Monday, October 18, 2021

Introducing the Bookmark Ninja Referral Program

Recommend Bookmark Ninja to your friends, family, colleagues by sharing your referral link and get FREE months of subscription as a reward.

How does it work?

Every time a purchase is made through your referral link you get 1 free month of subscription as a reward. There's no limit on how many referrals you can make and how many free months of subscription you can get.

For example if you make 3 referrals then it means a 25% discount from your next year's Bookmark Ninja cost. Can you make 12 referrals? Then you can use Bookmark Ninja free of charge for a year!

Users who sign up for the free trial through your referral link will get a 10% discount from their first year's subscription. Make sure to mention this to encourage signing up when you share the link.

Where can I find my referral link?

You can find your referral link on the Referral Program page. To open the Referral Program page click on https://www.bookmarkninja.com/referralprogram or select "User/Referral Program" in the main menu of Bookmark Ninja (on mobile devices tap on the menu icon then select "Referral Program").

On the Referral Program page you can also track the statistics of your referrals.


Who can participate in the Referral Program?

The Referral Program is available for customers who have a valid or expired subscription. Users who are in the trial period can't make referrals.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

New feature: "Strict URL match" can be turned off in "Detect already bookmarked pages" and "Find duplicates"

From now "Strict URL match" can be turned off so "http vs https" and "www" will be ignored and the following URL variants will be considered the same:

https://www.bookmarkninja.com
http://www.bookmarkninja.com
https://bookmarkninja.com
http://bookmarkninja.com

If "Strict URL match" is turned on then URLs will be considered the same only if they exactly match each other (this is how it worked until now).

Please check the below blog posts to learn about how the "Strict URL match" switch has been implemented in "Detect already bookmarked pages" and "Find duplicates":

Improved "Detect already bookmarked pages"

Improved "Find and delete duplicates"

Monday, September 13, 2021

Improved "Find and delete duplicates"

A bookmark is considered to be duplicated if it has the same URL as another bookmark. Follow the below steps to find the duplicated bookmarks.

(1) On the My Bookmarks page click on "Find Duplicates" (under the Search field). "Find Duplicates" is available only if "All" is selected (in the top right corner) and no tag is selected (the list under "Selected tags" is empty).


(2) On the "Find Duplicates" dialog box the "Strict URL match" switch is always checked by default. If you uncheck it "http vs https" and "www" will be ignored and the following URL variants will be considered the same:

https://www.bookmarkninja.com
http://www.bookmarkninja.com
https://bookmarkninja.com
http://bookmarkninja.com

If "Strict URL match" is checked then URLs will be considered the same only if they exactly match each other.

(3) Enter a tag that will be added to the duplicated bookmarks. By default the tag is "duplicate".

(4) Select one of the below 2 options:

Add tag only to duplicates
Select this option if you simply want to delete the duplicated bookmarks and don't want to review them.

Add tag to both originals and duplicates
Select this option if you manually want to compare the original bookmarks with their duplicates and want to decide which bookmarks to delete.

(5) Click on the "Find Duplicates button. If you have many bookmarks and duplicates the process may take a while.



Deleting the duplicated bookmarks

If you chose the option "Add tag only to duplicates":

(1) On the My Bookmarks page select the "duplicate" tag (or the one you have specified) in the Available tags list.

(2) Click on "Select All".

(3) Click on "Delete".

If you chose the option "Add tag to both originals and duplicates":

(1) On the My Bookmarks page select the "duplicate" tag (or the one you have specified) in the Available tags list.

(2) Select "Domain: A➔Z" in the Order dropdown list on the right side.

(3) Review the bookmarks, compare the original bookmarks with their duplicates and manually select the bookmarks that you want to delete.

(4) Click on "Delete".

IMPORTANT: Since the "duplicate" tag (or the one you have specified) has been added to the original bookmarks, too, do NOT delete all the bookmarks marked with this tag.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Improved "Detect already bookmarked pages"

When you want to bookmark a web page, this feature detects if the page has already been added to Bookmark Ninja.

Make sure the feature is turned on (by default it is turned off).

(1) Click on "Settings" in the main menu.

(2) Turn the "Detect already bookmarked pages" switch on.

(3) The "Strict URL match" switch will show up. By default this switch is checked. If you uncheck it "http vs https" and "www" will be ignored and the following URL variants will be considered the same:

​https://www.bookmarkninja.com
http://www.bookmarkninja.com
https://bookmarkninja.com
http://bookmarkninja.com

​If "Strict URL match" is checked then URLs will be considered the same only if they exactly match each other.


        (4) Load any web page in your browser then click on the "Add to Ninja" bookmarklet or browser extension button.

        (5) In the bottom of the Add Bookmark dialog you will see one of the following messages:

        • Not bookmarked yet
        • Page is already in the Catalog
        • Page is already in tab name > category name
        Page hasn't been bookmarked yet



        Page has already been added to the "Tuscany Italy" category on the "Travel" tab

        The feature is available on mobile, too, when you bookmark a page in your mobile browser:


        Related blog post: Edit already added bookmark in the "Add Bookmark" dialog box

        Tuesday, August 3, 2021

        Improvements and bug fixes in today's update

        Improvement #1
        The maximum length of the notes that you can add to the bookmarks has been increased from 255 characters to 1000 characters.

        Improvement #2
        From now the multiple line notes are displayed with line breaks on the My Bookmarks page and in the hover tooltips on the Dashboard (if it is set on the Settings page) and on the shared Tabs. Until now line breaks were ignored and multiple line notes were displayed in one line.

        Bug fix #1
        There were rare cases when Notes/Description didn't get imported from the html bookmarks file. It mostly happened when users imported bookmarks from older bookmarking services. From now Notes/Description are always imported even if the html bookmarks file was created by an old bookmarking service.

        Bug fix #2
        There were rare cases when the import process failed because of incorrect date values in the html bookmarks file. From now the import won't fail even if the bookmarks file contains incorrect date values.

        Sunday, August 1, 2021

        Why do bookmarks get duplicated after importing from Google Bookmarks? How to fix it?

        The Google Bookmarks free online bookmarking service (it is different than the browser-based bookmarking in Google Chrome and should not be confused with Google Chrome) has been around since 2005. Google Bookmarks will be shut down on September 30, 2021.

        Many users started to export their bookmarks from Google Bookmarks and after they imported the bookmarks into another bookmark manager or browser they realized that a lot of bookmarks got duplicated.

        Unfortunately it’s a design flaw in Google Bookmarks. When you save a bookmark in Google Bookmarks with multiple tags, Google Bookmarks creates multiple copies of the bookmark: Let’s say you save a bookmark with 3 tags “tag1”, “tag2” and “tag3”. Instead of creating one bookmark with the 3 tags, Google Bookmarks creates 3 folders “tag1”, “tag2” and “tag3” and adds a copy of the bookmark to each of the folders. So when you export the bookmarks, the html bookmarks file contains duplicated bookmarks. And if you import this bookmarks file into another bookmark manager or browser you will get duplicated bookmarks.

        Fortunately Bookmark Ninja has the Find/Delete Duplicates Tool that helps you get rid of the duplicated bookmarks quickly. You can either delete all the duplicates with just a few clicks or there is also an option for reviewing the duplicates manually and deciding which ones of the duplicated bookmarks to delete.

        Friday, July 23, 2021

        Fix for the broken UI layout caused by the latest browser updates

        The latest Chrome and Firefox updates broke the layout on the Find Duplicates dialog box. Today's Bookmark Ninja update contains a fix for the problem.