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Giveaway of the day — LinkCollector 4.6

LinkCollector will help you to manage browsers bookmarks of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 293 (36%) 526 (64%) 56 comments

LinkCollector 4.6 was available as a giveaway on March 24, 2013!

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LinkCollector PC is a bookmarks manager to synchronize your links. Program is a browser-independent tool and can quickly and easily copy bookmarks between latest web browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome). LinkCollector can verify bookmarks and delete a dead links or duplicates.

Features:

  • Import bookmarks. LinkCollector can import links from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and HTML files.
  • Synchronize bookmarks. Synchronize bookmarks between browsers with one click. Synchronize URLs between installed and portable browsers. Synchronize bookmarks between computers.
  • Most popular browsers. Manage bookmarks in all popular Windows browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome.
  • Backup bookmarks. Create your own bookmark database. Store your favorite bookmarks and bookmarks imported from browsers.
  • Search URL. Search for duplicates. Search a certain URL by text. Search by tags or domain. Also you can view most visited links and dead links.
  • Encrypted links. Specify a password to encrypt the bookmark list of the program. Protected folders can not be opened without knowing the correct password.

System Requirements:

Windows 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP; Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome

Publisher:

VSC Software

Homepage:

http://www.portablebookmarkmanager.com/

File Size:

12.1 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#56

I don't know what the hell I'm doing with this, I don't have a clue on how to use it. I just want to sync my Internet Explorer Favorites to my Android cell phone stock browser. Even the video tutorials they have make no sense.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank Rizzo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

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Can get this thing even started. Upon clicking the LinkCollector.exe file, I get this "Access violation at address 0072ADC1 in module LinkCollector.exe Read of address 00000014." and then unable to get this off the screen except for choking in the Taskmanager - and only under the "Processes"Tab - not under "Applications".

What's wrong ??

I really hope someone will respond and email me after this GAOTD closes in a few minutes.

Thanks !!


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Reply   |   Comment by Free Maverix  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#54

worth nothing to me. Downloaded installed with no problem. Program loads with no glitches. Doesn't find a damn thing. I have on this computer ALL the browsers the prgm claims to recognize. Win 7 Pro

Reply   |   Comment by gen  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#53

I use several browsers and could have used something like this, except that from all the errors and indications, it is still in either the Alpha or Beta stages of development, and GAOTD Members are apparently considered the Testers in this case. That's not how I perceive the software that is available here at GAOTD. It is expected to be solid, already tested, and ready for official release.

Also I wish developers would get away from the concept of no Help files within programs, instead having Help available only at some web site. Sure developing Help files is a pain, but their usefulness is well worth it. At the very least provide a Users Manual in .PDF format or something similar, so users have something on-hand that can provide a reference.

-JC

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#52

I tried to extract through wirar, 7-zip, extraction goes through, but when setup.exe is clicked, it tries to extract the setup.exe package and throws error corrput archive.. pl help.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#51

Installed fine on win XP Pro after extraction. You run set up, it kicks out a zip file. Unzip it. open file, look for LinkCollector.exe right click send shortcut to desktop. Click shortcut & your good to go. I dont know why people find the need to watch tutorials the links in the program are pretty self explanatory. Just click on stuff and you could probably fiqure out how to use it all by yourself. People today just want everything done for them. I realize reading is a lost art due to technology but if you try it once in a while it really can be beneficial.

Reply   |   Comment by Skinni  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#50

#38
I am very computer literate, and sometimes I install software from GOTD that will not run on my machine. I blame the software also, not me or my machine. Sometimes the software is JUNK. As far as I am concerned, There is software seldom offered that is worth downloading. I usually look for free software alternatives and most are better
than what is being offered. LOL!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

great program it didn't install but after installed it made error but after it made error i uninstalled it great program.

Reply   |   Comment by Pete The Watermark Guy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#48

When I tried to synchronize, I got a slew of errors, but cannot read the error codes as they little windows are blank and I cannot even close them. Perhaps the issue is file names are too long or something as happens sometimes with links. I think I have to use the system to shut it down. It isn't doing anything right now.

Reply   |   Comment by Feathered Farmer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

The instructional videos need some verbal instructions, please, or at least some written instructions to accompany.

Reply   |   Comment by Feathered Farmer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#46

I think it works - no violation errors, but also no usable help so haven't figured out more than how to view bookmarks...

