HistoryHound 2.3 is now available, bringing support for macOS 11.0 Big Sur. It’s a universal app, running natively on Macs powered by either Intel or Apple Silicon processors, so if you’re lucky enough to have a “Developer Transition Kit” Mac or will be buying whatever Apple’s rumored to be announcing on November 17, HistoryHound is ready!
This release also delivers new inline search filters, similar to what you may already be using in your Google searches if you’re cool like that 😎. Specifying a phrase like “
ipad case site:apple.com” will search your browsing history and bookmarks for the terms “ipad” and “case”, but only on pages at apple.com. Similarly, using “
carbon wheel url:mtbr” will return only matching pages that you’ve visited that have “mtbr” in their URL.
The filters that HistoryHound currently understands are:
site– the website host
url– the full URL of the page
title– the title of the page, shown in the tab or title bar of your browser
source– HistoryHound’s source, such as “Firefox Bookmarks”
Note that these are all simple searches that look for the specified term within the relevant attribute. So “
site:apple” will match pages from apple.com or appleinsider.com, since they both contain “apple”.
In addition, HistoryHound 2.3 understands custom URLs that let you save clickable searches for later use. Going to the link
historyhound:apple will start a search for “apple” in HistoryHound. This can be handy when you want to repeatedly perform the same searches – just save the links in a document somewhere and click on one when you want to start a search.
As usual, there are some bug fixes and little improvements as well. A full change history and download links are available on the HistoryHound release page.