Watson
Watson
1.7.5

4.6

Watson free download for Mac

Watson

1.7.5
01 November 2003

Bring news, stock quotes, and more to your desktop; discontinued.

Overview

Watson is an extendable application for Mac OS X that gives an "Aqua" user interface to a number of Internet-based services such as stock quotes, telephone lookup, and movie schedules. Watson connects to a handful of other useful services available on the Internet.

Intended to complement the Web browser, Watson constructs a facade over certain services, collecting them in a single Mac OS X application. Watson speeds up navigation, since HTML does not need to be rendered on-screen and no superfluous graphics are transmitted over the Internet. Tools integrate with other Mac OS X applications such as TextEdit, Preview, and the Web browser. Most noticeable in Watson is the Aqua interface that one cannot find on a Web page. A user of the Yahoo! tool, for instance, browses categories using a "columns" view rather than a series of separate Web pages.

What's new in Watson

Version 1.7.5:
  • Bug fixed: When hidden, application was revealing itself when it periodically checks for updates
  • Bug fixed: Preference to re-open last used tool was conflicting with LaunchBar.
  • TV Listings: Restored additional airings list; minor bugfixes.Amazon, Packages: Minor bugfixes.

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Anonymous
13 March 2002

Most helpful

If you were looking for a reason to upgrade to 10 this is it! Indispensable.
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Version 1.1.1
MacUpdate-Lon
05 September 2007
Watson still works on a MacBook Pro 2.33GHz, late 2006 model, running 10.4.10. Of course, it is running through Rosetta, but it still works great.
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Version 1.7.5
Anonymous
02 February 2004
Just great software. I use it constantly. Only trouble I have ever had is that a couple of times the Google search failed to connect to Google. Hardly Watson's fault nor the Google tool's fault. Support by Karelia is terrific, exceptionally good. I got prompt email responses from them the times that the Google tool seemed to not work. Turned out it was the Google service at fault.
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Version 1.7.5
Anonymous
31 October 2003
Solid software, well-written, easy to use. Watson is exceptional and worth the download.
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Version 1.7.5
Anonymous
25 September 2003
Watson continues to the best of breed. Apple's Sherlock rip-off and Macromedia's new Macromedia Central just don't compare.
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Version 1.7.4
Anonymous
08 July 2003
This program is *so* cool. Well worth the price. Please keep developing it -don't give up just because Apple tried to copy you!
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Version 1.7.2
Farhad
19 June 2003
I wish the remote control had a stop botton,so you could stop the tape.Pause botton is not enough.Also the resolution could be improved so you could use the whole screen not just the smaller windows.Other than that Eyetv is a great thing to have
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Version 1.7.1
Anonymous
21 May 2003
Watson is *way* better than the new Sherlock. Apple tried to copy them but did a lousy job. Watson is cool! I've been using this program since it was released - well worth the registration fee.
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Version 1.7.1
Anonymous
09 May 2003
This app is Sherlock on steroids. Worth every penny.
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Version 1.7.1
Anonymous
09 May 2003
Better and faster than Sherlock. I paid my $30 for this app and never looked back. It is updated frequently and I love it! New channels are being added all the time. Now if they can just add a MacUpdate channel. ;)
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Version 1.7.1
Anonymous
16 March 2003
The best shareware app I've ever used.
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Version 1.6.2