updated 07:40 pm EDT, Wed June 10, 2009
GrandReporter beta ships
TRI-EDRE has launched a public beta of its Internet search tool, GrandReporter. The new program automates searches via the Internet, and then continues the searches over time. After users create queries for any subjects of interest, GrandReporter automatically runs periodic checks for new information and sends alerts when additional pages are found. The software works as an advanced utility to gather specific searches, in a similar fashion to RSS feed trackers with intelligent searching.
GrandReporter displays previews of each page of search results in its browser window for quick skimming of info, while new pages are offset to make it visually easy to spot updated hits. The software can store and classify interesting pages for later recall and provides tools for bookmarking pages and creating lists or groups.
The public beta requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and is being released as a fully functional trial through June 30th, with no known issues at this time. The final version is expected in July and will cost $30, with a two pack for $40 and a family pack of five licenses for $70.