updated 12:25 pm EDT, Mon May 26, 2008
Agent Craig search app
Black Pixel Luminance has released the first version of Agent Craig, a search utility for Mac OS X. The software hunts for keywords on eBay auctions and Craigslist entries, making it easier to find apartment listings, job offers and items for sale; it also operates continuously in the background, displaying Growl pop-ups whenever new posts match search criteria. These pop-ups can also be given separate sound cues.
Users can specify which sections of a website are searched, and particular listings can be blacklisted so that they do not reappear in future scans. The program additionally lets user annotate listings, and extend searches to other websites via an open plug-in architecture. Agent Craig costs $30, and requires Mac OS X Leopard.