Saturday, April 02, 2005

QuickVerse Mac

New information on QuickVerse Mac has been made availabe. Still no screenshots (at least none that I could find), but we now know that the official shipping date is 6/01/2005 (that would be 01/06/05 over here in Europe -- i.e., June 1, 2005). There are some pretty interesting details that you can read about here, as well as a comparison chart with the full contents list for the two editions that will be made available.

This paragraph caught my attention:
Distinctive "Tiger" Features
QuickVerse Mac will incorporate at least two new elements found distinctively in Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4, also known as "Tiger" is on schedule to be released mid-April, 2005). 1) A "Verse Widget" to find any Book/Chapter/Verse in any Bible translation, and 2) Spotlight links for searching through any/all QuickVerse Mac books.
This sounds like a good step (no pun intended) in the right direction. Apple's next generation OS promises to bring quite a few significant improvements, and it is good to see that there will be early adopters who are going to take advantage of them in developing their software. Your mileage may vary on this, but it seems to me that "Spotlight" is going to be a real treat.

UPDATE (April 4): I meant to add that apart from the default file formats supported by Spotlight, data files from any application can be searched, provided a Spotlight plug-in is developed. I guess that's what QuickVerse Mac will do.