Meet the Boomtango Developer

Why was Boomtango created?

Hi,

For a long time, we've griped that the browser history system is old and neglected, but given some love, could potentially be a powerful tool. A lot of my web searches are for content that I have seen in the past, and while browser history is great for the back button (and the awesome bar), the ability to re-find old content has been sub par.

Alan and I decided to write a firefox extension that took a fresh look at the browser history system, trying to get past some of the current deficiencies like the lack of integration of multiple tabs being open, the inability to monitor ajaxy sites, etc, and being able to do more than search by hostname and date.

Boomtango is our attempt to put together a system that allows you to search by the content of your page or see your history automatically categorized by it's content. It's all stored locally in a sqlite db, so your web browsing never hits our server.

Thanks for trying this out and let us know what you'd like to see from boomtango in the future!

Will Wagner
Alan Lee

What's next for Boomtango

The current add on has some basic essentials and a good design but we'd like to continue implement more categories and features based on user feedback. For instance, if you comment on blogs, we'd like to record those comments so you can easily go back to them in the future. If you are a shopper, we'd like to record the items you've browsed and the websites you've purchased from, making it easier to refind them. The sky is really the limit on what Boomtango can remember for you , making your online life easier to manage.

Please let us know your ideas!

About the Developers

Developer Information
Name willwagner
Homepage http://www.boomtango.com
User since June 12, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Developer Information
Name boomtango
Homepage http://www.boomtango.com
User since September 22, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars