We have just released a new version of the Chrome plugin!
With the new and shiny archify-design and with a lot of changes we make it even easier to use archify.
Registered archify user can download the new plugin here. If you have the old version installed Chrome will update it automatically.
When you update/install the plugin you are asked to give the plugin the following permissions:
Why archify needs this permission? “Your data on all websites”, “Your bookmarks”, “Your browsing history” and “Your tabs and browsing activity” is necessary to archive the full text & adress of the webpage you are browsing. The permission “Your physical location” is needed for the new “Location archiving”, see below.
Now on to the new features!
The toolbar icon (yes, it is a squirrel!) now has four different status (these status are also reflected in the popup when you click the icon):
The first status is for example shown when you open the Chrome settings or open a new (empty) tab.
The “page is archived” status means that everything is fine, everything is archived & searchable (it can take up to a minute until it will show up in your archive).
The last status is a reminder that archify does not archives pages that you access over https, for example you online banking, you Gmail, etc. When you access for the first time a secure page you will get a one time only reminder too.
The status “page is not yet archived” is a new & shiny feature: you can now define a “ignore time”. When you open a new page archify waits this amount of seconds after the page is loaded and then archive it. This feature helps you not archive for example pages you viewed only a few seconds. You can change the time in the plugin settings:
The default is three seconds which should be fine.
In the plugin settings you can give you browser now a name (for example “home”, “work”, or “Firefox work”, “Chrome home”,etc:
Quite soon you will be able to redefine your search in archify depending on this name.
This makes us really proud!
When activated archify archives the location of you computer with every webpage you browse. In your search results you can the see from where you have seen this page:
When you click the marker Google maps will open in a new window and shows you the location. Quite soon you will be able to search for locations! So you can find that page again that you saw sitting in the Tate Modern in London!
You can turn this off or on in the plugin settings:
Don’t want to see for example on Google the archify-results? just hit the “x” in the top right corner and it is gone (you can enable it of course again in the plugin settings).
If something goes wrong during installation archify does not open a new tab with every page you browse (yes, it was annoying!).
And of course a lot of optimization & user interface changes to makes it easier for you to use it!
Firefox, Safari & Co
We will release soon the updated version for Firefox, Safari will follow shortly after this. Internet Explorer user can still use the old version.