Tag: Inquisitor

Yahoo! and Inquisitor seen sitting in tree

Dave Watanabe's Inquisitor plugin for Safari has been the source of some controversy for affiliate linking shenanigans, and underwent some changes following the public outcry. None of that seems to have deterred Yahoo! from taking an interest in the search plugin. Yahoo! revealed today in a blog pos...

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Inquisitor answers the call

Inquisitor, Dave Watanabe's search tool for Safari, was the cause of a recent debate regarding disclosure of affiliate links. In response to public criticism, Watanabe has released a new version that both marks sponsored links and even allows you to disable the affiliate links entirely. He offers hi...

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Inquisitor raises some questions

On a tip from a reader I started up a packet sniffer before I ran a search for "Nintendo" in Dave Watanabe's Inquisitor plugin for Safari. Sure enough, the first link presented was an Amazon link, with an affiliate redirect (associate tag: exoscience). I'm not shouting anything about the sky fal...

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Inquisitor is updated for Leopard

Well slap my Safari and call me Susan-- it seems that the rumors of Inquisitor's demise (like so many things nowadays) were greatly exaggerated. Apple Reporter points out that Inquisitor, the Safari search plugin that everyone likes so much, has been "repackaged" for Leopard. Originally, we were tol...

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Inquisitor updates, and is doomed?

Inquisitor, a bee-you-tiful Safari plugin that allows you to get instant, Spotlight-esque search results, has updated to 3.0 v43, adding "aesthetic tweaks" (always nice) and slightly better output from Google. The new version is available for free download right now. And unfortunately, it may be the...

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Xtorrent and Inquisitor officially out of beta

When it comes to 'lickable' interface design, there's no question that indie Mac developer David Watanabe is a top practitioner. His latest projects, the BitTorrent client Xtorrent (discussed here in beta form) and Safari search extender Inquisitor v3 are both debuting as full-fledged, bye-bye-beta ...

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Inquisitor 3, now free

Inquisitor bills itself as 'Spotlight for the web,' and while I'm not sure about that claim I do know one thing: it looks cool. The beta of the 3rd version of this Safari plugin has been released, and the developer has announced that Inquisitor is now free (it was previously €5). Inquisitor onl...

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Inquisitor goes web-based

Inquisitor, the Safari and Camino plug-in that brings Spotlight to searching the web, has been ported to a web-based search engine. Upon entering a search into its pleasantly minimal interface, you will be presented with a list of search recommendations and a variety of search engines to focus on, i...

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Inquisitor Makes Safari Search More Like Spotlight

I found this mentioned over at Pimp My Safari, which is a great resource for all you Safari fans out there who are looking to trick out everyone's favorite Mac-branded browser. David Watanabe's Inquisitor X is an InputManager plugin that gives your search bar a live drop down menu of results that...

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