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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder WebMynd

Click that green arrow, and in a new browser tab you'll see one of two views. The Reel view displays a large thumbnail of the domains you've visited in a left-to-right ribbon, and can be dragged back and forth to see older and newer items in your history. Double-click a thumbnail to see the pages you visited within that domain on their own reel. Then double-click a page image to re-visit that page.

The Grid view, on the other hand, displays small thumbnails of each page in your history in a grid. If you mouseover a particular thumbnail you'll see a larger version in a pop-up. Click a Go to button in that pop-up to re-visit the page, or click the smaller grid icon.

WebMynd also comes into play for your Google searches. On your search results page you'll see small boxes in the upper-right that list matches from your WebMynd history or bookmarks (yours, if you're logged into the service, along with all public bookmarks). Clicking either box displays the relevant results to the right of the Google results.

WebMynd's slick and novel display could prove useful if you want to re-visit a site but can only remember how it looks. That said, the new 'Awesome bar' in Firefox 3 provides much faster access to your history if you can remember part of the page's URL or title. Just type the keyword into the address field.

Note: The download link will bring you to the developer's site, which contains a button that can install WebMynd directly into your browser.

--Erik Larkin

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder WebMynd

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