Webbla
Webbla
1.6.5

3.6

Webbla free download for Mac

Webbla

1.6.5
23 September 2015

A visual bookmark manager.

Overview

Webbla allows you to organize your Bookmarks visually with Delicious and Pinboard support.

If you like to handle your music and photos with iTunes and iPhoto, Webbla is the right application to handle your bookmarks.

Webbla is a modern bookmark manager that helps you in organizing your bookmarks visually. It also offers you an easy way to keep track of website updates. Instead of remembering your bookmarks by title, Webbla gives you a new way to remember them visually. Personalizing your bookmarks with tags or keeping them in different categories will help you to come back to them easily.

Browser compatibility:
Define your own shortcuts to add bookmarks from your Web browser to Webbla. Customizable Web browser scripts make it easy to open bookmarks in different ways with all applications supporting AppleScript.

Over standard HTML bookmark files you can import and export your bookmarks to and from Camino, Firefox, OmniWeb, Opera, Safari, and more.

OS X System integration:
Webbla support Spotlight, Cover Flow and Quick Look, so you can easily find and preview your bookmarks with the Finder.

What's new in Webbla

Version 1.6.5:
  • Added: OS X 10.11 El Capitan compatibility.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.

48 Webbla Reviews

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winofigments
23 January 2011

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I had high hopes for this program but after playing around with it for a day, I essentially find it useless for my needs. This program is worth no more than $10. The Pros: I can annotate each bookmark to my heart's delight with tags and notes (I have approximately 4500 bookmarks). I can import my bookmarks from Safari. And I can make smart collections. Other Feedback: There's List View and Grid View. There is no Cover Flow feature. As other reviewers have complained, the screen captures for each site are too blurry. But the main reason I find the program useless is for the features it lacks. It lacks foresight to think that a user would want to switch back and forth between two programs to click and navigate to bookmarked sites. If I use the Webbla Safari extension bookmarklet to add and annotate a new site...that's great...but how do I get it back or at least have access to it again in Safari? I use Safari's Bookmark Bar quite often for the sites I frequent the most. The bar is organized in logical folders with quick access. Webbla basically suggests that I forget about the bookmark bar, click over to the Webbla app from Safari, and look for an equivalent folder collection with, let's say, my Facebook login page. It's totally counterintuitive and tedious. Ideally, the two apps need to be synched up with an understanding that Safari relies on folders and nesting, while Webbla is structured by smart folders, folders, and tags. But without this integration, Webbla becomes a chore. Webbla also lacks the features found on Bookdog, like sorting, verifying, and analyzing duplicates. Using Webbla in List View mode, if I sort by the Page column, the bookmarks are not in proper alphabetical order. It seems like they want to be, but it's not exactly correct. When you re-import bookmarks from Safari, Webbla only updates the changes instead of re-importing everything again. That's good, but if you delete a bookmark in Safari, then re-import again into Webbla, Webbla doesn't delete the bookmark from the previous import. Webbla creates a new collection folder for the new import, so you have to delete the old folder from a prior import. For now, the program isn't very useful because of the lack of true integration with a browser and because of other lacking features mentioned above. I might use it simply as a standalone program--occasionally reimporting my Safari bookmarks--to tag and get a better view of my bookmarks, hopefully to integrate more solidly upon future releases.
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Version 1.4.7
fabiorico
07 June 2016
This app is a great idea for people who has well developed visual memory. It can be really a solution to handle with bookmarks in your browser if you don't have a plenty of them. Otherwise you have to scroll on and on to find the requested link. The longer you do this the more difficulties it brings to recognize the right bookmark. I faced such a problem having over hundred bookmarks in my browser. Anyway, the app gives you a chance to compare both ways and choose the more convenient for you.
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Version 1.6.5
Jazzyguy
09 May 2015
It does not work in 10.6.8
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Version 1.6.2
15 answer(s)
celmaro
celmaro
13 May 2015
Sorry for the issue. The problem is related to a framework we have added requiring OS X 10.7. Please continue to use the previous version if you are still using 10.6.8. If you need the download link for the previous version please let me know.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
08 June 2015
Please send me the download link for 10.6.8
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
08 June 2015
My address has changed over the yars since I bought Webbla so please post it here.
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celmaro
celmaro
09 June 2015
This is the download link for Webbla compatible with 10.6.8
