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url (bookmark) organizer for Linux ?

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:26 am
by slipstick
I'm planning to move from Windows (XP) to Linux Mint. I've been using a program for Windows named URL Organizer which I really like and wonder if anyone knows of an equivalent program for Linux. Instead of using a tree, this program presents three columns: on the left, "Categories"; in the center, "Subcategories"; and on the right "Titles". Use the mouse or arrow keys to select the title, then click on it to launch the web page. If you are displaying a web page, there is a button in the program to click on to store the title and URL (works for IE and Firefox, slightly more complicated for other browsers). Anyway, I've gotten used to using this and would like to find something similar for Linux.

Re: url (bookmark) organizer for Linux

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:53 am
by xenopeek
I think that's this one, so linking to the screenshots for others to understand better: http://www.bookmarkbuddy.net/urlorganiz ... hots.shtml. And sorry, but I don't know of anything similar.

Re: url (bookmark) organizer for Linux

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:01 am
by veggen
Always remember that you might be able to run your app in Wine if you can't find a proper replacement. There's SQLYog and two small utility apps that I always run like that, but I created nice menu entries for them with icons and all, so it feels like I'm using native apps.

Re: url (bookmark) organizer for Linux

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:09 pm
by slipstick
@ xenopeek
That's the one - thanks for adding the link.

@veggen
I've heard of Wine, but not familiar with it yet. If I can make the organizer work in Wine seamlessly with my browser, that'd be great - I wouldn't even have to export/import my bookmarked url's.

Re: url (bookmark) organizer for Linux

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:28 pm
by catch22
There's loads of Firefox add-ons for bookmarks.
A good start for what you want (or similar to it) would be "TagSieve" I reckon.

Re: url (bookmark) organizer for Linux

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:24 pm
by slipstick
catch22 wrote:There's loads of Firefox add-ons for bookmarks.
A good start for what you want (or similar to it) would be "TagSieve" I reckon.
Thanks, I'll take a look at that if I decide to use FireFox. But I would really like to find something like the URL Organizer 2 that I have been using because it works with most browsers, making it easy to change browsers without having to import/export bookmarks. I also like the three column display in URL Organizer.

Re: url (bookmark) organizer for Linux

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:45 pm
by slipstick
veggen wrote:Always remember that you might be able to run your app in Wine if you can't find a proper replacement.
If I run URL Organizer in Wine to open web pages with my browser, would I have to run a Windows version of the browser in Wine, or would the URL Organizer be able to interface with a Linux browser to direct it to web sites?

Re: url (bookmark) organizer for Linux ?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:44 am
by veggen
I presume it will be able to launch the browser normally. But you'll really have to try... At least it's easy, just install Wine and launch the organizer from your existing install. If that doesn't work, you can try installing it in Wine.

Re: url (bookmark) organizer for Linux ?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:08 am
by slipstick
OK, thanks. I haven't yet installed Mint (hopefully this week), and one of the hangups has been how to get my hundreds of bookmarks transferred. I have been able to export them to a html file which FireFox can import (running from the live DVD). This gives a tree view, which is workable, but not as good as URL Organizer (IMO). There are some add-ons for FireFox which I may try, otherwise I can live with the tree view for awhile; would prefer to hold off on learning Wine until I know my way around Linux a little better, but I will keep this solution in the back of my mind if I can't find an add-on that does what I want.

Re: url (bookmark) organizer for Linux ?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:44 am
by Detonate
I've been using Xmarks for years. With it you can access your bookmarks from any computer, anywhere.
http://www.xmarks.com/about/features