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What are people saying about Linkman Pro (2 Computer License)

Markus Meyer I've been using Powermarks since many years. Unfortunately it's not being developed anymore and lacks Firefox 3 support. Can I import my Powermarks bookmarks (about 10.000) into Linkman?
Jun 18 2010 at 5:30am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Yes, you can import your Powermarks bookmarks (File | Import | Powermarks). All text fields and dates will be imported.
Outertech - Jun 18 2010 at 5:45am Copy Link
Ennovy Will there be a reduced price for a single computer license?
Jun 18 2010 at 8:16am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Peter No, this discount is solely for the 2 computer license. -roger
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 18 2010 at 8:41am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann This is a two computers license, but can be used either by one person on two computers, or by two different persons on a single computer each.
Outertech - Jun 18 2010 at 8:45am Copy Link
Ennovy Sorry, but I am only interested in a single computer license.
Jun 18 2010 at 8:49am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann The original deal we planned was $13.99 for a single computer license. Later we have decided that $14.99 for a two computers license is a far better deal.
Outertech - Jun 18 2010 at 9:23am Copy Link
Tom Colvin I've been using this program for quite some time now.  I like it for several reasons.  I like to keep my bookmarks in a rather elaborate tree structure, which Linkman Pro accommodates.  And I can add notations to myself about each bookmark.  For me, this program has been a better resource than Foxmarks/Xmarks and Delicious -- and well worth the price.
Jun 18 2010 at 6:15pm Copy Link
DH007 Does include free update for v8 as this is v7.9.
Jun 18 2010 at 6:24pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Yes, this will include a free upgrade to v8 (even users which have purchased 7.0 two years ago will get it for free).
Outertech - Jun 18 2010 at 9:47pm Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling Since this is version 7.9 with there be a free upgrade to version 8? It seems that version 8 will be out in the near future.
Jun 18 2010 at 11:03pm Copy Link
David Burns I own Linkman Pro Is this 2-license offer for two additional licenses (making me owner of three), or is it the way to upgrade the license I already have? The offer is great, I'm just confused about how many licenses I will own if I buy the 2-fer deal here. I use Linkman every day, and have for years. Thanks.
Jun 19 2010 at 11:34am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @David

This offer is for two ADDITIONAL licenses. So if you already have one license, you will own three after purchase.
Outertech - Jun 19 2010 at 10:15pm Copy Link
Rubby the duck The last time I wrote a positive comment about a programme, someone wrote that it would sound like an advertisement. ;-) So this time I will make it short:
I am using Linkman Pro for quite some time now, and because of various reasons it is my personal favourite application to organize my urls.
There is just one drawback: Somehow I never managed to get it to work with Sandboxie on my old computer, although I've added every windows class available to sandboxie's preferences. Maybe I will get it to work on my other computers when I will have purchased another two licenses thanks to the bdj discount. :-)
Jun 20 2010 at 12:29am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @C. Roth

Just install Linkman in USB mode (checkbox during installation) on your hard drive, e.g. to c:\Linkman, or c:\Apps\Linkman. This way Linkman will keep all data files, configuration, templates etc in its own folder. You could even copy/move the Linkman folder to another location or even another computer and it will start working right away.
Outertech - Jun 20 2010 at 1:18am Copy Link
Volker Schuhmaier Hello, the actual version still cannot show kyrillic Chars ( on a german system. Will this be possible with version 8?
Jun 21 2010 at 7:57pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Cyrillic chars work with Linkman on a Russian system. Maybe setting the default Codepage to Russian would make it work on a German system too. Yes, v8 will be a move to Unicode, so Cyrillic chars will work without any tricks. It's still in early development thought, 7.91 and 7.95 will come out first.
Outertech - Jun 22 2010 at 12:15am Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling I guess the answer is no?
Jun 24 2010 at 11:26am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Yes, the update to v8 will be free. I've answered the question already on this page:

I wonder why there are two separate pages for Linkman Pro.
Outertech - Jun 24 2010 at 11:42am Copy Link
Phil H I also migrated to Linkman Pro from Powermarks several years ago.  Given the importance of bookmarks in the work that I do, a robust link manager is critical and Linkman excels.  I rely on it heavily and if do encounter a problem the developer has been quite responsive.  The only area that I would suggest Linkman improve upon is in the templates for Exporting URL's - it's not that straightforward to figure out which one to use.  Minor issue, though.  All in all, an indispensable tool for anyone who spends a lot of time doing research on the Internet.
Jun 24 2010 at 5:14pm Copy Link
Jim M Best in Class software. I have used a number of Bookmark/Favorites programs and Linkman Pro beats them all. This is a must-have on my machine.

Jun 24 2010 at 5:33pm Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling Thanks for the reply. Will now purchase.
Jun 25 2010 at 12:06am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale @C. Roth - Feel free to write long product reviews, as long as they are fair we love to have them!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 25 2010 at 4:33am Copy Link
Rubby the duck @Nico Westerdale - maybe next time. :-)

Btw. it wasn't a problem at all to get Linkman running along with Sandboxie on my newer systems, installing the USB version wasn't necessary. Firefox and IE integration works like a charm.
If you haven't had a look at this programme, please give it a try.
Jun 25 2010 at 5:54am Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi Folks,

Absolutely invaluable for my research.  As Powermarks faded, having gotten us used to real fine keyword searching, Linkman stepped in.  I research a lot of things like Bible verses and by careful use of description and keywords I can usually find anything I want very quickly.  Nothing else I have tried has come remotely close.

For my use, there have been  some areas of possible improvement, but they are generally in the fringe usage area, like printing (I usually simply use purrint screen capture anyway). 

Now I am sharing my ideas with Thomas for trying to integrate a download feature with Linkman to never lose the url.  I know the developers will always be at the very least extremely interested and responsive.

For most people struggling with hierarchal only urls, or programs slow or this or that .. this is virtually a must-buy.  Take a short tryout and then, with confidence, make the purchase plunge.  I think you will be very pleased.

Jun 25 2010 at 12:09pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

One other note.  In addition to direct support, you will find fantabulous discussions on Donationcoder.  Maybe some day Outertech will do their own little forum .. yet with DC and with Outertech's super-excellent personal response, it would be more a nice frill, there is no compelling need.

Jun 25 2010 at 12:13pm Copy Link
Stephane M I did not know Linkman before buying Cacheman (another good product from Outertech) a few days ago.

I downloaded Linkman yesterday to play with it.
I must say it has lots of good features and it is easy to use.

I just purchased it.

Thanks Outertech and BDJ!
Jun 25 2010 at 2:21pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, is there any hope that a mobile version will/has been released? I bounce between a lot of machines and this seems like it'd be a great program for that use (I'm assuming you can load different files, like you can in PowerMarks - which WAS a truly great program, til it was discontinued).
Jun 25 2010 at 3:42pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Thanks for an excellent Bits !  When a company like Outertech puts out superb software, it is a pleasure to give support, and know that every puter you have (e.g. home and work) is valid .. if you get an extra license (at 2 puters for $15) the extra license can be a nice gift to a friend who is stumbling around with the competition .. Links Mediocre.

Jun 25 2010 at 4:51pm Copy Link
Stephane M Hello,
When is Linkman 8 supposed to be released?
Mar 4 2011 at 2:00pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Within 1 week.
Outertech - Mar 4 2011 at 2:15pm Copy Link
franp User Hi Thomas, I already own Linkman 7. What is the ordinary upgrade price from 7 to 8 ?
Is it worth paying a new license through bitsdujours rather than upgrading ?
Mar 5 2011 at 12:41am Copy Link
Stephane M I was also thinking about the same thing that Franp Franp but I just saw in an old comment here that the version 8 will be free for owners of the version 7.
Please, could you confirm? Thanks.
Mar 5 2011 at 12:59am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann If you've purchased within the last 3 years, the update from 7 to 8 will be free (out default policy), if not, it will cost $9.90.
Outertech - Mar 5 2011 at 1:27am Copy Link
Stephane M Thanks Thomas!
Mar 5 2011 at 1:55am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Linkman 8 will be officially released in the next hours along with a completely new website and updates to all other Outertech applications. Stay tuned!

