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Little Bookmark Box lets you easily store and manage interesting links while surfing the Web. Whether you want to save links temporarily or keep them permanently, Little Bookmark Box will keep your bookmarks cleverly organized independent of your browser.
  • Smart Boxes automatically group your bookmarks.
  • Send bookmarks to Instapaper, Pocket, or Pinboard, either automatically or manually.
  • Full support for tagging bookmarks i.e. adding, searching, sorting, filtering.
  • Import (html) and Export (html, csv) of bookmarks.
  • You can copy a shortened URL to the clipboard.
  • Several ways more...

What's New

Version 2.5:
  • User interface refinements
  • Improved support for Retina displays.

Requirements

OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Andylynn Member IconReview+1
Andylynn
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bookmark managers are the holy grail pour moi;
Little Bookmark Box shows some clever thinking,
but without heirarchy, dedup (passive & active) and a more expedient browser selection facility - it's a fail.

(but i do appreciate that it doesn't involve info-rape
in someone's cesspool cloud; hate that.)

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Version 2.3
LuukLuuk
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What do you mean with the info-rape and cesspool cloud? You've got me puzzled!

Xenophile
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Some of us are hesitant to upload our personal bookmark collections to a nebulous cloud for perusal by the NSA, corporate hacks, and whoever else gets a hankering to snoop.

Give me someone's bookmark collection, and I can tell you all about that person, right down to whether he is circumcised or not.

joe_exp Member IconReview+9
joe_exp
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I was very excited when I first got started with Little Bookmark Box as it tries to solve a problem which has not been properly tackled as yet. This little gem could be it!!
However - since I have over 1000 bookmarks to sort, I very soon found out that this program has self-inflicted limitations that are not necessary on top of some not very thought out UI arrangements. Why diffentiating between "Boxes" and "Smart Boxes"?. No Need for this! Why isn't there an option to collect Boxes into Groups [Containers]? Why is the a different method for labelling sites and boxes? Why isn't there a way of setting the default browser?? And why isn't there a way of syncing with iCloud?? There are some really cool features like "Quick look" > again why creating a keybpard comand of command-Y if a simple tap on the space key works already!! The list goes on ..
Good start but lot of space for improvement. Not really useful in its current state - hence only 2 star….

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Version 2.3
joe_exp
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A shame that some people don't listen!
In your case a box is the most basic form of a smart box > again why have two different versions?
What is the logic.
We are all familiar with tags - but if you want to bring order into a thousand bookmarks - there needs to be a way of grouping boxes. Interesting that you don't have a problem differentiating between "box" and "smart box" but you won't allow i.e. news box/software box/art box/ etc ... which would be really helpful.

And again I understand that I can open a bookmark in the "not-default" browser by going to "Open with ..." - but hey it would save me a hell lot of clicking if I just could change the default browser.
Also the excuse that syncing with iCloud would only work for customers who bought from the app store is so lame > why can't at least we have it??? You killing a real selling point for the benefit of a few.


Thanks for not listening

jeamarswa Member IconReview+0
jeamarswa
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Excellent Absolute Must Have Programme!!!

Easy to use, stable, really useful when using more than one browser, allows for colour coding of folders, makes organising and searching bookmarks so easy, eliminates duplicates and yet doesn't compromise or slow down the running of my other programmes.

In addition the Developer is incredibly helpful and takes seriously requests for future development.

Try it and you will see it really is super programme and you will wonder how you ever managed without it.

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Version 2.3
Mrchips Member IconReview+137
Mrchips
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I've been using Little Bookmark Box for about a year, and have found it quite useful. It's very convenient to have a button on Safari's toolbar to add a bookmark, and "Smart Boxes" makes it easy to find pages that are relevant to my current interest. I also like the fact that it "lives" on the menubar and doesn't take up space on my Dock. Just press a function key and it's there!

I've never experienced any problem with it - no crashes or hangs I could attribute to it. It seems to be happy running under Mountain Lion, too.

I just had an issue trying to set a "Smart Box" that would contain pages I'd captured within the last week. I couldn't seem to get it to work so I wrote the developer. He replied a few hours later with an easy solution, so I give the developer high marks for responsiveness, too.

A very useful little utility!

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Version 2.2
Xco Member IconReview+205
Xco
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Short version: a very good and useful product!

What is lacking: the ability to synchronize bookmarks across multiple Macs automatically via iCloud or some other means.

I must use multiple machines and need synchronization.

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Version 2.2
thewall Member IconComment+0
thewall
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This version crashes my mdworker:

Problems with the plugin:

/Applications/Little Bookmark Box.app/Contents/Library/Spotlight/LBBSpotlight.mdimporter/Contents/MacOS/LBBSpotlight

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Version 2.1
kpublik Member IconReview+29
kpublik
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Short version: Good product and probably useful on a go-forward basis, but importing loads of bookmarks will be loads of work, especially since their is no way to group boxes or create a hierarchy of bookmarks.