Reply   |   Comment by Dr Tszap  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#45

Many errors in this software. E.g., "Unable to write to LinkCollector .ini." Unable to close out these errors. Had to kill the window. Now I can getting errors from other programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Jlnum  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#44

I am having same problems as item 21, 5, 9. I run setup.exe and absolutely nothing happens. Not even an error message. I have Windows 7 64 bit, but maybe there is something unique about the systems it fails on without even an error message as a clue.

Reply   |   Comment by Frederick Sieber  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#43

Crashed. Twice. XP Pro SP 3. Zemana doesn't like it. Life is too short to fiddle with this anymore. Deleting it.

Reply   |   Comment by wordsilk  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#42

** EDIT!!

I've just found this free tool which seems to backup an entir profile even for IE9 and IE10:

http://backsettings.com/internet-explorer-backup.html

LOL...it's true: nothing is impossible!!

Hurray!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#41

# 40 Marek


Yes you are right...but why use IE as main browser yet?? Firefox, Chrome and Opera are far superior in my view as far as speed and security issues are concerned.

That being said, the only free tool, I'm aware of, capable of backing up an entire profile of IE is this:

http://www.favbrowser.com/backup

But unfortunately it has not been updated since December 2011, so it doesn't probably work both on IE9 and IE10.

That's why I didn't mention it in my previous message!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#40

I store all my bookmarks in an EXCEL spreadsheet which offers me great flexibility (col A=URL & col B=brief description, comments per cell, separate worksheets for separate categories,...) so there'd be no way for me to import it into today's GAOTD, but thanks anyhow.

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#39

Looks nice BUT difficult to use.
I have 5 different browsers 4 different personal uses (this doesn't utilize Maxthon).
Must take time 2 learn how 2 import links from ur browsers, then setting them up ur way (name, image, description, jeez the works).
Silent movies don't help either (their instruction vid).
There r others out there...google them.
This is not it.
I don't have time 4 all of this...uninstalled.
Thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by Richy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#38

Nothing but a continuous string of access violations in Windows XP. Totally useless.

Reply   |   Comment by Toggle  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#37

# 31 Hi, Giovanni. Thanks for another set of your valuable advice and links to the type of software I really need.

One remark, though. Hekasoft does not backup the full profiles of IE – only Favourites. That’s at least what they say on their website. That’s a real backdrop as IE is used by really many users who – I think – would welcome a tool to copy and restore their IE profiles.

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

Downloads but doesn't work. Garbage file, corrupt. Bad link, or just more crapware.

Reply   |   Comment by Edmiester  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#35

It's really annoying to see all of the naysayers that haven't really looked at the products thoroughly. Analysis based on personally being able to use it is a disservice to everyone...If you can't seem to install it, it's generally you or your machine not the program.
To make my decision on whether to try one of these GOTD products is after I read the evals by Ashraf and Giovanni....For the most part, the rest of it is useless drivel....
doc

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

With the advent of tablets & smartphones, any programs like this should not be O/S specific. Chrome has the facility to do this across Android and Windows for free, or indeed any O/S that Chrome runs on.

Reply   |   Comment by Harvey  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#33

@AlexSJ I see, the program can get files from Explorer. Try to drag your file into a categories

Reply   |   Comment by Olav  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

Ok here is my scary comment about this giveaway. When i run the link collector zemana pops up that link collector is screenlogger and clipboard logger.

Reply   |   Comment by Reviewer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#31

Thanks for this giveaway, have been using Link Collector since an earlier Giveaway. Well, I figured I can import my old file (3.0), but hell no, did I get a surprise. No way to easily import their old Link Collector file, it's simply not recognized.
Now, what to do? Retype them all again? I don't think so.

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

#9 - can you recommend any free programs? are they better than this pay program we're getting today for free?

Reply   |   Comment by Zach  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#29

# Dadams

Thanks for yor comment but I usually assess any software here according to its features and output quality.

To do that I always use a FREE TOOL called TOOLWIZ TIME FREEZE, which enables me to test any software without making any change in the registry of my machine.

Then I compare the GAOTD real performance with that concerning FREEWARE alternatives and decide whether or not it's worth installing.

I believe you and everybody else here should do the same as well.

Besides that, if you are clever enough, it's also possible to make any programs (GAOTDs included) PORTABLE, using a FREE MAGIC tool called "ENIGMA VIRTUAL BOX" (just Google it)!!

