Little Bookmark Box
Little Bookmark Box
3.1

2.8

Little Bookmark Box free download for Mac

Little Bookmark Box

3.1
30 September 2015

Store and manage your bookmarks in smart boxes.

Overview

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.

  • iCloud Sync.
  • Preview your bookmarked web pages using Quick Look, live.
  • 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 to add, access and search your bookmarks quickly.
  • Browser Extension and Bookmarklet available, to save a link with a single click.
  • Works unobtrusively, side by side with your browser.
  • You can sort bookmarks within each box differently.
  • Editable bookmarks (title, url, note and tags).
  • Lets you select, and remembers, the browser to open a bookmark.
  • Selectable bookmarks subtitle (note, date created, date last visited and more).
  • Full support for drag-and drop.

What's new in Little Bookmark Box

Version 3.1:
  • iCloud sync-performance improvements
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Refined preferences dialog
  • Improved OS X 10.11 El Capitan compatibility

18 Little Bookmark Box Reviews

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Robotank
26 October 2010

Most helpful

Well, I was very likely wrong to suggest that the review below was possibly by the developer. First, the software is good quality, not the sketchy variety usually associated with unethical reviews. Second, there are no suspicious-looking reviews for this dev's other product. Third, I've been in brief email contact with the dev, and he seems very helpful and forthcoming. I changed my mind about buying LLB too. I like the elegant layout and smooth keyboard navigation in particular. Also, its most direct competition, AllBookmarks, doesn't seem to have much development going on right now. It works fine, but it seems to have reached a point where they probably won't do much more with it feature-wise (fair enough, considering all the work the folks at Agile put into 1Password). Since LLB is at version 1.0, I think it's safe to expect some substantial improvements in the future.
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Version 1.0
Jca
18 November 2014
No Sync Options. Only single Bookmark import. Getting all your Bookmarks in this tool needs you to export them form every browser and afterwards importing the exported File. Managing Bookmarks in its self is O.K. but that's already available with every Browser itself.
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Version 3.0
3 answer(s)
Moxiesozo
Moxiesozo
30 November 2014
I don't believe Apple offers any way for a developer to sync bookmarks, thanks to sandboxing. This is an OS limitation, not an application issue.

If there's a 3rd-party app that offers live bookmark syncing across Safari, Chrome, and Firefox, please let us know.
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Akanico
Akanico
12 May 2015
@Moxiesozo
BookMacster offers just that, syncing bookmarks across browsers.
Lets you choose the ones you want to keep in sync, import/export and centralize everything inside the app.
Very flexible, many options, not very intuitive interface but does its job very well.
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Dolphinboy2u
Dolphinboy2u
20 November 2015
Xmarks works like a charm for me, I hugely depend on it (3000+ bookmarks). It does manual import and export but not live syncing like Safari does. Was bought by :LastPass a few years ago, so it should be well supported for the foreseeable future.

Bookmacster also does manual import and export but also no live syncing either, and the developer actively maintains it.
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Stonal199
17 November 2014
Jetzt mal eine Bewertung für deutschsprachige Anwender: Die Little Bookmark Box ist eine fast schon genial zu nennende App. Sie arbeitet unabhängig vom verwendeten Browser, man muss sich also keine Gedanken mehr dazu machen, wie man die lesezeichen von einem auf den anderen Browser bringt: LBB verwaltet das zentral und damit ist mal diese Sorgen ein für alle Mal los. Und die neue Version macht auch noch - wenn gewünscht - regelmässige Backups der Lesezeichen auf die iCloud. Etwas Besseres gibt es derzeit nach meiner bescheidenen Meinung nicht.
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Version 3.0
Andylynn
08 August 2013
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
2 answer(s)
LuukLuuk
LuukLuuk
08 February 2014
What do you mean with the info-rape and cesspool cloud? You've got me puzzled!
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Xenophile
Xenophile
25 July 2014
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.
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joe-exp
30 December 2012
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
1 answer(s)
joe-exp
joe-exp
30 December 2012
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
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jeamarswa
30 December 2012
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
23 October 2012
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
xcoxco
12 September 2012
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
26 January 2012
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
14 November 2011
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
2 answer(s)
Pointworks Software Development
Pointworks Software Development
16 November 2011
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.
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kpublik
kpublik
16 November 2011
@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?
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Piecyk
26 October 2011
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
3 answer(s)
Piecyk
Piecyk
26 October 2011
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.
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Pointworks Software Development
Pointworks Software Development
27 October 2011
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).
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Piecyk
Piecyk
27 October 2011
Hey Pointworks! Thanks for the info, but I using Opera browser ... and it hurts sometimes.
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  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
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