Find and Download Images of Anything
Skyscraper (formerly Pandora) is the image collector’s web spider and search agent for Mac OS X. In the time it takes to grab a glass of water, Skyscraper is able to hunt down images by spidering a URL or performing a keyword-based search. A clear and intuitive interface guarantees you are underway in no time, and extensive preferences allow power users to flex their muscles. It can multitask, and after a rapid search based on the given criteria, Skyscraper prepares a slideshow, providing you with a quick and comprehensive glance at discovered files.
Keyword Search and More
Keyword searches can utilize Google™ Image Search, Flickr Search, and more plugins to find the images you are after. Enter some keywords, hit return and wait for the images to come pouring in. It retrieves full size images and presents them in an easily browsed format. Need a new haircut? Type your favorite celeb's name and you are on your way. Making a birthday card? Type your favorite animal (for laughs) or flower (to say you care).
Skyscraper goes one better, however - it does the looking while you catch up on your email. Skyscraper can simultaneously perform as many tasks as it’s given. Multiple sessions can, at the same time, be performing searches, URL scrapes, or even running through folders on your hard drive, via "Open..." in the "File" menu. Like life, the more you give it, the more you get back in return.
Pick a web spider, give it a URL, and Skyscraper will begin its relentless pursuit of files. To further narrow the field, you can specify the file type, size, and other parameters in the preferences, and may also tell Skyscraper to stay onsite, limit link depth, or wander the web as it encounters new links. Provided with these directions, Skyscraper will chew through pages and pages of content, all while you chew through a bagel.
After all that hard work (by Skyscraper — it was easy for you, remember?), you deserve to kick back and bask in the glory of all those files you tracked down. Fire up the slideshow and you are set. It comes with dissolve, cube, and flip transitions, and all the features you’d expect.
- Mac OS 10.6 or later
- Intel based Macintosh
- Find images using popular search engines by typing in a few keywords.
- Download images automatically from a webpage by using Skyscraper’s web spider.
- Review the images you’ve collected using Skyscraper’s built-in slideshow.
- Run several searches at once using Skyscraper’s multitasking abilities.
- See only the images you want using Skyscraper’s extensive preferences.