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As for today's giveaway I consider the current low users' rating pretty much LUDICROUS, since this tool does its dirty job (capturing, storing, managing and synchronizing links among all major browsers and between different PCs via an USB drive) flawlessly, enabling users to sync their bookmarks between their different browsers without being forced to use cloud-based bookmarks syncing tools, which are more likely to be hacked by unscrupulous hackers out there, compared to this portable software.

Besides that it's able to search for duplicates, check links for availability removing the non-existing ones.

So overall this GAOTD is a very good and handy tool, especially for geeks like me using multiple browsers on different PCs almost on a daily basis, and honestly there is no reason to give it a THUMBS DOWN, as 62% of people instead did so far, unless:
- you use a single browser (IE) and/or are a SAFARI user only (how many people use SAFARI here? 0.0001%?? LOL!!)
- you are using only a single browser (FIREFOX, CHROME, OPERA) on different PCs and want to sync bookmarks between them using their native.

In such 2 cases this GAOTD is totally useless!!

Please RATE any GAOTD offered here according to its features & real performance, instead of your personal needs, or everything will go to the dogs here.


- BEST FREE ALTERNATIVES (besides cloud-based bookmarks syncing tools like XMARKS and/or FaveKeeper)

Search for them on Softpedia, as I cannot post any download link today:

* Fav-Links
Cool lightweight and browser independent brand-new FREE bookmark manager (still in BETA stage) which helps you organize and sync your bookmarks in a very original way.
With this FREE tool you can create, rename, search, delete, backup and sync your favorites, bookmarks and categories using any browser with ease, as well as Open bookmarked websites in overlapped windows.
Supports sync to web, links archiving and visual view (all links and categories are associated with an image)

See also:

* PageNotes
* Portable Transmute
* CPPBookMark

To sync your bookmarks between your PC desktop and mobile devices, just have a look at these two FREE GEMS:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/sync-google-chrome-bookmarks-android-device-chromemarks-lite (==> Google Chrome Bookmarks only)
http://arado.sourceforge.net

And finally if you are eager to backup & restore an entire profile folder (bookmarks, addons, cookies, passwords, security settings etc...) of pretty much any browsers available on the market, then look no further and download a FREE tool called "Hekasoft Backup & Restore" (just GOOGLE it)!!

So dudes let's keep syncronized wherever we are for FREE: sounds good? Of course it does...LOL!!

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+111)
#28

I have been looking for a bookmark manager for a long time - and I'm an advanced PC user is IT Degree and IT Certs - but I have NO IDEA how to use this program. I watched to 2 (silent videos) many times and I just can't figure out how to use this program.

The Support page has no written text to back up the silent videos etc.

Am I missing something here????

Reply   |   Comment by MJGLORIOSO  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#27

Not ready for prime time, to many bugs need fixing, OLE should be stopped, can not import bookmarks properly, trying to default to index.html on every link, can not synchronize opera with Firefox, exported bookmarks are not universally tagged, useless in all aspects.

Reply   |   Comment by Marko  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#26

Very odd that the release version is 4.6.1 and the Beta version is 4.6.0.0 which is the version we have in this giveaway.

Use caution this can mess up your bookmarks in a hurry, if you use the sync function.
I will be spending at minimum of a week just cleaning up the mess.

Sure would be nice if this included a help file or some form of documentation.

Reply   |   Comment by Sherman Williams  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#25

Nothing is saved and the below link shows one of 4 errors about not saving. Maybe you should have a program that works before you use us as ginny pigs. Error - http://my.jetscreenshot.com/16452/20130324-tqh8-14kb

Reply   |   Comment by LancasterPA  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Unhappy I am. Me too experience this 'Access Violation' Error-Message when...
- clicking on Menu/Edit
- trying to bookmark the current website via Hotkey.
- right-clicking into the window

Will stay with Mahaf
http://www.mahaf.de/mahaf_101
Seems to be in German only. Sorry.

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

I am part of the niche that needs this type of thing and I don't like the cloud process because of the annoyance of accounts and passwords.

It appears to be running fine but it doesn't do anything. I can't even get help to launch. The one thing it does in response to me poking it is give me an Access violation error when I click on the arrow next to Synchronize. (Access violation at address 00721C2A in module 'LinkCollector.exe'. Read of address 0000000C.)

I may need to learn more on how to get it working but since it doesn't seem to actually follow through on anything no matter what I ask it to do, I am not feeling like I me learning more will get anywhere.

I really would have liked to have all my links together without needing to resort to the cloud. I hadn't really thought about it being native to my computer and now I want it. I will probably search what freeware is available and if any would suit my needs/desires. Thanks GAOTD, sorry this one didn't work out but it opened a door for me and I appreciate it.

