This is an update to my comments below. I am in no way associated with the developer, and am only being so verbose because this application is something I've been looking for for a long time.
I did hear back from the developer within the 3 days promised with helpful info. I went ahead and purchased the app, and this review is based on 1.0.2.
They got the Safari import fixed. It's manual, meaning you have to export your bookmarks from Safari, and then import them into Webbla. It keeps any folder structure you may have created in Safari, and brings in your Bookmarks Bar as well. The developer said they're hoping to include sync with Safari by 1.1.
I had nearly 5500 bookmarks (crazy...), and it did take a while for them to import into Webbla. I can't tell you exactly how long, because I walked away from my computer, and when I came back, there was a dialogue box asking for permission to tap into a keychain item for a password-protected site (Screencasts Online). I don't know how long the dialogue box was sitting there.
I would guess it took about 2 hours to process all of the bookmarks, which means the app goes to each page and gets a snapshot of it.
With about 350 left, the app did hang, pegging CPU usage at 99%, and taking up about 650 MB of RAM. I force-quit the application, and when I re-opened it, it picked up from where it hit a snag, processing the rest, CPU running around 1.5 to 2%.
I've been messing around with Webbla for a bit now, and really like it. It's perfect for my needs, which are organizing all these bookmarks I've collected like a pack rat. I'm definitely cutting it some slack for being a new release, but judging from the developer's responsiveness, I'm okay with that.
Some niggly bits to point out:
- I don't love the position of the "tags" window
- When you resize the app, the upper window runs into the title of the webpage
- I wish there was an "activity viewer" so I could see just which webpage it's processing
- I'm not seeing tool tips on some of the buttons (e.g., the buttons in the toolbar), so I'm not sure what they do
- The program sends out the spinning beach ball often, but I'm sure this will change as the program becomes optimized
The program is responsive with all my bookmarks in there. I haven't tried exporting them back out to Safari yet, as it's going to take me a while to get these organized and cleaned up.
I can easily see this app hitting 5 stars in a couple of revisions.