HistoryHound
HistoryHound
2.3.2

4.5

HistoryHound free download for Mac

HistoryHound for Mac2.3.2

20 March 2021

Do a fast text search of all recently visited websites.

What is HistoryHound for Mac

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 2.3.2:
  • You can now select multiple entries in the search results list by Command-clicking or Shift-clicking on items. This allows you to Control-click and operate on multiple results at once to remove them from the search index, open them in a web browser or copy their URLs.
  • Fixed a hang that could occur under some circumstances when starting a search.
  • Some toolbar appearance issues have been fixed.

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dwp-1
dwp-1
Nov 3 2016
1.9.12
5.0
Nov 3 2016
5.0
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.
ecdltf
ecdltf
Feb 11 2016
1.9.11
3.5
Feb 11 2016
3.5
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.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Oct 15 2014
1.9.10
5.0
Oct 15 2014
5.0
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.
Ken-Burns-Effect
Ken-Burns-Effect
Jul 1 2014
1.9.9
0.0
Jul 1 2014
0.0
Version: 1.9.9
Does HistoryHound work with Mavericks?
ylluminate
ylluminate
Sep 26 2013
1.9.9
0.0
Sep 26 2013
0.0
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.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Sep 4 2011
1.9.7
0.0
Sep 4 2011
0.0
Version: 1.9.7
Seems to be nice little app, but sadly no support for more browsers like RockMelt.
Flash1296
Flash1296
Jun 20 2010
1.9.7
0.0
Jun 20 2010
0.0
Version: 1.9.7
CAVEAT. HistoryHound1.9.7 set as a startup item, - Safari v. 5.0 (6533.16) would experience frequent crashes.
Irradiated-Software
Irradiated-Software
Mar 18 2009
1.9.6
5.0
Mar 18 2009
5.0
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).
Taipan2008
Taipan2008
Nov 25 2008
1.9.6
0.0
Nov 25 2008
0.0
Version: 1.9.6
this software is great. it does what it says flawlessy. many times I recovered important information grace to HistoryHound
Guest
Guest
Nov 21 2008
1.9.6
0.0
Nov 21 2008
0.0
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.
Thebookprowler
Thebookprowler
Nov 4 2008
1.9.6
0.0
Nov 4 2008
0.0
Version: 1.9.6
How does this compare to Google Desktop, which also does text/contextual searches?
Etothepiequalsminusone
Etothepiequalsminusone
Oct 22 2008
1.9.5
0.0
Oct 22 2008
0.0
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.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Jun 8 2008
1.9.5d4
5.0
Jun 8 2008
5.0
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.
Chris-Walken
Chris-Walken
Apr 21 2008
1.9.2
0.0
Apr 21 2008
0.0
Version: 1.9.2
Is this app feature-complete or is there a new version anywhere on the horizon?
gotow
gotow
Mar 28 2007
1.9.2
0.0
Mar 28 2007
0.0
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
Felix01
Felix01
Mar 28 2007
1.9.2
0.0
Mar 28 2007
0.0
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.
Sidetracked
Sidetracked
Aug 21 2006
1.9.2
4.3
Aug 21 2006
4.3
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.
Lawrence-Goodman
Lawrence-Goodman
Dec 8 2005
1.9b2
5.0
Dec 8 2005
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Aug 11 2004
1.5
3.0
Aug 11 2004
3.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Aug 11 2004
1.5
3.0
Aug 11 2004
3.0
Version: 1.5
20 bucks for a feature in a free app?!?!
Guest
Guest
May 13 2004
1.0.2
3.0
May 13 2004
3.0
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 !
Guest
Guest
Apr 25 2004
1.0
3.0
Apr 25 2004
3.0
Version: 1.0
Great Program! It was really helpful.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
  • Any of the following:
  • Safari
  • Firefox
License: 
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