Since the DNS update can take up to 48 hours, here is an alternate download location:
Outertech - Mar 6 2011 at 7:39am Copy Link
Steve Larson I've purchased Linkman last time it was offered here. It has become really indispensable (both at work and home). I'm thinking about buying two more licenses for my wife.
Mar 6 2011 at 7:59am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler What is better about Linkman than an internet site like delicious? I use delicious and my bookmarks/links are available on on computer anywhere not just on one or two machines.
Mar 6 2011 at 5:07pm Copy Link
Marq Lim Does it support unicode?
Mar 6 2011 at 6:12pm Copy Link
Mike K Could you provide a link to Opera addon? is unavailable now. Or probably you can provide the new IP of new site?
Mar 6 2011 at 8:45pm Copy Link
Ennovy I agree with Steve Larson and recommend this software.
Great new Outertech website and thanks for the free update!
Mar 6 2011 at 8:48pm Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling Downloading the linkman pro software fails, comes up as not found, they must be having server problems.
Mar 6 2011 at 9:44pm Copy Link
Ennovy The link mentioned above worked fine for me:
Mar 6 2011 at 10:18pm Copy Link
Graham Well, the download link above abd at their web site comes back with a 404 error - good start !!
Mar 6 2011 at 10:53pm Copy Link
Stephane M @Thomas Reimann

1. I saw that we can add a lifetime free upgrades when we are purchasing today, is it valid for the 2 computer licenses?

2. If we already own Linkman Pro, can we add the lifetime free upgrades to the licenses we have.

Mar 6 2011 at 11:36pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler The link given by Peter Lievers works fine. I believe the company explained they were upgrading their website so maybe we can cut them a break and use that link! The offers here are scheduled somewhat in advance and I am sure they did not intend anyone to have problems.
Mar 7 2011 at 12:12am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Ralph Bressler

There are many reasons over delicious. Here are a few.

1. speed. If you have something from 2000 to 100.000 links you get instant research results with Linkman. Believe it or not, we have even a lot of users from the research departments with more than 1 million links. But not only search is fast, when adding links Linkman will get the description and keywords automatically and let you browse your existing keyword or folde lists very quickly. You can add and tag a new link within 5 seconds, but not worry that you won't find it again.

2. search options. you can use wildcards, operators, phrazes, specific data fields, and also search & replace.

3. you can organize links in the way YOU want. you are not forced to tags only. You can go with tags/keywords, but go also with a treeview-structure with folders. User defined data is also possible.

4. You can optionally separate your links in two bookmarks database, where only the second is password protected. Both databases will be searched at once.

5. You get the ability to process your links in many other ways including printing and export templates.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 12:46am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Marq Lim

Unicode support is still on to do list for this year. It was scheduled earlier, but we had to create new Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 9, Chrome, Opera 11 Linkman addons, which took a lot of time.

The problem with unicode is that it's A LOT of work to implement and only about 2% of Linkman users wrote that it's important to them in our survey last year.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 12:49am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Stephen Kreyling

There are no actual server problems. I've told in the beginning of this thread that Outertech is releasing a completely new website and because of new ip addresses (there are several ones) it can take up to 48 hours for DNS updates. So I've posted an alternate Linkman link (, which works 100% since yesterday.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 12:52am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Mike K

The Opera Addons is included in the Linkman installer (optional), no need to download it separately. But the links on should be working by now, since we've moved the nameserver entries already yesterday.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 12:54am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @ Stephane M

There will be a lifetime upgrade offer for existing Linkman users within the next 2 weeks. Stay tuned!
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 12:55am Copy Link
Joss Thomas,

"The Opera Addons is included in the Linkman installer (optional), no need to download it separately"

it can't be installed for a portable Opera 11. Thank you!
Mar 7 2011 at 1:35am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann We've rechecked with 3 different providers (2 in Europe, 1 in USA) and the link is working now. Please try it again.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 1:46am Copy Link
Stephane M Nice! Thanks Thomas.
Mar 7 2011 at 1:54am Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi Folks,

Just a thanks for the tool that is my #1 research assistant. You learn how to use the keywords and use the name field in sort mode and Linkman is fantastic.

(My choice is to operate in pseudo-Powermarks mode, Donationcoder has great discussions about this software.)

And Linkman is also continually being improved (yeah to Opera !) and what little glitches there were (e.g a search time lag) get fixed properly and perfectly. When I have new ideas I send them over to Thomas and often see them in the next release (e.g. time added to date).

Thanks Thomas and Outertech. And I am recommending this special to friends here and there. Thanks to Bits, too, this is the A-1 type of special.

Steven Avery
Queens, NY
Mar 7 2011 at 1:58am Copy Link
Conrad TDI Already a registered owner from last time on BDJ.

Will purchasing another set of licenses extend my registration another 3 years or create lifetime status?

Great piece of software, worth having, and it coexists in my tray and browsers without ever causing me a crash! Memory and processor use in PE or Process Hacker 2 is tiny. Lovely coding.
Mar 7 2011 at 2:13am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Conrad TDI

Every license that is purchased, no matter where, gets 3 years of free updates for the particular serial number. Linkman is on the marked since 14 years!

The lifetime updates option gives slightly different serial numbers which will just never expire and will be auto-upgraded between major released (like Linkman 7 - 8 - 9 etc).
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 2:21am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann We've created a Twitter Account for Outertech today. Follow us if you want to get informed about Linkman updates or future discounts!
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 2:58am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens When I click on the "Buy Now" button, the normal price (28.73 EUR) is shown:

BitsDuJour Special - Linkman Pro (2 Computer License)
28,73 _

What do I have to do to enjoy the reduced price (should be about 10.67 EUR, possibly plus VAT)?
Mar 7 2011 at 3:17am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann The deal is only available if you follow the Buy Now link on BitsDuJour. Maybe someone from BitsDuJour can explain it in detail.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 3:25am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Jan-Christoph

Not sure what's going on here -- the discount is showing up fine for me!

Could you shoot me an email and screenshot if possible?

roger at bitsdujour dot com

BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 7 2011 at 3:32am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens Well, that's exactly what I did - as I said, I clicked on the "Buy Now" button at the top of this page, and in your shop (https://sites.fastspring....source=bdj) it is shown that I chose the "BitsDuJour Special" for Linkman. Nevertheless the price is the normal one, not the reduced one. I don't think it's the fault of BitsDuJour - they redirected to the correct URL. The normal URL for buying Linkman Pro is http://sites.fastspring.c...linkmanpro.

EDIT: Since it seems impossible to send another comment when there haven't been comments from other people in between: I found out that I can choose another country, then switch back to "Deutschland". In that case the correct price is shown. Otherwise "Deutschland" is selected automatically, and the wrong price is shown.

Mar 7 2011 at 3:37am Copy Link
Carlos Oliveros Hi,

I buy one lifetime license.

Manual or help is only in English? Interested in Spanish manual and/or help.


Mar 7 2011 at 4:35am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann The user interface is available in 19 languages, but the PDF manual and help file is English only. We are in the process of creating a Spanish website for Linkman though. Support is available in English, German, Polish and also (limited) French.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 4:40am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Jan-Christoph Ihrens

Please try again and reload the page using CTRL + F5. I was told by FastSpring (our payment processor) that this was a caching issue if you have visited the non-discounted product store before. Should be working now in all cases.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 4:43am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @Thomas Reimann: Thank you very much; as stated above in the edited comment, I was able to make the purchase after choosing "Deutschland" again; then the reduced price was shown (should be the same effect as a reload).
Mar 7 2011 at 5:00am Copy Link
Don Walker Hi Thomas - I'm a former Powermarks user. I'm currently happy with the Firefox awesome bar to search my bookmarks and Xmarks to sync. I'd like to try Linkman Pro 8 for two reasons:

1. To import my old Powermarks database.
2. To validate my links. To do this I'd need to be able to import from Firefox, edit my bookmarks and then export back, replacing the current set.

