Significant Changes in 1.8.1:
+ Complete code revision for full HTML compliance and better load times
Significant Changes in 1.8:
+ Support for "Filez.com" FTP searching. Users may now search over 60 Million files from FTP sites around the globe, thanks to filez.com's massive file name & description index. We chose Filez.com over C|Net's "shareware.com" and the norwegian-based "FAST ftp-search" for several reasons, but the pure scope of the index is what cinched the decision. During this testing stage we're very interested in your results using filez.com -- if poor results are reported, we will choose from the alternatives.
+ Full Book Searching Support with Amazon.com
+ Enhanced support for 411 Email Address searching, via Yahoo's People Search.
+ WebTV Support - now supports most versions of the WebTV browser. JotBot runs on three of the top five GUI browsers (and AOL support is coming).
+ Autofocus. When JotBot loads, the search entry field automatically "focuses", so you can type in criteria *immediately* -- without first clicking your cursor on the field. Speed, always speed!
+ Staggered Placement. Under Netscape 4.0, JotBot's floating window no longer loads in the exact upper corner of your screen. Instead, JotBot is staggered about a centimeter down and to the right (let us know if it's any more or any less) This looks a little nicer, and more importantly paves the way for custom JotBot placement based on your preferences (ie, want JotBot to load in your lower right corner? Done.)
+ Completely Redisigned Main Interface.
+ Locked Font: JotBot window displays properly on Macintosh and Windows browsers using a custom font, by forcing the use of Times or Times New Roman. Other platforms will be supported as soon as you tell me exactly what your browser's default font is called...
+ New "Revision" button: Replaces the old JotBot's "options" button, which some people found esoteric. As before, this button offers extreme control over your search criteria (depending on the search engine selected) and is now compatible with the new HotBot layout.
+ Window sizing changes on the Mac OS, resulting in better support of Netscape 4.5 plus users of the Chicago system font. Note full support of Netscape 4.5 will not be available until the browser ships, although JotBot does work.
+ Fixed the Unix / Windows menubar bug introduced in 1.7: JotBot will now properly remove the menubar on these systems.
+ Fixed extreme Java slowdown on Netscape Communicator for Macintosh.
+ Exciting New Spelling Structure. Several miscellaneous typos were corrected, including a Freudian sentence that instructed users to "type the world" instead of "type the word".
+Miscellaneous Cosmetic Updates, Logo Changes, Email Updates, et cetera...