WebResearch 3 Is Here!
The new generation of WebResearch offers countless improvements requested
by our users.
On this page, you can find an overview of the
most significant new features:
Instant Search and Support for Windows Search
Under Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, WebResearch 3 now integrates with Windows Search and utilizes its indexing
technology for searching.
- Much faster search in WebResearch due to full-text indexing (up to
20 times faster!)
- Full-text search now includes saved PDF and Office documents
- Powerful query features (Boolean operators like OR, AND, NOT;
- Search your WebResearch data files directly from within Windows
Search and the Windows Vista/7 start menu (see figure on the right)
- Search through all WebResearch data files in one run
Vertical Reading Pane
WebResearch 3 can now display the Reading Pane to the right of the Document
List. This provides much more room for reading on widescreen monitors, which
are increasingly common. In addition, you can see more documents in the list
This view is on automatically if a widescreen resolution is detected.
Synchronizing of Two Collections
WebResearch 3 now offers a powerful synchronization feature that
automatically copies data from one data file to another. For example, you
can now easily transfer Web pages you have saved on your laptop over the
weekend to your main computer.
WebResearch will also sync folders and metadata like comments.
After the initial run, WebResearch will remember which documents have
already been synchronized so that future syncs will be very fast.
More Flexible Categories (Professional Only)
You can finally move (restructure) categories.
- A number behind each category now indicates how many documents have
been assigned to this category (previously available for folders only).
- You can now create new categories directly from within the Folder
- Assign categories by using the
drag & drop method (drop documents onto a category).
- The Go to Original Folder command
is now available for categories, too.
Refresh from the Web
You can now easily replace a saved document with its latest
the Web while preserving existing metadata.
Before replacing the existing document, WebResearch displays both
versions side-by-side so that you can compare both and decide whether to
overwrite the existing document. In addition, this enables you to verify
first that the new
version will be saved as desired.
New Commands in the Browser:
Prevention of Duplicate Saving and Verification of Last Saving
The WebResearch toolbar in the browser now offers two new commands:
- By clicking Check If Already Saved,
WebResearch will determine if you have already saved this page in the
past, which prevents duplicate savings. If WebResearch finds earlier
saved versions of the page, it will display them in a list with a
- Examine Last Saved Document
displays a preview of the last saved document. This enables you to
verify directly after saving that the document has been saved correctly,
Password Protection (Professional Only)
You can now protect WebResearch data files with a personal password. Then,
before viewing saved documents from this data file, the password must be
To minimize disruption, WebResearch can remember the password for the rest
of the day, if desired.
Better Handling of Currently Unavailable Data Files
In WebResearch 3, the handling of currently unavailable data files has been
improved fundamentally. If a collection is temporarily unavailable,
WebResearch 3 no longer automatically closes it. Instead, the collection
gets a special icon and continues to appear within WebResearch.
If the data source becomes available again (for example, after plugging in
an external hard drive where to collection is stored), you can just click
the icon to view the data.
This handling is also beneficial when using Network Collections, which might
become disconnected sometimes. Thus, you no longer have to reopen the collection each
time the connection is dropped.
- WebResearch 3 now saves Web pages even faster, especially pages
- In addition, startup of the WebResearch application is faster because
WebResearch no longer connects to all open data files by default. The
connection will only be established once you actually use a data file.
List of Actions for Collections
If you select a collection entry in the Folder List, a list of actions
that you can take with this collection now appears. Actions that don't make
sense with this specific collection simply aren't shown.
This makes it easier to manage your open collections.
Special Icon for Saved Outlook Items
Items saved from Microsoft Outlook using the
WebResearch Outlook Add-in
now get a special icon in WebResearch so that you can easily recognize them.
More Vista Style
Under Windows Vista and Windows 7, WebResearch 3 now displays more elements in the
native modern look (see right figure for an example), which makes WebResearch
even easier to use.
Support for Latest Browsers and Windows 7
WebResearch 3 now supports Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3 (WebResearch
2.x only supported Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2.x). WebResearch 3 has also been improved for
compatibility with Windows 7.