Can I do this without turning on browser integration? As good as Linkman may be I regularly use more than two machines and I'd like to stick with what I know for day to day use.
Mar 7 2011 at 5:52am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Integration of all 4 browsers is optional. Components can be turned off during installation. But they are default browser Addons anyway (only one file per Addons) which can be uninstalled in 5 second in your Addons section in the browser.

Exporting to Firefox 4 is currently only possible with a trick. You must export either Firefox 2 bookmarks or IE Favorites and import them to Firefox. This is all caused because Firefox does not allow access to its SQLite database when it's in memory. So we have decided against implementing a Firefox 4 export, as it would eat up considerable development resources, but be used very rarely.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 5:56am Copy Link
Don Walker I rely on tags to find my bookmarks when I can't remember the name. Will using the trick you discuss above keep my tags?
Mar 7 2011 at 7:56am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann No. Linkman does imports Tags as Keywords (the only Bookmark Manager to have Firefox tags import at all). So if you export them as Firefox 2 bookmarks they will be exported as keywords (IE does not support keywords at all). Linkman is not ment to be used for one day. It's designed to replace all bookmark management systems alltogether.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 8:05am Copy Link
Jim Willis This was the easiest transaction I've ever made on this site.
It worked perfectly.
Most purchases I've made here aren't very hard to complete, but they do sometimes require a few extra steps.
So thanks, BDJ and Outertech, for a really good user experience.
I'm anxious to start using Linkman Pro.
Mar 7 2011 at 8:17am Copy Link
Mary Wilson I downloaded this program as it looks very promising and plan to purchase it. I like the fact that I can inport my IE explorer links but I do have a question. I currently use a program called Linkcollector to store a number of links I do not use on a regular basis. How would I import them into the program. .
Mar 7 2011 at 9:06am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens Well, what kind of export does Linkcollector allow?
Mar 7 2011 at 9:13am Copy Link
Milan Topolic I also urgently need the option to directly export to Firefox 3 and 4. If I were not a victim of world patent robbery (MIN-E-DRUMZ) I would pay the development. Linkman Pro is fantastic.
Mar 7 2011 at 9:33am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens Exporting to Firefox 2 bookmarks and then importing them shouldn't be too complicated... ;-)
Mar 7 2011 at 9:48am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann The FF3|4 import took one coder about 3 weeks full time to develop (really strange SQLite formatting with table linkings all other the place). I think FF4 export development would take at least the same amount of time. Because it's so limited in use (cannot export when Firefox is running, because of a database lock) we've decided not to implement it right now. If someone needs this urgently, well, we could always find an external developer that has 3 weeks of free time. You just need to finance it. ;-)
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 9:56am Copy Link
Anand Do you have a support or user forum? Also is there a way to get the keywords automatically for existing bookmarks? I just purchased the product and am trying to figure out how to get the keywords automatically. Thanks!
Mar 7 2011 at 10:23am Copy Link
Tazzie @ Thomas ... thanks so much for all the responses ... it's great to get such good feedback, and reflects well on the product!
Just to cover all bases, since the policy info is limited ... is license activation required in any way?
Mar 7 2011 at 10:36am Copy Link
Stephane M @Thomas,
I am wondering if it's worth buying 2 new licenses today + the additional lifetime upgrades rather than waiting for upgrading my 2 licenses to lifetime upgrades within a few weeks?
Mar 7 2011 at 10:59am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Anand

We are active on the Donationcoder Forums and provide support also there.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 11:06am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @tazzie L

There is no license activation. There are enough Big Brothers in the world already. It's better to black list a serial number if it's misused.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 11:08am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Stephane

Difficult to say, because you get here not only 62% discount on the license, the lifetime-upgrade is also discounted at 62%. It may cost the same.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 11:09am Copy Link
Stephane M Yes exactly Thomas, that is why I was wondering.
Mar 7 2011 at 11:11am Copy Link
Tazzie HELP! I am trying to buy 2 orders of Linkman Pro 8 (for 4 computers), but the order form doesn't seem to be able to handle more than one order. Does this mean I need to buy it twice? Thanks!
Mar 7 2011 at 1:23pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann The deal was intented as license one per person, as the discount is at 62%, which is way above BitsDuJour average.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 2:24pm Copy Link
Conrad TDI I notice Cacheman will be offered on BDJ very soon. I encourage everyone who likes your programming skills to take a look at your memory management tool. I will be purchasing!
Mar 7 2011 at 2:29pm Copy Link
Jason'sHat Yeah this is the Cacheman link
Mar 7 2011 at 2:44pm Copy Link
Ed Ward I've used Linkman Pro for about 5 years... migrated from Powermarks when it expired. Delighted with the tool as well as the developer. Linkman really is indispensable. I have 5k+ bookmarks, mostly professional (I'm an industry analyst) but also use it routinely for personal bookmarks as well. Very easy to export links in a variety of formats (e.g., for Google Custom Search Engine, etc.). Highly recommended! Good value at regular price, tremendous value at bdj discount.
Mar 7 2011 at 3:53pm Copy Link
Michael R. Is a browser (e.g. Google's Chrome) able to access directly to all the links inside the link-database, i.e. not only the ones I am clicking on, but also the ones not used explicitely within that browser?

On your website I read about the allowed two databases, which are possible to be password-protected. Why not allowing a (virutally) unlimited number of databases, each with it's own password!?
Mar 7 2011 at 3:56pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann You can search the whole Linkman database from Chrome. If you add something in Firefox, the next second you can find it in Chrome.
You can use as many databases as you want, but load only two at the same time into Linkman. You can exchange bookmarks between the databases this way.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 4:04pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Anand

"Also is there a way to get the keywords automatically for existing bookmarks?"

Main window - Bookmarks Menu - Update Keywords.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 7:22pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Mary Wilson

You can send the LinkCollector database to Outertech support. We will check the format out and try to find a way for the import.
Outertech - Mar 8 2011 at 6:33am Copy Link
Mary Wilson This I am not to worried about this. If I have to, I will go to the web sight and redo the information. Right now, my major problem is the registration which I still have not received. Sent a e-mail to sales department that your websight this morning dealing with the problem and I still have not received word back from them on where my registration is.
Mar 8 2011 at 9:15am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Mary, your email address is not working as a destination right now. Both FastSpring (our payment processor) and Outertech receive this error after sending you an email:

                 UNDELIVERABLE MAIL

Your message to the following recipients cannot be delivered:
[have removed for email address from here for privacy reasons] []:
 550 Permanent Failure: Refused by rule
Outertech - Mar 8 2011 at 10:17am Copy Link
Mary Wilson Please try again to send me my registration. There was a problem at the provider and I think it is now fixed.
Mar 12 2011 at 3:27am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann The serial has been resent.
Outertech - Mar 12 2011 at 3:59am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann The link works fine for me. Which browser are you using?
Outertech - Aug 12 2011 at 11:50am Copy Link
Techtoysavvy This is not a question about software. Who is playing on the next game of Monday Night Football. Also, since I am not American, can someone explain to me the rules about this so called "football".

on another note, I did buy this software but I have not got around to installing it and using it. It's like books about being organized. The book does not help you be more organized unless you change your behavior.

Enough non-sequitar yet?
Aug 12 2011 at 1:20pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Peter, I've just tested it in IE9 on Win7 X64 and the browser ask if you want to open the WMV file or download it. Both options do work fine on the test system. You can get an alternate download location by contacting
Outertech - Aug 12 2011 at 1:47pm Copy Link
Bruno Verschraegen Hi,

I am about to download Linkman to try it out before it becomes available at discount in a few days time.

