Summarize - a not so well known app in Safari

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  1. maxx

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    Sorry if someone has posted about this before but I did do a search for - Summarize, Services Summarize and Safari Summarize and I found none.

    I stumbled upon this not so well known app within the Services Menu of Safari, it's called- Summarize. What it does is it summarizes a block of selected text for you. So if your not sure whether it's worth your time to read through a long article, you can make your Mac summarize it for you. You can even adjust how much short you want the summary to be from 100% to 1%. Cool!

    Here a link to a demo in MacBreak:

    http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mov?http://pixelcorps.cachefly.net/macbreak-062-450p-h264.mov
     
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    That's pretty cool, I tried summarizing a few sites and it works well enough. I'm not sure what I'd use it for in a real-world setting but it's pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing this.
     
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    thanks, nice find.

    FYI it also works in TextEdit.
     
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    I will try this out later. Makes me curious what technologies it uses for summarizing articles. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    scary, isn't it?
     
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    Ohhhhhhhhsome.
     
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    so cool...... i'm lovin' it. haha. XD
     
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    wow, this is a good find, tested it and it puts out really sensible summary of a long article, thanks!
     
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    For students: Use it for cramming?
     

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