Dowser project consists of a Web research and archiving tool.
Version: 0.26Dowser project consists of a Web research and archiving tool.
Operating System: Linux
Dowser is a Web research and archiving tool that clusters results from search engines, associates words that appear in previous searches, and keeps a local cache of all the results you click on in a searchable database along with summaries and links to related information.
It helps you to keep track of what you find, with no advertising.
· Python 2.3 or higher
· sqlite 2.6 or higher
Running From Source
Make sure you have built and installed Python and sqlite and the pysqlite bridge.
(The source zip comes with a precompiled Mac library for sqlite/pysqlite).
cd into the main directory and run :
# python startdowser.py.
What's New in This Release:
· There are now editable search filters, such as "no shopping" and "no blogs".
· Dowser is now a true metasearcher. This version adds Teoma to the search engine list; there is also a working German translation (many thanks to Guido & Felix). Since T & G are about the only major engines that don't get their databases from somewhere else, I don't have any to add. If anyone has suggestions for their favorite search engines (perhaps language- or subject-specific), please email me.
· Added options to allow remote clients.