Before starting to "play around" and to gain time, a few questions...

We are a team of three organising international events for corporate clients. Web research and proper cataloguing of search results is an important part of our daily routine. Using IE (9) I have over the years developed a quite well-standardised hierarchical structure of folders and sub-folders with thought-through naming of the thousands of favorites.

1) Is it easy to share, using Fileman, weblinks between the three of us and what happens during exchanging/synchronising links if two of us have collected some identical sites? Is one link overriding the other, are both appearing in Fileman, ...?

2) Is it possible to only share some of the folders of a tree-structure and not others? I.e. sharing only professional links and not private?

3) What happens if one day user decides to abandon the use of Fileman - for whatever reason that be. Can favorites imported into Fileman be exported again to IE and in what structure?

4) Search... Because of the well-thought folder structure and consistent favorite naming, I can find back rather easily the (category of) favorites I am looking for. But still... many times I would like to avoid scrolling around and wish I could find a favorite by only typing PART OF its name and results would come up progressively as I type. If I understand it well, that is what one can do with Fileman. But does it only work on a separate set of keywords or also on the name (not url) of the favorite/link itself? I don't want to lose time during research keying in a lot of keywords. Too much to do… I rather rely on proper naming of the link,

Sorry for the long post but your feedback will be appreciated and hopefully be of interest to other potential users too.

Aug 12 2011 at 2:36pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Bruno, as you pointed out at the beginning, the name is Linkman and not Fileman :)


If three people share links at exactly the same time there may be a syncing issue. If you add a new link and someone else adds a new link 3 seconds later, one of these links may get lost, as two sync operations will be in progress on the same database. One operation may overwrite the other. Usually the syncing feature is used to have the same links on different computers (e.g. at work at and home) for a single user. It has been not desgined per se for multigroup networking. Still some companies use Linkman in the way you have suggested, but they do it by having one master database where only one user writes to it and a second database that is shared across clients and used only for new links additions (so the syncing will be done within 5 seconds). Then the shared database is copied regularly to the master database. We have a client/server version of Linkman in the works, but it's still in early stages, will be a separate product, and cost not $39 for two computers, but rather $200 per computer.


You cannot share only a specific folder, but Linkman can hold two link databases at the same time. You can have your private links in one database and the work related links that you want to share in the second database. You can drag & drop links between the two database or copy only the non existing links. The search function will find links in both databases (without the need to switch between databases).


You can of course export your complete structure (including folders) back to IE. You have even an export template editor where you can export the Linkman database in any format desirable (html, plain text etc).


Search is THE feature of Linkman. You can search for parts of names, keywords, paths, ratings, launch counts etc. The more letters you type the more exact the results will be. You can combine wildcards and operators: AND (default), AND NOT, OR, "-" sign in your searches. You can also search for phrases ("phrase").
Outertech - Aug 12 2011 at 4:58pm Copy Link
Steve Larson I've Linkman running on 4 computers (desktop, notebook, at work and at my wifes computer) and do highly recommend it. Before using this software I've often thought twice about adding a link to Firefox for several reasons. 1. When reaching 2000 links Firefox was getting slower and slower. I don't mean searching, but even starting time increased a lot! 2. Had trouble finding specific links I've added a long time ago, and had to scroll around a lot. Now I have about 9000 links in the main Linkman database and it's still instant without slowing down Firefox at all. Finding links is a blast. I'm also happy that the development is still progressing (many new features every year without slowing down the program).
Aug 12 2011 at 5:17pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Steve you are not alone in this. We get many emails from users where they wonder how Linkman can handle 100.000 links instantly where Firefox or IE had problems with 1000. Eve Golden has even created a website about her experience:
Outertech - Aug 12 2011 at 5:29pm Copy Link
Prof. Brian J. Careless I have been using Linkman in the Pro version ever since Kaylon Technologies phased out Powermarks. Not only does the program work in a very similar fashion to Powermarks, it allows bookmarks stored under this or other link management software to be imported into Linkman databases quickly and safely, does all of what Powermarks did for me but more effectively and also includes a number of helpful features enhancing both the storage and management of resources and allowing my own personal evaluation or the same. In this way I can if necessary not only call up all the resources I have found and conscientiously filed, but more importantly select those resources which I have tested and used regularly – a significant aid to me in my profession, but one which can essentially be adapted to individual requirements.
For me, Linkman’s major features are its ability to search by different criteria (name, path, description, keyword, comments, folder, etc.), its use of wildcards and Boolean operators for searching, its efficient identification of dead links and automatic updating if a webpage has changed its address, its support for various browsers and file formats, its colour coding for evaluation, and its automatic backup function (can be disabled if required and if 2 backup folders can become too confusing).
Both professionally and personally, Linkman has made my filtering of the Internet a much simple matter.
Aug 13 2011 at 11:48am Copy Link
Steve Larson Thomas, the Beta of Firefox 6 is ending. When will be Linkman support for Firefox 6 available?
Aug 13 2011 at 4:59pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Linkman 8.20 with Firefox 6 support is currently also in beta test and will be available within 48 hours of Firefox 6 release. You can follow us on Twitter or subscribe to the Newsletter at to get update infos quickly.
Outertech - Aug 13 2011 at 5:04pm Copy Link
Karen Spikes When will your Cacheman and Linkman deals be available? I'd like to know since I'll be away on business soon.
Aug 14 2011 at 7:57am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann The Cacheman and Linkman deals will start Monday 15th (tomorrow).
Outertech - Aug 14 2011 at 9:46am Copy Link
Dmitry S Hi
I am not actually the EU resident, but now i am in Spain and will be here untill the next Friday.
Is there a way to avoid the 19% TAX while buying this program?
Aug 14 2011 at 10:28am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Dmitry, if you give your USA address I think you could be spared from the EU tax.
Outertech - Aug 14 2011 at 1:07pm Copy Link
Dmitry S Thomas, thank you very much for the idea.
I will try it tomorrow.
Aug 14 2011 at 1:37pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann A note to customers:

Besides Linkman, our other product Cacheman is also available here at a huge discount:
Outertech - Aug 14 2011 at 6:36pm Copy Link
Jim McGowan I have been using Linkman Pro for more than three years now and it does indeed rock! I never use the browser's bookmarks anymore, although I do export my Linkman database to Firefox, Chrome, and IE just in case I need it there - never have yet though. Plus Thomas here is very helpful whenever I have asked for support; very responsive. Linkman is definitely a must for me - it is among the first programs I install after a Windows re-installation, which I do regularly.

Aug 14 2011 at 7:10pm Copy Link
Steven Avery To give an example of how I use Linkman, if I have a google book with 10 or 25 pages I need access for research, I set each one with a url and place them in a page sort order in name. And the special keywords for each page. Then I can Linkman search the book as a whole and see my topics in page order. Or when there is a keyword for the page 73 "heavenly witnesses" (or HW if I coded it) that page will come up with the same topic from that and other books together, ready to rumble. In short, it is a research-find dream.

Similarly I find it basically takes away the need for a PIM in many realms. e.g. " 631 addy " brings up all my Suffolk address book listings.

My database is about 100K.

