Graphic Arts: WebFind 2.0 taps more search engines – Crush! Software’s WebFind Assistant 2.0 utility for simplifying Internet searches – Product Announcement – Brief Article
Crush! Software LLC this month released an upgrade to WebFind Assistant, a utility for simplifying Internet searches.
WebFind Assistant 2.0 increases the number of search engines users can access, and it adds support for searching other types of Internet resources, such as Usenet newsgroups and FTP servers.
The Mac-only software appears as a floating palette on the desktop; when users enter a keyword and select search criteria from a pull-down menu, the utility takes them directly to search results in their browser (see 10.06.97, Page 24).
The new version supports Boolean operations and lets users maintain lists of keywords in a palette, Crush! said. Keyword lists can be dragged from any text editor and dropped into the palette.
WebFind Assistant 2.0 lets users conduct searches using AltaVista, Infoseek, Excite, Yahoo!, WebCrawler, Lycos, HotBot, Magellan and seven other search engines, the company said. The new version can also search FTP sites, newsgroups, stock quotes, news wires and other Internet information resources.
WebFind Assistant 2.0 is available now for $30. Upgrades from previous versions are free for customers who purchased the software after Jan. 1; upgrades are $9.95 for those who purchased WebFind Assistant before that date. Multi-user licenses are also available, Crush! said.
Crush! Software LLC of Forest Hills, N.Y., is at (718) 263-0313; fax (718) 263-4223; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.crushware.com.
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