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Bookit3.7.5

11 April 2008

Use the same bookmarks in all of your browsers.

Overview

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 in Bookit

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.

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49 Reviews of Bookit

Xenophile
13 June 2009
Version: 3.7.5

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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.
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Aargl
23 June 2016
Version: 3.7.5
No hope for a resurrection: the blog states "After many years, Bookit has been retired. The download is provided for legacy users only". I bet it is too much work keeping up with all the changes between the various browsers... Bookdog, then BookMacster have been of great help with managing Bookmarks, but as years go by they dropped old browsers or "old" OSes... :-(
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Penguirl
19 January 2013
Version: 3.7.5
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.
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Aargl
27 September 2011
Version: 3.7.5
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! :-(
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Corpjester
08 June 2010
Version: 3.7.5
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')
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Corpjester
05 May 2010
Version: 3.7.5
WHERE is version 4??? When, when, when???
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Willowdemayo
19 March 2010
Version: 3.7.5
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. :-(
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5
Homer1
29 October 2009
Version: 3.7.5
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.
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Dmorgan
10 October 2009
Version: 3.7.5
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.
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Aargl
27 August 2009
Version: 3.7.5
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...).
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Xenophile
13 June 2009
Version: 3.7.5
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.
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Oldcorpse
26 August 2008
Version: 3.7.5
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.
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Steve-Hodgson
19 August 2008
Version: 3.7.5
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.
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Sgmiller
20 July 2008
Version: 3.7.5
I complained to the Devs about the lack of FF3 support by saying the situation was "a bit lame". This was the response: "Frankly put, if you don't like it, use something else." This was followed by a long email exchange wherethey explained how "offended" they were by my comment. LOL.....teenagers?
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ZV
10 July 2008
Version: 3.7.5
Seriously needed to be updated for all the latest web browsers like Firefox 3.
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Twilightscapes
11 April 2008
Version: 3.7.5
Bummer... still no support for Firefox 3! I was so excited to see this app show up with an update - and it was such a disappointment to see that it still didn't fix the support for FF3. I am a huge fan of this app and have been using it forever - but unfortunately I also use Firefox 3 and because of that, I had to move to Bookdog which supports FF3. Sad sad day.
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Whyme?
22 March 2008
Version: 3.7.4
So I have Book-it or I thought I did and then suddenly it upgrades and doesn't take my registration number. The software doesn't do anything new. It looks exactly the same and as far as I can tell they are punishing those who paid for this software by an upgrade that doesn't do anything new. I was not contacted, so I wasted a few hours trying to figure out why my reg # isn't working, wrote them an e-mail. Asked what the deal is. If there is an upgrade do we get some sort of benefit or price break? Then I went to Kagi and found that they said it was 6 dollars for an upgrade to number 3. I guess I'm 1 or 2 but I don't know why. Kagi's website says that there is an extra charge for the luxury service of going through them. Ok fine. This is getting into the hours range in tempo and who knows what else might befall me at this rate. So I fill in the info the pay-pal already supplies, hit the button and nothing. It takes me to my pay-pal account. After 5-6 times I am starting to feel like a sucker. There has to be an easier way. I think I will just back up computer tonight and save time.
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5
Macsterdam
21 October 2007
Version: 3.7.3
wonderful software - use it all the time. I think this is easily the best software to sync bookmarks across browsers. Great product at a more than reasonable price!
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Mac-crazy
19 February 2007
Version: 3.7.2
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!
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Mischivo
09 January 2007
Version: 3.7.2b1
Seems like this latest Beta screw up the non-foldered bookmarks that exist in the bookmark menu of such browsers as Safari and Camino.
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Mac-crazy
01 December 2006
Version: 3.7.2b1
Great software but this version keeps crashing and will not launch.. re-installed v3.7.1
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M-Rick
19 October 2006
Version: 3.7.2b1
interesting software, but for Omniweb 60% of the bookmarks are missing ....
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Nytewurk