Steven Avery
Aug 14 2011 at 10:04pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, two questions - (1) I have Powermarks with 10K links - an above comment suggests Linkman can import them, but can it also properly import the keywords and descriptions, and (2) is this license for a single cpu, or a single user (I have a work, home, laptop). Thanks very much.
Aug 15 2011 at 1:19am Copy Link
VLM Thomas - I have the same question about licensing ... is this per user, per computer? Also, what is included WRT updates and upgrades? Is this based upon a time period (e.g., one year), or otherwise?
Aug 15 2011 at 3:55am Copy Link
pumpkin Hi,
I'm very interested by this software but because of its many features, I find it overwhelming. Where can I find a written tutorial/help file and could you please help with three major selling features for me?
1. Is it possible to instantly synchronize bookmarks between Firefox and IE, and keep their order (I'm very peculiar about this), Firefox being the default browser?
2. Can I keep my browsers' native bookmarks toolbars (Firefox) and IE's Favorites-Links toolbar as it is right now and continue to use them and have Linkman synchronize my bookmarks in all my Firefox profiles and possibly also with IE?
3. Can Linkman handle multiple Firefox versions? I'm using Firefox in RAM drive (with one version in RAM drive defined as default browser), and different versions used concurrently too.
Thank you.
Aug 15 2011 at 4:14am Copy Link
VLM I rely VERY heavily upon the use of Firefox keywords to launch links. For example, I have one link with keyword "linkman" to launch your linkman page, another with keyword "linkmanbdj" to launch this page, another with "linkmans" to launch your support page, another with "linkmanf" to launch your forum (if any ... I actually haven't gotten that far :), etc. I do this sort of thing quite systematically.

Can Linkman:

1. Move my links with existing keywords intact from FF to Linkman. (Highly likely :)

2. Enable me to access links using the keywords as first priority, so to speak. In other words, I

- Use one shortcut to move from FF to Linkman and end up with the cursor in the search box. (Equivalent of using a shortcut to put the FF cursor into the FF URL bar.)

- Type the keyword.

- Press "Enter", and away I go.

OR provide a better solution with minimal rework to my existing bookmarks?

Aug 15 2011 at 4:27am Copy Link
Goran Janevski I am confused about the license beeing for two computers: presumably if I put the bookmars on a USB, I can plug the USB into ANY computer and use the bookmarks?

I imagine it means I can install LinkMan on two computers only. But then: presumably I can combine the links from both computers into a single database, put it on an USB stick, and use it on any computer?

If so, that will suffice for me.

Aug 15 2011 at 5:44am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Wm Shore,

Linkman can import keywords and descriptions from Powermarks.

The license is for 2 separate computers (that can be used
at the same time).


Priority support is for the whole time of your
license validity (at least 2 years).

You get 2 years of free updates with an lifetime option.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 5:58am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Pumpkin,

The 120 page PDF tutorial is located in the
download section:

Click on Linkman - Additional downloads.

You get also a link to this manual on
your desktop after Linkman installation.

1. By the nature of Linkman you replace Favorites/FF Bookmarks
with a (or two) Linkman XML Database. You have addons for all
browsers so you can search this database directly from the
browser. This means if you add a link in Firefox, it becomes
instantly searchable in IE, Chrome and Opera.

2. You can keep your Favorites/Bookmarks, but would have to export
the Linkman XML database manually from time to time. Linkman is not
intended to automatically synchronize non-Linkman databases.
There are different reasons for that, export has to drop
Linkman features (as user defined data fields) or can be
very slow. Just imagine exporting a 10.000 links database
to IE, Linkman would have to delete+rewrite 20.000 files!

3. No user has asked for this so far, but some work arounds could be done
to achieve it. You can set one user-defined browser, but you don't get
100% functionality with this browser (as Linkman will handle it
as an UNKNOWN browser). But you can still add links to Linkman
from that browser and launch the links to this browser.
Another work around would be to install Linkman twice on your
system, once in USB mode (to c:\Linkman) and once to
c:\program files\Linkman. This way you could have different
XML databases for each Firefox version, if that is desirable.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 6:02am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Emissary (second response),

1. Aye, you can import keywords and also tags from FF.
I'm quite sure Linkman is the only bookmark manager
that is able to import FF tags.

2. When you start typing Linkman will show matching links.
So in your case typing linkman will show ~5 links. If you continue
typing to linkmanb you may get two and one letter more to linkmanbj
will probably display only one. Hitting enter will launch this
one link and (optionally) close the search window.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 6:07am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Goran,

this license is (usually) designed for three purposes:

a. You install Linkman on your Desktop and Notebook.
b. You install Linkman at your home and at your work computer.
c. You install Linkman on your home or work computer and
additionally on a USB stick. You can use that stick with
as many computers as you like, but only one stick can
installation be created. If you need Linkman on two
computers and an USB stick additionally, you need
a third license.

As to the Linkman video. There is no sound. We have plans
for a new video, which will have sound (The current
video is for Linkman 7, and Linkman 8 has much more
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 6:13am Copy Link
Goran Janevski Ok, fair enough, I understand now.

But say I put it on my work laptop and a USB stick. Then, I change employers.

Will I be able to re-claim the license from the work laptop and put it on another computer?

Aug 15 2011 at 6:24am Copy Link
pumpkin Thank you Thomas for the clarification. I'm on my way to go and explore the options you advised and read the provided help file.
Aug 15 2011 at 6:34am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Goran,

You can alway uninstall Linkman on one computer and use that license on another.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 6:38am Copy Link
VLM Thanks Thomas, for your clear and comprehensive responses. If product support is anything remotely like what we are experiencing here today, then everyone who buys and uses the product will be in great shape!

One small clarification, if you please. You write: "When you start typing Linkman will show matching links." Am I correct in understanding that the software is always looking at all fields ... URL, keywords, tags, descriptions, etc? I ask, because too many fields (e.g., "description") could bring up extraneous links.
Aug 15 2011 at 7:31am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann You can configure where Linkman should look (and turn on/off keywords, descriptions etc quickly).
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 7:39am Copy Link
VLM Great!

Buying now ... I'm on hold ... waiting for retinal scan ...

Aug 15 2011 at 8:48am Copy Link
Goran Janevski Buying now...

Just to be clear: free upgrades for 2 years, but I can use it forever after that, even if I don't upgrade?

Aug 15 2011 at 9:02am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Emissary, please contact for any ordering related questions. As for a quick reset of all your orders I would try to delete the FastSpring cookie (this is our payment processor), or use another browser.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 9:07am Copy Link
bvssunnydale How to delete a msg, when you realize the questions already been answered? Thanks.
Aug 15 2011 at 9:35am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann I think it can be done only by BDJ admins. I've made an error myself (posting a Cacheman answer to Linkman comments) and had to contact them to delete it.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 9:40am Copy Link
Chinchih Lu The program doesn't seem to support Unicode. I have Firefox bookmarks with Traditional Chinese title and/or description; Firefox saves and displays them without any problem, but Linkman display "???" for Chinese characters.
Aug 15 2011 at 10:01am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann You are right Chinchih, Unicode support is not yet in Linkman, but in our plans. Major components need to be rewritten, so it takes time. It's in the works among other big things, like the site archiver module.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 10:23am Copy Link
VLM I did write to your sale email, thanks.

Question - the Linkman database(s) are all local, no cloud stuff, online stuff, or the like, correct?
Aug 15 2011 at 10:47am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann As a base, the databases are local XML files. You can sync them OPTIONALLY over the internet (Linkman supports Dropbox, Syncplicity and many others)
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 10:59am Copy Link
VLM Thanks. I cannot understand the current rage about putting all one's personal, private data onto servers controlled by people one has never met. :)
Aug 15 2011 at 11:01am Copy Link
A. Goyal Rather than putting linkman on USB stick, can I put it in a dropbox folder and access it from any computer on the road? This way I will have a single copy of the linkman database rather than having to sync it across many computers. Thanks
Aug 15 2011 at 11:04am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Wm, Thomas, Bitsters

Thomas is correct, only BDJ admin can delete comments. We're usually happy to oblige (unless it would really mess up the flow of a conversation thread).

BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 15 2011 at 12:03pm Copy Link
Doug Atkinson A quick and non thorough comparison of Linkman Pro and LinkStash (which I bought here a couple weeks ago). Some caveats - I'm not an expert in either one; I've used Firefox as the basis for comparison, use of other browsers may change the conclusions a bit.

