Bookit
Bookit 3.7.5
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Using Bookit you'll no longer have to run bookmark manager applications to have the same bookmarks between all of your browsers. Bookit reads the bookmarks you have and then lets you organize the bookmarks you may not have in all your browsers. Bookit then creates new bookmark files for the browsers you have selected. Bookit also is a complete organizational tool, while customizing your bookmarks you may: add bookmarks, add folders, add dividers, and move everything anywhere. Bookit 2 has been completely rewritten specifically for Mac OS X, meaning you get the best experience possible.
What's New
Version 3.7.5:
  • Fixed a few issues syncing Firefox's bookmark menu folder with Safari and Camino.
  • Fixed an issue syncing a Bookit bookmark file with Safari and Camino.
  • Restored compatibility with Mac OS 10.3.9.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, One or more of the following browsers:
  • Camino
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Mozilla
  • OmniWeb
  • Shiira
  • Opera
  • iCab
  • Internet Explorer



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Bookit User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Penguirl commented on 19 Jan 2013
You never know, the developer might have died, been kidnapped, lost their mind… Seems odd that the site is still up after all these years.

Having said that, I do wish Bookit would be updated.
[Version 3.7.5]

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Xenophile replied on 26 Jul 2013
Milkin' it.
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Aargl commented on 27 Sep 2011
From the dev's site: "The next revolution in bookmark management"...
"Bookit currently does not support Firefox 3 or 4"
And what about Firefox... 7? :-D
It's a pity to see what was the best bookmark utility, a long time ago, being abandonned this way! :-(
[Version 3.7.5]


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Corpjester commented on 08 Jun 2010
I give up. Clearly, the developer has no intention of updating to version 4. Nearly 2 years for an update? C'mon. Not even a HINT of when?? (say something like 'Late Summer' or 'Early Fall 2010')
[Version 3.7.5]

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Tapper replied on 24 Jan 2011
Yes, the developers are losers. Broken promises. Give up on them. I just tried xmarks yesterday. Might be sufficient.
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Corpjester replied on 25 Jan 2011
Yes, I give up. I'd like a refund too. It's time to get small developers like this out of the gene pool, so they don't give other small developers who are great a BAD name.
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Corpjester commented on 05 May 2010
WHERE is version 4??? When, when, when???
[Version 3.7.5]


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Willowdemayo commented on 19 Mar 2010
Where is the next generation of bookit?

The devs keep saying it's coming soon. The latest such claim was January here in these very comments. Now it is late March. We all have busy lives, but it's been nearly 2 years since the last update.

Paying customers still waiting. :-(
[Version 3.7.5]


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Homer1 reviewed on 29 Oct 2009
I have been using Bookit for a few years now. Briefly tried Bookdog but found it confusing at best. I'm sure it works well, I just didn't care for the interface.

Due to a HD failure I lost most of my shareware registrations, Bookit included. Earlier this week I sent an email to the developer and yesterday morning in my in-box was a very courteous response with my registration code included. I installed the software under Snow Leopard 10.6.1 and it functions perfectly.

Granted, I only use Safari and Camino as my browsers so the lack of Firefox support does not affect me. Still, given that these are shareware developers, who have outside jobs to actually be able to pay their bills, I think some of the recent reviews/comments of this software are a bit out of line. Just my two cents.
[Version 3.7.5]


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Aargl commented on 27 Aug 2009
Well, while I understand Xenophile, Bookit remains a great app, and I still use it except for Firefox 3 (as a workaround, I've tried Bookdog which GUI is a pain in the arse compared to Bookit, but works with any browser...).
As I don't often use Firefox 3 (Camino is great for common browsing, and now Safari 4 is out with speed and many features you previously only had in its competitors, I don't often feel the need to use Firefox anymore...).
[Version 3.7.5]


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Xenophile commented on 12 Jun 2009
Abandonware.

As a longtime Bookit user, I'm a bit disappointed by the developer's inability to maintain compatibility with popular OS X browsers. Firefox 3 has been out for ages - already at version 3.0.11 - yet Bookit remains unable to sync Firefox 3 bookmarks.

When I purchased Bookit 3, the developer advertised it as a tool for syncing bookmarks among common Mac OS X browsers, which is perfect for me because I use Safari as my main browser and fall back on Firefox for a handful of critical sites that render Safari impotent. Bookit is one of the few shareware apps I've ever bought, and it's a workhorse; simple and powerful and, once properly set up, it makes the ordeal of managing bookmarks virtually effortless.

So when Firefox 3 was released and I found that Bookit didn't support it, I figured the developer had a life and an update would be forthcoming in a few weeks. A month went by, then two, and still no update, so I contacted the developer and was told there would be no update. Well he didn't exactly say that, but his reply was similar to the current excuse posted on his blog.

The developers explained that Mozilla released Firefox 3 at an "inopportune time" because they're currently "knee deep on Bookit 4 (which supports Firefox 3) and aren't quite done with it."

Well, I must admit it was pretty rude of Mozilla to release Firefox while Everyday Software was up to their knees in Bookit 4, but if I'm patient Bookit will eventually be updated so I can use it again, right? Actually, wrong. The developers state that "if you buy Bookit now, you'll get Bookit 4 free, so don't worry about that." I'm a loyal user who licensed Bookit 3 some time ago, so it looks like I'd better start worrying.

Now what do I do? The developer helpfully offers a suggestion:

"all we ask from you is a little patience while we wrap it up. You see, We do this little operation in our free time after our regular 9 to 5 so development isn't as fast as everyone (including us) would like..."

