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Search DEVONthink Databases using HoudahSpot →

 From the Houdah Blog:

Now that you have all your documents stored and organized in DEVONthink, you can rely on both DEVONthink and HoudahSpot to always find the piece of information you need.

I don’t use HoudahSpot often, but when I do it does a fantastic job of finding exactly what I need. HoudahSpot is a tool that performs searches on your Mac using almost any parameter available. When your search is done, you can sort the results multiple ways.

The blog post explains how to set up DEVONthink so it works with HoudahSpot, and also includes a DEVONthink search template.

(From the Houdah Blog, via Devonian Times)


Google Demotes Itself (Chrome) in Search Rankings

Chrome demoted

Do a Google search for “browser,” and Google Chrome no longer appears on the first page of results. In fact, as of the time of this writing, I’m seeing a hit for Chrome appear on the seventh page of results. Has Chrome suddenly become less relevant? Nope. Instead, Google has penalized Google Chrome for a violation of Google’s webmaster guidelines involving paid links. Google requires all paid links to use the nofollow attribute, so that the link doesn’t pass “Google juice” via Google’s search ranking algorithm. A sponsored post for Chrome appeared on a blog, and did not use the nofollow attribute. The demotion followed.

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Find Out What Flights Are Overhead With Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram alpha fights overhead

Mark this one down as not very useful, but pretty cool nonetheless. Wolfram Alpha, an online service that answers queries, now will tell you what planes are flying above you. Simply type “flights overhead” into the search box, and Wolfram Alpha will return a list of flights overhead, including the altitude, the angle from the horizon, the type of plane, and the distance away.

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Worried That Google Is Spying on Your Searches? Then Screw Google With Scroogle

Scroogle

We once pondered whether Google was the devil. One of the issues that we raised was one of privacy. If you’re worried that Google is tracking your searches by cookie ID or by IP address, you have some options to thwart Google. One of those options is Scroogle.

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Another (Better?) Google+ Search Tool

Google Plus Search

No sooner did I write about a service yesterday to find people on Google+, than mentions of another service started popping up in my Google+ stream. This one might be even better, especially if you want to search by city or topic.

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