Say Goodbye to Sherlock

With the upcoming release of Apple’s Tiger OS, it seems that the Sherlock app is finally history. With the new Spotlight and Dashboard functions, Sherlock has been eclipsed. Maybe because there weren’t that many 3rd party plugins that were made for it? I mean, they made it such a pain to do, I’m not surprised that the Dashboard’s HTML-esqe implementation won out.

I love the way the new widgets fade/zoom in. The coolest part will be understanding how those slick in-widget transitions take place. I wonder if Apple will incorporate that code into Safari so everyone can make their pages ultraslick without resorting to Flash. The only thing I’m wondering about is whether or not the widgets will tax your system at all when they’re in the background. I hope not.