Version: null