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Giveaway of the day — LinkCollector 4.6.9

Bookmark manager to create your own personal bookmarks collection that does not depending on the browsers.
$14.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 274 (44%) 349 (56%) 38 comments

LinkCollector 4.6.9 was available as a giveaway on September 12, 2014!

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A handy tool for making animated gifs from video files.

Bookmark manager to create your own personal bookmarks collection that does not depend on the browsers. The program can manage, organize and store bookmarks in a own database.

Also, the program can import and modify/synchronize bookmarks of the system browsers or portable browsers. LinkCollector support browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

VSC Software

Homepage:

http://www.portablebookmarkmanager.com/

File Size:

12.3 MB

Price:

$14.95

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#38

By the time this gets posted, the giveaway will be over, so this may help those that missed out -
I have downloaded today's giveaway and I will give it a try.
For the last few years I have been using a very simple free program, that totally met my simple needs 'URL Gather' -

http://www.zqware.com/urlgather/index.html
URL Gather - Organize your bookmarks neatly

URL Gather is a good tool that helps you to save and manage your internet bookmarks (URLs).
On internet, you may find many favorite web sites, and you will visit them frequently, how do you save and manage these URLs?
Using browser's function(such as IE favorites or Firefox bookmarks) is not convenient when there are too many sites.
Then let URL Gather come to help you! It will greatly simplifies the collection and management of your sites!
You can easily organize your sites URLs according to different folders as you want!

Key Feature include:

Configure multiple browsers to open your URLs.
Support password protection for startup.
Easy maintenance of your URLs, support Drag and Drop actions.
Import bookmarks from IE or Firefox or common bookmarks html file..
Search and find a specific URL you saved rapidly.
Search duplicated URLs to remove redundant items.
100% Freeware, No Spyware, No Adware, No Viruses!

URL Gather is compatible with: Windows 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Latest version: 3.0.1

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Down Under  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#37

#17 Perhaps you have "installed" the portable and fixed versions of the app automatically in two folders called 'linkcollector' and 'LinkCollector469_portable' on your C-drive. Both folders contain a file called 'LinkCollector.exe' - but only the non-portable version will work.
It would help if it were made clearer that, unusually, 'selecting' a browser' has to be done by depressing one of the radio buttons in the toolbar.

Reply   |   Comment by Nibor  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#36

Installed, tried it and deleted...
IMHO, just another bookmark manager coded to fill the publisher needs, not mine. The search for the real solution continues...
BTW those mammoth icons are really scaring.
Thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Excellent program thank-you!

Reply   |   Comment by jdkoops  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#34

Still bookmarking links? The ordeal of missing links caused by the demise of web sites has prompted me to stop doing so. I have been using online notes to store info, pix, whole pages. I can re-visit the pages even if the web sites containing these pages vanish!

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Reply   |   Comment by Hon Kong  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I was happy to see a program like this as I have a gazillion bookmarks. I use FireFox. I imported my bookmarks successfully, and made the default browser FireFox. However, when I try to open a link, I get an error: 'Browser not found.' Also, when I right click on the link, and select 'Open With', all the browsers are grayed out and non clickable. What do I need to do to fix this? Anyone? Windows 7 / 64 PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Mary  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Why don't just use Google bookmark manager? They can be organised whichever way you want.
You can easily backup all your Google bookmarks.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#31

I forgot to say that I like the possibility to choose any (listed) browser to open links. But not that I cannot add any other browser... And it could use the chromium's icon instead of the chrome's one.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#30

Seems the only way to get bookmarks from different profiles is to import (menu File/Import) places.sqlite (for firefox/palemoon/..., for other browsers use the other file types). That worked very well ---a no-brainer operation.

Note: before importing another places.sqlite, you may want to rename the previous import to avoid mixing (importing automatically creates a folder with the name of the bookmark file).

Of course, it also got the bookmarks in the default firefox profile without my asking, which is fine with me.

As for the installation, I extracted the files to some drive\folder of my choice. As easy as a pie.

Since there is no help, I think the developers could simplify the software: keep only the import function and the option to resize the toolbar. Forget the automation as it is way too limited and complicated. But please review/rewrite the interface (and spelling) as there are beginner's mistakes.

