Apse Frequently Asked Questions

How can I control what Apse saves?

Apse has incognito mode. You can stop or restart Apse at any time. You can still search everything with Apse paused. You can also take manual snapshots any time, even if Apse is paused.

I don't want this result to appear any more. Can I delete screenshots/text?

You can delete a single snapshot, all snapshots in a time range, or everything. View the options in Config -> Manage History.

How does advanced search work?

Apse supports many advanced search operators. OR, NOT, "exact phrase" queries, and more are supported. See your copy of Apse for more information.

Can I use it with my web browser?

Apse has a Firefox extension! You can manually trigger a snapshot without leaving your browser. Get the extension here.

What are the QR-like squares?

Apse is self-aware. It uses those markers to recognize itself in snapshots - when it detects itself, it removes that portion from the snapshot. So you won't pollute your search index with pages of Apse search results.

How much storage does it use?

It depends. Screen resolution and multiple monitors affect how much storage an image takes.

Apse is fully configurable. If you find it's using too much disk space, it can be set to delete snapshots after a certain number of days. By default, images are saved at relatively low quality. If you would rather keep full-quality snapshots, you can set that in your configuration as well.