Saturday, July 13, 2002

Nice Utilites 3.

Watson, from Karelia software, packages web services brilliantly.

Watson is a stand-alone application that talks to specific, useful Web site. It knows how those Web sites work, and provides a very efficient way to work with them. This makes it MUCH faster than using a Web browser.

Need to track a package? Watson knows exactly where to go for all the major parcel services, gives you a place to type the tracking number, and shows you the result. Need to check a zip code? Watson does the same thing for the post office. Want to know what movies are in your neighborhood? Watson will check.

Phone numbers, exchange rates, stock prices, baseball scores: Watson fetches it, formats it neatly, and gives you just the information you're looking for,