Program for Quick Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia, etc.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TPie, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. TPie macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I recently downloaded Quicksilver. Fantastic program! I'm looking for one similar that offers a quick-launch function and a wide option of search capabilities.

    For example, I would activate the program by hotkey (like Quicksilver), then search a word/phrase (like "biology," "Africa," "bill of rights," etc.) The program would then give a definition, synonyms, wikipedia entries, about.com entries, etc. based on that term.

    Does anyone know of such a program? If not, what would it take to program one?

    I know there are widgets that do similar tasks, but not one that is collective/expansive, nor one as quick as an application like Quicksilver.

    Thanks,

    TPie

    Edit: I was thinking of a program similar to InfoPlease, without the ads and clunky design.
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    What about just tying it to the Mac's Dictionary.app? It's got dictionary, thesaurus, and Wikipedia all right in one.
     

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