LinkStash has much of the same look and feel of the Firefox Organize Bookmarks tool, so it is familiar and easy to use. Linkman Pro uses a similar layout, but is much more confusing on first look and looks like a database or spreadsheet program on first look.

LinkStash offers a duplicate link finder. Linkman Pro offers a duplicate link finder but with a "fuzzy" option (find similar links) and an option to move dups to a different folder rather than just deleting them.

Linkstash has a dead-link checker. Linkman Pro's checker has more options.

Linkstash integration into Firefox is poor - the add-on they link to in their FAQ is missing from the Mozilla site and has been for some months (going by info in their support forum). LinkStash Pro has tight integration into Firefox and works with FF 5.

Both offer portable use on a USB stick.

Conclusion: Linkman Pro seems to have all the capabilities of LinkStash but is much more configurable. This flexibility makes for a more complex application, but the tighter integration with Firefox (for me) probably closes the usability gap.

I may be checking into the 30 day refund policy of LinkStash in order to buy Linkman Pro!
Aug 15 2011 at 12:09pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy I purchased this last year in June 2010 on BDJ. I just installed version 8.1 and now the program wants me to upgrade my license. Since I am within the 24 month upgrade period how do I get my free upgrade.
Aug 15 2011 at 12:20pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Just to let you know .. Linkman is always implementing sensible ideas from users.

Small examples on the search led to great improvements... one was putting a little delay so that incremental search does not begin while you are typing a few letters. They implemented so many small-medium things that were discussed that my mind is blanked out.

The site archiver idea is one that I look forward to .. largely so that those forum and other pages I do not want to lose do not have to be hand-saved, or lost.. This will reduce searches in and google.cache, which often fail. The idea is to have the Linkman search utility working with selective archiving.

Realize too that some of us run in pseudo-Powermarks mode. We simply ignore the whole heirarchy concept and go 100% keywords.

Linkman is always striving to stay current on browsers. I use a big 4 (Firefox, Opera, Google and IE). 3 run without any glitch while Opera occasionally seems to lose focus, but generally even it works very fine. (Opera is especially good for bringing up PDFs with the url in the bar) Setup is usually easy enough.

The only reason we wax so poetic is that Linkman is one of those very rare products .. making the net usage far easier .. and moldable to your needs. Inexpensive, and good support. What more can we ask ?

And I also want to give a thanks to Powermarks that pioneered the genre some years back.

Yes we have looked at Linkstash and other products at times. Some are very capable but the prime time keyword usage and features and speed are simply not there. There was obviously a lot involved from Linkman in design and implementation and their programming skills are high. Glitches have been basically non-existent.

There are some printing facililties. The last I checked they could use a little tweaking if they were going to be PIM replacement. (haven't checked the latest release). On issues like sorting and formatting. (I suggested they should use the current sort from the display to the print). Very simpliy, I use the print key for lots of little Today and events and address stuff. This is where Linkman replaces the need for PIM stuff in many instances. You find most personal uses are quite informal and work fine by your own keywords.

Aug 15 2011 at 12:27pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Ash,

installing Linkman complete into the dropbox folder is also possible. If you use the USB option during installation, Linkman will pu all of it's database, config files and templates into this one folder, so it will work on any computer. Please note that with the license allowed here you can use Linkman on only two computers at the same time.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 12:33pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Doug,

I think you made a typo in your comment, you wanted to write Linkman Pro one time, but wrote Linkstash Pro instead.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 12:35pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Prasad,

the serial numbers have changed from Linkman 7 and Linkman 8. All users eligible for free update should have received new serials by email. If you have not received your serial, please contact from the same address you have purchased Linkman with and you will get a new serial code immedietaly.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 12:38pm Copy Link
VLM I wish to express a HUGE "thank you!!!" to both Doug and Steven. For me, you have totally sealed the deal.

Doug, I particularly appreciate your comment about exercising the 30-day refund for LinkStash ... I was having the same thought all day, but I did not have the knowledge and experience you have accumulated.

Steven, I totally get why you wax poetic. You genuinely treasure both this product and this developer ... as do others ... and that has become increasingly clear throughout this promotion.

Thomas, if I may offer a suggestion, you have some EXCEPTIONAL testimonials here. Use them!!! :):):)

Off to make my purchases!

Oh, before I go ... and not intending to seem utterly ignorant ... what is the dropbox folder?
Aug 15 2011 at 1:06pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson And I'd like to express my thanks to Thomas for elegantly managing what is turning into an enormous comment thread!
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 15 2011 at 1:10pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Emissary,

Dropbox is a syncing software. You create a folder on your hard drive and Dropbox will sync the content of the folder between multiple computers. The Linkman manual has a tutorial how to set up Dropbox.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 1:20pm Copy Link
VLM Thanks Thomas. Is the dropbox location (in the directory structure) user configurable?

Also, I responded to your earlier email with specific questions about costs and such. Would you like me to post all that here instead?
Aug 15 2011 at 1:28pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Yes, the location of the folder is configurable.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 1:32pm Copy Link

From private emails with Thomas, and with his permission, I post the following:

1. A custom template was made for this promotion, and it is a bit buggy.

2. Ergo, to purchase multiple license-pairs (2 sets of 2 licenses), one must place a separate order for each license-pair.

3. Lifetime upgrades and/or priority support, if desired, are to be added to each license-pair purchased. For example, each Linkman license-pair with lifetime support costs USD 14.99 + USD 7.49. With priority support, add USD 9.50 for each license-pair purchased.

4. Priority support covers 2 years and includes 24 x 7 support + all upgrades and updates during that period. At the end of this period, can be renewed at some then-current cost.

5. If one adds StartupEd to any order for either product (Linkman or Cacheman) and buys at least one license-pair of each product, then OUterTech will automagically upgrade the StartupEd license-pair to a lifetime license. This is a customer service function applied after the order is completed. correct? It doesn't matter to which order the StartupEd license-pair is added.

Well, I hope I got all of that correct!
Aug 15 2011 at 1:44pm Copy Link
Bruno Verschraegen Hello,

A lot of enthusiastic people here! Coming back to some earlier questions I had but also having read some comments from / replies to other people:

1) If we are 3 people in a team connected via Dropbox, is it possible that we all connect to the same database and all three of us update it? Or should we each have set up our own database in our respective Dropbox folders and from time to time "Synchronize between different Linkman databases" as described in the manual of page 35? I think I read somewhere it can be set to automatically update at set time intervals - or is that only for IE imports and does synchronisation between databases need to be run manually?

2) For doing the above, I would need to place 3 orders, right?

3) When setting up a database and importing IE favorites, will Linkman faithfully reproduce the same (nested) folder structure as I/we have in IE?

Best regards. Bruno
Aug 15 2011 at 2:06pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Bruno,

1, this can be done, but as I have explained earlier, if two people add or delete a link at the same time there will be a syncing issue. To be on the sure side it's better to use one shared and 3 individual databases. As to IE/Firefox, you can automatically import IE or Firefox bookmark on startup and synchronize the new links to the main global database. See Tools | Settings | Program Start or the first section of the tutorial.

2, if you have not more than 4 computers alltogether, two orders would be sufficient, overwise three.

3, Yes
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 2:15pm Copy Link
Silat Purchased.
Aug 15 2011 at 2:35pm Copy Link
VLM This is probably a silly question, but is it possible to add a link manually in Linkman?
Aug 15 2011 at 3:21pm Copy Link
Bruno Verschraegen Thanks for all the replies Thomas. Just went ahead and purchsed 3 pairs of licenses for Linkman.
Aug 15 2011 at 3:39pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Emissary,

of course: (rightclick | new | bookmark) or (edit | new | bookmark). INS hotkey is the alternative. If you want to add a local file manually use (edit | new | local file) or ( edit | new | local folder.)
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 4:10pm Copy Link
VLM Great, thanks Thomas.
Aug 15 2011 at 4:12pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Bruno,

I see only one order for 2 licenses. Have you received the serial codes? I fear that because pruchasing 3 x the same thing is so unsual, our payment processor may have stopped the two other orders. If that is the case please contact for a manual coupon.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 4:13pm Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Question for Thomas

I desperately need a database for my links...and Linkman sounds like an excellent solution.

