26th January, 2004
Wow! I opened Sherlock 3, the now internet-only search application included with Panther, for the first time in ages. Boy was I surprised!
I know Sherlock has been praised for it's magnificent features but to me, googling from a browser has always been faster. The new Sherlock contains many channels, search scripts, that include versiontracker, my favorite place for new software, and amazon. The thing is, it actually works. If I ever get around to it, I might have a look at developing my own channel for some of the stuff that I'm missing [macosxhints and images@google just to name two]. The fact that the channels are now open to the world might in fact be the single most important improvement to Sherlock.
If you're like me and never bothered to open Sherlock after being heavily disappointed by previous versions, I suggest you give it a try.