Jul 12 2007
Screen Sieve is an application that lets users search the contents of their currently active window. Putting Mac OS X’s built-in support for Accessibility to good use, Screen Sieve is able to search the windows of any application that supports Accessibility, including most Cocoa- and Carbon-based applications. As the user types, Screen Sieve highlights all visible occurrences of characters, words and phrases, making it simple to locate text in a crowded web-page or highlighting the location of a file in a Finder window.
New in version 1.1 is the ability for users to scroll in windows while searching them with Screen Sieve. A hit counter makes it easy to know whether additional search results can be found above or below the window’s visible region. The new version also introduces support for multiple monitors, as well as French and Japanese localizations.
Screen Sieve supports both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs, and requires Mac OS X version 10.4 or later. Screen Sieve is free, but donations are accepted.