If I had a quarter for every time that I tried to find a link I have visited in the past, I would be a very rich man right now. And it happens to all of us: we visit a URL and forget to remember its address or bookmark it. Later when we need to revisit the URL, we are completely clueless as to which webpage to visit.
One solution is perhaps to check the browsing history of your web browser. But even this solution does not prove helpful if you have multiple web browsers installed. If you are a computer user like, you have at Google Chrome to go with your Mozilla Firefox. If you are an Apple fan, you might have Safari installed too. So how does one extract the browsing history from all of these browsers to find the webpage you visited in the past?
Answer: “BrowsingHistoryView” !
BrowsingHistoryView is a nifty desktop application that is made for computers running the Windows OS. The function of the application is to extract the browsing history entries from each of your installed web browsers and then deliver those entries to you under a single dashboard. In order to begin using this application, you must first download and extract its setup archive that is sized at nearly 0.2 MB. You only have to extract the ZIP archive’s contents and open the EXE file it contains to run the program – installation is not required by the application. Then you will see a window like in the image above. The prompt asks you to specify the date range of the browsing history entries along with the specifications of browsers to search from. You can also choose the system user whose history you want to have fetched. After this step, the browsing history entries are populated and displayed to you. The browser that an entry belongs to can be determined by the mini-icon that appears in the leftmost column.
You can search for a particular entry using the provided search box that is built right into the application.
When you find your desired entry, you can right click on it. The resulting context menu will let you copy the text of the entire row, copy the URL of that entry, or directly open the URL in your browser. You can also export the results of the entries into an HTML file.
By clicking on the Properties option in the context menu, you can view the details of the particular entry in a new mini-window that opens up.
In these simple steps, this helpful application lets you view the browsing history entries from all of your installed web browsers in Windows. You might not use this app very often but it will definitely be a useful addition to your arsenal of system utilities.
You can get BrowsingHistoryView from here.