Karelia Updates Watson With Panther Support

Karelia Software has released an update for Watson, bringing it to version1.7.2. Watson is a Web desktop interface designed to simplify Web browsing and bookmarking. The update features Panther support and other enhancements. According to Karelia Software:

Karelia Software today announced the release of Watson 1.7.2, a free upgrade to its Eddy-award-winning desktop interface to over twenty of the most popular Web services and content.

This version of Watson adds compatibility with the upcoming "Panther" release of Mac OS X.

Todayis update to Watson includes the following enhancements:

  • Panther only: The currently selected tool is now highlighted in the toolbar
  • Adjusted preference that prevents "Whatis New" text from popping up to also prevent notification of tool updates
  • Detect when NetBlockade(tm) is installed and alert user; Watson is incompatible with this component of Internet Cleanup(tm)
  • After hidden application is revealed, the first responder (keyboard target object in window) is reset
  • Integrated with most recent versions of CURLHandle (1.8) and CURL (7.10.5) for network transport
  • Amazon: Fixed URL formats to match the updated specifications from Amazon Web Services
  • Translation: When you change the source language to be the same as the current destination language, the destination language switches to the previously selected source language, rather than just choosing the first available language in the popup menu
  • eBay, Phone: Fixes in parsing Web site
  • eBay, Epicurious, Weather, Yahoo: Minor UI changes to improve appearance on Panther
  • Meerkat: Be more forgiving of missing data fields from certain search results; in some cases, one malformed entry would prevent the entire list from appearing
  • Google Search: Swap toolis name and label to appear properly

You can find more information about the Watson update at the Karelia Web site. Watson 1.7.2 is free for registered users, while the full version is available for US$29.00.