Pins
Pins
2.1.4

3.1

Pins free download for Mac

Pins2.1.4

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:
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51 Reviews of Pins

3
Frankof
20 February 2014
Version: 1.7.1

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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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0.5
Panocha
10 January 2018
Version: 2.1.3
Complete garbage. All it does is crash whenever you try to sync with DropBox.
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0.5
bearister2746
18 November 2017
Version: 2.0.9
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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4
Mirsky
22 October 2017
Version: 2.0.9
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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Jimw
08 October 2017
Version: 2.0.9
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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4.5
Jlgattis
03 October 2017
Version: 2.0.9
Great app.Finally a sensible booking method. I am moving and updating bookmarks daily with pleasure.
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5
lb3541
26 September 2017
Version: 2.0.9
Does exactly what it says and is extremely helpful for me. I use it daily and am perfectly satisfied.
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1
Daking
27 March 2017
Version: 2.0.9
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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Eugenev3565
20 October 2015
Version: 2.0.4
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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ld92lleo2lp
23 August 2015
Version: 2.0.4
Why there is no auto-syncing with Google Bookmarks?
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Svenster
03 August 2015
Version: 2.0.3
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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x0x0
02 July 2015
Version: 2.0.2
Developer' site appears to be blacklisted. I can't access it anymore. Upon verification, and as reported by the site below, McAffee and some are blocking it. https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/pinsapp.com What happened?
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x0x0
11 May 2015
Version: 2.0.1
I think this app could really use a Privacy Policy, as requested on the dev support forums: https://pinsapp.uservoice.com/forums/133572-pins-support/suggestions/7715340-privacy-policy
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2
Essadee
30 April 2015
Version: 2.0.0
UI seems a bit clunky to me, but that's personal preference. Capabilities of the software appear reasonable on the surface, but I can't get Pinboard import to work at all, because it crashes: /* Application Specific Information: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '+entityForName: nil is not a legal NSManagedObjectContext parameter searching for entity name 'Tag'' abort() called terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException */ UI isn't polished enough for my taste and I'm not interested in debugging this app. I think if I were going to buy software like this today I'd go with Spillo (which I'm non-commital about because I usually use a SSB via Fluid directly to Pinboard which is pretty nice with the custom userstyle I feed it.)
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x0x0
26 April 2015
Version: 2.0.0
What does it needs to constently connect to the developer site, even after the license is accepted, and I chose not to look for update? Is it a sync feature? If so, how can I opt-out of it since I don't intend to use the sync feature. And why does it connect to settings-crashlytics-1410998606.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com? and there's no preference to opt-out of it? Thank you.
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4
JADNC
26 April 2015
Version: 2.0.0
I purchased my 2.0 upgrade directly from the developer's website, due to his prior excellent customer service. I also enjoy his program, which is quite useful. I particularly like the fact that it allows me to view and work with my pinboard.in information. I really like this program, and think folks will find the developer very responsive. Highly recommended.
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Hermie
21 April 2015
Version: 2.0.0
Thank you Fabio, at first glance version two seems to work a whole lot better.
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0.5
Dellsuxx
09 January 2015
Version: 1.8.2
Just decided to give Pins one last shot before deleting this waste of money spent almost six months ago and not only did Pins crash again and again and again but it just caused my first major Firefox crash this year that had to be restarted three times In a row so I could delete the Pins browser extension. What a piece garbage and time waster this app is. To top It off Pins now wants me to sign Into Dropbox,(NSA spyware). Screw you Fabio!
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1
dabcca
04 January 2015
Version: 1.8.2
I liked it when it was working, Now it crashes on launch. Moving on....
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1
Mykl.biz
13 December 2014
Version: 1.8.2
I haven't yet added any bookmarks, have scarcely done more than launch the demo app, a few times, and every time it becomes unresponsive (spinning beachball) or just crashes.
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2
Eugenev3565
27 June 2014
Version: 1.8.2
