China Finder v.2.9 betaChina Finder
Win App | 2.3 Mb | Freeware
is a Russian freeware Windows app originally created for searching Chinese websites for software (apps, books, etc., before RapidShare arrived). It is conveniently modular, calling a plugin for each site you want it to search. Its current version comes bundled with plugins for Fixdown.com
, but it should not be too hard to create and add your own plugins for whatever sites you like (each plugin consists of a few lines of C code which you can copy/substitute). Fortunately for us English speakers, there is an English interface too. China Finder can also translate
any Chinese sites you want to explore further into English, using Yahoo! Babel Fish
, a very handy feature.
Version 2.9 beta seems quite stable so far and you can download it here:http://chinafinder.narod.ru/chinafinder_beta.zip
Download plugins here (I don't see why, they aren't any different from those bundled with the app):http://chinafinder.narod.ru/plugins.zip
Version 2.4 (last stable version)http://chinafinder.narod.ru/chinafinder.rar
Alternatively, you can download the lot PLUS
a Getting Started
user guide, which I wrote as the app starts up by default with a Russian interface and I couldn't find an English guide).Download links
for the lot(3.1 Mb, no password):RapidShare
Mirrors welcomeChina Finder v2.4
, I discovered, is also bundled here:http://avaxhome.ws/software/so...s_Searching_Programs_Pack.html
A most useful and versatile app.