shadowGoogle
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Search Google from the desktop.   Shareware ($7.50)
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shadowGoogle is Mac OS X Cocoa utility that is a fast, convenient way of making a Google search from either a floating text box or from the desktop. Features include:
  • Customizable search criteria
  • Search for keywords or images
  • Search in given languages only
  • Set number of results displayed per page ?
  • 'Float above all' feature
What's New
Version 3.0:
  • Show/hide hotkey
  • Custom search engines
  • Panther compatibility
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later






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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Apr 2004
Why buy a thing when you can download Butler for free and it does the google search and MUCH MUCH MUCH more?? I say, Butler is the best app available on this website!! DOWNLOAD IT YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!
[Version 3.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Dec 2003
Very nice update, the custom search option seams to work like promissed, also the shareware version is now much less cripled. The nice new icon and other small cosmetic changes give this app a new fresh look. This app is worth every penny in my opinion, it's small, efficient and flexible.
[Version 3.0]


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Sandifop commented on 12 Dec 2002
I've been using 2.1 for around a week on 3 systems. Very good stuff. One of the few "must haves" in my log-in pref.
[Version 2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Oct 2002
Doesnt work on my G4 TiBook, does on the iMac though. Its OK, I guess, but would be better as a menu item or float over. It is really not that difficult to use a web browser.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Oct 2002
This program went from a free must-have to a useless, totally crippled (even AFTER you pay!) app. As other reviewers have mentioned the programmer disabled all previous free versions of ShadowGoogle and also removed the easy, click-drag placement of the search box (screen coordinates? what's up with that?) to replace it with a shareware app that isn't half as good as its freeware predessor. I don't begrudge someone making money off their innovation--even if it is just piggy backing on a free service (in this case, Google)--but making all old versions obsolete seems like dirty pool. Still, even though I didn't want the new options (searches of Yahoo, eBay and Version Tracker), I paid my $7.50 fee as soon as I downloaded 2.0. Big mistake! Not only did he tweak the design (in what I feel is a very lame fashion) the programmer also created a stupid and useless splash screen that appears when you launch, even on registred versions. To fully start the program you must click a dumb button labeled "fishy" ... which is, I assume, the designer's way of being cute. Of course, this makes login auto-launch impossible. And not only that. If you've choosen "faceless" mode in the prefs, you have to drag out the process viewer to kill and re-launch the app so you can push that oh-so-annoying button (it doesn't even appear in the "force quit" menu). Why would he do this to registered users????? This sort of thing gives Shareware a bad name and if I could give this app a negative rating, I would have. The irony is, I would have gladly paid $7.50 for the previous version, which was wonderful! Who reduces functionality, alienates customers and adds hurdles for registred users and THEN starts charging for the software? Yuck, yuck, yuck! 
[Version 2.0]


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sandifop commented on 11 Oct 2002
Small foot print and it works. It would be nice if you could enable other www searches besides google, but this is still a fine offering.
[Version 1.5]


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Sonofthunder commented on 05 Jul 2002
A great, simple and useful addition to your desktop.
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jun 2002
i had this idea a long time ago i swear :) accept i did yahoo and other engines too im not sayin he stole it but maybe i should release mine soon i couldnt run it though cause im on os 9
[Version 1.5]


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Downloads:16,341
Version Downloads:9,847
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Shareware
Date:17 Dec 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $7.50
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shadowGoogle is Mac OS X Cocoa utility that is a fast, convenient way of making a Google search from either a floating text box or from the desktop. Features include:
  • Customizable search criteria
  • Search for keywords or images
  • Search in given languages only
  • Set number of results displayed per page ?
  • 'Float above all' feature


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