ET OSX is a list of useful tools for the MacOS X, most of which live in the Applications folder on my startup drive. It started as a 'what's on my Mac' page on my personal site but quickly evolved into a blog of its own. I'm trying to focus most on of the tiny but useful utilities that sometimes save you lots of trouble and effort, and to omit for the most part the list of big guns, that one normally uses on a daily basis. The list serves two purposes, lets me easily answer 'how do I do this on the Mac' questions asked by other users, and helps me remember answers to the same questions myself.

Inquistior: web search on steroids or Spotlight for the Web

If you like and use MacOS X Tiger's Spotlight search engine you'll probably thought about the idea of having a similar utility that can search the web, with live results coming back to you as you type your query. Well, actually there is such a tool and it is called Inquisitor. It is a Safari extension that auto-completes your words as you type the query in Safari's normal search box and results start popping in immediately after you start typing.

Extra features allow you to assign different shortcuts to alternative search engines andcontrol the the number of results that pop-up. I can't help but complain that the interface does not allow to set Google Bulgaria for the default engine, but I'm sure this will be fixed soon. Inquistor has just turned version 3, it is a free tool and accepts donations through PayPal. It is one of the several nice utilities developed by David Watanabe. You can visit his dev blog for news about his projects.

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