historio.us – Find Visited Sites Instantly

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Capture your online history!
One-click saving. Full-text search. Web page snapshots. Easy sharing.

Target Audience: Frequent readers, Power users, Professionals.

historious is a bookmark search engine. It saves the sites you like and adds them to your personalized search so you can search for them again just by entering a few keywords from the content of the page. historious also keeps a cached version of the page as it was when you saw it, which you can refer to and share even if the original site is no longer available.

historious is giving away a premium account free for a month to feedback providers. After you sign up, simply contact them and mention “StartUpLift”.

Here is a short video on how historious works:

Feedback sought:
  • Visit historio.us
  • Spend no more than 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?
  • Now go back to the site and comment on various elements of the site. What sticks out? What do you find bothersome? What do you like?
  • Bookmark a few items. How easy/hard do you find the entire process?
  • Are you aware of any other similar service? What do you like/dislike about historious compared to other similar services?
  • Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.

7 thoughts on “historio.us – Find Visited Sites Instantly

  1. It looks like a bookmarking service website. I like the embedded demo on the StartUpLift page.

    The layout is nice, but the color is a little harsh. Not sure if Red gives the best inital impression. I like that the signup process is automatic. I don’t think you need an involved signup process for this. The ability to add the bookmarking item to the browser toolbar is very simple.

    The bookmarking is easy and fairly straightforward. I find the search page for the bookmarks is bland and very ‘Google’ like in layout. Maybe you want to re-visit that.

    Searching for items is ok, but why don’t you have a list of pages that I already bookmarked when I get to the search page? I may not remember the site, or a keyword, from a month ago. I bookmarked it, but I want a key to remember the site, not search by a word.

    Good Idea, but how are you making any money? I didn’t see any ads and I don’t think I’d pay for a service to save my bookmarks that I have to search for. I can search my browser bookmarks for free.

    Good luck with your project, I hope you do well and get valuble feedback from the comments on StartUpLift.com

  2. I like the feature of caching the bookmarks as often times the sites bookmarked go dead and Historious gives me means to access the information even if the original sites go down.

    On the flip side, i really wish the historious page offered more info than just a search bar aping google. It’d be nice if it borrowed some ideas from pinboard/delicious on bookmark listing. Perhaps categories or tags that can be browsed through. That was one of my motivations of considering pinboard ..

    all in all, a good service but lacks some features comparable to other services that offer cached, searchable bookmarks

  3. What is the benefit of this over Wayback Machine?

    I think the front-page site design could be cleaner. It looks more like a web-app. Maybe go for a subtler color palette to showcase your brand’s values (timeless, old, sturdy)?

    Love the name though.

  4. I discovered Historius when it first popped up on Hacker News a few months ago, and I’ve been using it ever since.

    My only suggestion would be to implement the option to have private and public bookmarks.

  5. Initial thoughts are why would I need a service that bookmarks pages when my browser can do it just fine. Should play up the fact that you can search your history’s full text.

    Demo takes me to a site that looks completely different, where I don’t know what to search. Video like above would work better.

  6. The intro video really helps. I think both the idea and the implementation is great, what I don’t like is the fact that it’s paid. The free version does not have a Read Later, which is _the_ reason I am bookmarking stuff.

    Also, and this is very generic comment, I really wish you productize your service. I would gladly pay you $50 for a version that I could install on my own site and use privately. Storing personal data in the cloud is NOT normal despite of what so many companies are currently pushing for.

    Secondly, assuming I concede to using your service, _subscription_ is something that I really really do not like… with “passionately hate” being a more accurate wording. When I see “annual subscription” I see “milking those who forgot to cancel”. Do offer a simple option of purchasing one year of service. Not a subscription, not with an option of not auto-renewing, but simple “Buy a year worth of service. Period.”

    Otherwise this looks great. It looks like something that I would very much like to use if it were available under above conditions.

    Cheers and good luck with the project

  7. I think one of your advertisements caused my internet browser to resize, you might want to put that on your blacklist.

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