APSE – A Personal Search Engine
APSE is a search app for tech people. It's like having photographic memory for your computer.
A different kind of search engine
Apse isn't a typical search engine: it runs on your computer. It's full-text search for everything you do: email, web content, documents, and anything else you use your computer for, all in one location.
Apse remembers everything you see, so you can search old versions of documents, deleted content online, or see changes over time.
Where did I see that? Even if you only remember a word or phrase from what you are looking for, Apse has you covered.
How It Works
- Apse periodically takes a screenshot of your screen.
- Apse uses a computer vision algorithm called optical character recognition (OCR) to extract the text from that image.
- The screenshot and text are saved on your hard drive. Rinse and repeat.
Now you have a searchable archive! You can search by any keywords, and the screenshots show what was on your screen.
Apse works on desktop and laptop computers. These operating systems are supported:
Apse respects your privacy. Unlike free search engines where you are the product, Apse doesn't have ads, and won't track you. Your data is not for sale - it's never collected in the first place.
Apse doesn't use the cloud, so your private data stays private. You control what data to keep or delete, forever.