The average Internet user visits more than 2,600 web pages on nearly 90 domains each month, according to a survey by Nielsen. With all that action, it can be difficult for even the savviest Internet users to remember all the webpages they’ve seen in the past. Fetching.io offers a solution by providing people with a way to automatically track the websites they’ve visited before and search through the content of the pages they’ve seen.
To use Fetching.io, you’ll need to download a plugin that runs in the background while you surf the web. Once this plugin is installed, you can go back to browsing websites like you always have. Fetching.io will automatically track all the sites you visit, and you’ll be able to search those sites just like you’d search the web at large using Google or Bing. Enter a few keywords that you remember from the website you’re searching for into the Fetching.io search bar, and Fetching.io will search across the content of all the pages you’ve visited. Click on the link that pops up, and you’ll be directed back to the precise page you were looking for.
The data that Fetching.io collects is visible only to you, and you’re able to remove, filter, or export your content from the service at any time. You can also thwart Fetching.io by switching to private browsing or incognito modes on your browser, or you can pause indexing to disable Fetching.io if you’d like to browse privately on your computer.
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Hey! Thanks for the write up. Some great thoughts here. I wanted to let you and your readers know there is now an OS X version available in beta! Linux and windows to follow.