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HistoryHound is for you if you ever tried to find something in your browser history or bookmarks, but couldn't quite remember when or where you saw it. Or perhaps you've got your bookmarks meticulously organized, but it takes forever to mouse through the menus to get to something you want? HistoryHound will chase down the page for you - fast!

HistoryHound lets you quickly search for keywords in the entire content of all Web pages and RSS feeds you've visited recently, plus all those that you've bookmarked. It's a "personal Web search." Instead of hunting through endless lists of obscure URLs and page titles, just type more...

What's New

Version 1.9.9:
  • Added support for Firefox 8 and RockMelt.
  • Fixed a number of issues affecting page indexing.


  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Any of the following:
    • Safari
    • Firefox
    • Google Chrome
    • OmniWeb
    • RockMelt
    • Camino
    • iCab
    • Opera
    • Shiira
    • NetNewsWire
    • URL Manager Pro

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Ken Burns Effect Member IconComment+30
Ken Burns Effect

Does HistoryHound work with Mavericks?

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Version 1.9.9
ylluminate Member IconComment+283

How's this project going? Is it dead on the vine or will we be seeing some updates soon? I would really like to give it a shot, but the age is worrisome.

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Version 1.9.9
Michael Haeusler Member IconComment+83
Michael Haeusler

Seems to be nice little app, but sadly no support for more browsers like RockMelt.

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Version 1.9.7
St. Clair Software (Developer)

Version 1.9.9 now has built-in support for RockMelt.

Note that you can add most "unsupported" browsers yourself because they're all based on one of the standard engines (WebKit, Mozilla or Chrome) and HistoryHound lets you specify which one it should look for.

Flash1296 Member IconComment+297


HistoryHound1.9.7 set as a startup item, - Safari v. 5.0 (6533.16)

would experience frequent crashes.

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Version 1.9.7
St. Clair Software (Developer)

If you're running into problems, please contact us at support@stclairsoft.com. There's a pre-release build that fixes a few minor issues, but we're not aware of any crashing problems.

Irradiated-Software Member IconReview+79

I really enjoy having History Hound at hand. I end up using it a dozen times a week just to find some page I hit but didn't bookmark. The tool integrates so well with my workflow that I don't even think about it until right when I need it, which is perfect.

With the flexible indexing I have History Hound can search archives of NetNewsWire, and even your own webpages, etc (if you're a web developer, this can be nice for finding a snippet you put into a site, etc).

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Version 1.9.6
taipan2008 Member IconComment+9

this software is great. it does what it says flawlessy. many times I recovered important information grace to HistoryHound

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Version 1.9.6
globetrotterdk Member IconComment+0

Does anyone know how to check the CPU usage of this app? I have the feeling I am taking a CPU hit, but I can't figure out if it is because of HistoryHound or because of Time Machine indexing HistoryHound.

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Version 1.9.6
thebookprowler Member IconComment+0

How does this compare to Google Desktop, which also does text/contextual searches?

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Version 1.9.6
etothepiequalsminusone Member IconComment+3

HistoryHound doesn't work with NetShade Proxy (paid version). All pages fail to be index due to a "connection error." This is almost certainly a compliance problem with HistoryHound, and not a problem with the NetShade Proxy. All standards-complaint, internet-accessing applications I use work fine with NetShade.

After turning the proxy off, HistoryHound does work. It is a very nice app. I hope they fix this soon (and not in a paid upgrade)!

Now that I have experience with the error log. It would be nice to have check boxes (or other options) on the error-log page to re-attempt to index unreachable pages. As it works now, it seems you have to re-index the whole shebang to pick-up connection-errors.

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Version 1.9.5

The developer is VERY responsive to this issue. I'm sure this will be fixed soon. HistoryHound is an incredible time saver for people who do research. There are a few apps that pay for themselves in time saved -- this one is a no brainer!

donperreault Member IconReview+599

I have been using HistoryHound for years, it has worked flawlessly. I have tried HH's competition BrowseBack but it doesn't compare.

So many times I need something and remember that I saw it on the web but of course I can't remember where. So, I jump to HH, enter a word or phrase and HH quickly gives me a list of all the sites that contain the word or phrase according to relevance. HH has saved me many hours searching for old sites I need to visit again.

The developer (St. Clair Software) of HH is awesome, they have great customer support. If you can't find an answer to your question in the forums, he usually answers you within an hour.

Love the company & the products.

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Version 1.9.5d4
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Version 1.9.9
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Downloads 17,406
Version Downloads 2,631
License Shareware
Date 18 Nov 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $14.95
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