Bookit
Bookit
3.7.5

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Bookit free download for Mac

Bookit

3.7.5
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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Xenophile
13 June 2009

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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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Version 3.7.5
Aargl
23 June 2016
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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Version 3.7.5
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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
11 September 2016
It's dead.
The developer was probably earning way less than minimum wage in programming it.
So it wasn't worthwhile to keep it alive.
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Penguirl
19 January 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.
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Version 3.7.5
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Xenophile
Xenophile
26 July 2013
Milkin' it.
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Aargl
27 September 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! :-(
Like (2)
Version 3.7.5
Corpjester
08 June 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')
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Version 3.7.5
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Tapper
Tapper
25 January 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
Corpjester
25 January 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
05 May 2010
WHERE is version 4??? When, when, when???
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Version 3.7.5
Willowdemayo
19 March 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. :-(
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Version 3.7.5
Homer1
29 October 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.
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Version 3.7.5
Dmorgan
10 October 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.
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Version 3.7.5
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Everyday-Software
Everyday-Software
14 January 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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Version 3.7.5
Aargl
27 August 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...).
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Version 3.7.5
Xenophile
13 June 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.
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Version 3.7.5
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Sgmiller
Sgmiller
25 July 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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Version 3.7.5