They go knee deep in Bookit on their free time, but that doesn't make it freeware, does it?

"...With the 'I want it yesterday' attitude of the internet these days it will be hard for some, but I have confidence most of you will be able to do it."

No, that's not the attitude of "the internet," it's the attitude of paying customers, and good businessmen catered to that attitude long before the internet existed.

"For the next couple months, your Firefox 3 bookmarks won't be in sync, but listen - it will be OK - trust me."

I used Safari and Firefox for years before buying Bookit, and guess what? It was "ok". I payed the developers money because Bookit was an exceptional tool that made switching between Safari and Firefox effortless. Bookit no longer does what I bought it to do, and if I want its functionality restored, I'll have to pay for a new version of Bookit.

The developers conclude their rant by telling registered Bookit users what they can go do with themselves:

"how about you take a big deep breath and do something enjoyable with your time. Luckily, it's summer and there are a lot of great things to do outside while you wait for Bookit 4."

How professional. I suggest the developers also do something enjoyable with their free time, because not many Bookit users are going to be paying for that knee-deep update.
[Version 3.7.5]

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sgmiller replied on 25 Jul 2009
Lol.....he still hasn't done anything about FF compatibility.

Just forget it and switch to Xmarks. It works perfectly and is far better conceived. You won't regret it (and no I have no connection with that company.)

I still remember the insane email exchange I had with him over a year ago.
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OldCorpse commented on 26 Aug 2008
I've been using this app for over a year, and I was quite happy with it. Unfortunately, I switched to FF3, and now this is useless.

FF3 has now been out for how long? And still no support for it from this app? Lame.

The developers being irritated by users wanting FF3 support - unacceptable. I mean, this is the whole point of this app - to synch bookmarks from Safari to other browsers... and the most common browser alternative is FF. I can understand not getting support right after it came out, but it's been months now.

There is no point in this app as long as it does not support the most commonly used browser out there on OS X other than Safari.

So, off it goes from my system. On to other alternatives. And such clueless developers with attitude - I don't want to support anyway. There are far too many deserving developers out there to waste your money on a useless product and arrogant people, so vote with your pocketbook.
[Version 3.7.5]

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Fromage-Head replied on 07 Sep 2008
some infos here

http://www.everydaysoftware.net/weblog/2008/07/firefox-3-and-bookit.html
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FranzK replied on 21 Nov 2008
Since I paid money for Bookit, it is particularly irritating that the developer has that attitude. When we buy software we have some level of expectation that it will be updated for new OS versions or in this case new versions of Firefox. If the developer is not willing to do that he should refund the money he collected. Only if he offered it for free would such a position be understandable.
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Steve Hodgson commented on 19 Aug 2008
While I wasn't particularly bothered by the developers' post regarding FF3 updates I did get fed up that Firefox support looks like it is not a priority and also that OmniWeb did not sync particularly well IME.

Bookdog seems a much more powerful alternative.
[Version 3.7.5]


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Dmorgan had trouble on 10 Oct 2009
This is just to let the developer know that because Bookit has NOT been kept up to date with OS and browser releases, I'm going to start looking for a replacement bookmark synching app. Bookit is great at what it does (more like what it did) but it doesn't do two things that I believe are essential: it won't synch the latest version of Firefox, and it doesn't use Synch Services, forcing one to manually synchronize bookmarks to keep things aligned. Too bad. Many requests from different users have gone completely unanswered, and I believe Bookit should be declared legally dead, we celebrate it's life and now, we move on. Any response from the developer would be appreciated.
[Version 3.7.5]

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Everyday Software (developer) replied on 14 Jan 2010
We are still alive and kicking. We continue to work on Bookit 4; and while it is taking too long, we want to finish it as much as all of you! =)
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mac_crazy had trouble on 19 Feb 2007
Will not launch, re-installed, still will not launch. Deleted prefs, logged out an in.. app still will not launch. v3.7.2b1 had same problem.. back to v3.7.1 again!
[Version 3.7.2]

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everyday software (developer) replied on 19 Feb 2007
Are you running 10.3.9 or higher? Bookit now requires 10.3.9 and will crash on launch if you're running an older OS.
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mac_crazy commented on 19 Feb 2007
For Developer: I'm running Mac 10.4.8, cannot find problem, tried what I thought might be the problem, still no luck. Any more ideas?
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everyday software (developer) replied on 19 Feb 2007
Please email us at: support at everydaysoftware dot net and send us your crash log. We would very much like to solve this issue for you but we are going to need more information.
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mac_crazy commented on 20 Feb 2007
For Developer: Sorry, no crash log appears.. Bookit icon bounces in dock about two times and quits.. that's all.. ??
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everyday software (developer) replied on 21 Feb 2007
Is anything noted in your console related to Bookit after it quits? The Console Application is found /Applications/Utilities folder.
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mischivo had trouble on 08 Jan 2007
Seems like this latest Beta screw up the non-foldered bookmarks that exist in the bookmark menu of such browsers as Safari and Camino.
[Version 3.7.2b1]

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everyday software (developer) replied on 15 Jan 2007
We've changed the way the bookmark menu is handled in the latest beta of Bookit to better support browsers that do not have a dedicated bookmark menu folder. If you feel we could arrange the bookmarks differently, please drop us an email with specific problems you're experiancing.

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M-Rick rated on 10 Jan 2014

[Version 3.7.5]



Ahartley rated on 07 Mar 2011

[Version 3.7.5]


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Version Downloads:11,437
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Shareware
Date:11 Apr 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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