28 January 2006
Version: 3.7
Sweet little application. However, I was noticing that while running the "Check Status" option their seemed to be a couple of minor functionality flaws/omissions. To begin with the inability to determine and categorize "page/link redirects" leads to the false notion that a bookmark is actually valid (i.e. has not moved or become a dormant domain name). I have found that certain bookmarks pointed to bogus pages even after I performed the "Check Status" test. Another detail to consider is in regard to the HTTP request timeouts. It seems at current the application does not allow any means (that I noticed) to set/adjust the timeout value for HTTP requests. This can slow things down considerably. In conclusion This app is "sweet" but, it has potential to be "rad". It would be way radical to see a better implementation of RFC 2616 (HTTP/1.1). I'm sure our deveopler has already noted this and is working diligently to dazzle us with his latest revision ;) Just trying to help.
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5
Steve40
20 January 2006
Version: 3.7
Simply works! Great app with great support. Thanks for including support for Shiira.
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Lectrohowie
19 January 2006
Version: 3.7
Simply the best bookmark management program there is. Highly recommended. Been using it for several years now. HK
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5
Macsterdam
19 January 2006
Version: 3.7
Outstanding program and outstanding support. Nothing but praise for this. Great application, thank you!!
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3.25
Steve-Hodgson
04 December 2005
Version: 3.6
I just downloaded the latest version of BookIt 3.6 today and used it to synchronise my master Camino (1.0b1) bookmarks to Safari (2.0.2). Unexpectedly I found that while the toolbar bookmarks were transferred over, the main main bookmarks were not. I was able to restore from backup but when I tried using the migrate function I had a similar problem, only the toolbar bookmarks were transferred. With this version I appear to be unable to synchronise my bookmarks between these two browsers. If you download this version proceed with care! The developer has not always been particularly responsive to problems of this type.
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4.25
Anonymous
06 October 2005
Version: 3.6b1
Maybe I'm just lucky, but it works perfectly for me on 10.4.2, as it has on all previous versions. The only problem I've ever had with Bookit was the inability to sync with the latest version of Camino, (fixed in this version), and I received a very courteous and quick reply from the developer when I queried that. Can't say I had any problems with ease of use before, but I like the new revised interface all the same. For me Bookit is indispensible.
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Anonymous
04 October 2005
Version: 3.5
not working on 10.4.2... Pity, it was very convenient
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Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 3.5
I like this software but… I received a very snide response from the author when I asked if an udate was coming to fix some issues. Looking at the list of comments I guess I should be happy I received a response at all.
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Anonymous
17 April 2005
Version: 3.5
10.3.9 broke this app. Dev has tp update this app.
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3
Anonymous
07 April 2005
Version: 3.5
The interface is very confusing. If you can figure that out, it does work quite well. It could be much improved with a more intuitive interface and the ability to import bookmarks from the non-basis browsers with their folder hierarchies intact, rather than simply as a long list. The authors appear UNRESPONSIVE to support questions.
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1
Anonymous
21 March 2005
Version: 3.5
Deleted all my bookmark when labeled empy browser as main browser. VERY confussing interface.
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5
Anonymous
15 January 2005
Version: 3.5
This product is flawless -- it does exactly what it's supposed to do. I just switched back to Safari from Firefox with all my bookmarks thanks to Everyday Software. Kudos to the developers! (Negative commenters most likely synched in the wrong direction.)
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3.75
Anonymous
28 December 2004
Version: 3.5
Yeah, the demo is too limited and very confusing. I almost threw it away, but I was curious about the full functioning app. So I paid, and guess what? It worked well enough. On startup, you have to choose a source of reference first, like Safari. The app then opens the Safari bookmarks and displays in a drawer which bookmarks from other browsers are not in the Safari bookmarks. You can then decide to add them and from there on you can synchronize with all the other apps. Too bad there isn't a good folder comparison view between the different browser bookmarks. It's the best app out there if you need to get your Safari bookmarks, for example, into OmniWeb, or vice versa, but it is really a pain that you don't have a folder comparison view like when you make backups in ChronoSync. Also would be nice to have a function like "merge all bookmarks and delete duplicates".
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Johnny John
17 December 2004
Version: 3.5
What the heck is this program? Absolutley unusful for me. Tried to import Explorer bookmarks to Safari, but unfortunately this program uses Safari as the basis for comparison . i.e. just bookmarks from Safari can be exported to another web browser. I recommend to save a copy of your bookmarks first. When I used the programm it successfully synchronised the empty Safari bookmarks with my full explorer bookmarks, so every address was lost. Monkey is right invest that money on a Pizza, the price of $12 is rip off!
