Watson
Watson
1.7.5

4.6

Watson free download for Mac

Watson1.7.5

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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How would you rate Watson app?

22 Reviews of Watson

4.75
Anonymous
13 March 2002
Version: 1.1.1

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If you were looking for a reason to upgrade to 10 this is it! Indispensable.
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MacUpdate-Lon
05 September 2007
Version: 1.7.5
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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5
Anonymous
02 February 2004
Version: 1.7.5
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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4.5
Anonymous
31 October 2003
Version: 1.7.5
Solid software, well-written, easy to use. Watson is exceptional and worth the download.
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4.75
Anonymous
25 September 2003
Version: 1.7.4
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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5
Anonymous
08 July 2003
Version: 1.7.2
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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Farhad
19 June 2003
Version: 1.7.1
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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5
Anonymous
21 May 2003
Version: 1.7.1
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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5
Anonymous
09 May 2003
Version: 1.7.1
This app is Sherlock on steroids. Worth every penny.
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4.75
Anonymous
09 May 2003
Version: 1.7.1
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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5
Anonymous
16 March 2003
Version: 1.6.2
The best shareware app I've ever used.
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4.75
Anonymous
09 February 2003
Version: 1.6.1
Watson is a superbly designed piece of software for it's intended use - and audience (ie, USA), that point cannot be argued. As for the vocal non-American users voicing their grief here, you'll have to excuse my lack of empathy...that there apparently is not a single enterprising programmer outside the US who could create such an app for European and other markets, well, that's quite frankly not Watson's fault now, is it?
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Anonymous
15 January 2003
Version: 1.6.1
macmend: what do you mean "europe"?? (j/k) :-)
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Macmend-com
16 December 2002
Version: 1.6.1
another USA is the only country in the world app, I am so bored of this stuff, its as if europe didn't exist.
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5
Anonymous
12 December 2002
Version: 1.6.1
Watson gets better and better. As for the comment of including MacUpdate instead of VT, I absolutely object. VT updates regularly and often. M.U. lags behind sometimes for a day or two (and sometimes for aehemmm... a month. Of course MU. will delete any negative comment). So Watson will keep doing great as long as he sticks to the professionals.
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2.25
Anonymous
11 December 2002
Version: 1.6.1
In many respects absolutely useless to non-US users. (Just like Sherlock.) Weather forecasts, TV… of the US are as necessary to me as the temperature on the back side of the moon.
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3.75
Anonymous
11 December 2002
Version: 1.6.1
Well, it still beats Sherlock, except for the price. I use it every day for TV listings and zip codes.
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Anonymous
26 November 2002
Version: 1.6
Wouldn't it be nice if Watson used MacUpdate - a site that actually SUPPORTS that Macintosh community instead of feeds off of it. (cough, VT, cough)
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3.5
Paul
12 November 2002
Version: 1.6
Watson appears to be a great tool and a nice supplement to Sherlock 3. Yes, I know they are similar, but approach the problems in slightly different ways. Sherlock has a cleaner interface than Watson because it eliminates the sidebar popping. Watson clearly has more options at the moment. I particularly registered this for access to recipes and the phone integration. It has plenty of features, but could have a map and ski plugin. I find it is easy to use except for the sidebars. Value is hard to determine because Sherlock is free and has the same potential. Version 1.6 has some strange menu quirks and a couple of crashes.
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4.5
Anonymous
31 May 2002
Version: 1.5.3
Watson's very cool. The TV and Movie listings alone are great, but adding in all the other features (and more seem to be coming all the time) - this is a terrific product.
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5
MacManX
25 May 2002
Version: 1.5.3
I wish people's reviews would be focused on the product.
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4.75
Anonymous
29 March 2002
Version: 1.5
hope there will be more options for european (german) users
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4.75
Anonymous
13 March 2002
Version: 1.1.1
If you were looking for a reason to upgrade to 10 this is it! Indispensable.
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