I'll keep this GOTD mainly although I don't use bookmarks any longer I still have some I use from time to time, so they can be accessed without starting firefox (which is not my default browser).

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Crash Crash Crash.
Every time I run this and try to change something it crashes with an access violation.
Uninstalled this buggy mess.

Reply   |   Comment by James Wohlever  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

Ok, I have the previous version from GoTD (4.6.7.0) and it is registered.

I 'installed' this version to a different directory (where I'm now keeping some most-used' utilities, and it comes up Unregistered. If I go to Help / How to Register, it takes me to their webpage and I have to use TrialPay to get it free.

There is no README.TXT file in the download, and the LICENSE.TXT doesn't say anything about registering it.

Can someone please let me know why this one is not registered or what I have to do to register it WITHOUT using TrialPay ?

Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Rapier  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

#12 motorola - Open your bookmarks "show all bookmarks"
YOu can choose from "import and backup"
"backup" or "export to html" and select a destination

Hope this helps

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#26

Ok done a little more playing with this and it is quite happy to register portable browsers placed on the computers fixed disks in static locations (to avoid full installations that tend to be too invasive) as Installed browsers and it finds the portable chrome and portable firefox executables in different locations on my C:\ drive and sets their respective paths in the browser specific ini files. I imagine it is quite feasable to hand edit the paths to other drive letters if the program fails to search other drives (assuming it is doing dumb searches and not using some other method to locate the executables and browser specific databases).

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#25

How to find bookmarks for Chrome storage file when the bookmark file is not listed in the Default directory of Chrome?

To keep this in sync, I do not want to just use a exported file from the Chrome Bookmark Mgr.

Was able to use the exported file from the Mgr but it would then be static and would not be able to keep current unless I missed something that would do that after the install.

Reply   |   Comment by cyclone  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#24

I've tried this for a little while and think users should be made aware that it also harvests URL's from inprivate sessions and https sessions in IE at least. Could be a problem to some or a feature to others! It also can capture URL's coppied to clipboard and in doing so it does not as yet show any signs of conflicting with Clipdiary 3.51 I am running here, which is very good. The requirement that portable browsers must share the same parent folder as this program is a very awkward restriction and negates the portability to a large degree.
I note there is a password option to "encode the bookmarks" what exactly does that mean? Does "encode" really mean encode or encrypt and either way what is the algorithm used and therefore how secure is it? I've given it a prelimary thumbs up but would like a little more information on the password protection mechanisim before making personal use of it.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#23

I had nothing but problems with this software. Couldn't close the program unless via Windows Task Manager. I kept getting error messages and message - UNABLE TO WRITE TO "proxy.ini" whenever I tried to close or exit this today's Giveaway.

Error messages popped up with various error message codes listed. I tried uninstalling but NO UNINSTALL and not in the ADD/REMOVE Program list.

My Pc is Windows 7 64-bit Home.

I deleted and reinstalled into a different directory on C drive but still same problems, so I don't recommend this product.

Reply   |   Comment by susie  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

Cant seem to add a suggestion to the above widget, so I'll put it here hoping the developer reads the comments.

First off, Kudos to you for detecting Portable versions of these browsers. I find myself running more and more portable applications because I can keep my apps/preferences synced between the several workstations and laptops that I use regularly. (Forget DropBox/OneDrive...BTSync is the way to go for this!)

Suggestions:

* Allow multiple instances of portable apps. I run both Firefox & FirefoxESR but appear to only be able to select and add a single portable instance.

* Add ability to add other browsers such as SRWare Iron or Chromium (other than as the bookmarks path for Chrome)

* What, no Safari support??? ...mwahaha...

* Maybe include XMarks integration for cloud based bookmarks (for when I'm visiting my mom and working on her laptop)

* WebDAV/FTP/SFTP backup from directly inside the application

Reply   |   Comment by BlkCrowe  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#21

This is a decent programming depending on the end users needs. I read a lot of fanfiction and so I need a way to keep all of my bookmarks organized while sometimes being able to find certain pages without a browser.

The portability of this program makes it a keeper to boot.

I do wish there were more alternative browsers it worked a long side with though but I can't really fault them for that.

