Sick and tired of losing track of interesting sites you’ve found on the web? Whether you’re looking for a shopping website you found last week or the sports-scores site your friend recommended earlier in the day, Historious is there to help. The bookmarking web-app serves as a “personal search engine,” diligently keeping track of all the great sites you visit over the course of a day so you don’t have to.
Create a free account, install the bookmarklet tool on whichever browsers you use, and start visiting interesting websites to begin using Historious. When you stumble upon a site that seems cool, click on the Historious bookmarklet you’ve already installed and the site will automatically be saved to your account. Of course, being able to save a website with a bookmarklet is nothing new. Bookmarking applications like Delicious and Diigo have been offering these tools for years. What makes Historious unique is its personal search engine capabilities, which let you search for websites you’ve visited in the past just like you’d search for anything else on Google or Bing. Rather than having to remember the URL or the website’s title, Historious lets you search for any word mentioned on the site you’re looking for. It then brings up a custom list of all the websites you’ve saved that contained that word. To make finding your saved websites even easier, you can add descriptive titles or tags.
Unlike many other bookmarking tools, Historious keeps an archived copy of all the websites its users save with the service. This makes it possible to access the page in the future, even if the website it belongs to has been taken down. For people who want more space to save their beloved websites, Historious offers upgraded accounts that have unlimited storage capabilities and come with extra features like RSS feeds and read later options.
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