What is onCue?
aQtive's onCue is an intuitive, dynamic software application
that takes the user to their computer's resources quickly
and with minimum fuss.
PC users have a wide range of desktop applications (like
Microsoft Word and Excel) at their fingertips, not to mention
the massive variety of services available on the Internet.
Most people spend a considerable amount of time darting
back and forth between applications. onCue makes Internet
and desktop usage more productive by providing relevant
shortcuts, reducing the need for users to break the flow
of their work.
onCue gives you easy access to a range of services on the
Internet and on your computer. It's clever enough to recognise
the sorts of things you're doing and then suggest what's
appropriate. If you're a novice, it brings the Internet
to you when you need it. It cuts through the mess and the
tangle and helps you to find useful services. If you're
an expert, it gets you where you want to be faster and with
The beta version of onCue 1.2 is packed with useful new
services (Qbits) and a variety of new features, making
it more flexible and user friendly. The new features include:
- Fully customisable interface allowing you to specify
color schemes, backgrounds and more.
- Preferences dialog which lets you select your
own favourite Qbits.
- Many new Qbits featuring even more useful Internet services.
- Extended Qbits with more shortcuts and options.
- General speed and stability enhancements.
- Powerful XML API that allows developers and users to
extend onCue with Qbits for their own favourite web services
are the things that onCue does. For example, a web search
Qbit recognises when you have copied a word or phrase to
the clipboard and suggests a search site on the internet
where you can look for information about the word or words.
Some Qbits recognise certain special sorts of data, for
example postcodes or email addresses. Each Qbit has its
own icon that appears in the onCue window when onCue thinks
that a particular Qbit may be of use to you as you work.
If you don't recognise a Qbit, you can look it up in the