As far as looks went I liked the UI it was simple but professional

Reply   |   Comment by AllisonWBrown  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

#2 It isn't impossible to change the size of the program icons. It's quite easy.

View > Toolbars > Standart > select the size.

My suggestions to the developers:

1. Set the default icon size to Medium, as the Large setting is disconcertingly large.

2. Enable the folder dialogue in Options to browse all drives on the local machine, not just the drive where the program has been installed. This single oversight renders your otherwise well-designed program unusable for me.

Disclaimer: I use an alternative bookmark manager called Linkman Pro . Although its interface is more daunting than Link Collector's, it is a mature, stable, powerful bookmark manager/database which supports multiple browsers, complete with plugins, including synchronisation with cloud storage. Linkman has enabled me to get my vast collection of bookmarks under control, and I warmly recommend it. They also offer a free version called Linkman Lite.

Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#19

And to create a shortcut or pin to the Start Menu, right click on LinkCollector.exe

Reply   |   Comment by dword  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#18

#9, #10 and anyone else:

Some unzipping programs will automatically try to install to Program Files or other default directory. Be sure to copy the install address C:\LinkCollector469_portable from the Readme.txt file.

The interface will look different, the Help link will work, and to uninstall just delete the C:\LinkCollector469_portable folder.

Reply   |   Comment by dword  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#17

Anyone know if this supports the Portable (PAF) versions of these apps? Guess I'll find out!

Reply   |   Comment by BlkCrowe  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#16

The moment I saw the impeccable grammar of "Bookmark manager to create your own personal bookmarks collection that does not depend on the browsers. The program can manage, organize and store bookmarks in a own database." I knew this was not for me.

What on Earth is the point of a bookmark database without a browser to take you to those bookmarks? It's the same a a pad of sticky notes with page numbers written on it sitting on your coffee table instead of stuck to the pages of a text book.

Even when using a random internet cafe computer, all my bookmarks are accessible from Xmarks. My Xmarks account is accessible from ANY browser and ANY platform ANYWHERE in the world. If I'm offline, internet bookmarks are as useful as a set of bagpipes for a Moray eel.

Why? That's it. Why?

Why does this pointless software even exist? I can not for the life of me understand the thumbs up votes for this.

If you need to have a separate bookmark manager to the perfectly adequate ones supplied by all major browsers, there's a very good chance you spend more of your time bookmarking than actually READING the pages you're bookmarking.

Reply   |   Comment by Entruchio  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-24)
#15

Downloaded and installed fine on Win7 Home Premium, but not having used such a software before, I don't have anything to compare it to, and I also haven't even been able to get it to list my 169 favourites. I figured it would have an autorun option attached to an icon or something, but nothing so far. I also get a 'runtime error' message when I close the application, and several other error messages telling me that it hasn't saved 'capture' and other similar messages. What am I doing wrong?

Reply   |   Comment by Sunnaze  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

Try these:

http://fav-links.org/Bookmark_Manager/Home
http://scottyeatscode.blogspot.ro/2013/03/pagenotes.html

Reply   |   Comment by Andrea  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#13

#2 Lucy
It could mean that the program does not "install" anything in the proper sense. In that case you can get rid of the old version by manually deleting the directory where the program files are stored.

Reply   |   Comment by Corno  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#12

Installed, if you can call it that, without a hitch. Program does as its intended and looks OK so might be useful as I feel the need for ie for some links which aren't written with full integration BUT useful tho this might be, would have been much better if it could 'listen'.

By that I mean detect the browser and link that you visit and ask if you want it saved.

3 stars out of 5 for me but a possible keeper - for now. Just not sure how much time I want to spend educating it.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#11

Can someone show the steps on how to backup my bookmarks of Mozilla Firefox browser.
Its little confusing:
1)Save Program bookmarks to file( the open with upward facing arrow)
Is that it.

So far i am using a bat file to make backups of Firefox and Chrome.
It works all the time, and i was thinking may be this program would cut the deal in this area.

Any body.

