Stand-alone editor for bookmarks files?
August 2, 2007 7:55 AM Subscribe
Is there such thing as a stand-alone editor for browser bookmarks files? Mine are large and unwieldy with many sub- and sub-sub-folders, they're on several different machines, and it's becoming painful keeping them synced up.
posted by jfuller to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
First off, I don't want to keep my bookmarks unified out on some site like icio.us where any drooling h4X0r can find out about all the rubber-duckie-with-fish-sauce fetish sites I visit.
I've tried keeping my mozilla profile on a USB flash drive and carrying it around with me, but USB drives aren't fast enough. The bookmarks file is now so big that doing this introduces lots of annoying delays in browser response while the USB drive light goes blink-blink-blink.
What I'm looking for is a multi-file editor that handles a bookmarks.html file the same way...oh, let's say mozilla's... built-in editor does, displaying the file in its presentation state rather than as raw html (allowing subfolders to appear expanded or collapsed, for instance) while still allowing edits to be made. The problem with using a browser's internal editor is that it will only load one bookmarks file at a time, so you can't just cut and paste between different copies. There are plenty of E-Z website editors out there, from dreamweaver to seamonkey, that will edit multiple files at once and do allow edits to be made in the rendered-page wysiwyg window, but they don't render the way browsers' internal editors do.
So, has anybody ever encountered an editor that understands DOCTYPE NETSCAPE-Bookmark-file-1, loads multiple files at once, and displays them in a wysiwyg-but-editable window in the same form mozilla's Manage Bookmarks page does, or even moderately close? Or is there a better answer I'm too dim to see?