Thursday, September 17, 2020

Improved "Find and Delete Duplicates"

The "Find and Delete Duplicates" tool has been improved with the option to manually review the original bookmarks and their duplicates and to decide which bookmarks to delete.

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

(3) 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.

(4) Click on the "Find Duplicates button. If you have many bookmarks and duplicates the process may take for 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 "URL: 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.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

New feature: Duplicate Category

This new feature makes it possible to create a copy of a Category (including its bookmarks) with just one click. It can be useful if you want to have the same Category (with the same bookmarks) on another Tab: you duplicate the Category then you move the duplicated Category to another Tab.

You may want to have the same Category (with the same bookmarks) on another Tab, for example, when you prepare a dedicated Tab for sharing, because you don't want to share all of the content of your private Tab.

To duplicate a Category in desktop browsers please follow the steps below:

(1) On the Dashboard click on the gear icon next to the Category name.

(2) Select "Duplicate Category".

It may take a few seconds to duplicate the Category if there are many bookmarks in the Category. The name of the duplicated Category will be "Copy of category name". The duplicated Category will be placed under the source Category in the same column.

To duplicate a Category in mobile browsers please follow the steps below:

(1) On the Dashboard tap on "Turn ON Tab and Category Editor" at the bottom of the page.

(2) Expand the Category that you want to duplicate.

(3) Tap on "Duplicate".


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Tip of the Day: How to open the Dashboard in a new browser tab?

If you click on the Dashboard button/link on the browser's bookmark bar, the Dashboard will open in the current browser tab. If you want to open it in a new browser tab then press Ctrl+Shift while you are clicking on it. The newly opened browser tab with the Dashboard will automatically get the focus and will be the active tab.


In Firefox you need to press just Ctrl without Shift.

On Mac use the Command button for Ctrl.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Fix for the broken favicons on the Dashboard

We've found that the favicons of some websites got broken mainly in Firefox and Safari. There have been some changes in the API of the Google service that we are using to display the favicons, this caused the issue. We have made some adjustments in our code, now the favicons are properly displayed again.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

New feature: Edit already added bookmark in the "Add Bookmark" dialog box

If you use the "Detect already bookmarked pages" feature, from now you will be able to view and edit the properties of the existing bookmark in the "Add Bookmark" dialog box:

(1) Make sure the "Detect already bookmarked pages" switch is turned on on the Settings page under "Add bookmark settings" (select Settings in the main menu of Bookmark Ninja).

(2) To bookmark the current web page in your browser click on the "Add to Ninja" browser extension or bookmarklet button.

(3) If the web page has already been bookmarked you will see the "Page is already in..." message at the bottom of the "Add Bookmark" dialog box.

(4) Click on "Edit" next to the "Page is already in..." message.



(5) The properties (title, URL, tags, notes, location: catalog or dashboard/tab/category) of the existing bookmark will be loaded in the dialog box and the caption of the"Add" button will change to "Save". If more than one copy of the bookmark with the same URL exists then the latest edited/added one will be loaded.



(6) Make any changes if necessary then click on the "Save" button. No new copy of the bookmark will be added but the existing bookmark's properties (including its location) will be updated.

The feature is available in mobile browsers, too:




Related blog posts and user guide topics:



Friday, May 15, 2020

Security improvements

Today's update contains several security improvements.

One of the improvements is about how the password/username change is handled from now:

Changing your password
If you change your password, you will be immediately logged out on all devices and be required to re-login.
Until now you were required to re-login on other devices only when you restarted the browser.

Changing your username
If you change your username, you will be also logged out on all devices and be required to re-login.
Until now the username was automatically updated on other devices, no re-login was required.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Bookmark Ninja extensions for Microsoft Edge

Extensions in the Chrome web store now can be installed in the new Edge Chromium. If you want to use the Bookmark Ninja extensions in Edge, please update to the latest version of Edge and install the Chrome extensions.

To install the Chrome extensions in Edge:
  1. Select "Tools/Install Browser Buttons" in the main menu of Bookmark Ninja.
  2. Click on the "Install the..." links next to the Chrome icon.
  3. During the installation make sure to select "Allow extensions from other stores" in the banner at the top of the page.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Firefox extensions moved to the Firefox add-ons store

Until now Firefox extensions have been hosted on the Bookmark Ninja server. Today the extensions were moved to the Firefox add-ons store. If you install the extensions from there, the extensions will be automatically updated in your browser if new versions of the extensions are available.

