CHOOSING BOOKMARK MANAGER FREEWARE AND SHAREWARE APPLICATION SOFTWARE

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What if you wanted to find an application that allowed you to do things like find out how many of the pages listed in your favorites folders were from which site? You would need to be able to do this in order to determine which sites you are putting into favorites most often. It would be reasonable to put together a favorites folder listing the sites you put pages from into favorites most often, listed from top to bottom in descending order in terms of how often they are showing up in favorites.

Tucows.com and download.com are two leading sites dedicated to helping people find shareware and freeware on the net. Problem is that they use different rating systems; and there are applications that can be found at tucows but not at download or vice versa.

This list brings together everything found at download.com and tucows for bookmarks management. The applications are listed in the order of how many times they were downloaded at download.com last week (as of 9/18/2003 ) . If the app was highly rated by tucows for popularity or quality this is made note of.

The last line of the listing for each application found below shows two key numbers. The first number shows the number of downloads for the software in the last week at download.com as of 9/18/2003. The second number, prefixed by a G, shows the number of sites returned by the Google search engine for the name of the software including version number inputted into the Google search engine as a phrase.

For some of the bookmark managers the download.com provided stat re how many were downloaded last week was unavailable. I developed a method to estimate how many downloads of an application not listed at download.com there would have been at download.com if that application had been listed at download.com The bookmark managers without a download.com stat for downloads last week have what this number would have been if they were listed at download.com estimated on this basis, for the purposes of ranking within the download.com ratings. The estimated numbers for this stat are preceded by "est".

FAVORITES FOLDER BOOKMARKS LINKS PROCESSING FREEWARE AND SHAREWARE

HIGHEST TUCOWS RATING BY QUALITY
QuikLink Explorer
This program replaces your bookmark, hotlist and URL files with a Windows Explorer. Shareware
est 149 G-1640

netviewer 4.0
This one was not listed in download.com bookmark managers category. It does not show up if you search for it by name at download.com. It shows up if you search for it by the searchphrase "bookmark manager" at download.com. Collect and organize your favorite Web site URLs in a database. New. License: Free to try, $25 to buy
138 G-0

JetLinks 1.0
Manage your links for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, and Opera. License: Free
136 G-90;

Powermarks 3.5
Manage and browse Web page bookmarks.
License: Free to try, $25 to buy
136 G-3560

Compass 2.83
MOST POPULAR ACC TUCOWS
Organize and manipulate your bookmarks.
License: Free to try, $25 to buy
128 G-624

Bookmark Wizard 2.0.0
Generate an HTML page with selected links from your Microsoft Internet Explorer favorites folder. License: Free
124 G-334

Favorites Sweeper 2.10
Clean and organize your Favorites in Internet Explorer. License: Free to try, $13 to buy
123 G-98

HIGHEST TUCOWS RATING BY QUALITY
QuikLink Explorer Gold Not listed in download.com
Shareware. You can use this program to convert your URL lists between browser formats or turn them...
est 92 G-1010

HIGHEST TUCOWS RATING BY QUALITY
BookmarkHit Not in download.com
Shareware. This URL bookmark manager does not depend on any Web browser to store URLs.
est 88 G-967

WebLink Explorer 2.0 MOST POPULAR ACC TUCOWS
Discover, store, access, and retrieve Web site links. New. License: Free to try, $9 to buy
86 G-31

ActiveURLs Check&Get MOST POPULAR ACC TO TUCOWS NOT IN DOWLOAD.COM
Freeware. This is an Explorer-like bookmark manager and Web monitoring program.
est 76 G-836

NetVisualize Favorites Organizer 1.1.0 MOST POPULAR ACC TUCOWS
Manage URLs visually with drag-and-drop functions. License: Free
75 G-307

Bookmark Catalog 1.0
Manage your bookmarks in Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Opera.
License: Free to try, $20 to buy
67 G-600

Link Commander 1.2 MOST POPULAR ACC TO TUCOWS NOT IN DOWNLOAD.COM CATEGORY
Navigate through the world of Internet links. License: Free to try, $30 to buy
59 G-609

URL Organizer 2 2.4.1
Store and organize large collections of URLs. License: Free to try, $20 to buy
59 G-674

NOT LISTED IN DOWNLOAD.COM BOOKMARKS CATEGORY WEB CAPTURE 3.5
Demo. This management tool for Web surfers allows global or partial capture of sites to produce searchable offline library. Publisher's Description: Web Capture is a management tool for Web surfer. It allows global or partial capture (many downloading options for the selected pages or Internet sites). You will thus achieve, on your computer, a real ‘library’ that you can access everytime, even off-line. Thanks to the integration of tools of search, Web Capture allows you to explore this data library and access it in a few seconds, straight to essential information. It lets you schedule the updating of the grabbed sites and informs you of the last changes.
59 G-557

Linkman 6.8 HIGHEST RATING FROM TUCOWS
Manage Navigator bookmarks or Microsoft Internet Explorer favorites. License: Free to try, $29 to buy
52 G-671

Bookmark Manager Pro 2.05
Move, edit, and view your bookmarks. License: Free to try, $20 to buy
48 G-176

URLBase Professional Edition 5.0.0.420
Import bookmarks from the most popular browsers and manage all your Favorites in one single database. License: Free to try, $23 to buy
43 G-176

The Backyard 1.2
Put together everything online that matters to you and access it through your Web browser. License: Free to try, $15 to buy
39 G-151

Link Commander 1.2
Newly Added Shareware This program combines a bookmark manager, URL validator and multi-page browser.
est 37 G-402

Neti 4.2 HIGHEST TUCOWS RATING
Keep your bookmarks organized with this organizer that features an extensive search engine.
License: Free
37 G-644

Alert Bookmarks 9.5
Store and organize your favorite URLs in any browser. License: Free to try, $30 to buy
33 G-158

IC Soft Site Manager 1.0
Simplify the management of your Web links. License: Free to try, $20 to buy
23 G-156

Bookmark Tracker 1.0
Monitor Web sites for changes and manage your bookmarks. License: Free to try, $25 to buy
19 G-169

NOT LISTED IN DOWNLOAD. COM BOOKMARK MANAGER CATEGORY
LinkStash 1.5 HIGHEST TUCOWS RATING Store and organize all your favorite links. License: Free to try, $20 to buy
12 G-5940

My Personal Favorites 3.3
Protect your privacy by securing your list of favorite sites from prying eyes. License: Free to try, $30 to buy
12 G-282

URL Manager 2.5
Organize and categorize your favorite Web sites. License: Free to try, $15 to buy
12 G-45

Rim Fusion Hyperlinks 2.0
Open new links into new browser windows and manage your hyperlink groups.
License: Free to try, $10 to buy
9 G-173

CDML Universal Bookmarks Manager 1.1.2
Collect and manage your bookmarks in one browser -independent place.
License: Free to try, $25 to buy
5 G-198

Internet Explorer PowerPad 1.0
Ease your Internet navigation with this bookmark manager. License: Free to try, $20 to buy
4 G-174