Markster
Markster
2.10

5.0

Markster free download for Mac

Markster

2.10
21 January 2020

Store bookmarks centrally instead of syncing.

Overview

Markster keeps your internet bookmarks in a central store. People use Markster because either:

  • The internal bookmarks facilities (Bookmarks Bar, Bookmarks Menu, Favorites Bar, etc.) in their web browser(s) do not meet their feature expectations.
  • They use more than one web browser, and prefer to keep all their bookmarks in a separate app, independent of the web browsers, instead of syncing the browsers' internal bookmarks facilities together.

When Markster users want to visit a bookmark they have previously stored, or add a new bookmark, instead of reaching for the Bookmarks Bar or Bookmarks Menu in the browser, they bring up Markster's Floating Menu. Markster provides three ways to do that:

  • Global Keyboard Shortcut, for example Cmd-Shift-D.
  • Dock Menu
  • Status Menulet (right side of Menu Bar)

The keyboard shortcut and/or status menulet are enable/disabled in Markster's preferences.

What's new in Markster

Version 2.10:
  • Now supports import, export and syncing with the Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Edge Dev web browsers. (Note: We have not put our extensions into the Microsoft store because Edge graciously allows installing extensions from the Chrome Web Store, the process is quite seamless, and so less is more. To install one of our extensions into Edge, just OK installing extensions from the Chrome Web Store when prompted.)
  • Imports and exports with Brave Browser now work with Brave version 1.2. and later, in which Brave has eliminated the Other Bookmarks hard folder. (Last week’s update to Brave 1.2 converted your Other Bookmarks hard folder into a Other Booknmarks soft folder. Unfortunately, the Brave team did not explain this to users. This fix also requires that your browser profiles are updated to version 44 of our BookMacster Sync extension, which was published in the Chrome Web Store and Mozilla (Firefox) Add-Ons on January 16. By default, Google Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi, Brave and Opera check for updates every day, so you probably have been updated already, unless you have Opera. Unfortunately, instead of scraping the Chrome Web Store as Vivaldi and Brave do, Opera maintains their own store and requires human review of all extension updates. At this time, our version 44 is still awaiting review by Opera.)
  • Changed some code which could maybe have caused spurious occurrences of Error 257938. Not sure, but the changed code makes more sense.
  • Fixed two bugs which could occur after user clicks "View" button to view a new error from Agent:
    • Bug which could cause the previous error (or no error, if no previous) to be displayed instead of the latest error.
    • Bug which could cause spurious appearance of Error 257938 from Agent.
  • Fixed a bug which may have caused syncing irregularities or churn in some cases. (We did not investigate the effects but definitely fixed a possible cause which was discovered accidentally.)
  • When running in Dark Mode, in the document window, in order to guarantee sufficient contrast with the white characters, the background color behind the folder names is now forced to be as dark as possblle (saturation is forced to 1.0) regardless of the user’s setting in Preferences Appearance.)
  • Error 478204 should always have an underlying error now. (Requires BSManagedDocument commit 329683b.)

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3 Markster Reviews

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Msealey
04 April 2017

Most helpful

Having found this developer's previous bookmarking tools extremely useful and reliable, I happily chose Markster when I realized that my FF set was growing too quickly to make it easily manageable. I was not disappointed. Markster is extremely fully-featured - the most extensive software of its kind that I came across when researching bookmark managers. It's also very robust and reliable. Reasonably-priced too, the developers are very responsive to questions, explaining anything which isn't immediately obvious (thanks to its rich feature set) in the Help that comes with it. Most impressive, perhaps, is the way in which the design has anticipated the way that users are likely actually to work when collecting and using bookmarks. It's hard to think of an operation that's not included in Markster - or imagine how it could have been implemented better. Surely the market leader.
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Version 2.2.17
Msealey
04 April 2017
Having found this developer's previous bookmarking tools extremely useful and reliable, I happily chose Markster when I realized that my FF set was growing too quickly to make it easily manageable. I was not disappointed. Markster is extremely fully-featured - the most extensive software of its kind that I came across when researching bookmark managers. It's also very robust and reliable. Reasonably-priced too, the developers are very responsive to questions, explaining anything which isn't immediately obvious (thanks to its rich feature set) in the Help that comes with it. Most impressive, perhaps, is the way in which the design has anticipated the way that users are likely actually to work when collecting and using bookmarks. It's hard to think of an operation that's not included in Markster - or imagine how it could have been implemented better. Surely the market leader.
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Version 2.2.17
ylluminate
07 July 2014
I see 3 different bookmarking apps that Sheep Systems makes here. I thought it was quite clear at first what I was looking at, but once I started reviewing the products I became somewhat uncertain. @Developer, which of your products most closely compares with Pins (http://pinsapp.com)?
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Version 1.22.8
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Jerry-Krinock
Jerry-Krinock
24 July 2014
Hello, ylluminate. The answer is: Markster (the app shown on this page). Markster is designed to keep your bookmarks in a separate, central store and only syncs to or from the internal bookmarks of Safari, Firefox or Chrome when you command it to do so manually. Our other two focused apps, Smarky and Synkmark, are designed to keep the browsers' internal bookmarks in sync automatically.

The Central Store concept of apps like Markster is nice if you only use bookmarks on your Mac, because syncing involves some "moving parts". However, if you also want to see the same bookmarks in the web browsers on your iOS or Android devices, or computers running MS Windows or Linux, you will need to sync with services such as iCloud, Firefox Sync, or a Google account. In that case, a syncing app such as Smarky or Synkmark can bridge between these services, and is what you need.
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Chaloots
06 June 2014
Is it just me, or has anyone else had the same difficulty reaching this dev's site? I've tried four different browsers, all led to a 404 page.
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Version 1.22.4
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Jshop
Jshop
07 June 2014
MacUpdate has a bad link. Try http://sheepsystems.com/products/markster.html
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Jerry-Krinock
Jerry-Krinock
06 July 2014
Looks like we gave MacUpdate the broken link. It's fixed now. Thank you for noticing.
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