Watson
Watson 1.7.5
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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
What's New
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.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later







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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 04 Sep 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.
[Version 1.7.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Feb 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.
[Version 1.7.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Oct 2003
Solid software, well-written, easy to use. Watson is exceptional and worth the download.
[Version 1.7.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Sep 2003
Watson continues to the best of breed. Apple's Sherlock rip-off and Macromedia's new Macromedia Central just don't compare.
[Version 1.7.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Jul 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!
[Version 1.7.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 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.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 May 2003
This app is Sherlock on steroids. Worth every penny.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 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. ;)
[Version 1.7.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Mar 2003
The best shareware app I've ever used.
[Version 1.6.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Feb 2003
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?
[Version 1.6.1]


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Downloads:30,462
Version Downloads:4,883
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:31 Oct 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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