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Indie+Relief: Help Haiti AND Get Great Software

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The earthquake in Haiti has nearly destroyed what was already a fragile country. Please join us in assisting in the relief effort.

On Wednesday, January 20 St. Clair Software and 100+ other developers are donating all sales to help provide medical care and supplies for Haitian earthquake victims. Please visit the Indie+Relief web site and purchase any products you need, think you might need or have even considered buying. All revenue will be donated to charities that benefit Haitian earthquake relief.

Even if you don’t purchase anything, donate to the charity of your choice.  Skip that latte and send water to people that desperately need it.  Skip that dessert and provide food or medicine. Or keep your lifestyle exactly the same and just donate a few dollars – it all adds up.  If you’re unsure which charity to give to, visit Charity Navigator, which breaks down the benefits (and costs incurred) for most major charitable organizations.

HistoryHound 1.9.7 Unleashed!

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

HistoryHound IconThe final version of HistoryHound, our  multi-browser search tool , is available!  It now works with the latest versions of Safari, Opera, and Google Chrome, and will also index URLs contained in .webbookmark, .webhistory, and .webloc files. On top of that, HistoryHound is now faster and consumes less of your CPU, addresses a number of bugs and problems, and includes some helpful little enhancements.

I got this from a HistoryHound user yesterday:
Just wanted to compliment you and your staff for the GREAT update to HistoryHound.  1.9.7 really rocks.
Thanks for creating this great and oh-so-useful piece of software.
With all best wishes,
Steve
That about sums it up 🙂  You can see a list of all the changes and / or download a copy from the HistoryHound release page.

HistoryHound 1.9.7b1 Beta

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

I just posted a beta version of HistoryHound that addresses a bunch of issues, not the least of which are support for Safari 4 and Opera 10.

Yes, you can now search your history in Safari 4, but it oddly doesn’t sort the results by relevance and it’s difficult to get to the history display in the first place.  It still takes me longer to find something than it does in HistoryHound.  For those of us that search through our histories frequently or use multiple browsers (I use Safari, Firefox, and NetNewsWire myself) HistoryHound is still what I’d choose (no bias here, of course 😀 ).

At any rate, hop over to the HistoryHound Beta Testing page to get the details and download a copy.

HistoryHound 1.9.6 is out!

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

We just released an update to HistoryHound!  If you’re already hooked on it, just go download the new version – it will automatically recognize your existing registration number.  If you haven’t tried it yet, this is a great time to take a test drive – let HistoryHound compile its index of all the pages in your browser history and bookmarks, and then you can do an instantaneous search for any word that appears anywhere on one of those pages.

The includes the ability to index web archive files – something that’s incredibly helpful for users that save web archives of pages for archival or offline viewing.  The cool thing about it is that when one of those pages comes up in your HistoryHound search results, clicking on it loads the page from the web archive into HistoryHound’s built-in browser, so you don’t even need an internet connection to search and browse the contents of your web archives.

This release also fixes a bug that could cause HistoryHound to mysteriously crash while indexing in the background on some users’ Macs.  So download it and let HistoryHound simplify that tangled web you’ve downloaded!

Get 50% off HistoryHound – today only!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Our friends at MacUpdate are offering HistoryHound for $9.95 today, making it easier (and cheaper) than ever for you to take advantage of HistoryHound’s capabilities.  To buy your copy, visit the MacUpdate Promo site.

HistoryHound 1.9.5 has been released!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

It’s out!  HistoryHound 1.9.5 has now been officially released, bringing a huge speed improvement, support for all of the latest Mac web browsers, the ability to search by date, and a host of other refinements and fixes to our browser searching utility.  Full details are available on the HistoryHound Release Page

Thanks to all of the beta testers, localizers, and HistoryHound fans that have supported and tested the various iterations along the way.  You guys have made this a great utility for all of us!

HistoryHound 1.9.5b1

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

HistoryHound 1.9.5 is finally getting close to finished!  With the public release of 1.9.5b1 we’ve got support for NetNewsWire and other WebKit-based apps working well again, as well as further speed increases in downloading, indexing and searching. You can find things you’ve looked at before, no matter which standalone or embedded browser you were using at the time.

Existing HistoryHound users already know how powerful its targeted searching can be – for those of you who haven’t tried HistoryHound, get the scoop at http://www.stclairsoft.com/HistoryHound/ or download the beta directly from http://www.stclairsoft.com/HistoryHound/beta.html

HistoryHound 1.9.5d7 – better, faster, stronger

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

A new public beta version of HistoryHound is available.  Again, it’s much faster than version 1.9.2, and this build includes a number of fixes for the Firefox 3 history indexer, along with better handling of some web sites that used to cause problems before.  Please drop me comments at HistoryHound@stclairsoft.com if you’ve found a bug or want to make a comment or suggestion.

Thanks!

HistoryHound 1.9.5d4 searches FAST

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

I’ve posted a pre-release version of HistoryHound. It now runs very smoothly and searches VERY quickly on Leopard. It’s also got options to constrain searches by date so I can, for instance, search for only the web pages I’ve visited in the last 4 days that included the words “iphone sdk”. It helps immensely in tracking down stuff you’re looking for in your browser history.

There’s also a new contextual menu that you can use to remove search results from the index or create a filter to prevent HistoryHound from indexing any further URLs that are similar to the one in your search results. And of course, there are some bug fixes and minor improvements in various places, but the big deal is just how fast it actually searches now.

And yes, I do know that Safari now has its own search field when you view your history, but it’s clunky to get to and doesn’t allow me to constrain my searches by date. Nor does it see any of the pages that I’ve visited in FireFox like HistoryHound does.

Anyway, I’m happy to have HistoryHound running about ten times faster now. Grab a copy and give it a try yourself!