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Watson
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Watson free download for Mac

Watson for Mac1.7.5

01 November 2003

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

What is Watson for Mac

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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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
Sep 5 2007
1.7.5
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Sep 5 2007
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Feb 2 2004
1.7.5
5.0
Feb 2 2004
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Oct 31 2003
1.7.5
5.0
Oct 31 2003
5.0
Version: 1.7.5
Solid software, well-written, easy to use. Watson is exceptional and worth the download.
Guest
Guest
Sep 25 2003
1.7.4
5.0
Sep 25 2003
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 8 2003
1.7.2
5.0
Jul 8 2003
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Jun 19 2003
1.7.1
0.0
Jun 19 2003
0.0
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
Guest
Guest
May 21 2003
1.7.1
5.0
May 21 2003
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
May 9 2003
1.7.1
5.0
May 9 2003
5.0
Version: 1.7.1
This app is Sherlock on steroids. Worth every penny.
Guest
Guest
May 9 2003
1.7.1
5.0
May 9 2003
5.0
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. ;)
Guest
Guest
Mar 16 2003
1.6.2
5.0
Mar 16 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
The best shareware app I've ever used.
Guest
Guest
Feb 9 2003
1.6.1
5.0
Feb 9 2003
5.0
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?
Guest
Guest
Jan 15 2003
1.6.1
5.0
Jan 15 2003
5.0
Version: 1.6.1
macmend: what do you mean "europe"?? (j/k) :-)
Macmend-com
Macmend-com
Dec 16 2002
1.6.1
1.0
Dec 16 2002
1.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Dec 12 2002
1.6.1
5.0
Dec 12 2002
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Dec 11 2002
1.6.1
5.0
Dec 11 2002
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Dec 11 2002
1.6.1
5.0
Dec 11 2002
5.0
Version: 1.6.1
Well, it still beats Sherlock, except for the price. I use it every day for TV listings and zip codes.
Guest
Guest
Nov 26 2002
1.6
5.0
Nov 26 2002
5.0
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)
Guest
Guest
Nov 12 2002
1.6
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Nov 12 2002
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
May 31 2002
1.5.3
5.0
May 31 2002
5.0
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.
MacManX
MacManX
May 25 2002
1.5.3
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May 25 2002
5.0
Version: 1.5.3
I wish people's reviews would be focused on the product.
Guest
Guest
Mar 29 2002
1.5
5.0
Mar 29 2002
5.0
Version: 1.5
hope there will be more options for european (german) users
Guest
Guest
Mar 13 2002
1.1.1
5.0
Mar 13 2002
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
If you were looking for a reason to upgrade to 10 this is it! Indispensable.
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App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later
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