Here are two and a solution to one. Email. It’s the killer app of the internet because left uncheck, email will frustrate us, rob us of time and health, and that leads to death. The second is browser bookmarks. We love them, we collect them, we use them, they’re a pain to manage. Worse, sometimes bookmarks just don’t work.
Retire What’s Expired
Expired bookmarks in Safari is the bane of browsing. How often have you clicked on a bookmark in Safari only to find the website has disappeared, or the link is dead, resulting in a standard 404-file-not-found page?
Too often, right? Enter Safari Prairiefire, a Safari browser utility which checks on your bookmarks and tells you which ones are expired and dead so you can retire the link (or, check the site to see where the link went).
Safari Prairiefire scans your Mac for Safari bookmarks, then displays them in a nice list while it’s checking each link. That may take awhile.
Safari Prairiefire can find duplicate links as well as expired links and makes them easy to delete, thereby pruning your bookmarks collection. You decide which bookmarks to keep, which to investigate further, and which to delete.
The only issue I’ve run into is speed. On one Mac my Safari bookmark collection runs into the thousands and Safari Prairiefire seemed to choke, but it was just slowly scanning and checking. Regardless, if you have plenty of bookmarks and you know more than a few are outdated and expired, Safari Prairiefire is a good way to prune the mess.