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Bookmark management=anathema
Authored by: mysty on Mar 18, '05 07:13:55AM
Managing bookmarks is - for me by this point - at best a 'nice to have'. As a case study, which I would guess is fairly typical for MOSX readers, I now have:
  • Safari bookmarks (sometimes) synchonised to .mac
  • Omniweb bookmarks imported from the above which are halfway through a stalled reorg (preferred home browser)
  • Firefox bookmarks at work on winblow$
This is effectively 3 or 3.5 databases to manage, with hundreds of entries, some dating back to '95.

I've spent ages consolidating home/work boomarks with (the classic OS) URL Manager Pro in the distant past, but that like many browsers requires a strict heirarchical approach to categorisation. This ends up in a deeply nested structure that is ultimately unusable for me especially as the number of entries grows. Unless of course you sacrifice the categorisation aspects in favour of a flatter structure. Which misses the point of organising them in the first place.

So I think del.icio.us does adopt a much better way of going about categorizing boomarks, but.. it obviously comes at the price of having to tag each bookmark - and manually tagging hundreds of old bookmarks via a web form is something I just would not have time or patience for. Life beyond the screen and all that.

I agree with most of bakalite's points above, google (while not my 'closest' friend) combined with a bit of dusted off wetware memory just about obviates my need to carefully manage my hundreds of disparate bookmarks.

Will I ever consolidate to one (del.icio.us) database? Really doubt it, even if I had the time..

Still, just maybe I will put some key new work boomarks in del.icio.us - especially if I can use them with the indomnitable QuickSilver at home, as a nice to have. Another database to manage..

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Bookmark management=anathema
Authored by: Andrman on Aug 03, '05 09:49:06AM

Anathema, I appreciate your thought on the matter of bookmark organizing. I too have to browse at work, home, and now del.icio.us adds a new complication for me.

I'm wondering how you and others decide where to add a bookmark when you're browsing. Example: you come across a page that you like and you want to save a bookmark of it. Do you add it to the browser, del.icio.us, or both? Does anyone here have some of their del.icio.us bookmarks duplicated on their machine, and if so, does it bug you?!

Currently I'm thinking of saving more general sites in my browser and more specific bookmarks (articles, specific osxhints, etc) on del.icio.us. But I'd like to know what works for others, especially when deciding to use apps: should one use delicious2Safari, or the QS del plugin? Both? Only use delibar? There's so many choices!



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