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What exactly is infoaxe?

infoaxe is your Personal Web Memory. You never have to remember a web
page by bookmarking, emailing to yourself etc. We believe that a Web
user has more important things to do while on the Web than to do these
other tasks which are basically, distractions.

With infoaxe, whatever you ’see’ on the Web, becomes instantly
searchable for you. You carve out your space on the Web by the sites
you visit and infoaxe lets you search, manage and take this with you
wherever you go. You will never forget a Web page again. Ever.

Why do I need infoaxe? Here are some sample scenarios where infoaxe
comes in handy.

John had found a review about the IPhone a few months back that he
really liked. He wants to share that review with his friend Jill but he
can’t seem to find it again amidst the deluge of IPhone reviews on

Since with infoaxe, you now have your Personal Web Memory, John can
find the IPhone review that he liked, very easily by searching his Web
Memory with infoaxe.

Mary is hunting for apartments in Palo Alto. She has looked at many
apartments on craigslist and She is finding it impossible to
keep track of the ones she liked. Bookmarking seems like a lot of work
for so many pages and an overkill since she is sure that after this
week she wouldn’t really be looking at these apartments again.

Mary does not have to bookmark anything. If she wanted to revisit all
the apartments she looked at on University Avenue, she could just
search infoaxe with the query ‘university avenue’.

You will also notice that with infoaxe, you can afford to be lazier
than with Google. For eg. if you wanted to revisit your friend John’s
blog but can’t remember the url. Finding it with google would most
likely involve a fairly long query to wade through all the other Johns
on the Web. With infoaxe, you can afford to just type in “John blog”
and you are very likely to see it right at the top. (assuming of course
that you have seen in it at least once before)

What is Pivot?

Here is a another slightly less obvious use case. Say, you wanted to
look at all the websites you looked at when you were researching grad
schools. This sounds almost impossible to accomplish with a general Web
Search Engine like Google. The right query is quite hard in this case
since there likely isn’t one single query which will give you all the
pages. You might have looked at other grad schools like MIT, CMU etc,
tips for writing good grad school essays etc. infoaxe helps you here by
letting you pivot around a Web page in your Web Memory. Think of this
as something like time travel. You can ask infoaxe to show you all the
web pages you were looking at when you were looking at the Stanford
University Graduate Admissions home page. We think its more natural to
remember events than dates, and pivot lets you pivot around events in
your Web Memory.

How can I delete stuff from my Web Memory?

If you see something in your web memory that you want to delete, click
on the delete link that appears next to the search result snippet. You
have the option of deleting just that page or all pages from that site.
It will take about 2 minutes for the changes to take effect i.e. for it
to stop showing up in your search results. Source: infoaxe faq

Infoaxe - Never forget a Page Again! (Quick Demo) from Infoaxe on Vimeo

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