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Monday, September 20, 2004

In the pretty-old-but-new-to-me department: the Sherlock URL schema. (I'm trying to do some benign Googlebombing here, because Apple has buried this info in a section on using AppleScript with Safari). Here's a quick example: sherlock:// Putting aside the question of whether Sherlock has been made obsolete by web services and competing tools, this is a neat interface. Good for LaunchBar search templates or Mozilla custom keyword searches or even additions to my old lazysearch proxy script. (Thanks to Joe on the launchbar-talk list for the tip!)


  • Indeed Sherlock URL schema are cool; it's a shame they weren't more widely adopted. I think it's because we're feeling bad about Dan Wood and Karelia's killer app Watson. Sherlock launches slowly too... :-(

    On a similar note, I am always impressed when I see the AppleScript schema in action. Head over to Doug's AppleScripts here:
    Scroll down a bit and click on that AppleScript document icon. Coolness!

    By Joshua, at 2:58 PM  

  • Just a quick followup to note that the Googlebomb was successful; Apple's page is presently the top result here:

    By pbx, at 8:37 PM  

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