Firefox Historian Released

I’ve been working on a personal search engine project in my spare time for the past few weeks. This is a Firefox add-on which records your browsing history, and builds a full-text search index.

Basically, the value proposition of this site is that you’ll never need to try and remember individual sites or try and rediscover them through ‘public’ search engines. I only index publicly accessible sites that you may visit, and thus your email etc will never be indexed (as the server does not have your login information, or an implementation of the login protocol).

As far as search engines go, this is quite spartan for now. However, if there is enough interest, I’ll be happy to add enhancements and make the search better and more intuitive. The index updates every five minutes for now. If you need faster indexing, drop me a line and we can work out way to make this possible for you.

For now, you can get the Firefox add-on from here

Feedback is most welcome, but please be gentle and expect bugs, this is an early beta!

  1. Treena
    May 12th, 2009 at 01:26 | #1

    Hey Shahzad – cool! nice to see this released. Minor request – under #3 in the instructions, can you edit to say right-click on the ‘h’.
    Looking forward to trying this out. Really nice job on the install guide.

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