HistoryHound
HistoryHound
2.2

4.5

HistoryHound free download for Mac

HistoryHound2.2

20 March 2020

Do a fast text search of all recently visited websites.

Overview

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 in a few words that appear anywhere on the page, and even narrow it down to a specific range of dates if you remember when you saw it. HistoryHound will give you a list of matches, ranked by relevance.

HistoryHound currently supports Safari, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, OmniWeb, Brave, Opera, Vivaldi, NetNewsWire and URL Manager Pro.

What's new in HistoryHound

Version 2.2:
  • You can now put HistoryHound's icon in your menu bar for quick access, and its icon in the Dock can be turned off.
  • If you're using multiple browser profiles in Chrome or Firefox (or in any browsers based on those engines), HistoryHound will now index them more accurately and efficiently.
  • The contextual menu in the error window has a new command to create an URL filter based on the selected error.
  • "Search as you type" works much more smoothly, with no delays as you are typing.

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How would you rate HistoryHound app?

22 Reviews of HistoryHound

5
dwp-1
03 November 2016
Version: 1.9.12

Most helpful

I recently started using it again and within a week I needed to find a quote I had read somewhere online and History Hound found that quote for me within seconds. I have to say I am so glad I am using this again. Love this app.
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5
dwp-1
03 November 2016
Version: 1.9.12
I recently started using it again and within a week I needed to find a quote I had read somewhere online and History Hound found that quote for me within seconds. I have to say I am so glad I am using this again. Love this app.
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3.5
ecdltf
11 February 2016
Version: 1.9.11
Very useful in theory – but not if I get a 30-seconds beachball with every search. I hope this gets fixed.
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dwp-1
15 October 2014
Version: 1.9.10
HistoryHound has been around for a long time because it works as stated. For most, it isn't an app you'll use daily but anyone who spends a lot of time browsing the internet will probably use it more than the average. Those of us who will use HistoryHound on occasion will find it extremely useful. It is so simple to use, yet very powerful. Basically HistoryHound analyzes every page you visit and keeps and index of everything on all those page so when the time comes and you need to find that "thing a machigy", HistoryHound can locate the web page for you. HistoryHound can render the page in the builtin browser or send it to Safari. Give it a try and someday you'll be thrilled you had it to assist you in finding that web page. It truly is aa very handy application to have for those times when you need to find something you saw while browsing but can't remember where.
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Ken-Burns-Effect
01 July 2014
Version: 1.9.9
Does HistoryHound work with Mavericks?
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ylluminate
26 September 2013
Version: 1.9.9
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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MichaelHaeusler
04 September 2011
Version: 1.9.7
Seems to be nice little app, but sadly no support for more browsers like RockMelt.
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Flash1296
20 June 2010
Version: 1.9.7
CAVEAT. HistoryHound1.9.7 set as a startup item, - Safari v. 5.0 (6533.16) would experience frequent crashes.
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5
Irradiated-Software
18 March 2009
Version: 1.9.6
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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Taipan2008
25 November 2008
Version: 1.9.6
this software is great. it does what it says flawlessy. many times I recovered important information grace to HistoryHound
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globetrotterdk
21 November 2008
Version: 1.9.6
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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Thebookprowler
04 November 2008
Version: 1.9.6
How does this compare to Google Desktop, which also does text/contextual searches?
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Etothepiequalsminusone
22 October 2008
Version: 1.9.5
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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5
dwp-1
08 June 2008
Version: 1.9.5d4
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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Chris-Walken
21 April 2008
Version: 1.9.2
Is this app feature-complete or is there a new version anywhere on the horizon?
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gotow
28 March 2007
Version: 1.9.2
As the review two entries below yours points out, you're comparing apples and oranges. Safari does a simple "Find" by matching text in the URLs and titles of pages in your bookmarks and/or history. HistoryHound actually searches ALL OF THE TEXT in the pages in your bookmarks and history. Think of a word you saw in a particular news article that you read a week ago - not in the title, but actually in the article. Now try to find that page in your history. That's what HistoryHound does :-) - Jon
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Felix01
28 March 2007
Version: 1.9.2
Isn't it about as easy, and a lot cheaper, to click on the Safari open book icon (which opens up all your bookmarks, history, RSS feeds, etc.) and type Command-F which opens up the Find box? Type in your keyword, click "Next" and it'll systematically find everything with the keyword.
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4.25
Sidetracked
21 August 2006
Version: 1.9.2
Bit the bullet and paid the $20. It was a close call. The couple of times I needed it, it did save me some time and effort, but I found I didn't call on it all that often. Also, the search process was still a little slow, at least on my computer. In the time History Hound took sorting through all my pages, I could be halfway through a new google search. But there were those couple of times, on a subject I had been researching over time, that it was a great help getting back to the pages I needed.
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5
Lawrence-Goodman
08 December 2005
Version: 1.9b2
I don't think all the people complaining about this product understand what it does. It is not searching through all the names of the websites you visisted which is what Saft does. Instead, it creates an index of all the words in the websites you've visisted and then allows you to search that. This allows you to find a needle in a haystack basically6. For $20 it's a great value. OIt should be a feature built into Spotlight but alas Apple doesn't have its act together on that yet. Try it you won't be disappointed.
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Anonymous
11 August 2004
Version: 1.5
Now includes Omniweb? Why add history searching for a browser that already has a comprehensive history search? Bizarre. It all works fine, but not its good as an in-browser solution like Saft which now includes history searching.
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Anonymous
11 August 2004
Version: 1.5
20 bucks for a feature in a free app?!?!
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5
Anonymous
13 May 2004
Version: 1.0.2
great software, finally I can search my history in a few seconds instead of wasting hours, a feature that should be included in Safari !
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5
Anonymous
25 April 2004
Version: 1.0
Great Program! It was really helpful.
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