I came across fetching.io on One Thing Well, and it scratches a pretty big itch I have. In fact, I basically need something identical - that is to say
- Has a browser extension that keeps track of what websites I go to
- Has a server (self-hosted or not) that lets me full text search these so I can find things
The end result would be a way to find some site I went to but barely remember.
Now, eventually Fetching is going to support these but
Fetching's self-hosted server is OS X only. Not too bad (I nearly spun up an instance), but a Linux (or at worst) Windows based server would be better for my needs. At this point, the hosted option meets many of my needs but I'd rather not trust a third party with what would be essentially my entire browsing history
An extension/plugin for Firefox. Fetching is only for Chrome and Safari at the moment. This is a bit of a dealbreaker for me. As of April 3rd 2015, fetching.io has a Firefox extension.
Pretty simple set of basic requirements in theory, but this is the first bit of software I've seen that does this.
Extra shiny things I'd like:
- Mobile browser support would be shiny. I use Chrome/Android.
- The ability to not index specific sites. For example, I see little need in indexing Gmail or my RSS client.