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Author Topic: Software to ONLY search bookmarked/favorited pages?  (Read 10221 times)
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« on: July 02, 2012, 03:25:56 PM »

Can anyone recommend a software that will only search the pages that are bookmarked or favorited?  That is, not the entire web, but just a specified set of pages?

Like ClickHint, except a standalone software or works outside of a browser?

I was wondering if DTsearch can do it, but I'm not sure.
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 03:34:28 PM »

Sounds like a possible job for mouser's Web Link Captor
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 04:09:32 PM »

I'm not sure if it automatically does favorites. You may have to build a site list. But this utility looks interesting. It's freeware. I think I'll check it out myself:

Black Moon Search


Hmmm, seems a bit weird.  The download file is lilit.exe.  For some reason I don't feel confident to click on it. Either that or it's caused by some unicode or code page thing.  Last version I could find is 2008.

If somebody has a sandbox to try it in maybe that would be best?  smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 04:53:55 PM »

-suspicious, but harmless.

GUI:




-notice how several commercial sites are pre-added.
aidagw.com is Russian, and not very International:




I am not going to actually test the program, because I have no use for this, yet.

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oh, I forgot: portable, no installer.
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 05:10:30 PM »

Can anyone recommend a software that will only search the pages that are bookmarked or favorited?  That is, not the entire web, but just a specified set of pages?

Like ClickHint, except a standalone software or works outside of a browser?

I was wondering if DTsearch can do it, but I'm not sure.

You want to search the current content of the page live?  Just trying to understand what you're looking for?
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012, 05:47:42 PM »

Can anyone recommend a software that will only search the pages that are bookmarked or favorited?  That is, not the entire web, but just a specified set of pages?

Like ClickHint, except a standalone software or works outside of a browser?

I was wondering if DTsearch can do it, but I'm not sure.

You want to search the current content of the page live?  Just trying to understand what you're looking for?
Yes, exactly.  Instead of googling certain keywords, it would only search those sites that are bookmarked (or any kind of user-specified list of sites).  And it would be nice if it searched the complete domain, not just the page of the bookmark.  But that could also be done using wildcards also.  The basic idea is to limit the search of live websites to a user-specified list.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012, 06:14:19 PM »

Or how about this: can you set your preferred desktop indexer to index a group of websites?  You don't have to download the entire website, but index it.  Come to think of it, it's sounds like I need some kind of "spider" program.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2012, 06:42:49 PM »

Searching "Crawler" on Softpedia turns up about 31 freeware hits.
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2012, 08:43:25 PM »

Or how about this: can you set your preferred desktop indexer to index a group of websites?  You don't have to download the entire website, but index it.  Come to think of it, it's sounds like I need some kind of "spider" program.

Do you mind creating the groups separately from bookmarks?  i.e. sort of like that screenshot?  If it were made for every browser, it would be more extensive as they all store their bookmarks separately differently.
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2012, 10:24:10 AM »

Sounds like a possible job for mouser's Web Link Captor
I think you may be right.  mouser, any chance of this making its way into the program?  I'll place a request in its forum.
I'm testing it out right now, I wasn't even aware of this one.
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2012, 10:38:16 AM »

Sounds like a possible job for mouser's Web Link Captor
I think you may be right.  mouser, any chance of this making its way into the program?  I'll place a request in its forum.
I'm testing it out right now, I wasn't even aware of this one.

Wow... you know, I don't think I ever understood that program before.  But this discussion has placed it in a whole new light for me.
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2012, 11:18:36 AM »

Sounds like a possible job for mouser's Web Link Captor
I think you may be right.  mouser, any chance of this making its way into the program?  I'll place a request in its forum.
I'm testing it out right now, I wasn't even aware of this one.

Wow... you know, I don't think I ever understood that program before.  But this discussion has placed it in a whole new light for me.
same here.  it could be an extremely useful tool.

You know how google has become cluttered with nonsense, and finding what you really want is like finding a needle in a haystack?  A tool like this could really take away that nuisance by limiting searches to just the sites you want.  But I think its real use is going to be as a hardcore research tool for me.
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2012, 11:30:30 AM »

dtsearch analysis:
So dtsearch *can* technically do this, but it's not practical.  it needs to index the site on your hard drive before searching it, which takes a very long time even for simple sites, let alone something like amazon.  So it's probably not going to work very well.  Plus, you have to configure each domain (or bookmark) separately which is also a lot of work.

looks like web link captor comes the closest so far.  It would be great to load in a list (csv?) of domains/sites/bookmarks and search through those.  Also would be good to get more than 10 results (or maybe I don't know where that setting is).  One thing that would be awesome is this workflow:
--i have a ton of bookmarks in linkman
--export the linkman list and bring it into web link captor
--click the option to search the specified pages only, or any page with that domain
--specify how many results to return (or threshold?)
--bam!  customized searching!


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by the way, dtsearch is VERY cool.  It might replace archivarius for me.  definitely better than google desktop search or windows search.  I wonder if it's better than x1?
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2012, 06:02:48 AM »

Pretty Run

http://delphistep.cis.si/prettyrun.htm

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- Search Internet Explorer favorites
- Search Firefox bookmarks
- Search Chrome bookmarks
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2012, 10:52:15 AM »

Here is a web service that says it can do it.
The free account will only do 300 sites, useless, I know.
I have over a thousand myself.
It's $3 a month or $20 a year.

Here is what you are looking for I think.

http://historio.us/

full-text search

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Search your historified sites using a simple search box. Don't wade through lists of obscure titles, enter a few keywords you remember from the content of the page and you're off!

"historified" is the sites in your account
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2012, 01:07:47 PM »

Pretty Run

http://delphistep.cis.si/prettyrun.htm

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- Search Internet Explorer favorites
- Search Firefox bookmarks
- Search Chrome bookmarks

He's talking about searching the bookmarked pages for certain terms.  Pretty run just searches your favorites when you type in a search term for a certain page matching that term- FARR does something similar.
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2012, 01:48:51 PM »

Hey Supe - have you tried writing to Tom at Outertech? Not saying that Linkman can do this but maybe they could come up with something? Just an "out-loud" thought... Probably not feasible, but worth an email.

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