May 17, 2011

Historious – Bookmarking Done Right

Sick and tired of losing track of interesting sites you’ve found on the web? Whether you’re looking for a shopping website you found last week or the sports-scores site your friend recommended earlier in the day, Historious is there to help. The bookmarking web-app serves as a “personal search engine,” diligently keeping track of all the great sites you visit over the course of a day so you don’t have to.

Create a free account, install the bookmarklet tool on whichever browsers you use, and start visiting interesting websites to begin using Historious. When you stumble upon a site that seems cool, click on the Historious bookmarklet you’ve already installed and the site will automatically be saved to your account. Of course, being able to save a website with a bookmarklet is nothing new. Bookmarking applications like Delicious and Diigo have been offering these tools for years. What makes Historious unique is its personal search engine capabilities, which let you search for websites you’ve visited in the past just like you’d search for anything else on Google or Bing. Rather than having to remember the URL or the website’s title, Historious lets you search for any word mentioned on the site you’re looking for. It then brings up a custom list of all the websites you’ve saved that contained that word. To make finding your saved websites even easier, you can add descriptive titles or tags.

Unlike many other bookmarking tools, Historious keeps an archived copy of all the websites its users save with the service. This makes it possible to access the page in the future, even if the website it belongs to has been taken down. For people who want more space to save their beloved websites, Historious offers upgraded accounts that have unlimited storage capabilities and come with extra features like RSS feeds and read later options.

Practical Uses:

  • Find your favorite websites even when you’re using someone else’s computer
  • Keep track of the websites you visit most frequently
  • Quickly save an interesting website to refer back to later
  • Organize your saved links with tags and descriptive titles

Insider Tips:

  • Users with upgraded accounts can get RSS feeds of their saved sites
  • Free plans contain affiliate links
  • Adding website tags and descriptions is completely optional
  • Historious can be integrated into Google Reader
  • Users can import their bookmarks from other services

What we liked:

  • Historious is well designed and easy to navigate
  • Users can download a backup copy of all the sites they’ve ever saved
  • The app saves a cached version of every bookmarked website
  • The personal search engine feature makes it easy to find previously visited websites

What we didn’t like:

  • Users with free accounts can only save 300 websites, which is far fewer than what is allowed on competing web-apps


Company Info:

  • Launched: July 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Founded by: Stochastic Technologies
  • Web site:


  • Free plan*
  • Monthly subscription is $2.97/month
  • Annual subscription is $19.95/year


  1. Try indias new bookmarking website ( latest ) its free , and make results in seconds , its effective to present the results in search engines like google yahoo, bing …etc

  2. chris

    This actually sounds exactly like Zukmo (, except that Zukmo is completely free and doesn’t have restrictions on the amount of bookmarks, documents, or media that you can store, and it doesn’t even offer a paid service because everything is free.

    • Rahul

      Yes, I too suggest the same.. Not only bookmarks, they concentrate on other source like desktop documents, Google docs, tweets, RSS and etc..

  3. Thanks for sharing the post…

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