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Few years ago I stopped using Bookmark manages in web browser due to several problems:

  • It got messy very quickly
  • it was slower to browse my bookmarks than browse the internet. I was never revisiting my bookmarks.
  • The graphical user interface was not convenient for management of lot of bookmarks (like >10000)
  • it was quite tedious to navigate nested sub-folder trees of bookmarks

What I need is bookmark manager similar to file manager.

  • Full-screen window
  • As many items per page as possible (small fonts). What I really hate about modern GUI that it is fashinable to waste screen space (make large borders, large fonts, large icons => small number of items per screen)
  • easy browsing throw folder

Why I need so many bookmarks - mostly for assembling personalized knowledge base of learning resources and e.g.:

  • interesting pieces of code from various other-peoples github repos
  • processing sketches form OpenProcessing and shaders from ShaderToy
  • wiki pages (from wikipedia, but also from more specialized wiki websites )
  • answers from stackoverflow and othe stack exchange
  • youtube and vimeo videos

Why to bookmark such things? Many of those webpages has own system to store "favorite" items ?

  • Because I want to categorize my knowledge base by topic not by medium or or by webpage.
  • Because I want some universal structure and user interface over all sources, not to adjust myself to specifics of each webpage
  • because management of "favourites" is pretty crappy on some sites (e.g. youtube does not have sub-folders, and moving/deleting items is imposible or tedious)
  • I tried them all, and you simply cannot beat outertech.com/en/bookmark-manager – Mawg Mar 6 '18 at 8:52
  • It sounds like what you need is a good notes program, not just a bookmark manager. Modern notes definitely include web content, or at least urls. But then again you might object to them just as to modern ui? – user32138 Sep 12 '18 at 19:43
  • Prokop, did you ever find a good one? – Mawg Nov 13 '18 at 12:45
  • Mawg > saddly, I converged to most stupid solution: sending annotated gmails with links to myself and tagging them with topics. It is most platform independent, universal and fitting to old habits. When I tried anything else I always hit some wall. – Prokop Hapala Nov 13 '18 at 13:04
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You may try TagSpaces for this.

They store bookmarks in a form of .url or .website files, which may be tagged.

It has a free version, it is cross-platform and open source.

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I've been using pinboard.in for a ew years now. They don't have a treeview, but you can combine tags or create bundles.
A more modern presentation and interesting features are available on tagpacker.com, however they don't yet have mobile apps.
Being a freelancer who regularly works on client's premises I can only consider cloud based solutions.

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