My job involves opening and scanning through hundreds of webpages everyday, and sometimes, naturally, I forget to bookmark or to write down something interesting I come across. But obviously I’m not the single one in this situation. Maybe you’ve read once a really cool story, but you forgot the name of the website. Luckily, there’s now a new tool that could help with that.
Fetching.io is like a search engine for every page that you have visited. The services captures every site you visit automatically and includes advanced search tools to help you find what you’re looking for. Also, it’s possible to store your browsing history indefinitely, as well.
The app started life as an online service, but now a desktop version is available currently for Apple Macs and runs locally. A Linux version is said to be on the works, but we wonder why Windows has been forgotten. The local version also comes with easy integration with your existing backup and file encryption systems and allows to search the index data stored locally on your computer. While the native client is free, the cloud version costs $3.33 per month.
The app allows to filter your results by domain, time, body, title, notes and tags. It use a natural language processing that ‘ensures you get results even when you can’t be precise’. Also, Fetching is fully disabled in private and incognito modes and you can turn it off at any time. A really cool tool that’s worth checking out.