is the file and web searching tool made by Apple Computer
for the Mac OS
, introduced with Mac OS 8.5. It has the ability to search file names, file contents, and the world wide web
. Internet search can be expanded with plugins that add additional search engines
. Anyone can write plugins, so there are many available.
Advocates of Watson made by Karelia Software, LLC claim that Apple copied off their product without permission, compensation, and attribution.
- Sherlock - introduced in Mac OS 8.5
- Sherlock 2 - shipped with Mac OS 9, new interface, more plugins.
- Sherlock 3 - shipped with Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar.