Portable Historian is one easy to use application developed to open browser data, such as history files, favorites and cookies.
Once launched, the app greets the user with a pretty intuitive interface, as it adopts a clean layout with all options grouped in a single screen.
First and foremost, you need to define the source format, which can be any bookmark file, history, cookie or cache created by Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera.
That’s actually one of the main drawbacks, as the program requires users to manually input the path to these files, so it doesn’t scan the computer for this kind of items.
Instead, you can configure the output CSV table by using either a single item for each source file or just one for all source files.
As you can see, Portable Historian is a pretty easy to use application, but a help section is also available to provide more information via the official website of the developer.
You don’t need an ultra fast workstation to take the most out of this app, as it remains light on hardware resources most of the time, of course without the need for administrator privileges.
To sum up, Portable Historian is the kind of app that could come in handy especially to advanced users, but certain improvements are clearly needed. For example, a scanning engine to automatically search for browser data could have a great contribution to the overall user-friendly approach of the app.