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July 12, 2005

AcidSearch 0.5

Finally got an update out to you folks. AcidSearch 0.5 is available for download. Currently it is English-only, until I get updates from the great localizers. New features include:

UPDATE: The Japanese and traditional Chinese localizations have been added.

Posted by pozytron at July 12, 2005 03:37 PM


Hey. Thanks for this AWESOME and much need addition to Safari, I have no idea why Apple isn't including anything like this in the app to start with. Anyway, great work, glad I found it, thanks for keeping it up to date. - - -

Can you think of a way to create a "community" of people who are creating search channels? Some sites are obviously easy, but I've been trying to figure out HollywoodReporter.com for an hour and can't get anything to work. I'm sure there are lots of sites that people have already figured out that could be posted in a public forum, or on your blog?

Keep up the good work.


Posted by: Toby Wilkins at July 13, 2005 04:30 PM

Thanks a lot, Robin! Hope that things are going OK on the job front. Best wishes!

Posted by: Alec at July 13, 2005 07:19 PM

Nice work on AcidSearch. One bug: In the Search Channels window, if you use the arrow keys to select a channel, the "Selected Channel" pane doesn't update. But when you make changes, it saves them to the selected channel. This can lead to to accidentally overwrite your channels, if you're not careful.

Posted by: JW at July 16, 2005 04:19 PM

I extremely appreciate all your work you put into Acid Search it is the best! I only had a few suggestions for features. Like Firefox's built in find as you type I'd like to control the highlighting color. It's default is gray and it's hard to see. Also if we could like highlight all instances of the word on the page at once :)

Posted by: TJ at July 16, 2005 05:16 PM

Any word yet on whether the latest Safari updates break AcidSearch? I'm holding off until I find out...

Posted by: John Adair at August 30, 2005 02:04 AM