RecallMonkey Instant and other tweaks

Ed Lee

Earlier this week, we pushed a first version of RecallMonkey. The goal of the project is to make it easier for you to find something you’ve visited in the past. My earlier post outlines some of the things we did to make RecallMonkey a better search experience compared to Firefox’s built-in history search. With early user feedback, we made a few improvements.

  • Instant search. RecallMonkey now shows results as you type to help speed up your search.
  • “Pinning” is now called “Prioritized,” it turns out that the word pinning was confusing users between pinned tabs and this feature. We made it clearer that this represents the ability to prioritize results from certain websites.
  • You now have the ability to exclude sites from your search results. Too many matches from Google searches? You can now exclude results from Google in order to better filter your search.
  • Some basic UI changes – both prioritization and exclusion are now clearly marked next to the domain name. Its wasn’t obvious that clicking on the domain should prioritize it, so we changed it. Here’s what the UI looks like now:

You can go ahead and download the latest version here. As always, the source code is open and we welcome your feedback so we can make RecallMonkey even better!