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Pukka 1.8: now with search!

I'm pleased to announce a major release to Pukka, our flagship Delicious bookmarking application. Among many user experience improvements, the major new features are fast bookmark search and full AppleScript access to all of your bookmarks.

Search is something I've been wanting to do for a long time. But Pukka is such a lightweight app that I thought long and hard about how to best introduce the feature while keeping Pukka seeming fast and unobtrusive as people have come to expect. The easy route would have been another window or sidebar, but I feel that the new search bar really keeps the application tight and focused. As one beta tester said, "The response and animation on the search menu is very slick. It feels very light and nimble. Well done."

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Pukka's other main new feature is especially useful for developers -- full AppleScript access to bookmarks. Pukka has long since supported posting through AppleScript, which has spawned all kinds of neat workflows such as Yojimbo integration.

But now, any developer can integrate Pukka into their application. You can rely on Pukka having all the bookmarks ready and can query them by a word in any of the fields, by their tags, or by their accounts.

To round out the new features, you can now drag and drop to reorder your accounts, allowing you to setup a preferred account for when Pukka launches. I've added a Quick Reference Guide diagramming out all of Pukka's major knobs and buttons, menu items, and keyboard shortcuts. And the main window is now resizable, autoflowing your tags and description as necessary for the smoothest look and minimal space.

Lastly, on the technical front, this release takes a couple of steps forward, too. Sparkle has been upgraded to 1.5, allowing for more secure upgrades and better collection of anonymous statistics so that I best know which platforms and features to support. And Pukka is now code signed so that you can be sure that what you download is exactly what I intended for you to run.

I hope you enjoy these updates to Pukka. I've got many more planned additions up my sleeve, so stay tuned!

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Holy $%&#!

Absolutely fantastic implementation! I finally have as good a way of accessing my bookmarks as I do of creating them, and it's come out of the blue from the same app! Great work, thank you. Just... perfect. I just want to keep jabbering on about how great it is... but I won't. Thanks!

Seriously: awesome.

Thanks so much for the

Thanks so much for the positive feedback! :-D

Great Stuff

I agree - this is a brilliant update. I'm constantly disappointed by Delicious' own search, so being able to do it locally is perfect.

Have you thought about providing a way to do more powerful searches, say, just within one tag? Some handy syntax for that would be useful.

Also, it would be nice to have the option to display the Description in the main search results list in some more subtle way (although I realise it's available if you leave a term selected at the moment).

Thanks for the feedback. I

@tony:

Thanks for the feedback.

I do indeed plan on adding some more Spotlight-like syntax for power searching, so stay tuned.

Regarding the description, two things you can do to speed up the tooltip are 1) to adjust the delay in the Search section of the preferences and 2) to hit spacebar to bring up the tooltip immediately. I would also like to include more info about the bookmark in the main view, but I thought the tooltip was a good compromise to keep the search bar lean and compact. But I will be trying some new things in the near future (resizing, etc.)

Re: Thanks for the feedback.

Thanks Justin - reducing the delay for the tool-tip certainly helps.

It's great to to hear you've got more planned too. :)

One more minor non-search related feature request I have would be for it to be possible to set private bookmarking as the default, in which case the user would have to un-check the 'lock' button to make a post public. A minor thing, but something which would fit better with my usage of Delicious.

Keep up the great work!

Pukka 1.8.1

Great Justin ! Love the update and love the account prioritization. V Nice.. Search is FAST !

Diigo please?

Hey there,

great app but I still can't use it since I use Diigo.
I bookmark back my diigo to del.icio.us, but I need pukka for bookmarking more than searching.. both = better, but only search is not very useful for me.

Thanks!

Great!

I can't believe it I didn't know about this app already it sounds new in my ears. Now I can switch browsers and still keep other bookmark integration, plus I can save things to my bookmarks account for my friends. Very great!

Absolutely fantastic

Absolutely fantastic implementation! I finally have as good a way of accessing my bookmarks as I do of creating them, and it's come out of the blue from the same app! Great work, thank you. Just... perfect. I just want to keep jabbering on about how great it is... but I won't. Thanks!