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Now marketed by the original developer, ACTIV Software of Victoria, Canada, no longer by Maxum. ACTIV has developed a Windows NT/2000 Service version and is working on a Mac OS X version. Upgrades are available for current users.
Price: Can $650 (approx. US $427)
Platforms: Mac 68K, Mac PPC; Windows 95, 98, NT 4, 2000
Mac servers get more search
tools MacWEEK, July 13, 1998 by Avi Rappoport
Description of the benefits and issues of site search tools, including indexers vs. crawlers. Covers the features of iHound, Boolean Search, Phantom and WebSTAR Search.
Internet: Fleshed-out Phantom
handles more searches MacWEEK, June 11, 1998 by Joanna Pearlstein
Describes features in version 2.1, including additional virtual search engines, language compatibility.
tools hold their own MacWEEK, December 1, 1997, by April Streeter.
Short but thoughtful coverage, with user comments. Phantom, Social
Engineering Search Server, Limit Point Software Boolean
Search, Metasys Mango, Icatt iHound, and Virginia
2.0 (Macworld, July 1997, by Jim Heid)
Positive review covers new features, but with little detail.
Phantom 2.0 a quick, capable
Web Indexer (MacWEEK, June 2, 1997, by Mark H. Anbinder).
Thorough review of product, recommended.
indexes your intranet (InfoWorld, June 9, 1997, by Jeff Senna)
Short but very positive review.
There Was One... Search Engine Shootout TidBITS, May 19, 1997, by
Adam C. Engst.
Real-life testing of several site search tools for the Tidbits web site, covering various specialized solutions, Phantom, and Apple e.g. (which won).
the Robot (Macworld, January 1997 by Geoff Duncan)
Covers Phantom along with other automated tools.