Archive for the ‘HistoryHound’ Category
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
A security vulnerability has been found in Sparkle, the framework used by many Mac applications to check for and download software updates automatically. Full details are at:
While some of our applications (like HistoryHound) are using older versions of the Sparkle framework at the moment, they all use encrypted HTTPS connections to check for and download updates, so there’s no chance of a man-in-the-middle attack, as described in the report.
So you can safely leave automatic update checking turned on in all of our products – it’s being done safely.
Friday, January 9th, 2015
Version 1.9.11 of HistoryHound is now available, providing full support for indexing Safari 8 history and cache files. It also allows you to add a single URL to your search index in HistoryHound’s search preferences, and can be used as an upgrade to copies of HistoryHound purchased on the Mac App Store.
If you purchased HistoryHound from the Mac App Store, just make sure to run version 1.9.11 once after you download it BEFORE you get rid of the copy you bought from the App Store. This will allow the new version of HistoryHound to copy your license from the version you bought from Apple.
Go to the HistoryHound Release page for full details and download links.
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
HistoryHound and Default Folder X have both been updated today with reliability improvements and enhancements. Both are also compatible with Yosemite, so you can go ahead and upgrade when it’s released on Thursday.
HistoryHound 1.9.10 improves its searching of your browsing history, updates support for the latest versions of popular web browsers, improves performance via 64-bit code and fixes a few bugs that could cause HistoryHound to crash. You can see a list of the changes and download the new version from the HistoryHound release page.
Default Folder X 4.6.10 addresses a few problems with 4.6.9, which was already Yosemite-ready. We recommend that anyone running Default Folder X update to the new version to make sure it works correctly in all your applications. Details and download links are on the Default Folder X release page.
Friday, May 6th, 2011
You may have noticed that HistoryHound can’t see your browser history when you’re using Firefox 4. The Firefox team used a new version of the SQLite database to store the history and bookmark info in version 4, and that new version actually uses a new file format. Here’s a pre-release build of HistoryHound that’s been updated to understand the new files:
This will be released officially next week (both through our store and the Mac App Store) but we’d like everyone to download and double-check to make sure we haven’t missed anything. Please give it a spin and let us know if you encounter any issues.
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.
Thursday, October 29th, 2009
The 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,
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.
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!
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.
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!