Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Manage your bookmarks with cocoalicious.

Over time, one tends to build up a huge collection of bookmarks. Using my .mac account, I used to sync my bookmarks where I used to work with the ones at home, so if an interesting page caught my eye at work, I could check it out later without having to send myself a link. But after a while, the amount of bookmarks you have to manage is overwhelming, and a particular bookmark can get lost among hundreds of others.

The popular website del.icio.us allows users to post their links in an online database, and can access them from anywhere. The commonality allows del.icio.us to track site popularity, so you can view other popular bookmarks by going to the home page.

I decided to decentralize my bookmarks and move them all online. Here's the process:
1. sign up for an account at del.icio.us
2. download Safarilicious from http://www.StyleMac.com/safarilicious
3. run Safarilicious to export all of your bookmarks to your delicious account
4. Download Cocoalicious from http://www.scifihifi.com/cocoalicious/
5. Run Cocoalicious to organize your delicious bookmarks, tagging them to become searchable. This is the hardest part of the process, but it's a wonderful organizational tool.
6. Download the Firefox extension for del.icio.us. Once installed, you can bookmark pages with a simple CTRL-click.

Now, when I want to play a game online, I can type in "gaming" to Cocoalicious and I can launch the site from there. To search for font websites, I look for any site tagged with "fonts". And so on. If I'm at another computer, I can just login to the website to access my bookmarks.

You may still want to keep some daily bookmarks in Firefox, but Cocoalicious can manage all your bookmarks for you, so there's no more need to have a huge tree of folders to organize.

1 comment:

Viktor Dite said...

Any Idea how to use it with multiply accounts?