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Bookdog
Bookdog
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Bookdog free download for Mac

Bookdog

Version 5.3.21

Organize, verify, and sync bookmarks between multiple browsers.

Bookdog overview

Note: Bookdog is no longer under development and the developer provides no support for it.

Bookdog is the complete bookmarks manager for your Mac.

Bookdog manages the bookmarks you have in

  • Camino
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • OmniWeb
  • Opera
  • Netscape
  • Safari
  • Shiira 2.0 or later
Managing bookmarks includes
  • Sorting to your specifications
  • Keeping them sorted, by its built-in companion, Bookwatchdog
  • Detecting duplicates, to your specifications
  • Verifying bookmarks, fixing broken ones, advising on questionable ones
    • Migrating bookmarks between browsers
    • Migrates attributes such as descriptions, keywords
    • Converts Tags to Hierarchy and back
  • Powerful searching
  • All capabilities extend to bookmarks on other networked Macs.
  • Can also create or read standalone or "backup" bookmarks files.

What’s new in version 5.3.21

Updated on Jul 27 2012

Version 5.3.21:
  • The only change is that this version is signed with our Developer ID, so that it can be installed in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Users who already have BookMacster 5.3.20 installed and working may skip this update, even if they update to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It is only needed if Bookdog is re-installed after OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

