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Bookmark Base - A must have for multiple machine browsers.
Bookmark Base struck me off the get go as one of those "head slappers";
an elegant solution to a problem that's been hounding me since Netscape
Here's the deal; if you have more than one computer you using for
browsing, either two desktops, a desktop and a laptop or even a desktop
and an Internet Cafe you're going to run into a situation where you make
a new bookmark and then get all hassled about getting it on your other
Sure you can export or import, but that's only good for one time
importing, next time you export and import you're going to get
duplicates and depending on how many bookmarks you keep you're going to
get a LOT of duplicates.
So you could try the cobble I used for a while; keep a hidden web
page of all my bookmarks and use that page as my bookmark list. Yeah,
that really worked for me considering I'm so lazy I got around to
updating it every half year. By that time I had forgotten all those neat
sites I've bookmarked on the laptop.
Here's the killer solution; Bookmark Base which will maintain a
central repository of all bookmarks and manage those bookmarks within
There is one small caveat to get the maximum out of Bookmark Base; you'll want to install Bookmark Base on a
USB drive. It doesn't even need to be a big USB drive as the program is
only 632Kb. You'll also need room for your bookmark file and that will
vary depending on how many bookmarks you have but a $10 USB drive should
Fire up Bookmark Base, select import and the browsers you want to
import bookmarks from and there are your bookmarks:
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If you want to operate Bookmark Base without putting any info on the
machine you're working on simply right click any link, select open and it opens using the default
browser. Use a computer at an Internet Cafe? Insert your USB drive and
there are all your bookmarks.
Suppose you have two machines; we'll call them desktop and laptop.
Run Bookmark Base on the desktop, choose Import from IE (or
whatever browsers you use) and there are
all your bookmarks. Remove the USB drive, go to your laptop, select
export, select Opera (or again, whatever browser you use) and select OK.
Bingo, there are all your bookmarks...merged with your existing bookmarks.
Bookmark Base supports multiple browsers; Internet Explorer, Opera,
Firefox, K-meleon and SeaMonkey. Want something else? The authors ask
you to drop them a note requesting support. In addition Bookmark Base
A modest $19.95 removes all the limits of the trial version which is
available from the author
here. As usual with
anything I recommend there's no spyware or malware here, just good
If you have more than two computers you use for browsing you'll want
to check this guy out.