It is recommended to remove your current Bookmark Ninja extensions in Firefox and install the ones from the Firefox add-ons store. To install the extensions select "Tools/Install Browser Buttons" in the main menu of Bookmark Ninja, then click on the links next to the Firefox icon. The links will lead you to the extensions in the Firefox add-ons store.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The "Add to Ninja" bookmarklet button has been updated

The update aims to fix the incorrect height of the "Add to Ninja" dialog box in some browsers.

You will see a notification message about the update in the "Add to Ninja" dialog box until you complete the update:
To update the bookmarklet button please follow the steps below:
  1. Right mouse click on the "Add to Ninja" bookmarklet button on your browser's bookmarks bar then select Delete (or Remove or Move to Trash).
  2. Select "Tools/Install Browser Buttons" in the main menu of Bookmark Ninja or click on "Install Browser Buttons" in the notification message (see above).
  3. On the "Install Browser Buttons" page under the "Bookmarklets for any Browser" section drag and drop the new "Add to Ninja" button to the browser's bookmarks bar.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Changes in accessing the Dashboard in desktop browsers

Unfortunately Google has removed the "Ninja Dashboard" extension from the Chrome web store. The reason for the removal is that the extension doesn't have any real functionality, it just opens a web page, which is true.

As an alternative solution please use a direct link to launch the Dashboard:
  1. In the main menu select "Tools/Install Browser Buttons" to open the "Install Browser Buttons" page.
  2. Drag and drop the "Ninja Dashboard" button to the bookmark bar.
This button has been updated, too, from now it's a simple link to the Dashboard, it's not a bookmarklet anymore.

If you want you can also add the My Bookmarks page to the bookmark bar: open the My Bookmarks page in the browser then click on the star icon next to the browser's URL field and add the link to the bookmark bar.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

"Bookmark All Tabs" browser extension for Chrome and Firefox

With this new browser extension you can bookmark all open tabs in the browser with one click.The browser extension is available for Chrome and Firefox.

To install the browser extension
  1. Select "Tools/Install Browser Buttons" in the main menu of Bookmark Ninja.
  2. Under the "Browser Extensions" section click on Install the "Bookmark All Tabs" extension for Chrome/Firefox.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the installation of the extension.


To bookmark all tabs in your browser

(1) Click on the "Bookmark All Tabs" extension icon in the top right corner of your browser:



(2) A similar dialog box will come up when you use the "Add to Ninja" extension that bookmarks only the active tab. Since you bookmark all the tabs the "Title" and "URL" fields will not be displayed on the dialog box:

(3) Select where you want to add the tabs to: "Catalog" or "Dashboard".

(4) If you selected the "Dashboard", then select a "Tab" and "Category" from the drop down lists.

(5) Optionally you can add tags and notes. The tags and notes will be added to each of the bookmarked pages.

(6) Click on the "Add" button.


Using the "Detect already bookmarked pages" tool

The "Detect already bookmarked pages" tool works the same way as it works when you bookmark only the active page. If neither of the tabs has been bookmarked yet then you will see the "Tabs not bookmarked yet" message at the bottom of the "Bookmark All Tabs" dialog box.

If any of the tabs has been already bookmarked you will see a message like "3 of 7 tabs already bookmarked":




Click on "already bookmarked" to see the list of the already bookmarked tabs:


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Improvement: Adding tags when bookmarking a page via email (add@bookmarkninja.com) on mobile

Currently there are 2 options to a bookmark a web page in mobile browsers:

(A) Invoke the "Add to Ninja" bookmarklet.

(B) Share/send the link to the add@bookmarkninja.com email address.

You can find additional, detailed information about adding bookmarks on mobile devices in the User Guide.

