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Dowser is a Web research and archiving tool that clusters results from search engines, associates words that appear in previous searches, and keeps a local cache of all the results you click on in a searchable database along with summaries and links to related information. It helps you to keep track of what you find, with no advertising.

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Recent releases

  •  06 Oct 2004 19:03

    Release Notes: This is a quick release to fix many crash bugs in 0.25. if you are using 0.25, please upgrade.

    •  06 Oct 2004 01:10

      Release Notes: This version introduces editable search filters such as "no shopping" and "no blogs". It also adds Teoma to the search engine list, and there is a working German translation. An option to allow remote clients was also added.

      •  28 Sep 2004 21:56

        Release Notes: The Windows binary now has a slick installer. A job has been added to check the latest version and show a download link if a new version is up. You can turn this off on the settings page. Also added is support for proxy authentication. An option has been added to edit the title, description, and keyword list on the summary page. A nasty crash bug with Mozilla 1.0RC1 and the new search plugin has been fixed.

        •  24 Sep 2004 02:10

          Release Notes: This release features minor bugfixes, and adds a fix for Windows users with UNC/Roaming Profiles. If $HOME is broken, Dowser will instead drop files into the same directory as the executable. Some HTTP proxy support was added, as was a "plugin" for Mozilla's search bar. Searches in the local cache with only one result now go directly to the summary page. A headline was added to the local cache page, and a delete link was added to the page summary.

          •  16 Sep 2004 10:49

            Release Notes: This release features a stable database format and has all of the major features are roughed-in, including metasearch, result clustering, auto-summaries, crawler, archiver, preferences, and internationalization. It is useful enough for serious research.


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