In the age of iDevices and iEverything, it seems only fitting that someone would come up with a useful browser utility called iBookmark.
Browser bookmarks are highly useful and just about as problematic. Bookmarks require constant maintenance; a manual effort to prune links that no longer link. Enter iBookmark, the visual bookmark manager for your Mac.
I Am, Therefore I Bookmark
iBookmark doesn’t work like the bookmarks in Safari (also visual, but in a highly limited way). It grabs the web page so you can see what you’re going to click before you click it.
That also means you won’t be able to view as many bookmarks on a screen as you can in, say, Safari’s bookmarks mode, but visual is nice.
iBookmark lets you re-arrange bookmarks with a simple drag and drop, and because the bookmark images are easier to grab (unlike bookmarks in Safari), organizing is easy.
It even remembers you most recently visited websites and collects them into a group of the top 20 most visited sites.
Bookmarks can be tagged, too, and it imports bookmarks from Delicious. Adding a new bookmark is a simple drag and drop, and iBookmark automatically fetches the website’s most recent page.
If there’s a problem with iBookmark is has to do with scale.
While it handles tags and groups quite well, and adding to the bookmarks is a pleasure (just drag a URL to the icon in the Menubar), it becomes a bit cumbersome when dealing with hundreds and hundreds of bookmarks.
What I would like is an automated way for iBookmark to check on websites in the background, then display a list of what sites have changed since the last visit, and display the updated thumbnail of the site.
If a site link is no longer accessible, those links should be in a special group. Add those two features and iBookmark becomes indispensable. iBookmark is available on the Mac App Store, but the app developer also makes a free trial version available.