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Visual History, graph your browsing habits in Chrome

Visual History, graph your browsing habits in Chrome

Throughout the day, without even realizing, we can visit a number of news sites, social networking, business applications or simply to access our email. In all these cases, our navigator serves as a gateway to all this content and, of course, it is we who decide what we want to consume content which, in some cases, we can assume the odd conflict when We excel what versus what we like to do, that is, when procrastinate .

With the idea of focusing on the job and make better use our time, we spent a few minutes talking about productivity and time management, something that requires some discipline on our part and we can not always get. If you are prone to distractions, like browser extensions StayFocusd can help tempted blocking access to pages that diminish our labor productivity, however, the step prior to using these tools can go through the analysis of our business and well aware of our habits.

Given the vast range of applications and extensions available for Chrome, the range of options we can find is quite broad and, not long ago, we discussed an extension named History Trends with which we could analyze our surfing habits. Another alternative to this resource is Visual History , an app for that analyzes your browsing history by a curious Interactive Chart.

The application, of course, requires access to the browsing history of the browser and can perform analysis by age of the log that we have stored. We display a map with the navigation of the last hours, the last days or even months, depending on the chosen time interval, the more complex the application graph show us (and also be more cumbersome and complex to read).

Each node in the graph represents a web site we visited and, depending on the number of visits, the weight of the node will be higher or lower (shown in a larger size). In each node out threads that bind them to other nodes, representing the navigation that make web uan jumping to another and where, for example, Google node (in my case) is one of the most relevant and leave him multiple threads to other websites. Another interesting feature is the ability to select nodes and view the history of visits we have done that, together with its graphical representation, we can get an idea of the time we spent visiting Facebook, Twitter or digital media (information that, in the If adversely affect our productivity, we can help self-impose filters).