Reply   |   Comment by Gina  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#22

@justme (No.5)
I think this might be your first download from this site, because this is the format for every giveaway. As you have already downloaded the zip file and expanded it, it would be advisable to copy (or print out) the readme.txt file and follow the instructions.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken Bates  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#21

Thumbs Down!
Access violation error appears as soon as I start the program. The messages can be acknowledged (3 times) so that the program starts. After importing some bookmarks, I tried to look at the duplicates. Atter some time of processing, it gave "out of resources" error, which was re-spawning infinitiely after acknowledging. I had to kill the program from task manager. Bad bad program. Throwing this away and sticking to better freeware options.

Reply   |   Comment by seby  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#20

Installed and activated.... but where is it? Not in Program files. Doesn't appear in browser. Can't find it in a search. Win8.

Reply   |   Comment by Bev  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#19

I don't want a program that will delete my dead links. I need a program that will find the new link that the website has created for that product or information page.

Reply   |   Comment by CJCotter  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)
#18

After getting a new PC several months ago, I haven't installed much from GAOTD, but I have collected a lot of bookmarks that I haven't yet found time to organize, so now being as good a time as any, and even though I know Windows7 has its own organizer, I like the simplistic GUI of this, the fact that you can run it from a flash drive to facilitate easy import/export from several PC's and browsers (which I of course have over several PC's), and that it seems to have a few features that I don't remember being in Windows own organizer.

Hopefully I can get back later and give a detailed assessment.

Reply   |   Comment by Sunnaze  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#17

OK, got as far as export to a .lcdb file, open it and hit Ctrl D to find duplicates. Get the message "Bookmark Manager has stopped working. A problem has caused the program to stop working correctly ...." Close Program button. Environment Win7 Pro, 64 bit, current updates, 32 gb. If all bookmarks exported correctly, lcdb file used has ~ 7k bookmarks.

Reply   |   Comment by R Lawlis  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#16

easy set up and up and running for this 69 year old. has all my bookmarks for ie and firefox. i particularly like the feature that allows you to increase the font size. good for these old eyes. like any program, it will take more than 5 minutes of doing to check it out. but thanks gotd and for sure i like the no-install.

Reply   |   Comment by clas  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
#15

Installed nicely on Vista 64bit BUT:

- has no offline help, online help consists of 2 'watch how fast I can click & try to repeat afterwards' videos without any sound only (3:20 and 1:48 in length)
- gives me an Access Violation error whenever I mouse over the Edit menu without prior selection of an editable item, also when clicking on the arrows of the 2 buttons that have one
- finding duplicates after importing bookmarks from IE and Firefox - which went very smoothly - in roughly 6000 bookmarks crashed the program

What a shame. I've been looking for a tool like this for quite some time but wasn't able to find something fitting my needs as freeware. Today's giveaway would have been it, judging from the description and also from the functions the program really offers - if only they'd work.

Reply   |   Comment by Disappointed  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#14

After a few test i found that this program still had a bug
Like if you selecting something on the left "categories" pane and right clicking on empty space on the main middle pane it will produce some error although its not fatal error but its pretty annoying.

other than those all unexpected error all is fine.

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

To Ingvar

The program not kill dead bookmarks. Looks on Reposts folder.

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

When I try to synchronize IE w/ Chrome I get the following fatal error:

"Access violation at address 00691FE1 in module 'LinkCollector.exe'. Read address of 00000049."

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

I don't really use bookmarks, but kudos for Opera support!

Reply   |   Comment by Maniac  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#10

Tried the software, but does not understand how it operates. Tried viewing their tutorial as suggested by 4 (Dadam), but the image is so minute, and no audio that it is as good as nothing. It will surely help to promote interest in such software if they care to put a tutorial that is really instructive.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#9

Its nice looking software, but I`m not sure I really see the point of it. What is needs is a floating menu you can trigger from a hotkey that can display in any browser to give you fast access to any bookmarks in Linkcollector. Then it would be worthwhile.

As it is, its just not worth bothering with.

Reply   |   Comment by Faye Davies  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#8

Work good but with one error
Whenever i open "Edit" menu after a moment run the program Error message pop out said

"Access violation at address 00721C2A in module 'LinkCollector.exe'.
Read of address 0000000C

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

Thanks a lot for this giveaway!
This is exactly what I need, and the fact it's portable is great!

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