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The future's here.
 — MacUpdate
'The best got even better!'
 — MacUpdate

Everyone knows what services are. They're what you find on your application menu under 'Services'. They're services - a Cocoa clipboard fantasy.

[ACP Service Manager Pro takes things to an even higher level. Click here.]

You highlight text and your web browser launches, it opens a new window or tab, and it surfs to a URL. And so forth

Go to the Services submenu on your 'application' menu, select something, and up pops a browser tab to do something for you.

In his Missing Manual for OS X David Pogue writes about how one can get a glimpse of the future of this 'uncharted technology'.

InstantLinks, a piece of $5 shareware from Subsume Technologies, offers a useful look ahead to the future of services. It adds to your Services menu commands that send your highlighted text to various services on the web.

For example, you can choose Dictionary Lookup (looks up the selected text in an online dictionary), Map Location (looks up the selected address at MapQuest.com) - great when somebody emails you an invitation), Open URL, Search Web, and Thesaurus Lookup.

That would have been $5 for five services, $1 each?

The starting lineup for the ACP Web Services, so many years ago, was over one thousand (1,000) services. It's simple. And yet the combined pinheads on the platform couldn't come up with it on their own.

Rixstep to the rescue. Again.

The Internet is rich - and ripe with search engines waiting to be used.

No code injection, no admin passwords, no startup items, no input managers. There's only safe, clean, and simple.

The future's here.

See Also
ACP Web Services Download
Learning Curve: The End of Hierarchy

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