Looks promising. I like the way Pins handles tags, but it would be even better if, as soon as 1 tag is selected only the tags are shown that occur in combination with the already selected tag, so that one can ‘drill down’ more easily. More serious are a few nasty bugs. The search window from the menu bar is completely messed up as soon as I start scrolling the search results. Settings are not kept after quitting and restarting the application, that includes the account settings for synchronization. I would buy the application when these bugs are fixed.
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ylluminate
26 June 2014
Version: 1.8.2
Any word on whether it works with large collections yet?
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4
Alex-Macinsky
25 May 2014
Version: 1.8.0
Great app. Is there anyway to hide the dock icon, and only have in the menubar?
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3
Frankof
20 February 2014
Version: 1.7.1
"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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5
aaffonso
20 February 2014
Version: 1.7.1
Bookmarks is an important part of my computer life and I always looking for good way to organize them. After a difficult start (it could be more intuitive) now I in love with Pins and with a promised Pinboard/Delicious integration it will be the perfect bookmark software for my needs.
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peppershaker
17 February 2014
Version: 1.7.1
Pins conflicted with Pages. Pages quit every time I tried to make a change to a document. Removing Pins solved the problem
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5
Jbinfrisco
12 February 2014
Version: 1.7.1
Really enjoying this app. Been looking for something like Pins! for awhile. Still in development so will update features rating down the road. Ability to drag links out of Pins! and into other apps like Omnifocus, Evernote would be nice feature.
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Buck-Wheat
04 February 2014
Version: 1.7.1
I outlined the problem I am having with my first message here. The next message I sent was asking for a timely response. The third message I questioned your lack of support. Now all my messages have been erased and my questions were never answered. Buck
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Ser-5d809358
03 February 2014
Version: 1.7.1
I tried with chrome Firefox and Safari. And I cannot drag-and-drop as they demonstrated in the video. I get nothing but errors when I try to update 1.7.2
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5
roydv58
30 January 2014
Version: 1.7.1
I've been using Pins for over a year. This is a very useful way of working with bookmarks. Having the bookmarks outside of the browser is counterintuitive, until you decide to switch browsers. Yes there are add-ons that try to do that. This is easier. An then there's all the functionality that turn your bookmarks into a real resource. The software has not been without it's bugs, and there are still some features that I'd like to see. The couple of times I've contacted Fabio, his response has been immediate and determined to find a solution. It's good value even at the usual price. On discount today, it's a steal.
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5
mmac79
19 September 2013
Version: 1.6
My favourite bookmark manager so far and i tried a lot. Including Delish and Pearltrees (online) the latest. I have to say: This will be finally a tool i will be using to gather all my bookmarks and keep them up to date. The usability is superb and functionality rich. go and grab it, it's a bargain!
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4
anonymous-trout-1840
21 July 2013
Version: 1.5
I bought it from the Mac App store and I noticed the 1.5 release yesterday. So I decided to give it a second try. The Pins menu key combination works now. You still must select a link or folder, before you can drag it. If you don't know this, you'll end up giving it up. This is a usable release, so I'll keep using it. The Firefox extension is broken with Firefox 22. I hope this will be fixed soon!
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1
Mykl.biz
07 February 2013
Version: 1.5
The interface seems clean and promising. But the demo version crashed the first time I ran it, before I'd even added a single bookmark; I was simply looking through the menus. I'm sorry, but apps that are likely to crash should be considered Beta (at best) and not ready for sale.
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4
roydv58
06 February 2013
Version: 1.5
At first I hated this app. Like many other reviewers, I felt that it was money wasted. One of the issues is that it does not automatically sync bookmarks across machines as is possible with a number of other free apps. But as a bookmark manager it excels. After importing my collection of bookmarks, and organizing them properly (after various bookmark synchronizers had created chaos), and adding the pins extension to the browser, my bookmarks are better than ever. Now, having chosen the appropriate folder it Pins, I can hit the pins icon once to add a page (or pages) to the folder where I want it. The search add-in in the Mac toolbar makes finding bookmarked sites a breeze. A decent sync capability would raise the rating to 5.
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0.5
cliveH
30 October 2012
Version: 1.4
Importing bookmarks (from Safari) went OK. However, importing of images does not work (yes, I was patient). Also, when I dragged (after waiting a few seconds) the favicon from the URL field in Safari to a folder, either nothing happened or the Pins application crashed. I'm using OS 10.6.8. On the surface, Pins seems to be a really good solution for bookmarks management. I have learnt, however, that the reality does not match up to the promise. I have wasted my money and, importantly, my time (through having to research to ensure I'm following the right steps). I'm sure you're working hard on your product, Fabio, but right now it has too many fatal defects to be on the market other than in alpha/beta form.
