theorycast.37 :: History Flow = better web browser history

Back in February 2006, I started a Furious Firefox Tabs contest which was semi-popular in the blogosphere and had a mention on Wired’s MonkeyBites.

On August 2007, I wrote an elaborate argument for designing better web browser history, based on how humans navigate the web, specifically using the “berrypicking” search method.

In summary, I believe that our browser’s web history feature would be massively efficient if we displayed how the user searched the web as part of the interface. For that, the web history interface would need three key things: 1) Visual thumbnails, 2) Archive search, 3) Map of our browsing paths

Today, I found something that gets us halfway there… it’s called History Flow and it’s part of SafariStand for the Apple-based Safari browser.

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