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Searching web pages you have visited?

Hi,

Anyone know of a good, simple program that searches the web pages that you've visited?

e.g., lets say I know I visited a site about turtle mating habits, but I can't remember the site name.  if I could do a google search, restricted to the sites in my BROWSER HISTORY I could probably find it.

There WAS a program called MantaDB, but it was for ie 5 only.

Any suggestions?

The real Entrepreneur
Sunday, January 25, 2004

Hmm... it should be pretty easy to write a proxy that saves information for searches... Maybe that'll be my next project :)

Mike Swieton
Sunday, January 25, 2004

Oh yeah, what about hitting CTRL + H and clicking Search (assuming you're in IE), in Firebird you don't even have to hit Search, it pops up automatically.

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, January 25, 2004

I've wanted something like this for years.  Of course, I use multiple computers and platforms, so it's probably not all that practical.

I did see such a feature in the OmniWeb browser for Mac OS X, though: http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omniweb/gallery/

Sam Livingston-Gray
Sunday, January 25, 2004

I had a java program that did this a few years ago, but the database got pretty bloated after a while, depending on your browsing habits.

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, January 25, 2004

Try using WWWOFFLE for caching pages you've browsed along with one of the search options suggested on the wwwoffle homepage ( http://www.gedanken.demon.co.uk/wwwoffle/ ).

ICBW
Monday, January 26, 2004

MarkTaw,

My understanding is that Searching the history will only search for text in the TITLE of the links. That's nearly useless for my needs. (Titles are often poorly or inaccurately named).

The real Entrepreneur
Monday, January 26, 2004

...Yes, just confirmed: doing a search from the History doesn't find text that's IN a page in the history. 

The real Entrepreneur
Monday, January 26, 2004

Oh, that sucks. Sorry. Maybe I'll see if I can dig up that old program that searched your old web pages. It got slow after a whlie, but if you keep it down to a week or so it kind of worked. I guess it wasn't that good though since I've stopped using it.

www.MarkTAW.com
Monday, January 26, 2004

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