Thanks for the suggestions and comments on using spurl with Maxton. I'll give it a whirl when I get a chance.
i'll have to try xrayz.co.uk - i imagine it's a similar thing to spurl???
LinkStash is a windows client application similar to some of the other favorites managers. I found it used less resources than some of the alternatives, had a reasonable UI, and generally liked the way the search works. Also, it has good import/export features: IE/Firefox/Opera/HTML.
One thing that keeps me from really liking LinkStash is when I want to bookmark the Maxthon tab I am looking at. If I have multiple tabs open and I want to save the current one, I have to click a drop down to unselect all the tabs, then scroll through the listing window (which resizes to an odd size on my setup) and select it. Granted, maybe there is a workaround that I don't know of.
By the way to get LinkStash to work with Maxthon:
Tools -> Options -> Browser...Set preferred browser to NetCaptor and then point the NetCaptor browser option to the maxthon.exe
Regarding browsers, I ran a test the other day comparing Maxthon 1.5, Opera 8.1, and Firefox 1.5. Firefox used about 120MB of ram while running half the tabs as Maxthon. Maxthon used around 30MB and Opera was somewhere in the middle. If I understand, Maxthon may utilize the explorer.exe process but even combined, the usage was much lower. Maxthon with it's adblocking + my recently acquired-at-a-discount (Thanks DCC) Admuncher pretty much take care of any unwanted ads. Also, I notice the latest version of Maxthon has an integrated beta online bookmarking tool (donation req'd.) that seems interesting.