Bookmarks in Safari or whatever browser you use the most are a necessary evil, a growing fungus of URLs that look great when you have a couple of dozen, but not so great when the number exceeds a few hundred.
Organizing bookmarks in Safari isn’t difficult; it’s just tedious. Enter Pins. It’s a Mac bookmark manager app for any Mac user who is serious about bookmarks. Pins makes them taggable, searchable, shareable, organizable. And, as the name implies, Pins works with social network Pinboard and Delicious.
As you can see above, Pins is a visual bookmark manager. Organize folders and the entire bookmark library on the left sidebar, view thumbnails of bookmarks in the center column, and details on the right sidebar.
With Pins, you’re in control of how the library is managed and that takes some effort, though it’s easy to simply organize the same way to did in Safari to start. Each bookmark can hold notes and reminders. The search function lets you find a single bookmark among thousands, and each one can be tagged for faster and easier searching.
Pins thumbnails of each website make it easy to view the site, and the app itself is easily accessible from the Mac’s Menubar. There’s much to like here, but Pins is for Mac users who really struggle with hundreds and hundreds of bookmarks and need them to be synchronized between Macs (iCloud and Dropbox). Bookmarks can even be shared with a couple of clicks. There’s also a Pins extension for Safari, Firefox, and Chrome so bookmarks can show up on the most used browsers on all your Macs.
Pins is available on the Mac App Store (which uses iCloud to sync), but there’s also a trial version from the developer’s site.