From now if you send a web page to the add@bookmarkninja.com email address you can also add tags:
  1. In your mobile browser tap on Share and select the appropriate menu to send the website link in email.
  2. Enter add@bookmarkninja.com in the recipient ("To") field.
  3. In the email body type "Tags:" or "Tag:" or "T:" (without the quotes) at the beginning of a new line (you can use lowercase characters, too, it's not case-sensitive).
  4. Then type the tags separated by commas (see examples below).
  5. Send the email. Make sure you send the link from the email address that was used to create your Ninja account.
  6. The bookmark will be added to the Catalog with the specified tags.
Examples:
Tags: recipes, gordon ramsay, beef
Tag: recipes, gordon ramsay, beef
T: recipes, gordon ramsay, beef

You can have the "tags" line anywhere in the email body, it can be before or after the URL. What is important, you have to start typing at the beginning of a new or blank line in the email body.


Monday, February 17, 2020

Improved coloring

There were some Bookmark/Category/Tab title background color and text color combinations that were difficult to read. From now the color of the text automatically adjusts when you set the background color of a Bookmark/Category/Tab title.

Monday, February 10, 2020

New Colors

From now other than the 8 standard colors you can set 100 new colors for the Bookmark/Category/Tab titles. Each color has its dark mode variant when you switch to dark mode.

On the color selection dialog boxes you will find 3 groups of colors:
  • The original 8 colors (for compatibility reason)
  • 50 new pastel colors
  • 50 new vivid colors
The color palette in desktop browsers


In desktop browsers


To change the color of a Bookmark title on the Dashboard:
  1. Right mouse click on a Bookmark.
  2. Select "Change color" in the context menu.
  3. Select a color on the color selection dialog box then click on "Save".

To change the color of a Category title on the Dashboard:
  1. Click on the gear icon next to a Category title.
  2. Select "Change color" in the context menu.
  3. Select a color on the color selection dialog box then click on "Save".

To change the color of a Tab title on the Dashboard:
  1. Click on "Tabs" under the tab titles.
  2. Select "Change color" in the context menu.
  3. Select a color on the color selection dialog box then click on "Save".

To change the color of a Bookmark title on the My Bookmarks page:
  1. Click on the menu symbol (3 vertical lines) next to a Bookmark title.
  2. Select "Change color" in the context menu.
  3. Select a color on the color selection dialog box then click on "Save".

In mobile browsers


To change the color of a Bookmark title on the Dashboard:
  1. Tap and hold on a Bookmark.
  2. Select "Change color" in the context menu.
  3. Select a color on the color selection page then tap on "Save".

To change the color of a Category title on the Dashboard:
  1. Tap on "Turn ON Tab and Category Editor" at the bottom of the page.
  2. Tap on a Category to make the commands visible.
  3. Tap on "Change color".
  4. Select a color on the color selection page then tap on "Save".

To change the color of a Tab title on the Dashboard:
  1. Tap on "Turn ON Tab and Category Editor" at the bottom of the page.
  2. Select a Tab by tapping on the right arrow next to the active Tab title.
  3. Tap on "Change Tab color" under the Tab title.
  4. Select a color on the color selection page then tap on "Save".

To change the color of a Bookmark title on the My Bookmarks page:
  1. Tap on "Show bookmarks" at the top of the page to see bookmark list.
  2. Tap on the menu symbol (3 vertical lines) next to a bookmark title.
  3. Select "Change color" in the context menu.
  4. Select a color on the color selection page then tap on "Save".
The color palette in mobile browsers

Thursday, January 9, 2020

New feature: Changing the size of the Tab titles

From now you can change the size of the Tab titles to smaller. This can be useful especially for users who have many tabs and the tabs can fit only in multiple rows taking much space from the screen.


To change the size of the Tab titles:
  1. Select Settings in the Bookmark Ninja main menu.
  2. Under "Dashboard settings" select Large, Medium or Small next to "Size of Tab titles". The default size is large, this is the size that the tabs have had until now.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Update 2020.01.06 rolled out

  • Made the height of the items in the tag autocomplete drop-down list smaller. If a tag was typed in the third row of the Tags input filed and there were 6 suggestions in the autocomplete list then the dialog had to be resized to see the last item in the list. Now the last item of the 6 suggestions is always visible.
  • Fixed bug: There were scenarios when the Category finder drop-down list on the Dashboard contained duplicated category names.
  • Updated footer year.