Chrome: It happens often: you visit a page, close it, and need to find it again later in the day or week. You search for hours and still can’t find, only to give up frustrated. Archify solves that problem by tracking your browsing history across computers and providing a searchable database of content.
Archify combines a Chrome extension that tracks your activity and a web site that allows you to search it. With the exception of HTTPS sites, it will take note of everything you do and categorise it neatly so you can filter out sites such as social networks and easily find what you’re looking for. On top of that, when you search Google for a particular topic, Archify will suggest previous pages in the results to help you locate a lost page you visited frequently. What’s particularly nice is that Archify combines browsing history across all of your computers using Chrome so nothing’s separated.
Of course, a service like this comes with the usual privacy concerns in that you’re allowing a third party to track everything you do. Archify offers a privacy FAQ to help explain how it keeps your data safe and how it’s used. Additionally, if you don’t want particular sites tracked you can opt to blacklist them. Ultimately you’ll have to weigh your worries of being tracked against the convenience of a searchable computer-wide browsing history. If you can put your worries aside, Archify offers a simple way to keep track of the sites you visited and quickly find that old link you thought you lost.