I am looking for a bookmark manager that can help me store URL links. Requirements:

  • It should store at least the following fields: title, URL, tags, description, date added.
  • It should also be completely offline, and run completely on the desktop (either GUI, command line, or both). It must not run in a browser (i.e. no browser plugins).
  • It must be able to import existing bookmarks from web browsers without loss of information (including the preservation of the date the bookmark was added to the browser)
  • It must be able to export bookmarks for import into web browsers.
  • It must run on Ubuntu.

To my knowledge, the "buku" bookmark manager fails this requirement. It does not preserve the initial add date. Imports are lossy. Refer to issue #304 (closed, wontfix) on buku's issue tracker.

1 Answer 1


Apart from buku, another one to explore is wallabag.

But I can't confirm if offline has now been now resolved. See old issue

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.