Is anyone actually using SHERLOCK?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ecche, May 6, 2004.

  1. ecche macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Location:
    a very kiwi place
    #1
    Hi,

    Maybe I'm missing out on something, but I wonder if somebody is actually using SHERLOCK? If so, then please let us know why.

    Personally, I find it the least attractive app in Apple history. I gave it a try after each and every update, but so far I could not be persuaded to move it into my dock.
     
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

    kgarner

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Location:
    Utah
    #2
    When it came out i used it all the time to search lots of search engines at once. Lately, however, I rarely use it. I think I only use it to check movie times, and some times I don't even use sherlock for that. The app may be useless now, but that is really because Apple has integrated a lot of the functions it performed into the system itself. I think eventually, it will be gone, absorbed into the system like a lot of other programs.
     
  3. russed macrumors 68000

    russed

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Location:
    London, England
    #3
    i use it for the dictionary basically because i cant be bothered to open the actual thing that is right in front of me!
     
  4. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

    Savage Henry

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2004
    Location:
    in a one horse, two house, three pub town.
    #4
    Pre-jaguar I occasionally used it to search for stray files on my drives.

    These days I can't think of one reason why I would go near it.

    Sorry.
     
  5. iBook macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Location:
    On a tugboat
    #5
    I use it for movies. It's really the coolest part of Sherlock, imho.

    I like that it gives you the theatre name and address -- meanwhile, it preloads the trailer and you can watch it in the browser -- and show times. Way cool. :)
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #6
    I use it for that too -- the trailers are really nicely integrated and you hardly have to wait at all for them to start streaming. Also, I occasionally use it to look up addresses to restaurants and stuff like that, although I usually use Mapquest in Safari....
     
  7. BillClinton macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Location:
    United States
  8. kenkooler macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2002
    Location:
    Mexico City
  9. Squire macrumors 68000

    Squire

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Location:
    Canada
    #9
    Ditto...and that's pretty rare.

    Squire
     
  10. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2003
    Location:
    Dress Rosa
  11. alywa macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    #11
    Actually, I do use it

    I actually think Sherlock is a good program. I use the phone book all the time, and the maps are actually acurate (unlike the mapquest maps IMHO).

    As others have stated, the movie listings are cool too. I also use it to track e-bay listings (especially when I'm selling)

    I guess I'm in the minority, but I think it's a worthwhile program.

    -alywa
     
  12. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

    BornAgainMac

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Location:
    Florida Resident
    #12
    Other channels

    There are a lot of new channels added to Sherlock in the collections called "Other Channels". Excellent addons. I was surprised nobody ever mentions anything about them. I agree with everyone, it needs an update to make it worthwhile or just removed and have it's features integrated in the finder or something. To bad Panther didn't expand on it or take that idea farther along.
     
  13. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

    Sweetfeld28

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2003
    Location:
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    #13
    i used to use it in os 9, but not so much in X. However, when X.1 first came out i used the __________ program which was exactlly like the current version of sherlock (can't remember the name of it, but it was faster than sherlock). Whatever it was, it was showcased at one of the expos. Actually, i think it might have been a develper confrence.
     
  14. applekid macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2003
    #14
    I never noticed those other channels. The only channels I used were translation and movies. I should start using Sherlock more often. I really don't need to open Safari to check my stocks, flights, eBay, the phonebook, and the dictionary. When Steve shows off Tiger, he should perhaps demo Sherlock again. Sherlock is quicker for those things than Safari. In a way, Sherlock could be a better web browser!
     
  15. sethypoo macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    #15
    Doesn't Sherlock use MapQuest maps? :confused:
     
  16. Koodauw macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Location:
    Madison
    #16
    I have never used Sherlock and have no idea what it does. So no.
     
  17. PowerMacMan macrumors 6502

    PowerMacMan

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #17
    Sherlock is EXCELLENT to use if you're in school...

    Or doing homework for school...

    I find it EXTREMELY USEFULL! :D :)
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #18
    According to the software itself, it credits Maps on Us, which seems to use its own maps, so apparently no. The maps seem fairly good, although they don't tell you which side of the street a destination is on. :(

    I think MapQuest is pretty good, but they do need to work on the whole "take the xxx exit, take a slight left on the xxxx exit, take a left on the xxx exit" thing for on/off ramps. There are like five lines of instructions to handle an interchange. Sheesh! :eek:
     
  19. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    #19
    sherlock = enhanced movies section of newspaper

    I use Sherlock to check out what's playing at the local theater's, it's MUCH faster than using the internet. It remembers my zip, so I just open it up and find out what's playing, and I can even watch a preview right there.

    Sherlock = Nice Idea, Poor Implementation.
     
  20. senseibiz macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    #20
    I haven't use sherlock in a long time..... I also have watson, but I rarely use them both.
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #21
    yes, I use it. Dictionary, translator, and movies (my favorite!). It's not the most useful app in history, but I'd sure rather have it than not!
     
  22. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    #22
    i use it. soem news headlines and movies.

    never the translator though.

    i use it as it's so retro.


    and i like googling from the command line. :p
     
  23. Awimoway macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2002
    Location:
    at the edge
    #23
    I used to use it for:

    Movies: But then I moved and some of the theaters at my new location aren't listed, so it's useless.

    Dictionary: But in the last four or five months the dictionary hasn't always worked, so now I just use a javascript word-entry bookmark to dictionary.com.

    Translation: I still use this feature. But Sherlock has been removed from my dock because I don't need translation very often.
     
  24. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Location:
    St Augustine, FL

Share This Page