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Moadib
24 October 2012
Version: 1.4
Pins Help says : "Moving Bookmarks into a folder To move one or more bookmarks into a folder select them and drag them onto the desired folder to move them from their old folder into the new one. To drag keep your left mouse button clicked for about one second before starting to drag. Bookmarks can only be moved into folders, onto the inbox or into the trash bin. Moving Folders Folders can be ordered at will by dragging them around. Make sure that the folder you are moving is highlighted before dragging it. A Folder can also be dragged onto another folder thus becoming a subfolder." I just bought this App yesterday. It could be great but for the moment the "drag and drop" feature does not operate when I try to move bookmarks or folders. iMac Ci7 running under a French version of Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2. In addition, the link to Pins website return "Application Error"... I'm waiting for some help.
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Tundern
24 October 2012
Version: 1.4
Why have I just paid $6.99 for what turns out to be the Demo version of Pins (should be free) and whose import function does not work? It opens up a window in which my 3 browsers are greyed out. I didn't spend $6.99 to start typing all of my bookmarks in manually. I want my money back already.
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Alec-Kinneartunu
23 October 2012
Version: 1.4
I would like to buy Pins to replace/improve on Delicious. Unfortunately Pins doesn't play nicely with the default Delicious export, missing all of one's notes and keeping only the title. http://export.delicious.com/settings/bookmarks/export I can't afford to lose years of notes (most important part of the page is already inside deliciois in most cases).
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Ompilf
23 October 2012
Version: 1.4
I've downloaded the trial, imported my bookmarks from Firefox and then started to play around a bit. Generally I like it and tended to buy it, but the app has already crashed twice within a few minutes (I'm using 10.6.8) when I was adding new bookmarks by drag&drop from browsers. Anyone else having this experience? ... @ the developer: Is there a chance that bugs will be fixed very soon?
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Johnkgerken
23 October 2012
Version: 1.4
I've been looking for a better way to organize bookmarks for a while and this seems like it could be a really useful tool. But for me it's lacking one thing: the ability to autosync between Pins and the browsers on my machine. What I don't want is to have to open Pins every time I need a bookmark. What I'd rather be able to do is organize my bookmarks in Pins and have it silently in the background update my bookmarks in Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Then I'd be able to use the changes directly from whatever browser I'm using. I'm going to watch for updates. If something like this is added in the future, you'll have a customer. Oh, one other feature request: It'd be great to have a feature that would validate links - I'm sure a bunch of my bookmarks in delicious are stale.
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3
Ubrgeek
23 October 2012
Version: 1.4
I'm really hoping to like this app. Just downloaded it and imported my bookmarks (exported from Pinboard in HTML. Tried to import from the xml export but no luck). Doesn't seem to be grabbing screen grabs but it's tough to know because there doesn't seem to be a feedback mechanism like a status bar. Tried deleting them and it did, but I selected them all and it only deleted in 50-batch increments. On average does it take to grab all of the screen captures? (Giving it three stars until I can figure out if it does what I need.)
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NotUsed
22 February 2012
Version: 1.4
$20? Really? That's quite steep for a one trick pony. Even if the one trick is good.
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4.5
EndoLab
13 February 2012
Version: 1.3.1
Very good app. The best of its class. Still young and a little bit buggy – that's why I put 4 and half ★ to be honest – but the dev is working hard on it and he his also very nice and responsive (thanks Fabio). I've tried a few bookmarks managers but Pins beats them all. Finding bookmarks by tags/title/note's content in the menubar or via hotkeys it's blazing fast. Exactly what I wanted. The G.U.I. is nice and organizing bookmarks by folders/subfolders is very practical to make the hierarchy I need and the "show last added bookmarks on top/bottom" or "keep bookmarks arranged by title/date top/bottom" and "keep highest/most visited bookmarks on top" make it a very good bookmarks manager, the missing one. Add: and it never had a crash
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5
Vajra7
09 February 2012
Version: 1.3.1
This application rocks!! It’s really easy to use after you get the hang of it, and works flawlessly. The developer is extremely responsive to questions (within hours I had answers) and this means a lot to me. With a click of a button from Safari I can load a bookmark to this manager. (Use the Safari extension for this.) Then it’s only a matter of going there and placing the bookmark in a folder. One note: you have to wait a second after clicking an bookmark image before it will “stick” and you can drag and drop it. YOU’ll have to learn this. This is a very pretty and fine bookmark manager, with a developer that cares about it.