Currently, I am using the stock Users *** Favorites folder in Windows 7. BUT Win 7's Favorite folder allows me to park a Word Document in a sub-folder (containing a common group of links). I use the Word Document to record notes or comments about a group of links. THEN I CAN ACCESS & Open THAT WORD DOCUMENT from IE's Favorites bookmark manager.

MY QUESTION IS: Will Linkman allow me to store a Word Doc or WordPad RTF in the database of a Linkman bookmark collection?
Aug 15 2011 at 6:16pm Copy Link
Lisa Griffiths I do not see an option for bookmarking local folders & files on my hard drive. Does this not exist in Linkman Pro or did I just miss it?

Aug 15 2011 at 6:26pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Preston,

I don't quite understand why you need a word file to describe a group of links!? In Linkman you could just put them in a folder, and add description or/and keywords directly to that folder (unlike IE favorites folders, Linkman database folders can have descriptons). If you still like to have that word file, you can't put it inside the Linkman database, but instead you can link to it from the Linkman database, see my answer to Lisa below.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 6:38pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Lisa,

If you want to add a local file use (edit | new | local file) or (edit | new | local folder). You get the same "new" sub-menu also if you right-click any link or folder in Linkman.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 6:41pm Copy Link
Goran Janevski I understand you can get LM + lifetime updates & CM + lifetime updates and then you get the Start Ed Pro lifetime.

But what if I get LM + lifetime TIMES TWO (two sets), do I still get Start Ed Pro lifetime?

I already have LM + lifetime once, got it earlier today.

Aug 15 2011 at 6:52pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Goran,

that's right, if you attach StartEd to one of these 2 Linkman purchases you get the lifetime StartEd option for free.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 6:55pm Copy Link
Lisa Griffiths Thanks Thomas. Just saw your answer from the same question 2 hrs ago to Emissary. Sorry about that. I did see the add new folder & file options, but somehow my eye missed the "local" part. That was the only thing holding me back.
Aug 15 2011 at 7:09pm Copy Link
K X On the subject of StartEd. I have previously been using The Ultimate Troubleshooter software. Should I run only one startup manager at a time?
Aug 15 2011 at 7:17pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale Ummm.. I'm confused, is this(from above) true: You get 2 years of free updates with an lifetime option? Why wouldn't you get a lifetime of updates? or am I misunderstanding the word "lifetime"? Thx.
Aug 15 2011 at 7:19pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann K X,

You can have several startup managers.


Lifetime means product lifetime. As long as Linkman development continues you will get updates for free. Some users don't want lifetime updates, as it's slightly more expensive.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 7:28pm Copy Link
Goran Janevski Thank you, Thomas,

I just picked up my second set of LinkMan + lifetime updates + StartED pro.

I will be happy for a very long time. I am very impressed with LinkMan Pro, and have been wanting to get serious about my bookmarks for a long time.

Thanks again,
Aug 15 2011 at 7:57pm Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Thomas: A Zillion Kudos...but HELP!

I installed the trial version of LinkMan..and I am absolutely impressed!

I recently tried LinkStash and another competitor's software: their bookmark managers are pathetic in comparison to LinkMan! The Drop Basket feature is too cool! You got a new diehard fan...and I am buying your software after writing my request for help in a subsequent message.

Again, my hearty compliments for creating a brilliant software that addresses my critical need for an effective bookmark manager & database. Very well done, sir!

My best regards,
Preston Mitchell
Aug 15 2011 at 8:08pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Preston,

please send further help requests to This thread is already too long as of now.

As to your problem with Chrome - try installing the addon here:

As to your Firefox problem. Try changing the port to 81, in both Firefox and Linkman (settings | browser).
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 8:17pm Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Thomas: HELP once more -- Split Window Unhappiness

When I started LinkMan for the first time, I opened the Sample Links database...and used that database to evaluate LM.

ANYWAY, when I FIRST opened Sample Links, I got a split window. On the left side was a treeview of Sample Links. When I clicked on a sub-folder in left screen treeview, the links in that sub-folder appeared on the right screen. BUT after monkeying with settings, I now get a second database in the right screen.

I PREFER the right screen to display the bookmarks from a left screen sub-folder. HOW DO I RESTORE THAT VIEW?

Please know that I find nothing wrong with LinkMan...and attribute the difficulties for which I seek help to my own inexperience.

Thank you for offering your great software on Bits. Also, you can be sure that I will recommend it to my friends and colleagues.

Aug 15 2011 at 8:23pm Copy Link
Richard Andersen I accidently got a CD File Backup included when I ordered (actually I think it's bad practice to let such extra options be checked be default, it happens too often that you overlook them).

Can I make a new order without this option and make you cancel the first order?
Aug 15 2011 at 8:28pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Preston,

to the right of the blue filename label (middle of window) is a button + menu where you can switch between treeview | search | properties. This is also explained in the tutorial video (link to that should be on your desktop).
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 8:30pm Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Thomas: Sorry...

I didn't see your request to seek help from your support email until after posting the question about the Split Window matter.

LinkMan is feature-rich but easy to learn...thus, I have pretty much figured out how it works. So, ASIDE FROM the Chrome and Split Window issues, I have no further questions.

By the way, LinkMan does a great job of storing and opening Word Docx. I created a test sub-folder in the Sample Links database; dragged and dropped a Word docx into that sub-folder; and then clicked on the opened like a champ! You built the perfect bookmark manager-database!
Aug 15 2011 at 8:33pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Richard,

please email with your order number and that you want the backup CD cancelled. Since it's already evening I think the CD was not sent out yet.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 8:38pm Copy Link
Richard Andersen Well it's just a few minutes ago I ordered so I guess that should be okay then?
Aug 15 2011 at 8:40pm Copy Link
Preston Mitchell ATTENTION All Potential Buyers of LinkMan!

If you are hopelessly drowning in an immense sea of uncategorized bookmarks, LinkMan is your life raft!

Organize your horde of unruly bookmarks!
Act Now...
Buy LinkMan before the discount for this great software expires!

I am very glad to have followed my own advice.
And I know you will be happy too.
So, don't the BUY NOW button now!

A Cheezy but Sincere Testimonial
by Preston Mitchell
Aug 15 2011 at 8:59pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Yes, they can cancel the whole order, but since it's already evening I don't think they are working right now.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 8:59pm Copy Link
Richard Andersen Well the point is I already sent Fastspring an email about cancelling the order. So I'm not really sure what to do now.
Aug 15 2011 at 9:04pm Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Thomas, Thomas...WHAT IS THIS BUSINESS ABOUT StartEd?

StartEd has delayed completion of my order for LinkMan! Explain soon, pls!

Ok, I am now placing my order for LinkMan...and on the order form, OutReach is trying to foist StartEd on me. I am a sucker for good I checked out StartEd on the OutReach web site...and I am baffled now!

Please explain what StartEd can do for me that I can't do myself! I use regedit *** Microsoft - Windows - Current Version - Run to disable the registry keys of unwanted start up programs. Then I go to Win 7 Services and set unwanted 'auto' start-up programs to manual start-up. Finally, I got to msconfig and uncheck any unwanted start-up programs.

SO PLEASE TELL ME HOW StartEd will do a better job than my above-described procedures! AND REMEMBER my LinkMan order is on hold thanks to OutReach muddying the waters with StartEd!!!
Aug 15 2011 at 9:16pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy anything with this many comments must be worth it!
I am in for 2 more licenses with lifetime upgrades.
Thanks for the prompt attention in updating my older v7 key to v8. I started organizing my bookmarks today.
Aug 15 2011 at 9:44pm Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Order Failed 2nd Time!!! Same Error Message!

