Search every word of every website you visited or bookmarked.
And filter by visit time, domain, custom tags [and soon*] if you shared it, liked it or cited it on social media.
It only takes you seconds to find "that article I saw last week on Tom's timeline with the words 'cats in tuxedos' somewhere in the text"
Power Search Use-cases
Highlight, Comment and Annotate on any website
[Soon] Share and discuss them with your peers and the public.*
[Soon] See comments of your peers made in all social networks.*
Create, (publicly) share* and co-curate collections of useful websites, comments and annotations*.
Add them on the fly with a few clicks. via the Memex browser menu.
Perform Google-like queries:
Dig deeper into the past. You can optionally import your existing browsing history and bookmarks.
In any case, Memex stays in sync with the bookmarks you make in your browser.
Prevent websites from being indexed, by simply blacklisting them.
Don’t want to index everything?
No problem. Add a visit timer, only index title and URL by default, or only allow bookmarked/tagged/highlighted pages to be indexed.
Need to go incognito?
No problem. You can pause Memex whenever you need.
Find anything on any PDF you open in your browser.
Safely backup your data to G-Drive, Dropbox or local machine
Share and discuss annotations with your peers.
Share your best curations or crowdsource them with others.
Save websites to read them at a later time, also when offline.
Everything you can do with Memex
- Full-Text Search every website and PDF you visit
- Filter results by
- Visit time
- if bookmarked
- Custom tags
- Collection (once launched)
- Exluding results with specific terms or domains from results
- Search via
- Address bar by typing ‘w’ + ‘space’ or ‘tab’
- Via Memex extension icon’s popup
- Overview (/options.html#/overview)
- Google and DuckDuckGo and see Memex results next to their results.
- Select what type of content should be indexed. All pages:
- you visited for X seconds
- bookmarked pages
- annotated pages
- with an Annotation or Memex.Link
- tagged pages
- Disable Google and DuckDuckGo integration
What you can’t do yet
- Search and filter content of annotations
- Blacklist websites & domains from being indexed via settings or menu popup
- Pause indexing for 5, 10, 20, 30, 60, 120, 180 or infinite minutes via menu popup
- Highlight piece of text and create annotation
- Edit & Delete annotation via overview (offline) or in-page sidebar (online)
- Tag annotation
What you can’t do yet
- Add annotation to collection
- Filter annotations by tag or collection
- Search content of annotations
- Share annotations
- Bookmark page via menu popup, or search overview
- Tag page via menu popup or search overview
- Add page to collection via menu popup an search overview via Drag & Drop
- Delete page and all its traces
Collections (once launched)
- Add new collection
- Delete collection
- Add page to collection via drag & drop
- Remove item from collection
What you can’t do yet
- Bulk edit of pages e.g.
- Adding to collection
- Create Hyperlink to highlight
- See highlight in sidebar
What you can’t do yet
- Search Memex.Links
- Downloading & indexing your existing browsing history & bookmarks
- Changing the concurrency of the download > how many pages are simultaneously downloaded.
- Retry previously failed items
What you can’t do yet?
- See which pages have already been indexed or not in the import dialogue
- know which pages failed
- Apply a selective blacklist for the import process
Questions? Drop by in our forum.
What Users Say
I can easily find the websites again, I didn't think were relevant when I first saw them.
WorldBrain’s vision is a well-informed, less polarised society, that can make complex decisions efficiently, sustainably and compassionately. A world where users enjoys full data ownership and privacy, and where vendor lock-ins are a thing of the past.
With Memex, we strive to make it effortless for you to organise, recover, share and discover the most useful and perspective rich content you find online.
Your personal data is fully stored locally on your device. We will never have access to it without your approval.
To provide you with the Memex.Link services, the url and the highlight you want to send are stored on our servers. We do not store any personally identifiable information with it, like IP addresses of you or the people requesting it.
We do however receive anonymized usage statistics about how people use the extension and its features. It will not contain any urls visited or terms searched, only interactions with the software itself.
You can always opt-out and we respect the browser’s ‘do not track’ requests.
Our software is open-source so you can verify these claims yourself by looking at our source code.
Our business model does not depend on analysing and/or selling your data.
We want to be profitable because we deliver real value to you and other users.
This will happen through our premium features of Memex.Cloud, which will provide encrypted cloud backups, multi-device support and enhanced sharing of annotations and collections.
With 20.000 visited websites you end up with about 1GB of data. If you are a heavy web-user it will be about 4-5GB per year.
Our upcoming cloud plan allows you to backup your data to an encrypted to the cloud, or host this cloud yourself.
When browsing around, the extension needs around 80-130MB of Ram, which can go up to about 250-300 when you are using the search overview. Only when you import your existing browsing history and bookmarks, the CPU load will significantly increase and RAM can spike to around 500MB, because it needs to re-fetch all websites and index them in continuously.
The only CPU spikes you’ll experience are small peaks when you import your history and bookmarks, or about 10 seconds after you visit a website, because of the resources needed to index pages.
Users with a modern setup should not experience any lag. Some low-spec machines may do, but we are constantly working on performance improvements.
With our upcoming premium service, you can also offload most of that work to the cloud.
We understand that for your work you don’t want to reference links that might disappear later.
We are committed to make sure that the already created link will always be available, even if worldbrain.io does not exist anymore. The costs of running this service are very low.
We are also looking for appropriate partners to steward the public sharing server for these Memex.Links.
If all else fails, each Memex.Link URL hast the full original URL in it, so that users can still reach the page linked to without problems.
Yeah, that can be a bit scary. However, those permissions are necessary for the extension to function properly.
As you can see in our source code we do not send any of your personal data anywhere. It is all on your computer.
The clipboard permission in particular is only there to copy stuff into the clipboard, NOT read anything from it.