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#1 2013-05-03 20:19:28

babouk
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browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

I am searching a browser-independent bookmark manager ... and did not find one in the Repos.

  • not web-based

  • GTK

Does anybody have an idea?

Last edited by babouk (2013-05-21 18:08:57)


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#2 2013-05-04 09:52:50

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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

Not an independent bookmark manager, but I export my bookmarks every so often, & import them into my browsers on other machines. So you could perhaps have a central master bookmark file to sync with.


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#3 2013-05-04 18:56:35

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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

Thanx fatmac,

I am using zim-wiki and collect my most important bookmarks there ...
For now that is my solution.

I was hopimg to find something smart just to manage my bookmarks independently.


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#4 2013-05-04 19:14:10

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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

Sorry. I only programmed a little webbased bookmark-manager in PHP for my webspace so i can use it from every device.

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#5 2013-05-04 19:47:37

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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

What are the expected features of such app?
like:
- manual descriptor
- auto descriptor (get it from web page)
- detect and warn about duplicates at once
- superfast search
- optional directory structure
- optional flags/tags/labels
- good import/export abilities
- good syncing abilities (from chromium/firefox/opera to dropbox and to git or something)
- check for validity of links (human triggered)
- check for popularity of links (human triggered) ?
- thumbnails ? (human triggered update)
- multiple buttons to open the same thing in mutiple clients/browsers, chromium/firefox/opera/...

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#6 2013-05-05 19:34:28

babouk
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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

brontosaurusrex wrote:

What are the expected features of such app?
like:
- manual descriptor
- auto descriptor (get it from web page)
- detect and warn about duplicates at once
- superfast search
- optional directory structure
- optional flags/tags/labels
- good import/export abilities
- good syncing abilities (from chromium/firefox/opera to dropbox and to git or something)
- check for validity of links (human triggered)
- check for popularity of links (human triggered) ?
- thumbnails ? (human triggered update)
- multiple buttons to open the same thing in mutiple clients/browsers, chromium/firefox/opera/...

Wow brontosaurusrex - great ideas! (unfortunately I am not a programmer ...) - I guess it would be a good project, if nothing like this exists.

I thought of it in a very simple way, my main concern were the
- good syncing abilities plus
- a good directory-structure to easily find bookmarks
- maybe an intelligent possibility to search through them ...

Nervertheless all your listed features would be great in a mature bookmark-manager ...
cool

One reason for my request was good old "one application per task" ...

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#7 2013-05-05 21:39:04

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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

Yeah, actually i'd like to see an app like that as well and I did some pretty strong googlete on it, but nothing pops-out.

some additionals:
- "encrypted html" exporters (using js (client-side only) engine(s))

Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2013-05-05 21:40:56)

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#8 2013-05-05 22:52:49

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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

I backup my iceweasel bookmarks regulary, and at the same time export them to html.
In web-browser which are not able to use json i set the html file as home page.

Else there is
scuttle
or
semantic scuttle
if you got a 24/7 box running at home. I am not much in the social thing, but if you want to have a look at scuttle:
http://resident.dyndns.info/content/scu … all/debian
(upgrading to wheezy will probably break it. It needs a lamp server).

Both is not really what you asked for.

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#9 2013-05-08 02:41:02

antiv0rtex
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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

I was thinking about this last night. Would it be possible to somehow create a standalone application based on the Iceweasel bookmarks-manager?

Last edited by antiv0rtex (2013-05-08 02:42:00)

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#10 2013-05-13 06:02:47

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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

babouk wrote:

I am searching a browser-independent bookmark manager ... and did not find one in the Repos.

  • not web-based

  • GTK

Does anybody have an idea?

I looked for a browser-independent bookmark manager (not web-based) last summer and couldn't find anything for Windows or Linux.

Last edited by KrunchTime (2013-05-13 06:03:07)

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#11 2013-05-13 19:52:27

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Registered: 2012-03-02
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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

brontosaurusrex wrote:

What are the expected features of such app?
like:
- manual descriptor
- auto descriptor (get it from web page)
- detect and warn about duplicates at once
- superfast search
- optional directory structure
- optional flags/tags/labels
- good import/export abilities
- good syncing abilities (from chromium/firefox/opera to dropbox and to git or something)
- check for validity of links (human triggered)
- check for popularity of links (human triggered) ?
- thumbnails ? (human triggered update)
- multiple buttons to open the same thing in mutiple clients/browsers, chromium/firefox/opera/...

- ability to add bookmarks from any browser.
- calling up bookmarks from any browser accesses the bookmarks app

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#12 2013-05-14 04:15:56

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Registered: 2012-04-10
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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

What about KeePassX?

It can store your bookmarks and the auto-type feature can take care of logging in (for sites that require a login).

Or if you are "cloud friendly", LastPass can function as a bookmark mangler of sorts (and take care of logins).

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#13 2013-05-14 22:26:59

babouk
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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

tlinsley wrote:

What about KeePassX?

It can store your bookmarks and the auto-type feature can take care of logging in (for sites that require a login).

Or if you are "cloud friendly", LastPass can function as a bookmark mangler of sorts (and take care of logins).

Thank You tlinsley & everybody
cool
At  my first look it seems to solve my needs & probably even more ... Yupeeh!

keepassX looks really interesting ... AND it is in the repos - GREAT
http://www.keepassx.org/
I am just testing it out ...

Found these tutorials on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1dIWj3xFak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BM8XxS1jUE


So it seems it can do a lot of usefull things:

  • manage passwords with a masterpassword / keyfile

  • store bookmarks

  • it has a search-funktion

  • open bookmarks with a hotkey

  • cross-platform

  • ...  monkey

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#14 2013-05-17 03:10:10

KrunchTime
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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

tlinsley wrote:

What about KeePassX?

It can store your bookmarks and the auto-type feature can take care of logging in (for sites that require a login).

Or if you are "cloud friendly", LastPass can function as a bookmark mangler of sorts (and take care of logins).

You can't automatically add bookmarks from a browser in KeepassX.  I do use KeepassX for password management, though.  There are cloud-based sites geared toward storing bookmarks, but I'm not interested in storing bookmarks in the cloud.  In fact, I'm pretty cloud agnostic for privacy and security reasons.

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#15 2013-05-21 18:05:22

babouk
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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

KrunchTime wrote:
tlinsley wrote:

What about KeePassX?

It can store your bookmarks and the auto-type feature can take care of logging in (for sites that require a login).

Or if you are "cloud friendly", LastPass can function as a bookmark mangler of sorts (and take care of logins).

You can't automatically add bookmarks from a browser in KeepassX.  I do use KeepassX for password management, though.  There are cloud-based sites geared toward storing bookmarks, but I'm not interested in storing bookmarks in the cloud.  In fact, I'm pretty cloud agnostic for privacy and security reasons.

Same for me ... I prefer to add bookmarks manually instead of collecting them in the cloud.
So I mark it as solved, because my main problem is solved.
smile

Of course it would be great to find something which can be used directly from the browser.


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#16 2013-05-21 20:49:59

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Re: browser independent bookmark-manager wanted [SOLVED - more or less]

I've been using pinboard.in for a few years now. It has extensions for Firefox, chrome & opera (I think). It's a little bit social, but easy to keep private too. Downside for some is that it has a one off cost, about us$10.


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