Through the years I’ve tried every Mac bookmarking app available and end up going back to what Apple builds into Safari, and then getting them synchronized between my Apple devices, and worry about syncing to Firefox and Chrome as an afterthought. If you don’t have to many hundreds of browser bookmarks, here’s a solution you might like.
Thumbnails And Sync
The latest browser bookmarking tool to grace my Mac (and iPhone and iPad) is called Stache. It’s a visual browser bookmarking app. Visual as in thumbnails.
Apple uses thumbnails with Top Sites in Safari, so it’s safe to say Mac users are familiar with the thumbnail model in Stache.
It’s probably good for a few dozen popular websites, but not for hundreds.
Still, there’s much to like. State captures a full-page screenshot and webarchive for each bookmark (multiply that times 500 bookmarks and you’ll see the problem).
What’s good about the screenshot and webarchive is the ability to view the saved webpage when your Mac is offline. Even better, Stache not only does Safari bookmarks, but it integrates well and plays nice-nice with Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.
The user interface is elegant, simple, and self explanatory. Sidebar collections are easy to setup and manage, and Stache offers tags for enhanced search options.
From within Stache you can share URLs via Mail, Messages, Twitter or Facebook, export full-page screenshots and webarchives of saved webpages, as well as import or export HTML bookmark files (from other browsers). Plus, there’s an iOS version.
Stache stores the stash in iCloud so if you have many, many bookmarks the app can eat up plenty of iCloud Drive’s storage.
As good as Stache is, and as simple as it is to use (and it’s got a modest price tag), there are a few issues. No sorting. It’s a CPU hog which helps to turn the fan on in my MacBook Pro. Stache requires a browser plugin to add bookmarks. Works well enough with a few dozen bookmarks, but gets clumsy in a hurry as you add more.
So, as to webpage bookmarks on my Mac, it’s Safari. And I’m still looking.