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)