PCNet Software Pick - LinkStash - Powerful bookmark manager.
So who needs a link manager? There's one built into every browser,
anything else is just a waste.
Probably very true if you just have a few links and only use one
browser, don't have any issues with dead links, don't need any
portability with another computer and remember all your passwords or
don't have a browser that remembers them for you.
But if you have any of these issues things can
quickly become a complete nightmare. Even if you have links in tidy
little categories they can be hard to find and months later you may not
even be sure why you saved it in the first place.
And don't get me started on multiple browsers. I use IE, Opera and
Firefox and there's simply no good way to keep bookmarks synchronized
between the three, much less passwords.
LinkStash solves all that and more in one handy and centralized
database of links allowing you to launch a site directly from the
Setup is easy. You're prompted to import your existing bookmarks and
set the default browser, either directly in the program or by opting to
use whatever the Windows default browser is.
Once imported launching a link in the default browser is as easy as
clicking on a link. Optionally you can right click a link and select
from a variety of browsers.
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Want to rate sites, just left click and select the ranking option and
assign a rank. Have a site or sites that you visit every day? Again
right click and select the highlight option and give the link a yellow
background. An option to tag a link is also available.
Have trouble finding a certain site? I sure do and LinkStash has a
great search feature. Enter a search term and all links containing that
term will pop up.
My favorite feature is the ability to add a comment. Months later I have
info on why I saved a link in the first place. To make it even better
the search feature includes searching on the comment field helping me
find obscure links.
Link checking is a great new feature in the latest release. No more dead links
in your bookmarks.
Portability is a snap. The portable version allows you to install LinkStash on a
USB flash drive and no only is it portable between browsers but it's portable
between PCs. Using a "strange" PC? Just insert the USB drive and there are all
Other options abound including sorting the bookmark list on any of
the fields as well as adding bookmarks directly to LinkStash from the
browser via a keyboard key combo. The installation of LinkStash
(optionally) adds LinkStash tools to Internet Explorer (this feature
isn't available for Opera or Firefox).
Plus there are a ton of new features in the latest release. Rather
than try and cover them all here there's a tiny list at the LinkStash
A LinkStash 30 day demo is available
you decide to purchase it'll set you back $19.95.
LinkStash; don't browse without it.