Apple helps out a bit with iCloud sync of Safari bookmarks between Mac, iPhone, and iPad, but what if you also use Google’s Chrome browser, or Mozilla’s Firefox browser, or some other browser or a different bookmark service? Yes, there’s an app for that.
Mastering Bookmarks 101
There must be at least a dozen Mac tools to manage bookmarks, sync bookmarks, integrate bookmarks, or socialize bookmarks. See? Necessary evil.
The real problem I have is getting the same bookmarks to show up on all of my Mac browsers– Safari, Chrome, Mozilla– and play nice-nice with some of the social bookmarking networks I visit.
Enter BookMacster, the utility for those who use but hate browser bookmarks but need bookmarks.
BookMacster is a bookmark manager which means it handles and organizes browser bookmarks, verifies URLs, fixes duplicates, even tags and alphabetizes bookmarks.
Then it goes into sync mode, synchronizing the bookmarks to each browser on the list, and making the list available on various social bookmarking sites. That means it works well with iCloud, Google Chrome and Firefox Sync.
Sounds great, right?
Well, it is. Almost. BookMacster requires some setup and organization to be used to the full and fully appreciated.
Each bookmark can be inspected, and if you have hundreds to thousands, as many Mac users do, that can be tedious. Ditto for using tags for better searches. It’s great in theory, but retro-fitting organization into an unorganized browser list is not fun.
Who knew browser bookmarks could be so cumbersome to manager and complicated to organize.
That said, once you get some order into the bookmark process, and see it sync and play nice-nice with other browsers, you’ll be inspired to finish the process and keep it pruned and organized.
BookMacster works, works well, but requires some diligence to make it work well with all browsers.