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"Wow, it only happens occasionally that one encounters such useful programs! Thanks a lot for Sogudi, it really has become one of the most used utilities on my Mac." (More)

Description

Configure your own shortcuts to search or visit your favorite sites using just a few simple keystrokes in Safari. Sogudi comes with several shortcuts included that allow you to search sites without waiting for their home pages to load, saving you time and effort.

Example: Just type 'vt' followed by your search term(s) into the Location bar and hit return. Sogudi translates your text into a fully qualified URL and the VersionTracker search comences.

Many more helpful shortcuts are included; you can modify these and easily create your own. Type 'mu' to search MacUpdate, 'dict' to search Dictionary.com, 'mov' for the Internet Movie Database, etc. If you leave off the shortcut, Sogudi will send all the words to its default shortcut instead.

You can now type search terms into the address bar just like you can in the Google Search field from Apple. The difference is that Sogudi allows you to change the search engine you use. See the Default Shortcut topic below.

New in version 0.4.4

  • Bug fix: No longer logging URL in system console.
  • Added Italian, Dansk, and French localizations.
  • More installer improvements (handles home paths containing spaces).
  • Moved menu item to Safari's application menu to conform to Apple HIG.
  • Better URL encoding of search terms.
  • Strips spaces from both ends of URL string (no more precede with space for default).
  • Single word shortcuts work (no space required after shortcut).
  • Quoted terms will be handled as a single term.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.2.x or 10.3.x
  • Safari 1.0 or later
  • View TestCase. Remember to add yours if it isn't listed.

Languages Supported

  • Dansk
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Seeking volunteers to TranslateSogudi to additional languages.

 

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Included with Sogudi:
amazonSearch Amazon.com
azAnother Amazon Search
defaultA Default Shortcut
dictDictionary.com
gooGoogle
hintMac OS X Hints
imgGoogle Images
movInternet Movie Database
muMacUpdate
phpSearch PHP.net
sfSource Forge
vtVersionTracker
wikipWikipedia
yooYahoo-ooh!

View more shortcuts here.


 

 

Instructions

  • Installing
    1. Quit Safari if it is running.
    2. Mount the Sogudi disk image by double clicking on it.
    3. Double click on the Sogudi Installer icon and follow the instructions. The installer will overwrite any prior Sogudi installation if you are upgrading from an earlier version.
    4. Open Safari.
    5. Check for the "Sogudi..." menu item in the "Edit" menu.

  • Operating
    1. Type a shortcut where you would normally type a web address.
    2. Follow the shortcut with a space (to turn off Safari's url selection list).
    3. Type any words you wish to be substituted into the final string separated by spaces.
    4. Press ENTER or RETURN to activate.

For example:
You type:hint terminal color
Sogudi does the following:
1. Loads:http//www.macosxhints.com/search.php
?query=@@@&type=stories
&mode=search&keyType=all
2. Substitutes:"terminal" & "color" for the @@@
3. Sends to Browser:http//www.macosxhints.com/search.php
?query=terminal+color&type=stories
&mode=search&keyType=all

  • Default Shortcut
    • If the first word typed into the location field is not a known shortcut, Sogudi will look for a shortcut named "default" and pass all the words to it.
    • The default shortcut can be activated explicitly by preceding the phrase with a space.

  • Customizing
    1. Choose "Sogudi..." from the "Edit" menu while in Safari.
    2. You may then Add, Edit, or Remove shortcuts. You can also disable or enable Sogudi.

  • Uninstalling
    1. Remove the "Sogudi" folder from "~/Library/InputManagers".
    2. Remove, if it exists, the "SogudiShortcuts.plist" file from "~/Library/Application Support/"

Questions / Help / Hints

Notes

  • I'm no longer calling this beta software. It has been out in the world for over a year with no harmful effects reported. However, there is still no warranty and no guarantee. The user assumes all risks in using this software.

  • I first came across shortcuts while looking at OmniWeb and decided that Apple's Safari needed them, too.

  • This software is Freeware.
    It costs nothing.
    Enjoy.

Contact : sogudi»atamadison

 

   

 
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