WorldBrain (Re)search-Engine

Full-Text Search your Browsing History & Bookmarks

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A prototypical browser extension to full-text search your browsing history and bookmarks.

We used the last year to rebuilt it from scratch and release it under Memex.(


  • Pros: 

    Saves so much time in searching for stuff I've already seen


    Can take a while to index if you have a large history & bookmarks -- but after that it's lightning fast.

    I'm hopeless at organising my bookmarks. For me they're more a long term thing. So for research I'm doing e.g. this week, I have tried various bookmark/tab organising tools, all of which need me to remember to click on something. But Memex just gets out of the way and lets me work in my normal chaotic manner.

    Jonathan Hugo Pienaar has used this product for one month.


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Gabriel LewisHiring@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
This would be great for finding that link you visited 3 days ago without digging through all of your history.
Jeffrey WymanHunter@jeffrey_wyman · At the intersection of Tech and Business
I've been having some trouble with importing my URLs, but afterwards... this is one of those products that makes you think "why hasn't this been made yet?"
Oliver SauterMaker@oliversauter · Founder at
@jeffrey_wyman Hey Jeffrey! First of all, thanks for hunting us. Got us really some nice exposure. :) What problems do you encounter with the import?
Anthony Flores@antflore5 · None
I think the is the first of it's kind. I've yet to find a Chrome extension that I can "google search" my history and bookmarks urls.
Oliver SauterMaker@oliversauter · Founder at
@antflore5 Hello Anthony! What do you understand with Google Search your history and bookmark urls? If you mean search in all of the content of all your pages in your history and bookmarks, then this tool is exactly what you are looking for :)
Parwinder Bhagat@parwinder · Software Architect @ Pampered Chef
This looks very promising. Installing on personal profile and testing for a few days before I install it for work. Edit: Welp, this didn't take long. The extension does not honor the blacklist for 'localhost' :/ @realworldbrain
Oliver SauterMaker@oliversauter · Founder at
@parwinder @realworldbrain Thanks taking the time to test out and writing us this feedback I opened up an issue: We'll work on it as soon as we can.
Parwinder Bhagat@parwinder · Software Architect @ Pampered Chef
@oliversauter @realworldbrain Thanks! I'll add details to the issue.
Oliver SauterMaker@oliversauter · Founder at
Oliver SauterMaker@oliversauter · Founder at
@parwinder @realworldbrain Update to the people: There is actually no bug - blacklist works as it should. More you see in this Github issue:
Parwinder Bhagat@parwinder · Software Architect @ Pampered Chef
@oliversauter Thanks Oliver for a quick turnaround. Blacklist works as expected 😊
Oliver SauterMaker@oliversauter · Founder at
Welcoming every feedback here! Working on making it even better.
Ed Holloway@edholloway · AutomatedSky, MaidBooks, Field2Base
@oliversauter Looking forward to trying this. Question on the download page - "DON'T LEAVE THIS PAGE WITHOUT PAUSING!" - Should I read this as "DON'T CLOSE THIS TAB WITHOUT PAUSING!" ?
Oliver SauterMaker@oliversauter · Founder at
@edholloway Hey Ed! Just don't leave the page at all, put it in a background tab and it will do its magic :) I know its not the most convenient solution, we are working on a refactoring at the moment that will make it better! Hope you enjoy using the tool anyway! Oliver