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Re: Searching web pages you have visited?

It's amazing what a visit to Download.com* will turn up. Some of these are shareware, some are freeware, sorry I didn't make any distinction in my list. My guess is most of these are IE only, and "Netscape Navigator" means Netscape 4 not Mozilla.

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http://www.seruku.com/index.html

Seruku is a plug-in for Internet Explorer that automatically maintains an indexed local cache of every web page you visit and lets you search them by keyword. The results are presented similar to search engine results and link to the online site as well as local copies of the indexed pages. You have the option to turn off indexing (recording) for the current or all sites by clicking on a button in the toolbar. The locally cached pages remain available, even after your browser cache has been cleared.

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http://www.hibrosoft.com/hc.php

History Collector is a Internet Explorer plug-in. It “memorizes” the contents of pages that you visit. It may happen that the addresses we visited earlier now contain different than did during the last visit information.

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http://www.icmasterdata.com/ice.html

Internet Cache Explorer is a utility to view the content of your browser s cache. You can use it to view previously visited pages offline. It comes with many additional features like a search function that you can use to find URLs or text within visited pages as well as an option to save complete web pages (including images and all) for later use. You can also make selected cache files "sticky", meaning that they will be excluded from Internet explorers automatic cached deletions. Additional features include cliphboard functions, custom font settings

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http://www.isysusa.com/products/desktop/index.html

You saw something on the Web, but you can’t remember where, and you didn’t make a bookmark? ISYS HindSite offers Netscape Navigator and IE users the unique ability to perform full text searches on the contents of previously accessed Web pages. HindSite creates a searchable database from your browser`s cache, that keeps URLs available, even if the cache has long been deleted.

(This is the one I was using several years ago)

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http://www.aimingtech.com/

AimAtSite is a history search toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer. It uses Windows 2000 Indexing Service for indexing content of web pages you are visiting. It then requests this index for the pages you want to find and you receive result list which contains pages addresses, titles and short abstracts. In comparison with IE s standard history search tool AimAtSite provides better performance, sorting by rank and date of visit, page abstracts and complex queries.

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http://www.officefiler.com/webtrack/index.html

WebTrack helps you find web pages back and organize you browsing without the need for bookmarks of favorites. The program runs quietly in the background and indexes every word on every page you visit automatically. You can access WebTrack from the system tray to find back pages you ve seen, search by keywords, add notes and put pages on your to-do list. Additional features include reminders, related pages, importance levels, site exclusions and more. WebTrack works with any browser.

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While I'm at it, I found a plugin that will spell check your form fields.
http://www.iespell.com/

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* Actually, I found these at http://www.snapfiles.com/ which used to be WebAttack in the Browser Tools category.

www.MarkTAW.com
Monday, January 26, 2004

ISYS HindSite:

tried it. Very clunky and it crashed 3 times during the first 5 minutes of use. Moreover, you have you start IE through HindSite - not very user friendly.

Two Thumbs down.

Bill K Ramsey
Monday, January 26, 2004

Hmm, that about resembles my experience, but 3 years ago I hadn't heard of any of the others. I said I used it, I didn't say I recommended it.

www.MarkTAW.com
Monday, January 26, 2004

In fairness to the company (I used to work there) ISYS is a damn good file indexer and search engine.  I haven't used HindSite, but the fact that it doesn't necessarily do the UI side as well as its competitors has to be considered in that light: would you rather have a pretty UI that takes ten minutes to find what you want, or an ugly clunky one that takes ten seconds?  The guy that runs the company is a real whizz at assembler optimisation, and it shows.  (He's also a lot like Joel in a bunch of ways, not all of which suited me, which is why I _used to_ work there...  But no hard feelings: I got my current job, which I love, partly cos of the experience I got working for him.)

Eric TF Bat
Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Now I think of it... a certain Corrs fan who also worked/works there was the one who first told me about joelonsoftware.com, so he may even be reading this thread - it's a small world, even if I'm in Canberra and he's in Colorado.  Hey, ya sav! Stick your head in and give us the news!

Eric TF Bat
Tuesday, January 27, 2004

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