It’s funny. I’m using half a dozen browsers on Mac and they all do about the same thing. That’s funny, right?
Here’s what I’m using to keep my bookmarks synchronized between all those browsers. Bookdog shepherds bookmarks. Clever, huh?
Check your Mac. How many browsers do you have installed? How many browsers do you use regularly? How do you keep bookmarks synchronized between them?
Mac360 readers will remember our positive reviews of Bookit, an elegant Mac utility which syncs bookmarks across most browsers.
Following Alexis’ lead from a previous review, I gave Bookdog a shot at managing my extensive bookmark collection—across multiple browsers on three different Macs.
It’s really a difference between manage and synchronize. Bookit synchronizes quite well. Bookdog manages bookmarks even better.
You know the drill. We like Mac utilities that organize and manage, improve productivity, and are fun to use. Bookit if fun and easy. Bookdog makes you more productive.
Bookdog’s not just a pretty face trying to earn your trust as a bookmark sync tool. It does that.
Bookdog also sorts bookmarks, which is a major step toward organizing an efficient list of hundreds of bookmarks.
Management of many bookmarks across many Mac browsers requires extra functionality. Bookdog delivers with the ability to delete duplicate bookmarks, then automatically verifying your remaining bookmarks to make sure the links are valid.
Do you know what that’s worth? Plenty, in time and effort. Bookdog also does the standard synchronization of bookmarks between major browsers, but goes one step further by adding Google Bookmarks to the list, so you’ve got your bookmarks online, all the time.
As with Bookit, Bookdog doesn’t yet sync (or, I couldn’t figure out how to do it) with the new Netscape Navigator, a Firefox-based browser for Mac and Windows which sports a number of nifty features.
Including Netscape, here’s my list of Mac browsers, in order of those I use the most: Safari, Firefox, Camino, OmniWeb, SeaMonkey, Netscape, and Opera. My Mac also has Shiira and iCab, though they’re seldom used.
Granted, I’m using RSS more these days with NetNewsWire, so I’m not attracting and saving as many URLs as in years past. Still, I have hundreds and hundreds of bookmarks and I prefer to have them available on each browser.
Bookdog’s major function is management, including syncing, verifying, eliminating duplicates. If you keep plenty of bookmarks on your Mac, whether in Safari or Firefox, keeping them managed is a challenge. Bookdog handles the challenge. Not bad for $14.95 until July 1, 2007.