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Offline Easy-to-Use Bookmark Reorganizers

oaktrees
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Are there any good OFFLINE bookmark managers that have auto-organization / reorganization features?  So that one could take their heretofore somewhat organized bookmarks and generate a fresh organization (with a backup).

Looking for something kind of point and click like versus Linkman or AM-Deadlink.

Thanks!

OT
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Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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I personally use Linkman for what you are describing, but do appreciate it's a complex interface.

I will try and come back with some additional thoughts on other simpler offline bookmark managers (although for me a big part of the value is cloud based for multiple device and location access), but wanted to also share a related question that you should give a read.  It's not specifically targeted to offline tools though, so most / all of the suggestions there might not fit your criteria, but there was some interesting discussion...



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Hi Bill,

Enjoying the read there - didn't know about Roboform's capability, or perhaps didn't fully appreciate it.

Looking forward to your ideas.

Here's something that looked VERY promising, but it seems to have run out of capital?  www.stash.ai

Thanks again!  

OT

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It's not one I'd use because it stores things in the cloud - which, from the article you referenced, may be why I go with Roboform. (Though they do say the data is encrypted.)  

But, the idea is REALLY using computer power in the right way - the AI organizer!

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Hi Bill,

Wow!  Look at THIS!! https://developer.ibm.com/tutorials/smart-bookmark-plugin-using-watson-nlu/

What a GREAT tool THAT would be!  I wonder if it really DOES what it suggests?

Sincerely,

OT
Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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Interesting on the Watson technology, tempting to explore, but no time right now.  And it's a single browser solution (Chrome) which is limiting.

I did mean to ask that earlier, is your need single browser, or multiple browsers, or do you want a solution that doesn't even interact automatically with a browser?


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Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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Here's a few others you might want to look at, the first seems like a decent match to your original question, but it is quite old and doesn't look like any activity going on...



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Hi Bill,

Are you like me?  Does you mind keep DRIFTING over to what a POWERFUL addon / extension / app this could be?  I've got...nearly 5,000 bookmarks.  I'll bet I'm not alone.  (Especially after reading the link you shared.)  

With a bit of coding and some nice front end, user friendly and smart pre-cooked organizing items...this thing would WORK!  Especially, IMHO, if it was run with the data saved on the user's side.

Seems like a case for an EE collaboration for something BIG!

How do you see it?

Sincerely,

OT
Test your restores, not your backups...
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@OT,

I won't lie, I've thought about whipping something up myself a time or two, but then come to my senses and recognize that it will take way more time than I think, and in the end I get by pretty good with Linkman.  It does some of what I want, and does some stuff I don't need, and has a few missing things I'd like, but I've made my peace that having someone else maintain it while I go earn money to pay the bills probably makes the most sense.

I do have to say though, if LinkyCat wasn't 13+ years "stale" or the source code was open source, it would be pretty interesting.  A tree structure hierarchical repository for web page references was really all I needed.

I'm at 4742 bookmarks in my database, but honestly a lot of those are old and stale now, they just accumulate over time.  Probably a small percentage of that which I regularly refer to, but I do save a number of things in the "I might be looking for something like this someday" mode, silly me.


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