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Introducing Kept's New Desktop Search Feature

We are happy to announce a new and simple feature that makes finding your Kept articles much faster using your current search behavior.

You can now use your Chrome browser search box to search the items you save to your Kept archive. Its really simple -- check out the video below:

Heres how:

  1. Type "k" then the tab key into the Chrome Omnibox where you usually enter your search terms.
  2. After  you hit "tab" enter your search term. 
  3. As you complete the search term you'll see articles from your Kept Archive populate the dropdown
  4. Select the article you are looking for and you'll head directly to it
  5. You are done!

The only thing you need to do is install the Kept Chrome Extension by clicking here. Using Kept Chrome extension enables you to save to your Kept Archive with a single click in your browser bar. For more information, click here.


Two simple online security precautions everyone should take

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With hackers and identity thieves rampant online, a clean computer is a safer computer

There's an issue we have been reading a lot about recently that we all need to pay attention to. The incidence of identity theft and the nefarious hacking of everyday users has risen drastically in the last 2 years.

Both can greatly disrupt your life. Here are a couple quick things you can do to mitigate risk:

  1. Delete your browser history: if you ever get hacked, thieves can learn a lot about you from your browser history. If you delete your history every once and a while there will be less personal data to exploit. (Before you delete your site history, make sure you use a tool like Keptr to backup the pages you want to save for future use). 
  2. Use a password manager: to make sure you don't leave passwords to sites and online services stored in an unstructured and insecure way, we highly recommend a password manager like 1Password and a similar product for this purpose called, Keeper. Use of these products will prevent this vital information from failing into a hackers hands and mis-used for identity theft. For more information on other options, this is a good read.

Because security is a big issue, we bet you have a lot of other tips. Feel free to share them below!