a desktop search interface that gives you access to your favorite
search sites right from your desktop, allowing you to start
Apple, Yahoo!, Version Tracker, eBay, Pricewatch or any other
searches fast and easy, without the hassle to find a browser
it, shadowGoogle finds it. shadowGoogle
is the perfect solution for both the power user and the occasional
power of shadowGoogle lies in its simplicity and straightforwardness.
With an option to run in Faceless Mode, i.e. without showing
in the Dock – which is rather crowded on most Macs anyway
– it can be present without being in the way. It can even
reside in the status menu area of your Mac OS X system, next
Menu Bar clock. A simple click on the shadowGoogle status icon
reveals the search box and all you have to do is start typing
your query. After hitting enter the search box vanishes
and a browser window will appear automatically and will show
results. And if you need precious status bar space or think that
even the small, 16x16 pixel status item is too big, you can turn
it off and use a customizable hotkey to bring up the search box.
It's this easy.
needs absolutely no configuration to run, but it has plenty
user customizable features to offer. Faceless Mode operation,
helper buttons, optional hide on deactivation, a customizable
show/hide hotkey are just a few
of the general appearance features you can customize and thus
shadowGoogle perform the way you want it to. And each search
has even more customizable features, such as display language
settings for Google searches or search filtering for Apple Developer
Connection searches or platform specification for Version Tracker
searches. And version 3.0 is not just a simple maintenance release
over the previous 2.x versions, it introduces a brand new custom
search interface. With the help of this brand new feature you
can now add your own search engines to shadowGoogle with your
own custom names and key combinations. Suddenly shadowGoogle
has become som much more. It has become the entry point to the
loads and loads of information on the internet. An it all starts
right from your desktop. shadowGoogle is always there when you
need it, and never in your way.
Start using shadowGoogle and you may soon start to wonder how
you ever managed to work without its simplicity. No browser windows,
no clutter on the desktop, just a clean search interface. All
you need is an idea what to search for.
interface is – just like all stupidFish applications –
highly customizable. You can set anything from display font typeface
and size through search box coordinates and size to whether
box and the text should cast a shadow or not. You can even set
the search box to float above all windows so you can always
a search no matter how many windows you have on your screen.
could make your searching even easier and more fun to do?
host of features that shadowGoogle boasts with. If you desire
so you can set shadowGoogle to put the clipboards contents
its search box once the application becomes active, thus you
can copy a search term from a document or web page and just
to shadowGoogle and hit enter. The search will start automatically.
It gets even easier with the brand new, customizable global
hotkey you can assign to show/hide shadowGoogle introduced
with version 3.0. You can even set to display a helper buton
to switch between search
locations if you don't fancy remembering those key shortcuts.
And if you don't like the way that shadowGoogle disappears
after every search you can set shadowGoogle to be always visible.
It's all up to you.
shadowGoogle offers you the ability to add your
own search engines, like CNN.com searches for example. Or anything
you can come up with. Just add a new item to shadowGoogle's custom
searches preferences, supply a name for the search engine, add
the search URL and pu the characters %@ where the query string
would go and optionally add a key shortcut so you can quickly jump
to the new search site, and you are ready to go. It's this easy.
||With shadowGoogle, you can
|| Easily start searches on Google, Apple,
Yahoo!, Version Tracker, eBay, Price Watch or any other
|| Translate web pages
|| Start a search without having to search
for a browser window