Hi. I'm Ryan Fox, the creator of Apse. I built a search engine because I forget things All. The. Time.
I was frustrated with being unable to find things I had seen before. Come on Google,
I've looked up this exact thing, why can't you find it again for me? On top of that, they collect every scrap of your data they can get their hands on.
So I built Apse to do 3 things:
- Provide one unified search interface,
- With relevant results, and
- Respect users' privacy
And that's what it does today! It's really useful to me - I made the thing, and it still
surprises me how well it works. And the more you're on your computer, the more it can help you.
I am a software developer, so I am glued to a screen all day. I also look at a lot of
things online - documentation, email, chat, source code, research papers, you name it.
I originally built Apse to scratch my own itch, so if you're a software developer or data scientist it
will be useful to you too.
It's also good for anyone who needs to recall old information: tech workers, project managers,
researchers, students, recruiters, or anyone else who has ever cursed a search engine for being
unable to find something.
Are you using Apse for something different? Have any questions? I would love to hear from you.
Send me an email here. I personally read them all, and will respond to
you as soon as I can. If Apse sounds useful, you can get it now:
Fully customizable: you are in control of how often snapshots are taken, how long they're stored, which
screens to archive, and more.
Offline search: Apse doesn't require an internet connection, and doesn't send any data to the cloud.
It works online or off.
No ads: with Apse, there are no ads and no tracking. Your data is never collected to begin with.
Go incognito: Snapshots can be paused at any time with the click of a button. Apse waits patiently until you
want to go back on the record.
Accidentally snapshot something you didn't want? Easily delete a single snapshot or time range. Apse
can also automatically delete snapshots after a set time.
Dark-theme friendly: standard text extraction algorithms struggle with dark backgrounds. Apse
has an intelligent algorithm to process those areas separately, so your work gets recorded no matter
what shade you like your windows.
Fuzzy searching: Apse gives spellcheck suggestions. Did you mean...?
Take snapshots from the comfort of your browser! Apse has an official
lets you take snapshots without getting the Apse window in the way.