I want to store links to files and web pages, and each item should at least have some tags, title, and preview image — similar to how modern online catalogues present their items for the user! Of course, there must be some built-in search engine to find items quickly (using tags/title). Is there any app that is able to do this?
By the way, such an app must have some lazy-loading mechanism or pagination to avoid loading all the images if I have many items.
I tried many personal database managers and bookmarks organizers, but they all don't satisfy those basic requirements...

  • Store on your local PC (if so, which o/s? On on the web somewhere? Free, or do you have budget?
    – Mawg
    Sep 1, 2015 at 12:05
  • Not on web, of course - this is a personal database manager. Having a portable version -- I don't want to see heavyweight installers requiring admin rights and integrating to my OS/browsers. Not written in Java/.Net. Regarding its price - it doesn't matter right now. I want to see anything appropriate, and I will decide if I want to use it. Sep 2, 2015 at 4:28
  • @lyricallywicked Can you explain a bit more of what you need? That first sentence is not clear. Do you mean just a web browser bookmark collection? Sep 2, 2015 at 6:21
  • @BasilBourque: browser bookmark collection might be enough (if I will be able to open the bookmark with the default OS associated app, eg. open PDFs with a PDF viewer), but the problem it does not allow to add a preview image for a bookmark! Sep 2, 2015 at 6:29
  • What do you mean by "a preview image for a bookmark"? An image of the rendered web page? Sep 2, 2015 at 6:31

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I would suggest taking a look at rednotebook I think that the only thing missing is that you would have to generate the previews yourself.

  • Price: Free
  • Storage format: Plain text, (markdown), archive to .zip
  • Platform: Windows, OS-X, Linux
  • Links & email addresses, Yes
  • Tags, use #tags
  • Search, Yes!
  • Spell Check - Yes.
  • Previews - Not automatically, but you can add images if you wish.
  • I tried this app before I asked this question. No, it's definitely not what I want. As far as I understand, it allows to insert an image inside of an item, but not to preview an item in a list! "RedNotebook is a modern journal"? BTW, I could not even start to use this app - I do not understand its interface, I do not understand how it works. I don't need no journals, no notebooks, no tree viewers! A simple, but user-friendly catalogue! As in all modern online shops! Actually, I'm very shocked and annoyed by the fact that I cannot find anything! Such a simple, obvious requirements... Sep 2, 2015 at 4:38
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    You do realize that that those simple, online, catalogs, such as "all online shops" have consist of a database & web server with a full time administrative team, supported by 1000s of hours of programming, DB & web customization then with photographers & data entry staff with each entry taking between 5 & 50 minutes to add by experienced data entry staff. Try adding a decent listing to eBay yourself. BTW RedNotebook has one of the simplest UIs I know. Sep 2, 2015 at 5:27
  • "You do realize that that those simple, online, catalogs, such as "all online shops" have consist of a database & web server..." - I do rrealize that, but that is meant to serve the highload online activity with a lot of functionality and logic, and I am asking for a simple personal app! Such app will require not more than SQLite as a database. "each entry taking between 5 & 50 minutes to add by experienced data entry staff" - I don't know what you mean, but there's a lot of sites which allow the user to add their favorite items in a moment. Sep 2, 2015 at 6:19
  • Regarding RedNotebook - can you post a screenshot containing just a few images, where each image is a link to file/webpage and can be found by tag search? Maybe I'm missing something, but I think this app is not supposed to do this. Sep 2, 2015 at 6:23
  • Your question did not specify that the links had to be picture links, just that there had to be links & pictures. Sep 2, 2015 at 6:25

You can try Flamory. It does pretty much the thing that you described. It saves a snapshot of the page. You can later find it by looking through the list of thumbnails or by any words from that page.

Each page snapshot will show you a screenshot of the place you saved, and you can also switch to live page preview, or open saved page copy.

These snapshots work as bookmarks too, so when you double click them, Flamory will take you to the exact place on the page that you bookmarked (including scroll position).

  • No, it's definitely not what I am asking about. First of all, this software has no portable version and requires .NET framework 4.5 installation to my OS. No, I won't even try to use it. I forgot to mention that I won't use any app that's written in Java or .Net. Moreover, this app is supposed to search inside visited web pages, it cannot assign tags to items, it cannot allow me to select, say, a jpg image and use it as a thumbnail... Oct 30, 2015 at 4:34

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