has updated its popular Mac OS X-native Web content and service desktop application Watson to version 1.6.2. The new version adds several user-requested enhancements, according to the developer.
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Designed to bypass Web browsers all together, Watson acts as a direct desktop interface to content and services that reside on the Web. The software is billed as a veritable “Swiss Army Knife” with nineteen different interfaces to Web content, including Amazon.com, weather services, movie schedules, reference guides and more.
Watson 1.6.2’s changes include enhancements to PriceGrabber — Music, Books and Movies categories are now included. The Weather tool adds locations in Kansas, Missouri, New York and Pennsylvania. The Movies tool lets users open and view movie trailers in QuickTime Player (when used with Jaguar). The Packages tool now supports DHL. Other changes have been made as well.
Karelia has also updated the Developer Kit with this version, folding some tool-specific functionality into the frameworks available to third-party developers as well.
Watson 1.6.2 is a free update for registered users. The software is available for download as an expiring demo. Licenses cost $29 per user or $39 per household. Watson requires Mac OS X 10.1 or higher, though some features are restricted to Jaguar.