Apse Frequently Asked Questions


Is Apse secure?

Apse doesn't send any data to the cloud or track you in any way. Your data isn't for sale, and can't be leaked or lost - it is never collected in the first place.

How much storage does it use?

It depends. Screen resolution and multiple monitors affect how much storage an image takes. For a general guideline, if you have a 1080p monitor and run it nonstop for a full 8-hour workday, you could expect in the range of 200-500MB.

Apse is fully configurable. If you find it takes too much storage, it can be set to delete snapshots after a certain number of days. For space savings, by default images are saved at a lower quality. If you would rather keep full-quality snapshots, you can set that in your configuration as well.

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, a time range of snapshots, 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.