How many bookmarks do you have on your Mac? Bookmarks. You know, the kind you use in Safari. All those bookmarks do is make it a one-click effort to open a specific web page.
How about a bookmark for Apple’s new FaceTime? How about a bookmark for FTP, SFTP, SSH, VNC, RDP, and other alphabet soup internet protocols? How about a single, elegant app that does all that?
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I have bookmarks for Safari, bookmarks for web servers, SSH bookmarks for other servers, bookmarks for Amazon’s S3 storage, but no single app that manages all of my bookmark needs.
Go is a nifty little Mac app that does bookmarks.
It’s dead simple to operate. Drag and drop. Point and click. What caught my eye about Go is that it also does FaceTime bookmarks.
What it doesn’t do well is what Safari’s bookmarks function does very well. Manage web site bookmarks. That said, Go does everything else and is handy to use. Check out the simplicity.
Not much there, huh? That’s the idea.
Go manages a bunch of disparate internet protocols and stores them as bookmarks. Web sites. Web apps. FTP or SFTP locations. Even FaceTime users. One click is all that’s required to connect.
Go will store the bookmark and when you click it, open the appropriate Mac app so you don’t have to.
You assign which app goes to which bookmark.
As easy as it is to use Go, it’s not quite so easy to set up. Click the Plus button to add a bookmark. Just enter the URL. If you’re geeky, you know what that means. If you’re not, and the only URL you know is HTTP, then it becomes problematic.
If this scares you—ftp://username:firstname.lastname@example.org/path—then Go isn’t for you.
I tried out Apple’s FaceTime for Mac and Go managed to open it appropriately, but one additional click of the FaceTime button is required to connect.
Go imports bookmarks, exports bookmarks, and is easy to use. Until you get too many bookmarks, which makes it not so useful as a browser bookmark app. Seach is fast and easy, as is the lengthy vertical scroll, but Safari and other browsers handle web page URLs much easier.
If you’re a bit geeky, need a bookmark app for quick access to FTP, SFTP, SSH and other protocols, Go is sweet and priced right.