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, 2018 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, 2018 at 19:43
  • Prokop, did you ever find a good one?
    – Mawg
    Nov 13, 2018 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. Nov 13, 2018 at 13:04

3 Answers 3


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.


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.


Kinda a bit left field, but did you try Zotero?

Loads of scope for customisation, even if using primarily for bookmarks may not be the original focus of the project (it can do it).

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