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1.5
Anonymous
09 December 2004
Version: 3.5
This app is totally useless. First, the demo is so limited in functionality that it barely lets you see how it really works with other browsers. Second, I gave up on this crippled demo and did the following: Exported my bookmarks from Camino, then imported them on Firefox. That did the trick for me. No silly app needed to do something as simple as that. I'll take the $12 bucks and go buy a pizza or a CD instead. Not worth the money.
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5
Anonymous
26 November 2004
Version: 3.5
Very Cool!!! I just tried this out today and I love it. I have over 1,000 bookmarks and this saved a great deal of time syncing my browsers. I paid the $12 just for saving me so much aggravation. Now I can bookmark in any browser without fear of forgetting where I put stuff. Thanks Again!!
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Anonymous
13 October 2004
Version: 3.5b3
Glad to see 3.5b3! While I had been very pleased with BookIt 3, it had no longer been satisfactory after the new versions of Omniweb and Opera were released. The previous 3.5b were also not working properly with Opera. But it seems that 3.5b3 has solved the problems: I have again been able to do a sync without any problem, and it had identified correctly the bookmarks of the different browsers. It is really encouraging to see that it has now made the transition, congratulations!
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5
Anonymous
30 July 2004
Version: 3.5b1
Been using this for a number of years now and never had a single problem. The developer is very responsive to questions (for all his software for that matter). It's a sad thing we need multiple browsers on the mac, since not one single one can handle all sites out there. I therefore am glad there's a program like this. Well worth the $12. Thanks a lot for the OW5 support!
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1.5
Anonymous
14 July 2004
Version: 3.2.1
After organizing my bookmarks to test it out for about 45 minutes, I close and it did not save any information to my broswers. While some may want to spend more time "experimenting" with the program to find out how it truly works, I found it to be a complete waste of time and the program so lacking in basic fundamental functionality, I trashed it and am here yelling at my computer screen. CRAPTASTIC! Thank you Bookit for pissing me off!
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5
Adriano Carvalho
04 June 2004
Version: 3.2.1
With BookIt I finally can exchange bookmarks from/to work and home. I have used the tool with IE, Netscape, Safari and Firebird and it's just flawless. I have the same bookmarks on all browsers don't matter which one have included the bookmark! I don't need any other bookmark manager tool.
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Anonymous
28 May 2004
Version: 3.2.1
Recognize Camino as Safari. Good bye Mister BookIt (and to the $12 fees...)
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3.5
bcwinters
21 July 2003
Version: 3.2.1
Speedy, attractive & more Mac-like than the increasingly klunky URL Manager Pro. Cheaper, too. Saved me hours versus trying to organize the same bookmark file natively in Safari (spinning beachball, spinning beachball, spinning beachball after moving *each* bookmark in Safari, ugh). The "Transfer" contextual menu is a particularly nice touch, allowing you to select a bookmark and quickly dump it in whatever folder you like. However: filtering duplicate bookmarks doesn't seem to work at all(which the developer chalks up to an OS bug: it works beautifully in URL Manager Pro, though) and contextual menus don't function when multiple bookmarks are selected. Sorting function could be more robust. I like this utility but I don't love it; I may have sent my shareware fee in a bit prematurely.
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5
Anonymous
11 July 2003
Version: 3.2
This program keeps getting better and better! If you're not set on one web browser but like to use Safari, Camino, Omni Web, IE, Netscape, etc., having different bookmarks in each browser is *very* annoying. This program solves all that very well by syncing your bookmarks with any web browser you choose. Works very well - nice interface. Also, it allows you to access your bookmarks from the dock or from a global menu item. - great!
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5
Anonymous
21 May 2003
Version: 3.2
Cool program - I've been using this for years.
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4.5
Tenab
01 May 2003
Version: 3.2
Best bookmark manager I've seen. Much simpler then URL Manager Pro.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 April 2003
Version: 3.2b1
.... well, I hope the author uses some of the profits to upgrade their server bandwidth requirements ;) I really like this application, and I tried the new features out at the office... but now the site is not loading :( with BookIt and My Favorites Martian, I can keep my bookmarks up to date where ever I go.
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4.75
Anonymous
21 February 2003
Version: 3.1.2
Excellent. Works beautifully with Safari too. Well worth the shareware fee.
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4.25
Anonymous
20 October 2002
Version: 2.2.2
excellent bookmarks manager, especially if like me you use multiple browsers but I still want iRemember for OS X
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