I was struggling with this dilemma when it dawned on me: CintaNotes would make an excellent bookmark manager!
- Bookmarks generally consist of four fields: "Title", "URL", "Tags" and "Description", all which are supported by CintaNotes already.
- The typical CintaNotes use case (i.e. using hotkeys to quickly trap snippets of text-based data and store them centrally) aligns perfectly with the bookmark management use case.
- CintaNotes has a ton of features that make is superior for tagging, organizing and quickly searching small chunks of data like bookmarks (i.e. notebooks and sections, hierarchical tags, autotagging, full text search, etc.).
- CintaNotes already supports synchronization of notes between different devices via Simplenote.
In order to function as an effective bookmark manager (in addition to it's current role as a notes manager), it would only need the following:
- ADD: A hotkey that "traps" the title and URL of the currently opened browser tab and pastes them into a new note directly in CintaNotes.
- ADD: Yes/No option for "Silent Mode" where it adds bookmark notes and saves them automatically behind the scenes.
- [OPTIONAL] ADD: Ability to drag-n-drop URLs from the browser into CintaNotes.
- [OPTIONAL] ADD: Ability to import bookmarks from other browsers.
By adding this relatively simple functionality to CintaNotes, you're expanding the potential audience for CintaNotes beyond mere information management to a whole new market of people who are looking for a decent bookmark management solution and/or are tired of the current inadequacies of current browsers. By drawing users to CintaNotes for bookmark management, you're making it all that much harder for them to go back to the "old way" of organizing bookmarks, further establishing your user base/repeat customers.