An earlier Macintosh utility starting with Version 8.5 of the operating system that provided a common facility for searching the local hard disk, the local network and the Internet. Sherlock was replaced with Spotlight in Mac OS X Tiger.
Origin of sherlock
AfterSherlock Holmes, detective in stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
"You ought to have fun with that, Sherlock," Dean said.
Thomas Sherlock declared that " Mr Law was a writer so considerable that he knew but one good reason why his lordship did not answer him."
"Quick work, Sherlock," Dean said, giving Fred a pat on the back.
Thus it was Bentley versus Collins, Sherlock versus Woolston, Law versus Tindal.
Amongst those who replied to him were Richard Bentley, Edward Chandler, bishop of Lichfield, and Thomas Sherlock, afterwards bishop of London, who also attacked Woolston.