Last updated: February 18, 2011
|BookmarksX - User's Guide|
Installing and uninstalling BooksmarksX
Please read the README file that comes with the application.
What's missing in this User's Guide may be found in bkBrower's User's Guide.
Just like mBrowser and bkBrowser, BookmarksX consists of three parts. The Catalogue Window displays website snapshots of bookmarks. Every bookmark must belong to a bookmark folder. And the Catalogue Window only displays the snapshots of bookmarks whose folder is selected in the Bookmark Folder List.
The Bookmark Profile List shows all bookmarks. Every single bookmark, regardless of the bookmark folder it belongs to, is listed here. If you select a bookmark profile in the list, the bookmark folder it belongs to will be automatically selected in the Bookmark Folder List (unless you have selected an empty bookmark folder).
When you work with bookmarks, you must have at least one bookmark folder. So let's create one. Simply, click on the Create button on the Toolbar menu. And all you have to do is name a folder. Then just press the Return key. That's will be it.
If you want to delete an existing bookmark folder, select a bookmark folder on the Bookmark Folder List at first. Then click on the Delete button on the Toolbar menu. Make sure that the name of the folder shown in the next dialogue window is correct. If it is, press Delete.
The way Delete works is different with BookmarksX. If you delete a folder with mBrowser and bkBrowser, the selected folder will be sent to a trash can. As for BookmarksX, if you press the Delete button, the application will literally delete the selected bookmark folder.
Once you create at least one bookmark folder, you can make bookmark profiles. In order to make a bookmark profile, you must first select an existing bookmark folder. So select one on the Bookmark Folder List.
Then grab a favorite icon or URL text on your web browser. And drag and drop it onto BookmarksX's drop box. As soon as you drop URL text, the Mouse pointer will transform itself into a camera icon. Then just make a click on the web browser. BookmarksX will make a snapshot and present you with a resized version. Make sure that the URL is correct and that you've got the right snapshot. Then press the Return key.
If you want to delete any of the bookmark profiles you have created, select one that you want to delete on the the Bookmark Folder List, first. Then right-button-click on it and choose Remove Bookmark. This time, BookmarksX will send the stored snapshot file to the Trash Can instead of deleting it.
Furthermore, if you want to access the URL that a bookmark profile points to, simply double-click on the profile in the list. Also, you can copy the URL by right-button-clicking on the profile and choosing Copy URL. And the URL will be copied to the clipboard.
There are some features that are not available in bkBrowser but are in BookmarksX. If you take a good look at the bookmark profiles, the list shows the Google PageRanks of all the URLs. And licensed users can rate each website and write notes about it.
In order to rate a website and write notes, select a bookmark profile on the Bookmark Folder List, first. Then right-button-click on it and choose Edit Bookmark. The rating pull-down menu will let you choose the number of stars. And the edit box will let you write notes with styled text. Look under the Style menu for your choices.
When you make a particular bookmark profile, BookmarksX will find out the Google PageRank of the URL and record it. And this page rank will not be automatically updated. In order to update the page rank of a particular website, select a profile on the Bookmark Folder List. Right-button-click on it and choose Update PageRank. A small window will pop up.
The Original PageRank is what you see on the Bookmark Folder List, the recorded one. The Latest PageRank is one that BookmarksX has just checked. Google does not regularly update PageRanks. Last time, the company renewed the database was probably around October, 2007. Anyway, if those numbers are different and you want to update the page rank, then enable the Update checkbox. And click on the Close button.
Snapshot comes from bkBrowser and is also available with BookmarksX. This feature allows the user to take a snapshot of what's displayed on any web browser or any application window (or folder window).
If you click on the Snapshot button on the Toolbar menu, a new window will partially cover the main window. Use the Select button to choose the destination where to save a snapshot of a web browser. And choose a graphic format. If you enable Show screenshot, the application will show you the very file it creates.
If you click on the Start button, the Mouse pointer will transform itself into a camera icon. You know the drill. Click on a web browser or any window and make a click. And BookmarksX will create a screenshot file at the location you have specified.