Mobile devices have become a lot better for web browsing over the past couple of years. In fact, many people use their mobile browser for more than their computers. One inevitable problem is storing, organizing and accessing your bookmarks. Let’s face it, we all have poorly organized bookmarks.
In the list below, you’ll see some Android apps to manage bookmarks. Some are tied to web services you may already be using while others are stand alone services.
1. Powernote (Diigo)
We have written about Diigo a few times here on MTE, but there is a reason the name keeps popping up. Diigo and Powernote work great. Powernote lets you share a webpage URL to your Diigo account. When saving, you have the same options as you do when using a bookmarklet or the Diigo site. Adding the URL to a List or a Group, adding notes and even marking it as something to read later.
Symbaloo is a stand alone bookmarking service with a website counterpart as well. Where Symbaloo differs is the more pictorial bookmarks. While it is easy to scan for the title of a bookmark or do a search, pictures are easier for some people to find than words.
Google Bookmark users will love the way GBookmark syncs their Google Bookmarks with their Android device. While the layout leaves a bit to be desired, the way the bookmarks are arranged are similar to the way Google does it; one long list.
**This is NOT an app to sync Google Chrome bookmarks to Android.
4. GO Bookmark Widget
The team over at GO does some amazing work. They make beautiful launchers and widgets and apps. All of which are free. The GO Bookmark Widget is no different. With this widget you have the option to how your Android browser bookmarks, Delicious or Google Bookmarks. It does not let you condense all of these services into one place though.
5. Linkenstein: Bookmark Manager
Linkenstein is another bookmark management app/widget. The claim to fame here is the sorting options. You can choose options like most visited and reverse alphabetical orders. One search option available here but rarely seen is least visited. When you find what you are looking for, you have a bunch of choices to open, edit and share.
Delicious is a great application to have if you have been using your Delicious Bookmarks account to keep track of your website URLs. The Delicious app works in much the same way as PowerNote. You can tag the URLs and add notes for later review.
Bookmark for Android is part of a cross platform bookmarking application. No matter what OS is being used, you can sync your bookmarks. Bookmark.com is where you can read a bit more about how the service works. In a nutshell, you can sync your Chrome, IE, Firefox and Safari bookmarks across different computers and to your mobile. Think of it like Xmarks but free to sync to mobile.
The more dependent we become on our mobile browsers, the more we will need to have better bookmark management tools. Many of the apps are becoming cloud-based which is nice for a lot of us. It is great to see the companies out there making free apps to sync desktop to mobile as well.
How important are your bookmarks while mobile?
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