HistoryHound
Your rating: Now say why...

(8) 4.59375

Do a fast text search of all recently visited websites.   Shareware ($14.95)
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
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
What's New
Version 1.9.9:
  • Added support for Firefox 8 and RockMelt.
  • Fixed a number of issues affecting page indexing.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • 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



MacUpdate - HistoryHound




  • Apple Safari
    +1

  • WebSentinel
    +1
HistoryHound User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(8)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(8)

sort: smiles | time
burypromote

+180
ylluminate commented on 26 Sep 2013
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.
[Version 1.9.9]


burypromote

+58
Michael Haeusler commented on 04 Sep 2011
Seems to be nice little app, but sadly no support for more browsers like RockMelt.
[Version 1.9.7]

1 Reply

burypromote
+1
St. Clair Software (developer) replied on 18 Nov 2011
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.
burypromote

+74
Flash1296 commented on 20 Jun 2010
CAVEAT.

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

would experience frequent crashes.
[Version 1.9.7]

1 Reply

burypromote
+2
St. Clair Software (developer) replied on 29 Mar 2011
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.
burypromote
+4

+71

Irradiated-Software reviewed on 18 Mar 2009
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).
[Version 1.9.6]


burypromote
+2

+9
taipan2008 commented on 25 Nov 2008
this software is great. it does what it says flawlessy. many times I recovered important information grace to HistoryHound
[Version 1.9.6]


burypromote
thebookprowler commented on 04 Nov 2008
How does this compare to Google Desktop, which also does text/contextual searches?
[Version 1.9.6]


burypromote
+3

+398

donperreault reviewed on 08 Jun 2008
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.
[Version 1.9.5d4]


burypromote

+10
Chris Walken commented on 20 Apr 2008
Is this app feature-complete or is there a new version anywhere on the horizon?
[Version 1.9.2]


burypromote
+2
St. Clair Software (developer) commented on 28 Mar 2007
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
[Version 1.9.2]


burypromote

+33
Felix01 commented on 28 Mar 2007
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.
[Version 1.9.2]


burypromote
globetrotterdk had trouble on 21 Nov 2008
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.
[Version 1.9.6]


burypromote
+1

+3
etothepiequalsminusone had trouble on 22 Oct 2008
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.
[Version 1.9.5]

1 Reply

burypromote
+2

+3
etothepiequalsminusone replied on 22 Oct 2008
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!

Wjk1 rated on 20 Mar 2014

[Version 1.9.9]


Downloads:15,995
Version Downloads:1,220
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Shareware
Date:18 Nov 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.95
Overall (Version 1.x):
Features:
Ease of Use:
Value:
Stability:
Displaying 1-10 of 16
1 2 >
Displaying 1-2 of 2
Displaying 1-1 of 1
-
-
-
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
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, Firefox, Google Chrome, Camino, OmniWeb, Opera, Shiira, Flock, iCab, NetNewsWire and URL Manager Pro.


- -