Pins
Pins
2.1.4

3.1

Pins free download for Mac

Pins

2.1.4
25 March 2018

Simple and elegant bookmark manager.

Overview

Pins keeps all your bookmarks in one place!

Pins is the easy and beautiful bookmarks manager your Mac: it is the organized, taggable, searchable, syncable, shareable, visual library for all your needs.

Features
  • Manage a complete library of bookmarks with folders and tags
  • Have a graphical thumbnail and a preview of every bookmark
  • Have extensive information about your bookmarks
  • Rate and annotate bookmarks
  • Sort bookmarks by date, rating or title
  • Import bookmarks from Safari, Chrome, Firefox and also Delicious, Instapaper and Read it more
  • Share folders of bookmarks with friends and family
  • Synchronize your bookmark library online with a free account
  • Add bookmarks to Pins with one click using the free extensions for Safari, Chrome and Firefox (available on the pins website)

Demo download is limited to 20 bookmarks, and has no sync functionality.

What's new in Pins

Version 2.1.4:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Frankof
20 February 2014

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"All your bookmarks in one place!" sounded like I really really need this program. I was happy to find it in a software bundle recently, and it was one of the reasons I bought the bundle. Downloaded, installed, opened: NO bookmark in one place! Not a single one. How can that be? I had a look in the documentation, and quickly realized: I misunderstood. This program does not organize anything FOR you. YOU have to organize the bookmarks in the program. What a disappointment. For years, decades even, every single browser I installed had an function to import bookmarks from other browser with a single click - or even fully automatically. Not so this program. To make your bookmarks "work" in this program, you have to manually export them from each of your browsers separately, then import it into the program. Which means, the bookmarks are NOT imported automatically, and also will NOT be synchronized automatically when I add a new bookmark in one of the browsers. In essence, the program creates a lot of work, rather than saving it. Maybe I just do not see the point. But why does this program not work like a self-synchronizing storage place for the bookmarks of my folders? In the sense that: I open the program, and ALL my bookmarks are in one place (as the slogan says). THAT would be really useful. I don't want to import stuff manually, or use a browser plugin to add the bookmark to the program AFTER I have also added it to the browser itself. The authors say you can synchronize the bookmarks between computers, but you have to register for an account. Why? We all have iCloud and/or Dropbox to provide platforms for cross-machine syncing - the program cannot work with either of it. So, the program should basically do three things: Get bookmarks from all browsers automatically, provide additional features for the bookmark handling, and allow synchronizing via iCloud and/or Dropbox. As it is now, the program can do only the second thing. What a disappointment.
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Version 1.7.1
Panocha
10 January 2018
Complete garbage. All it does is crash whenever you try to sync with DropBox.
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Version 2.1.3
bearister2746
18 November 2017
This app would be good if it worked. The backup feature doesn't work and it's not reliable with regard to setting new "pins."
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Version 2.0.9
Mirsky
22 October 2017
This is my favorite Mac app for storing and organizing bookmarks. I prefer it to the built-in bookmarks manager in Safari and other browsers. I also think it's better than Bookmacster, which I used to use. And for $9.99, Pins is reasonably priced.

There are a few quirks, but overall it's good.

Also the developer is very responsive and responds to emails promptly.
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Version 2.0.9
Jimw
08 October 2017
Just tried the trial version and sort of liked it but chose not to use it after finding out the developer is moving to a subscription model with the next major release.
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Version 2.0.9
2 answer(s)
ObjectiveSheep
ObjectiveSheep
21 October 2017
Hi there. Thanks for your comment.

I heard several users express their mixed feelings about a subscription model.

So I have decided to instead retain a per app upfront one time payment per major version model.

I hope this is good news :-)

http://pins.objectivesheep.com/pricing-questions-on-coming-version/
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Jimw
Jimw
22 October 2017
Thank you for your reconsideration. I believe that this is the proper paradigm wihen information is captured or stored in a format provided by the app. I believe is a place for subscription based paradigm where the capture or storage of data is not involved such as a tool that analyzes network performance but does not record the instance, or an antivirus or malware tool. These are true services, just like you power or phone service for making calls. But where data is involved, a subscription makes you hostage to the subscription so long as the access of the data is desired. In the case of Pins, it would be a database of bookmarks. There are grey areas if the app saves the data in a user readable format such as csv, rtf, or txt that can be input and stored in other common apps. Currently my bookmark app that I have used for over 10 years seems to be subsetted. If it were a subscription model, I would still be paying for it even though it has not been updated for years and will be rendered non-functional in MOS 10.14 as it is 32 bit, Is is right for me to be paying for it all these years then be unable to access my data in it in the future? If support for an app is terminated for whatever reason during the subscription period, then it often becomes a ticking time bomb in regards to the contained data when the subscription expires, especially if the developer fails to notify the customer base that support for the app is being withdrawn. With a tool, nothing is lost or jeopardized except the use of the tool and the money invested and the user is free to find a similar one. But during that investment the user had the use of the tool and had the option of switching to a different app if one was available that does approximately the same thing at a lower cost. Would you buy a refrigerator on a subscription basis - i.e. if you missed a payment or the manufacture goes out of business all you food spoils? Software that stores data or configures it in a proprietary format is the same paradigm.
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Jlgattis
03 October 2017
Great app.Finally a sensible booking method. I am moving and updating bookmarks daily with pleasure.
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Version 2.0.9
lb3541
26 September 2017
Does exactly what it says and is extremely helpful for me. I use it daily and am perfectly satisfied.
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Version 2.0.9
Daking
27 March 2017
Not very happy so far. I liked the idea of some of the features they showed, but it doesn't seem to work with Chrome, or at least that's been my experience so far. I tried sending a message to the developer, and the form on their website is busted, so I don't know if there's any way at all to get hold of them, even if to just let them know about the issue.

Sorry, but if it doesn't work with Chrome, it's a 1-star review for me. (I suppose I should include that I'm running macOS Sierra, version 10.12.3, and Chrome is the current version, but then Chrome automatically updates itself all the time anyway.)
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Version 2.0.9
1 answer(s)
ObjectiveSheep
ObjectiveSheep
27 March 2017
Hi Daking,
I replied to your support email. I'm checking if there's any malfunction with Pins and the current version of Chrome and I'll get back to you soon.
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Eugenev3565
20 October 2015
Decided to give it another go after disappointing experiences with previous (1.x.x) versions. Much has improved in version 2.0.4, but at least one issue has stayed: preferences retention. I must still reselect the 'Show bookmarks containing all of the selected'... option after every relaunch. And the software crashed while selecting tags (I am using OS X 10.11).
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Version 2.0.4
ld92lleo2lp
23 August 2015
Why there is no auto-syncing with Google Bookmarks?
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Version 2.0.4
Svenster
03 August 2015
Hmmmm.... Bought Pins 2.0.2 and it just hung constantly. just upgraded to 2.0.3 hoping it would be resolved but its not much better. It functions for 2 out of 10 minutes at the most, most of the time its just "Not Responding" then quits.
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Version 2.0.3
1 answer(s)
ObjectiveSheep
ObjectiveSheep
19 August 2015
Drop me a line at support [at] pinsapp.com so we can troubleshoot together
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3.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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