Web Quest Surfer Lite version 1.3 in on the Mac App Store. Get it now!
Web Quest Surfer version 1.4 is in review and has dramatic new UI changes, plus Category Sharing – will be available on the Mac App Store soon!
Updated videos will follow soon.
Web Quest Surfer now matches Safari in default font size to make it look good on complex sites. We also added Zoom In/Out, Empty Cache and full Download support! Web Quest Surfer can now be your main web browser with the addition of these features, with the advantage of having your favorite categories and searching all sites in a category!
If you have Web Quest Surfer Lite, upgrade to the full version of Web Quest Surfer to get the full benefits of the app.
With the full version of Web Quest Surfer you will be able to create your own categories and add you own websites. Create a custom tailored web experience for yourself by dialing in exactly the web categories that you like to visit each day, and create new shopping and research categories to make it super quick to find what you want, in the shortest time possible and at the lowest price!
We are working on the iPad version of Web Quest Surfer HD right now, and when that is complete, you will be able to see your Mac data on your iPad, taking your favorite categories, shopping and knowledge search tools on the road.
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Web Quest Surfer Version 1.2
Web Quest Surfer is used for searching multiple websites at the same time. So for example if you click the globe icon at the top and then select the palm tree (or View Menu -> Categories, Command-E) to see the tree of categories, you can type Science in the bottom search field (below the tree), then when the Science websites load type in Global Warming in the search field at the top. It will search all of the searchable sites in the category for global warming. You can then click the Save button to save this search as a new category if you want to keep it readily accessible for future reference.
You can also go to DVD category, in the first tab (Rotten Tomatoes) right click a dvd and search in category, and you’ll see the IMDB site will be searched for the same movie. Or select a word on a site and press Command-Enter to do the search in category.
Another example is Shopping (this one I use a lot). Find the Electronics category and search for iPad 2 – and you get a quick price comparison across all of the sites.
Once you install Web Quest Surfer, it will be preloaded with a set of categories and will open up on the Welcome category. In the Welcome category you will see my website on one tab and the help for the app on the second tab.
The upper left popup button has the list of most recently visited categories, so initially, you will need to click the globe icon just to the right and select the category tree view (Palm Tree icon). Then you can click on some of the pre-defined categories. Good Examples are the General category underneath Books, and the DVD category underneath Movies (as seen in the screenshots in the Mac App Store for my app). From these categories, you can type in something to search for at the top or right click on something in one of the tabs and tell it to search all sites in the category.
Websites may be either set up with static URLs or searchable URLs, so only the searchable sites will kick off a search when you tell it to look for something.
Check out the new demos showing how to use Web Quest Surfer.
WebQuest Surfer makes it easy to save categories of web pages and simplifies the simultaneous searching of pages. A category can contain several web pages that apply to the category. For example, you can search for books in your book category by typing in the book in the search field and all the searchable sites in the category will be automatically searched. In the following screenshot, a search for a Clive Cussler book has been done and then the search results are saved as a new category for quick reference.
There are a set of pre-defined categories and more categories can be added easily. You can also customize the existing categories. It’s a great time saver to be able to search multiple sites at once without having to search each separately.