http://www.celmaro.com/files/webbla/Webbla161.zip
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
09 June 2015
I have had Webbla for a long time. Can you write to me at the address given because I can't send a folder I have to you.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
09 June 2015
One copy is licensed as I never apparently took it off my MacBook Pro from 1987. Is there a way to transfer the license to my other hard drives? I have a 21"and 27"Mac.
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celmaro
celmaro
09 June 2015
Of Course, I will look in our archives and send you the license file.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
09 June 2015
The archive arrived but it too small for the web site to handle. it was 755 bytes but apparently the web site couldn't open it up. please write to me at the address given not at cfl.rr.com I have abanded that.
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celmaro
celmaro
09 June 2015
OK, I have send it out to you a second time. The license file is not more than 660 bytes.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
09 June 2015
I clicked on the folder it opened but somehow when I looked at my downloads folder it was not there.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
09 June 2015
I did find it outside the folder but when i clicked on it nothing happened.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
09 June 2015
I can't put inside the folder for the email.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
09 June 2015
I tried to use the Option key to place it in the licensing place. I also put in my ~/libreary/Preferences. That didn't work either. I am at loss to do any thing further.
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celmaro
celmaro
10 June 2015
Hi, I assume it would be better we solve this problem by mail. I will make a small screencast for you which explains how to install the license file and send you the link.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
10 June 2015
Thank you very much for the screencast it solved my problems completely. I wish you well in any luck in your business.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
08 May 2015
To the developer: I couldn't find out how to do this on your website, but I have an older license file for and earlier version of Webbla 1.x, but this new version requires an email address and a serial number. Is there a way to apply the license file to get the current version licensed?
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Version 1.6.2
4 answer(s)
celmaro
celmaro
08 May 2015
To make the old license panel visible you have to press and hold the option key when you select “License…” from the Webbla menu. After you have registered your license file everything will work back as it was before.
If you have further questions please send me a mail.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
09 May 2015
Thank you for the quick response!
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celmaro
celmaro
13 May 2015
I am glad that I was able to help.
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Citizentoni
Citizentoni
13 March 2016
Hi, I was in the same situation and it was not the Option key, but the Command key that worked for me!
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josehill
25 April 2015
Version 1.6.1 worked very nicely on my MacBookPro2,2. Unfortunately, version 1.6.2 won't even launch on that machine.
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Version 1.6.2
1 answer(s)
celmaro
celmaro
26 April 2015
Hi,
Please can you send us an email that we can see for a solution.
We did not change anything concerning compatibility with previous OS X versions. Thanks, Marc
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csaborio
18 February 2015
I've just bookmarked Bob Loblaw's Blog using Webbla.
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Version 1.6.1
dabcca
04 January 2015
Works well. An iOS counterpart would be nice!
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Version 1.6.1
Jazzyguy
29 November 2014
I have been a licensee of Webbla for many years and I am glad I have it. It is a great application.I am glad it is now available in Yosemite. Nothing is comparable to it. 5 Stars for sure.
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Version 1.6.1
Fishscale
05 January 2014
Mr. developer. Please explain the status of this application as I am completely beside myself with confusion as to whether it is alive, you answering Aargi suggests so, or if it is defunct, your release schedule or lack of anything even minor in over 2 years tells me the app is dead in the water. Last Released Version: Webbla Version 1.5.2 Release Notes - Dezember 9th, 2011 Current date: 05-Jan-2014 On your blog I also saw a post about a new version with screenshots supposedly coming and that was 8+ months ago with no answer. What is the status, once and for all please! We love the app, hate the angst in not knowing whether to look for alternatives. I'll be a guinea pig beat tester if you need, I just want an update! Cheers, happy new year!
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Version 1.5.6
5 answer(s)
Celmaro
Celmaro
21 January 2014
Thanks for your comment and Happy New Year. I am really sorry for the confusion and I sincerely apologise for the delay. Webbla is definitively not dead and we will do our best to release version 2 in the next view month. As mentioned on our blog we have already arrived at a advanced development state about 12 month ago but where not able to devote the needed time to finalise version 2. 