Reply   |   Comment by motorola  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#10

With over 1000 bookmarks, management gets difficult with text-only bookmarks. This is a great application!
After extensive searching for an application that will give me visual bookmarking management, I found nothing that worked at all.
I then resorted to looking at online services where I can simply manage my bookmarks to be able to share across PC's with my partner in order to collaborate on various projects, and most importantly with the ability of a visual representaion of the bookmarks in the form of a thumbnail of the webpage. Unfortunately, the only options that seem to work are very costly subscription based.

…LinkCollector is by far the best bookmarking management application I have come across. I don't know why some other reviewers can't see that, as I have seriously searched all available options in this market.
LinkCollector may not be perfect, but neither is any other application you use.

- It is the most responsive and stable I have found, nothing else even comes close.In fact most all other options are vary outdated and don't work anymore.
- Management functions are great, Tag, Sort, Filter etc.

I am surprised that the need for this type of application does not seem more highly demanded. Visual bookmarking is the clearly the next level from text-based, which has developed none since first being implemented in the late 90's!

- Some things LinkCollector would benefit from:
> A bookmarklet or browser plug-in to bookmark pages directly within the browser (without needing to 'sync')
> Development for multi-platform support. Technology demands that users can synch bookmarks across devices

I really hope the developers read my comment, as I this is as much my appreciation for the offer, as well as some very important feedback to them! Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Cindy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+54)
#9

No,"help" the help folder is empty.May be a great program but without instructions who knows?

Reply   |   Comment by lofty  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#8

I have tried this in the past but never quite figured out how to use it. Hopefully it will be a little more clear this time.

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#7

Extracted to a folder and it ran from there, no idea how they protect their program.
Decided to try and import my Firefox bookmarks, it pointed me to them by using Tools, Options, Browsers, and under bookmarks path it showed me where they were stored, but for some reason I could not get it take me to the folder from there.
In my very quick test this is the problem I have with this program it doesn't make operating it particularly easy for the user.
When I did eventually get my links imported into the program I was able to do a search within them.
It looks like it could have the potential to help me organise my totally disorganised bookmarks and that would be a great help.
It will take quite a few hours to see just how useful or otherwise this program could be, a fun day ahead!

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)
#6

Grab it if you can use it. It is a portable program. No changes in the registry. If wanted you have to make a link to the startmenu by yourself!

Reply   |   Comment by erina  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#5

I have no idea how to import links from Opera 24.0 :(

I have LinkCollector 4.6.7.0 from GoTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Lag  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#4

I'm sorry, I prefer the visual aid of Symbaloo. (free alternative, also not browser based.)

Youtube has video's where you can see how it helps in never losing a link to crashes or re-installs again.

Especially the visual tile setup is what makes it so easy to never lose a link again.

Reply   |   Comment by freebird31  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#3

for testing purposes on the developer site ↓

http://portablebookmarkmanager.com/download/linkcollector.zip#◄

﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿

Reply   |   Comment by ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ @SeX ﴾͡●̯͡●﴿  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-48)
#2

Installed and self registered without problems on a Win 8.1.2 Pro 64 bit system.

The program installs as a portable on C:\. You should change this to the appropriate destination.

A friendly interface opens, you cannot change the size of the icons (too big in my eyes) and you have to define, where your portable browsers are.

The automatic search for portable browsers is in my case limited to C:\. This is a serious fault. I can't believe it, but I do not find a way to search on other drives.

This means you have (in case of firefox) to know, where your "places.sqlite" is hidden.

Works as a simple bookmark manager, is limited to the Big Four browers with difficulties handling more than one portable firefox on different locations, e.g. TrueCrypt containers.

The advantage is the portable design...

I don't use this - reboot.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+82)
#1

Pros
Straightforward functionality.
UI is clean and spare.
Light and speedy.

Cons
It doesn't do as good a job of status checking as AM-Deadlink, though.
It sometimes falsely reports failure on some sites with wierd returns.
Its approach to handling favicons is superior to AM-Deadlinks, but it doesn't search quite as deeply and it's slower than AM-Deadlinks at refreshing icons for lack of multi-threading.

Alternatives
XMarks @ http://www.xmarks.com/
AM-Deadlinks @ http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm
Firefox Sync
Google Bookmarks

Reply   |   Comment by Tang  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+95)
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