Download

There are two components to download and install. Following the instructions below and you’ll have Vortimo running in no time.

1. Client Database Application

Click on the button below to start the download of the Client Database Application. You can immediately start to install the application.

It’s wise to install the Client Database Application before enabling the extension.

2. Browser extension

Once the application is installed you can install the browser extension from the Chrome Store. Click on the button below to be redirected to the Chrome Store.

Side loading is not encouraged.

Download
Chrome Store
1. Client Database Application

Click on the button below to start the download of the Client Database Application. You can immediately start to install the application.

It’s wise to install the Client Database Application before enabling the extension.

2. Browser extension

Once the application is installed you can install the browser extension from the Chrome Store. Click on the button below to be redirected to the Chrome Store.

Side loading is not encouraged.

Download
Chrome Store
1. Client Database Application

Click on the button below to start the download of the Client Database Application. You can immediately start to install the application.

It’s wise to install the Client Database Application before enabling the extension.

2. Browser extension

Once the application is installed you can install the browser extension from the Chrome Store. Click on the button below to be redirected to the Chrome Store.

Side loading is not encouraged.

Download DEB
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Chrome Store

Ha! Like you’re running that…

Install – Client Database Application

The following section shows you the steps involved installing the Client Database Application. There’s really nothing to it!

Keep in mind that initially you’ll have no visits recorded – so you’ll be greeted by an empty page. Since there’s no data none of filters will do anything too!

Getting there… but not yet for now!

Getting there… but not yet for now! Also  – if you’re running Linux you probably shouldn’t need help installing software.

Installing –  Browser Extension

Installing the browser extension from the Chrome Store is really straight-forward. It’s literally done in 2 clicks. We added the number (3.) in the picture below just because it looks cool.

Capturing your first visit

Yay! The software is now installed and you’re ready to roll. To capture your very first visit let’s do the following:

  • Open a new tab.
  • NB: Be advised that the Vortimo control (we call it the nugget) does not display in the browser on an empty tab. You have to load an actual web page for it to become active. This is because the nugget is actually Javascript that gets injected into the page. So it’ easy – no page, no nugget.
  • Navigate to any page you want. In our example we’re typing into the URL bar ‘imdb.com’
  • Once the site opens the nugget becomes visible on the page.
  • After the web site has finished loading…
  • Go to the Vortimo tab and click on the refresh button
  • The visit should show up in the list (see the screen shot below)
  • Yay! You’re good to go!

Things to do next

The best thing you can do now is to [watch the tutorials] or [read the documentation].

You might also want to fiddle with settings. All pages are recorded – expect the ones in the ignore list. The ignore list is a list of sites that Vortimo will .. uhmm – ignores. We’ve put a few in there that makes sense to us but you might want to change it to suit your needs.

You can find the ignore list in Settings -> Extension Ignore:

If you don’t want to record all pages but rather want to manually click on a button to record a page you can set Vortimo to manual mode.

In this mode pages won’t be captured and you need to click on the ‘manually-record-this-page’ button to records it. Be aware that for investigations this is not really recommended because you can easily forget that you’ve switched it off.

From this point you pretty much good to go. Feel free to explore the tool, click on buttons, try things – it’s not going to break  anything (well it might, but not because of you!).

We hope you enjoy using Vortimo as much as we’ve had fun building it!