My night job is reading about fighting crime in comic books and checking out the latest Mac utilities that no one else bothers to find, let alone write about. Here’s another one and it’s exactly what the doctor ordered (so long as the doctor recognizes that unsorted browser bookmarks are just not cool, man).
Bookmarks You Can Trust
Sorting anything alphabetically probably is a good thing. Sorting in one direction or another makes finding certain things easier, and once you have a few hundred bookmarks stuffed into Safari you start looking around for a way to make the burgeoning list more accessible.
That’s where SafariSort comes in. As the name suggests, this cute little Mac utility does one of two things, both of which all Mac users probably need to have done from time to time.
SafariSort sorts bookmarks in Safari. Either alphabetically, or alphabetically with bookmark folders on top. There’s just no two ways about this. Sorting is good. Sorting is easy. Sorting is free with SafariSort.
Wait. Doesn’t Safari already have a built-in sorting function?
Nope. And that’s why there’s SafariSort. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Necessity is the mother of invention.
Not bad for free, right? Any hiccups or gotchas? Yes, of course, but it’s not much to worry about. If you keep Safari’s bookmarks synchronized with other Apple devices using iCloud, then you may have to fiddle with the iCloud settings (turning them off, then doing the sort, and turning them back on worked for me) to make sure the sort shows up appropriately everywhere.
SafariSort isn’t an app you’ll use everyday, either, unless you’re adding bookmarks by the tens, in which case you’ll probably appreciate the free price tag anyway.
Also, as much as sorting by Folders First seems cool, I wouldn’t mind an option to sort folders last, too, but that’s a nit I can live with for now.