What was the first thing added to browsers way back in the last century? Bookmarks. We all have bookmarks on our Macs. Bookmarks by the hundreds, maybe thousands.
There’s one thing in common with all those bookmarks. OK, maybe two things. First, some of them are out of date or will never get used. Second, the bookmarks are a big mess. What do you need?
Bookmarks R Us
To be honest, I have a love hate affair with bookmarks. They’re indispensable. Well organized bookmarks, especially those most used bookmarks in Safari’s bookmarks bar, are a godsend.
Why does Apple have a Show Top Sites feature in Safari?
Because too many Mac users don’t use bookmarks. They probably don’t know how. Bookmark management requires a two year degree at your favorite community college.
There must be a better way. Something in-between Top Sites and full on bookmark managements. How about if you put all your bookmarks into a box and call it the Little Bookmark Box.
Yes, boys and girls, guys and gals, there’s an app for that.
10 Ways To Bookmark Love
Little Bookmark Box is not my favorite Mac bookmark app. But for Mac users who want simplicity and options, this is a good place to start.
10 – Drag Or Click: Drag a URL or click the Safari Extension Bookmarklet to save bookmarks.
9 – Smart: Smart Boxes let you group bookmarks by however you like, making it easier to search.
8 – Tags: Add keyword tags to your bookmarks, which makes them easy to find, or easy to categorize, or both.
7 – Other Services: Send bookmarks to Instapaper, Read It Later, or Pinboard. This is a cool feature.
6 – Extension: The aforementioned Safari 5 extension makes quick bookmark lets.
5 – One Box: Keep all your bookmarks in one location (avoid the Stickies syndrome).
4 – Browser Buddy: Works with Safari and the bookmark window is always on top.
3 – Sorting: Bookmarks in different boxes can be sorted differently, yet remembers each.
2 – Easy Access: Click on a bookmark in the box, or enter text to search, then click.
1 – Edit Bookmarks: Add notes to each bookmark.
The funny thing about Little Bookmark Box is how simple it is to use right away, yet how many features it actually has, so you can become an advanced bookmarks user over time.
It’s got a trial version so you can try before you buy, but it’s also a Mac App Store favorite, so you get the best of both worlds. OK, what’s wrong with the Little Bookmark Box?
It needs a way to sync bookmarks between Macs (and even between Mac and iPhone and iPad). And, it needs to be easier to use with other browsers. Otherwise, lots of features that are easy to use, and, a modest price tag.