I did not want to have too many programs doing the same thing - that was the rationale behind the topic. I will definitely take a look at the website watcher that you mentioned. I am looking for key differences between the three. At this point i am not sure whether just one of them would satisfy the requirement of bookmark organizing and also keeping track of websites and maintaing a stored image of the webpage. I am sure that would be the best combination to have though.
I use and like three of the programs that have been mentioned in this thread--Linkman
, and Website Watcher
. However, I bought them and use them for different things. I don't think of them as overlapping all that much. I use Linkman
as my bookmark manager. Because the Pro version also has superb link-checking capabilities, I've started to use it as well to check not just my bookmarks but also the URLs on various web pages I maintain. I use WebResearch
to save web pages and parts of web pages. I have several thousand bookmarks in Linkman, but probably just a couple hundred saved web pages in WebResearch. I save bookmarks so that I know where I can go to find good information on a given topic--if that information changes (for example, if it's updated), that's fine. If it disappears, perhaps there's good reason for this. On the other hand, I save web pages only when I want to be sure that I can access particular information even if it's no longer available on the Web. As for Website Watcher
, I use that program on a relatively limited number of sites when I want to be kept aware of changes (for example, on several forums--I'm alerted when there's a new posting anywhere on the site, or when certain statistics change). I can't imagine using Website Watcher as a bookmark manager, and as far as I know, it doesn't even have the ability to save entire web pages. Even if it did, it doesn't have the indexing capabilities of WebResearch.
I like all three programs--Linkman, WebResearch, and Website Watcher--but I see each of them as performing a different task. I feel I need and want all three.