5.3 MB

Downloads

114384

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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polocanada
polocanada
Mar 26 2015
5.3.21
1.5
Mar 26 2015
1.5
Version: 5.3.21
So either because this app hasn't been updated or because it wasn't intended to do it - it can't import Opera bookmarks and can't even see them. Only Firefox and Safari bookmarks can be imported.
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Aug 2 2012
5.3.21
4.0
Aug 2 2012
4.0
Version: 5.3.21
OMG omg, we get to go back to BookDog! Which has always been more than enough ... and which was sorely missed. Total bookmark fanatics can always use BookMacster--but this is a unique utility (unfortunately--there should be more bookmark managers for OS X.) Yes, the interface is ... strange ... and there could be a few less clicks, a built in sync-saver instead of having to open a file ... but right now, this is the best. (Please do not *think* of buying URLManager Pro.)
Sleav
Sleav
Jul 10 2012
5.3.20
3.0
Jul 10 2012
3.0
Version: 5.3.20
I've been a VERY longtime BookDog user and supporter. SheepDog reports that iCloud sync and BookDog don't play well together, necessitating a side-grade over to their new app, BookMacster. Downloading and trying BookMacster, it seemed to work just fine. But I have to be honest here - seeing the BookMacster interface (a more lively and colorized implementation of the old BookDog interface) reminded me that this app is impossibly complex-looking and non-intuitive for such a simple task set. Maybe this is ingratitude after years of loyalty, but I just didnt want to spend $20 merely to sort my bookmarks - all I really need from BookDog. So I downloaded a free quick n' dirty utility that does it - and that's when I realized.... I guess the fact that SheepDog has been so attached to what has to be one of the worst app icons in the Mac OS world, while its not a crime to love an awful icon (and we have to give them some slack, it's obviously an icon of a beloved pet) this is evidence that they just don't put much stock in making user interfaces that are intuitive, and - dare I say it? - delight the eye. BookDog's interface looks like a Gannt chart for complex project management software, when a simple set of checkboxes could do the same thing faster, easier and more attractively. So, four stars for a great app that does sorting and a whole lot more (particularly, migrating bookmarks between various browser apps), but some points off for a needlessly counterintuitive interface.
Xenophile
Xenophile
Dec 6 2011
5.3.20
2.5
Dec 6 2011
2.5
Version: 5.3.20
The Texas-sized spread of tabs almost made me forget how ugly the app's icon is. Or maybe it was the ugly icon that nearly distracted me from the GUI atrocities. This app works well enough, but it has the mangiest coat I've ever seen.
anonymous-mackerel-6638
anonymous-mackerel-6638
Oct 21 2011
5.3.19
4.5
Oct 21 2011
4.5
Version: 5.3.19
It's great to see that Sheep Systems is still updating Bookdog even though they have their newer app BookMacster out. I will stay with Bookdog as it (IMO) is better at what it and even BookMacster's intended functions are, less prone to problems (BookMacster is not only more complicated to setup and use; but ruined my bookmark structure (thankfully I had a backup available) so bad that I had to replace the file in Safari (my primary browser). What for me sets Bookdog apart from it's competition (and why partially I keep using it) is it's ability to verify sites still exist, sorting of bookmarks and keeping things organized between various browsers (I know the way it does this mayn't be as well designed (supposedly) as BookMacster; but I find Bookdog's implementation works better and has never (let me repeat that), never ruined my bookmark structure) effortlessly. If Sheep System's can take a single (though I doubt I'm the only one) customer's suggestion, do away with BookMacster, renew Bookdog and leave it that way. The foray into BookMacster was for a valid reason; but it (by user comments) isn't what users seem to want, whereas Bookdog is still going strong (due to user demand) well after it was officially shelved to be replaced by BookMacster.
Aargl
Aargl
Aug 4 2011
5.3.16
0.0
Aug 4 2011
0.0
Version: 5.3.16
I think I have used it a long time ago for exporting my Camino bookmarks to Google Bookmarks, but it doesn't seem to work anymore: it pretends doing something, connecting and so on but in the end my Google bookmarks stay untouched... Though it seems to work to sync with the other browsers.
Thyx
Thyx
Jan 24 2011
5.3.15
4.0
Jan 24 2011
4.0
Version: 5.3.15
It just works on 10.4 thru 10.6. Admittedly, I don't try to deal with different folder hierarchies. Only thing missing is Chrome support. They want 20$ for an update including this... unlikely. @those wo are complaining about the ugly icon: you are aware you're free to change icons to whatever your heart desires, aren't you?
ganomia
ganomia
Jun 17 2010
5.3.13
0.0
Jun 17 2010
0.0
Version: 5.3.13
Uglyist icon ever...
Aspartamemsgsuck
Aspartamemsgsuck
Jun 5 2010
5.3.13
0.0
Jun 5 2010
0.0
Version: 5.3.13
If you are just looking for something that will sort your bookmarks alphabetically, SafariSort is worth trying: http://www.sullysrants.com/2010/02/safari-bookmark-sorter-app-free/
ben-marko
ben-marko
Apr 17 2010
5.3.13
0.0
Apr 17 2010
0.0
Version: 5.3.13
Xmarks does this for free, it works only with Firefox and Safari, though (but really, most people use those on the Mac anyway). I like the fact that it syncs my bookmarks between my Dell at work and my Macs at home. Why pay for something that is offered free elsewhere?
Steven-Goodheart
Steven-Goodheart
Apr 17 2010
5.3.13
5.0
Apr 17 2010
5.0
Version: 5.3.13
Typical of this fine developer to include support for something like an Opera beta! I've used this program for several years now, and it has never failed me or messed up my bookmarks, though it's powerful enough to cause problems if you don't get the syncs going in the right direction or don't understand what a "bi-lateral" sync does and the like. Recently, I made a real bonehead mistake on a sync, (my fault - I put the settings wrong) and ended up with thousands of duplicates in Safari. Rather than try to sort it out, I used time machine to get back the Safari folder from earlier in the day. If you have problems, contact the developer. The personal support has always been fantastic.
Hendricx
Hendricx
Feb 9 2010
5.3.10
0.0
Feb 9 2010
0.0
Version: 5.3.10
Good Idea but badly wrapped into a ugly skin. This utility needs a new interface.
Michaelfuchs
Michaelfuchs
Feb 7 2010
5.3.10
2.0
Feb 7 2010
2.0
Version: 5.3.10
Looks like crap, complicated as hell (this is supposed to be a bookmark manager, not a quantum mechanics experiment), but here's to hoping for BookMacster. So far, one of the most useless purchases I ever made. (Or rather: "unused", but the end result is the same.)
Huevox
Huevox
Feb 4 2010
5.3.10
1.0
Feb 4 2010
1.0
Version: 5.3.10
Good Gracious! We're up to Firefox 3.6 already! This developer might be the very salt of the earth, but he is like molasses. I have used it, but his tardiness has rendered it unfit for human consumption.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Jan 17 2010
5.3.8
5.0
Jan 17 2010
5.0
Version: 5.3.8
Ok I just realized checking the website that Bookdog will be left to die and replaced by Bookmacster... the way this new piece of software deals with collections seems to be better according to the developer.. I tried the beta.. and I found it more complicated than bookdog and definitely as ugly (I hate ugly interfaces.. especially these days that the MAc has becom so refined in ym view.., so I think I'll be changing once again.. as I have when I stopped using URL Manager Pro years ago... sometimes developers do weird things.. As far as I'm concerned the "Bookmark niche" is once again free for someone who develops a truly great product that synchs all my browsers or I'll do it with scripting.. Webbla looks good it seems but crashes on my system.. and all other offerings are outdated and no good. The singing chairs game has officially begun ;-)
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Jan 17 2010
5.3.8
5.0
Jan 17 2010
5.0
Version: 5.3.8
Interface is dog-ugly and so is the icon but Bookdog works very well.. so I guess it does not matter... though I think if it looked really modern it could attract more customers.. looks do matter Mr developer ;-) Anyway... I'm here to ask Flock support !!!!!
Steven-Goodheart
Steven-Goodheart
Nov 6 2009
5.3.8
5.0
Nov 6 2009
5.0
Version: 5.3.8
Wait a minute! Sheepsystem's Bookdog site is a "malicious web site?" You've got to be kidding me, right? This is one of the best, most reliable, and honest developers of Mac software around. This has got to be some mistake on Websense's part, or else this is post about it is malicious. It seems really irreponsible not to go to the developer with this "news" first before posting something like this here. I just went to the Websense site, and anybody can report a "malicious" site by just plugging in a link and saying why they think it is "malicious." No indication of how Websense verifies any such reports or if their findings can be verified. Maybe Websense is a legit site, but if they don't explain their methodology for determining that a site is considered "malicious," how can the info be trusted? By the way, I have no relationship to Sheepsystem except as a highly satisfied customer who has had nothing but a great experience with the software and with the developer when I've need to report a problem.
Tom-bovo
Tom-bovo
Nov 4 2009
5.3.8
0.0
Nov 4 2009
0.0
Version: 5.3.8
WebSense filtering software has this company on its blacklist and blocks all access to it. Reason: The Websense category "Malicious Web Sites" is filtered.   URL: http://www.sheepsystems.com/products/bookdog/
Jayce
Jayce
Sep 15 2009
5.3.6
0.0
Sep 15 2009
0.0
Version: 5.3.6
I like most things about this application but not the fact that after I use it, Safari crashes if I try to drag a url into a bookmark folder. The only work-around I've found is to run Bookdog, quit Bookdog, go into Activity Monitor and kill the little piece of Bookdog that's still in touch with Safari, and then go into Safari's menu (once) for the Add Bookmark process. I hope someone finds an easier way to get the two to co-exist.
Tom46
Tom46
Jul 6 2009
5.3.3
0.0
Jul 6 2009
0.0
Version: 5.3.3
Long ago, this used to be a great little app, simple to use and very functional. Now the gui is hopelessly confusing and for all practical purposes impossible to use.
$22.95
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