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3.5
Pugwash
25 January 2012
Version: 1.3
I bought this yesterday and really like Pins. The site thumbnails are nice and sharp as opposed to Webbla's which are blurry which sort of defeats the purpose of a visual database. Now to the Drag and Drop of bookmarks into folders a reviewer below states that this doesn't work. I didn't think so either, but there is a knack. Instead of dragging a bookmark and dropping it straight onto the folder, you have to drag it to the left of the chosen folder to highlight the folder then drop. A quirk. This is only version 1.3 so I'm sure this will be improved in the future. There are also comments below about the importing of bookmarks and that this is slow. In comparison with Webbla, importing is slower but I'd suggest that this may be related to the quality of thumbnails generated for each site imported. As I said before Pins are nice and sharp whereas Webbla's are blurry. The developer might be able to shed some light on this. Sorry to waffle on but I mainly wanted to let people know about the Drag and Drop quirk.
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Grandpa-John
20 January 2012
Version: 1.3
Major bug that I noticed with the first version that I put to service (1.3). Trying to permanently trash bookmarks that are in the trash folder does not work. This version (1.3.1) does not work either. The result is I have a load of bookmarks in the trash folder that I can do nothing with. The help file says: use the "delete" command in the menu (nope), right click the trash icon (nope) use the delete key (nope) use the "-" icon at the bottom (nope). Sorry, but nothing works!
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pprofpopp
14 January 2012
Version: 1.2
To be honest, I bought this because it looked useful and was a bargain at $10. In brief, i think its potential outweighs any current problems. On the problem side it struggles to import large numbers (over 2000) bookmarks and would not sync across my Air and imac, crashing regularly. BUT...and this is why I'll be sticking with PINS...the support from Fabio the developer has been exceptional and I'll happily stay with a product when thee is that level of support and plus, if we don't support new developers to iron out the glitches in new products, where will we be. After deleting the PINS app support folders in the library and 'starting from scratch' things worked fine, including syncing. This is the second reason why I'm staying with PINS. A 'fresh start' with my bookmarks. If you are like me, you may over the years have amassed hundreds or even thousands of bookmarks in various different browsers (I was up to about 3000 in safari, chrome and firefox). To be honest, I probably regularly use about 30 of those and probably couldn't tell you what all he others even were :-) I'm going to use PINS to gradually bring in and organise the bookmarks that I really need and use and am actually looking forward to the 'decluttering' experience. So 3.5 stars for what is a good product and potentially a great one with the kind of first rate support that we wish we had from our software all the time.
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Mextex
13 January 2012
Version: 1.2
I would have bought it yesterday at MUpromo, but I got a message that the website security certificate is no longer valid when I pressed on the BUY button. I wonder if I am the only one?
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FalstaffA
12 January 2012
Version: 1.2
@ObjectiveSheep: What is your license upgrade policy for Pins? I've noticed on your website's Twitter stream that you have submitted version 1.3 of Pins to Apple for review, thus my inquiry. Thanks for your anticipated prompt reply.
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Lumpo
03 November 2011
Version: 1.0
I have some real issues with this software. I may be doing something catastrophic and so won't rate at the moment. Importing my bookmarks from the Safari-exported file... After 35 mins 10 bookmarks (out of 1000+) were imported; drag and drop does not work. Pins appears to be ready to accept a drop but nothing happens. Synchronising bookmarks... Have only managed to get 13 into the system and when asked to synchronise with my DropBox folder, after 10 mins it is still processing... Meaning it's probably hung. Any advice on getting this to do basic Mac things (drag and drop, import, synchronise) would be welcomed. If nothing is possible this may not be ready for release.
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Michaelthegeek
02 October 2011
Version: 1.0
If you are a bookmark fan such as I then you will love the Pins Application. Pins is the best bookmark management app I have found thus far. One of the most wonderful features is folders. You can name the folders and drag your bookmarks to them, you can even drag urls to the pins icon to add or import bookmarks from your browser, One great feature is the available browser extension to add bookmarks, the supported browsers are, Google Chrome and Safari. The extension can be installed from the prefs menu. Adding the browser extension will place a Pins icon in the browsers menubar. How you sort bookmarks is up to you and vey easy. I've been using Pins for several days and I still have more features to discover. I will post more here and on Tumblr soon. I have to thank the developer for making a great Mac App!!!
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Shredder69
15 September 2011
Version: 1.0
$20 and no demo?
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3.1

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

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