In the meanwhile we got plenty of new ideas we would like to include and since Apple is releasing major OS X updates every year there are more advanced frameworks and functions we can use. It’s a little bit like we are caught in a trap of product development circle unable to complete a final product. I have never believed that it will be so difficult to release a version 2 but it definitively is.
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gryphonent
gryphonent
15 May 2014
Mid May 2014… still nothing???
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celmaro
celmaro
26 April 2015
Good software take a long time to make.
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gryphonent
gryphonent
26 April 2015
“Those who come too late are punished by life” Gorbachev used to say. I for one have moved on to Pins 2. Very happy with it. Webbla had plenty of problems. It was a promising software, but by no means a good one. Especially when used with Delicious there’re plenty of unresolved issues over the years.
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celmaro
celmaro
27 April 2015
Of course, everyone has their own path.
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Aargl
06 September 2013
Well, I haven't done a thorough test, but just the fact that in 2013 you have to export your bookmarks to an html file from a browser, then import it into Webbla, instead of simply chosing a browser from which to import (as in Bookdog or Bookmacster, or even the old Bookit) is enough to make me sad... :-( Add a real sync with current browsers and this app may become a best-seller. ;-)
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Version 1.5.6
4 answer(s)
Celmaro
Celmaro
09 September 2013
Thanks for your comment. Yes, you are right, and it's a shame that it's 2013 and Apple don't offer a way to sync bookmarks with other applications. There was an API but Apple depreciated it with Mountain Lion. To access the bookmarks like the applications you have mentioned do is not a big thing but it can corrupt your Safari bookmarks database or you have to close and open Safari every time bookmarks are synced which is not the right way to do things in our opinion. This is also not the way to go for a Sandboxed application and will be never approved by Apple.
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Aargl
Aargl
09 September 2013
I understand your disappointment about Apple policy, it used to be a lot more open, back in the old days of the "think different" slogan... :-/ All this protectionism is really exaggerated. So, if I understand well, the right way to use Webbla is to manage bookmarks in it (once we've imported the html file with our favorites), no more using the bookmarks integrated system from the browsers?
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Aargl
Aargl
09 September 2013
Ok, so I've tried importing my nearly 3000 bookmarks from an html file but it looks it's not automatically tagging them... do I have to tag them individually? Am I missing some command so Webbla would tag them based on the folders and subfolders?
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celmaro
celmaro
19 September 2013
To be hornets, I am not using bookmarks in my web browser since the address bar of Safari is so advanced that it shows me most of the time exactly the url's of the webpages I would like to visit. Webbla is to keep my web page jewels, websites I am not visiting constantly but would like to archive with additional information. If you import a bookmark html file Webbla will import all your notes and tags and create a collection structure in the import folder as existing in the file. Please check your html file if it contain such information. If there should be a problem please let me know.
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joe-exp
06 January 2013
Best Bookmark managing software out there.
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Version 1.5.6
3 answer(s)
qb
qb
11 March 2013
I'm not trying to be nasty but a 1 lines "best out there" is not much help. How about fleshing out WHY you get this app 5 stars? I am looking to replace URL Manager Pro that has been great to me for 7 years but now has some quirks the developer seems unable to fix.
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joe-exp
joe-exp
11 March 2013
OK here we go: 1) its very stable and doesn't crash - (Mountain Lion 10.8.2) 2) Is very fast - I have about 1000 bookmarks 3) I like the "Tag Stripe" which shows all the tags in a cloud 4) Adding Favs is very easy with the little script for the toolbar or the Safari Plug-in 5) "Smart Collections" make is very easy to sort by a host of criteria... 6) "Collections" can be grouped in Folders - very important to me 7)Bookmarks can be opened different Browser via pop-up menu and a default browser can be set independently from the system default 8) User interface is very easy to understand and clean compared to the other bookmark apps I have seen. 9) Bookmarks can be shared via delicious account Hope this helps
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joe-exp
joe-exp
11 March 2013
The only thing I don't understand is why the previews are squares ... Beats me
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3.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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