First, John Siracusa has written another unbelievably in-depth review of Tiger over at Ars Technica. The man is a giant of geekdom but damn, when he does a review, the damn thing stays reviewed. Unlike some people I could mention.
It’s not trivial, it’s not short, and you may emerge realising that writing a Unix-based operating system with a pretty GUI actually takes real work by smart people. But that’s good, right?
Secondly, I’ve just downloaded and started using DEVONagent, having noted various people talking about it (try Tidbits, John Naughton, and the Mac downloads page, which quotes the publicity that it
overcomes all the shortcomings that make Google & Co. such a pain for serious research. More than 50 plug-ins for search engines, scientific databases and research tools, predefined search sets you can use right away and a clean, easy to use user interface make DEVONagent the #1 tool for finding information on the web for the Mac.
DEVONagent is much more than just an interface for web search engines. It helps you searching, collecting and organizing information with a powerful and flexible search architecture, a simple to use built-in archive and perfect integration with DEVONthink. DEVONagent creates perfectly tailored summaries, acts as a fast and lean web browser, supports news feeds like RSS and shows all items of interest in a separate drawer. It can’t be easier to look for information on the web.
The remarkable thing being that it’s right. I think I’ll be stumping up the licence fee on this one sharpish. Mac OSX only, I’m afraid (to steal from John Naughton).