« on: April 25, 2008, 01:23 PM »
Linkman sounds great, but for my personal needs it seems to share a great default with all the programs that try to replay Windows bookmarks. Maybe I'm wrong.
For all its defects, the Microsoft system lets the user put bookmarks anywhere: on the desktop, in the favorites folders, and in any directory. For example, in one folder you can put an article you're writing, links to files on your disk with material for the article, links to images, and links to related websites. Or, in a folder named Berlin, you can put all your ondisk and internet links having to do with that city.
I've built up literally thousands of links (some duplicates, of course) scattered through hundreds of directories all over my hard drives and on three computers.
Linkman like every other similar system seems like it just imports the Microsoft links from the Favorites folder and turns them into better Linkman links. I want all my links to stay where they are, including the ones in Favorites and all the rest. Furthermore, I want to be able quickly to copy any new link I create from its home folder into, maybe, dozens of other folders all over my network, and then maybe down the road copy any one of those scattered links into still more folders.
This is a very powerful and useful feature of Microsoft technology. Sure the links system could be better, but not if I have to start all over again with a new system that is not integrated with the Microsoft folders organization.
Have I got it all wrong?