Long version: It's a good product with a nice interface and easy to use, but for me there are two shortcomings -- Organizing imported bookmarks, and no grouping or hierarchy capabilities.

I have over 1000 bookmarks organized within Safari in a fairly clean folder hierarchy. Importing them into Little BB just dumps them all into a box that I'll have to go through manually, moving them into an appropriate box. I know I can't expect "magic" from the product, but there is going to be a lot of effort to sort it all out without the hierarchy of the original import being maintained some way. Which leads to my second gripe.

Being unable to create a hierarchy or put boxes into groups is also a limitation. Little BB gives you two groups, "Boxes" and "Smart Boxes". Currently, my bookmarks are in a multi-level folder hierarchy such as "databases/SQL Server" and "Languages/C++" Having to "flatten" my structure into a bunch of boxes is going to require a LOT of boxes, which I think will actually makes this less organized.

I bought the product before discovering the above (my own fault), so I'm a little miffed that I think I'll just end up uninstalling it.

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Version 2.0
Pointworks Software Development (Developer)
+1

Thank you for your review.

LBB uses tags (keywords) instead a folder hierarchy to classify your bookmarks.

The conceptual difference between tags and folders is that you do not place a bookmark in a folder, but rather you associate a tag with a bookmark. This allows you to break your bookmarks into groups but unlike placing them in folders, each bookmark can belong to more than one group and you can add different grouping criteria without breaking existing groups. Once you get used to it, tagging will be easier than folders and a much more flexible way to organize bookmarks.

To assist you, LBB offers automatic tag completion, you can sort and search by tags, create smart boxes to view bookmarks by tags, assign a tag to multiple bookmarks at once, rename or remove certain tags, display tags as bookmarks subtitle, and imported bookmarks are automatically tagged accordingly to their enclosed folder (in this case: SQL Server, C++).

If you have any questions or suggestions for further improvements, please do not hesitate to contact me.

kpublik
+1

@Pointworks. Thanks for your considered reply. I understand tagging, but if that's supposed to be the way to manage bookmarks, one might ask why have the "Boxes" feature at all? ;) Also, I'm still left with tagging my over 1000 imported bookmarks without the benefit of the original hierarchy. A daunting task to say the least.

Are the tags Open Meta, and is there a way to manage the tags themselves? I know that one can rename or "remove from all bookmarks", but is there a dedicated function to do this for all tags in one place?

Piecyk Member IconReview+8
Piecyk
+1

I love this app, but i need one BIG feature, namely: synchronizing with delicious ... then, I will be fully satisfied.

cheers!

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Version 2.0
Piecyk
+1

update - after purchase, I also need ;)

1. synchronizing with Instapaper BACK/FORWARD (not only send, but also receive bookmarks from Instapaper)

2. Keyboard shortcut to save bookmarks (not only open the app window) eg: + Tabbing shortcut key --> Window popup --> Paste my link and tagging it --> SAVE!

3. Multi-tag searching ( by 2-3 tags)

4. Better quality menu bar icon ;) at the moment current icon looks bad, very bad.

Pointworks Software Development (Developer)
+0

Hi Piecyk,
if you're using Safari, you can use the Bookmarklets as described below to either just add a bookmark to your Inbox or to Modify and Add (selecting Box, adding Tags or note) with a keyboard shortcut (CMD-1, for example).

Piecyk
+0

Hey Pointworks!

Thanks for the info, but I using Opera browser ... and it hurts sometimes.

Traildawg Member IconComment+0
Traildawg
+0

Any chance you'll add the same Safari Bookmarklets option for Firefox?

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Version 2.0
Traildawg Member IconComment+0
Traildawg
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I'd prefer not to drag and drop; can one configure a keyboard shortcut to save the bookmark (the page being viewed)?

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Version 2.0
Pointworks Software Development (Developer)
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If you are using Safari, yes. You can place the Bookmarklets, available on the web site, into your bookmarks bar. Then, simply press CMD-. For example CMD-1 if the Bookmarklet is at the leftmost position

Pointworks Software Development (Developer)
+0

Sorry, should be:
Then, simply press CMD-(position of bookmarklet in bookmarks bar, starting left).

Traildawg
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"place the Bookmarklets, available on the web site, into your bookmarks bar....then simply press..."

Looking to simplify, not complicate.

Pointworks Software Development (Developer)
+0

You drag-and-drop the bookmarklet into your bookmarks bar only once.

Then, each time you want to bookmark a page, you press e.g. command-1.

Why is this complicated?

Traildawg
+0

Okay, I understand now. (Thought you meant dragging each web page bookmark to the bookmarks bar.) thnx

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Scooter714
Version 2.2
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CueMac
Version 2.0
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Piecyk
Version 2.0
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mobass
Version 2.0
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Jannem
Version 2.0
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Version 2.0
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Version 2.0
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Version 2.0
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Version 2.0
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Downloads 5,973
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License Demo
Date 02 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $14.99
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