Tried again! 2nd Order attempt failed exactly as the first did...with the same error message! (Want a screenshot?)

OutReach offered LinkMan for $14.99. You sold me on your great software. I installed it on my PC. I EXPECT TO BUY LINKMAN BEFORE THE OFFER EXPIRES. So, let's see if your customer service is as good as your software! What are you going to do about this?
Aug 15 2011 at 9:47pm Copy Link
Rich OBrien I am going to buy Linkman Pro 8. However, after installing Linkman Pro to try it, Firefox will not open. When I attempt to open it, it flies up to the left corner of my screen and disappears. I've tried again and again. I close Firefox. Then I reopen Firefox. It flies up to the left corner and disappears. Clearly the newest version of Firefox has a serious bug that Linkman Pro somehow triggers. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?
Aug 15 2011 at 9:50pm Copy Link
VLM Preston, If you look above, I wrote an extensive post about purchasing problems and solutions. To begin with, try

1. Close all windows/tabs involving any purchases from Outertech.

2. Clear the outertech cookie(s) and your browser cache.

3. Then try again. If you don't want the CD or StartEd, just uncheck them. As you proceed to the next page, the template will adjust correctly. There are just some bugs in the special purchasing template that Rich had made for today's promotion, but it will "do the right thing".

CAVEAT: Must purchase multiple license-pairs as separate purchases, and must purchase Linkman and Cacheman as separate purchases. Rich says they'll create a better template next BDJ promotion ... which is great news, really! :)

See longer post above if you wish. I actually gave it a heading in all caps, to make it easy to see:


You should be able to search for this text in your browser, yes?

Oh, one more thing regarding StartEd. This is only my impression, but I'm guessing that for someone of your technical ability, this utility adds nothing. I am not affiliated with the company, that is only my opinion, based upon reading about the utility and reading your many, very helpful posts throughout the day. :)
Aug 15 2011 at 9:54pm Copy Link
Rich OBrien Found the fix. While pointing at the Firefox icon above the Firefox icon on the Windows 7 Taskbar, click on the right mouse button to reveal the context sensitive menu and select Maximize. Maximize is NOT on the context sensitive menu that appears when you point at the Firefox icon on the Taskbar. I must run now to pay for Linkman Pro while it is momentarily bargain priced at $14.99 thanks to Bits Du Jour.

I never got an answer to my question about how Linkman displays duplicates. I'm about to find out for myself.
Aug 15 2011 at 10:01pm Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Treacherous Order Form Ordeal

Although offered as a payment method, PayPal results in error message and failed order.

Tried credit card...which got me to the last step of 'confirm' order...EXCEPT....BackUp CD for $9.95 was automatically added to my order...which I don't want! Going to try this one more time...if orders fails again, then to hell with LinkMan...even if it is a great software!

Enough said...good nite everybody...and good luck!
Aug 15 2011 at 10:03pm Copy Link
Lisa Griffiths I purchased both Cacheman and Linkman Pro earlier tonight as separate purchases using Paypal and had no trouble with the payment process for either one.

I am also using the latest version of Firefox and have no problem with Linkman Pro.
Aug 15 2011 at 10:03pm Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Thank You Presiding Emissary!

Emisarry, your advice on how to workaround the issues with the order form did the trick. Order finally completed using credit card...and without the bloody CD BackUp. Thanks, bud! Also, your impression about StartEd concurs with me: every Windows version since Win 2000 has offered native utilities to do what StartEd does.
Aug 15 2011 at 10:12pm Copy Link
Rich OBrien While only one Linkman icon is added to Chrome and to Opera, now that Firefox is open, I see that Linkman has added five of its icons to provide Firefox users immediate access to more controls. Very nice.

A Linkman icon didn't automatically show up in IE 8. Any suggestions.

I didn't think I'd ever leave Firefox but after the Google Chrome browser was released I found myself using it almost constantly. After recently discovering the incredible Speed Dial for Firefox, I'm back to using Firefox as my primary browser. I too have so many bookmarks, that they slowed down and overwhelmed Firefox. With Linkman, I think I'll be able to better manage my large collection of bookmarks, clean out the dead wood, hopefully clean out the duplicates and more quickly find the bookmarks I haven't seen in years.
Aug 15 2011 at 10:12pm Copy Link
VLM You're welcome, Preston, I'm glad I can contribute in some way. Thanks again for all your great contributions!

And Rich, wherever you may be resting peacefully, thanks to you, too!
Aug 15 2011 at 10:14pm Copy Link
James Kenney OK, just bought another set of two Linkman licences with lifetime updates.
Aug 15 2011 at 10:25pm Copy Link
Rich OBrien I especially appreciate that Linkman Pro provides a way to attach notes to every bookmark. For years I've used MetaProduct Inquiry within Internet Explorer all day every day. Inquiry provides a place to keep paragraphs of text if you wish. And often I wish. Problem has been that Chrome provides no place to keep even the smallest comments in its bookmarks. Firefox provides space for just a few sentences in its bookmarks. And while Opera allows comments, unless they changed it in the latest release, Opera doesn't allow the names of bookmarks to be changed. Thanks to Linkman Pro, I expect I will now be able to work beyond all the limitations of all the browsers, change bookmark names and keep all the notes I wish.
Aug 15 2011 at 10:26pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Sorry about the order problems Preston, but looks like you're all set now. And kudos to Thomas fro keeping up with the comments today, which has been one of our busiest!
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 15 2011 at 10:40pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 16 2011 at 12:00am Copy Link
Bruno Verschraegen Hi Thomas, thank you for your concern.

You only see 1 purchase appear because I used the direct email address for each team member for each of the 3 pairs of licenses. All were paid from the same (company) PayPal account and, unlike some who had challenges, I experienced no problems with usign PayPal for the payment or with making 3 consecutive purchases for the same product :-). Didn't need to clear cache or cookies. May depend on browser, OS, ...

Now need to go through the learning curve and setting up some linking between the 3 of us via Dropbox to make the most of Linkman.
Aug 16 2011 at 12:16am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Preston,

1. You can do everything without StartEd, as you have pointed out. StartEd allows you just to
do it faster. You can look for system services quickly, because you can search for them Linkman style. You get also a description for almost all services and a color coded system that shows you if it's safe to disable a service. You can also make a backup of your startup configuration or create desktop shortcuts if you want to disable startup entries. StartEd looks also for Trojan Horses in your startup configuration.

2. Not all boxes are checked and you can uncheck them quickly. If you've overlooked something, you get a detailed order preview shortly before ordering, where you can still make changes to your order.

3. As far as I see your order went thru and the code has been delivered.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 3:55am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Rich,

this is very strange, as Linkman does not touch the Firefox configuration or files at all. I'm glad you've found a fix quickly.

As to duplicates, there are two ways to handle them in Linkman. 1. Tools | Delete duplicates whill show you duplicates one after another and ask you which should be deleted. 2. Change the search type from "All" to "Duplicates" and you get a color coded display of all duplicates. You can delete a duplicate by right clicking it and selecting delete.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 4:02am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Preston,

we have a lot of orders using Paypal and you are the only one received an error message. Would you please send the text of the error message to They react very quickly! This will make sure that no other customer gets this error.

As to the Backup CD option, unchecking this checkbox on order page 2 has always removed it from the order (we have tried it about 6 times on different computers). If you have overlooked it you can still remove it on the final page of the order process by pressing the "make changes" button.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 4:08am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Rich,

you must activate the Linkman buttons in IE by going to the View - Toolbars menu (a screenshot of this is shown during the Linkman installation). You can access Linkman functions in IE/FF/Chrome also in the right click menu.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 4:12am Copy Link
Rich OBrien Thomas Reimann Thank you for your help.
Glad to see Linkman Pro 8 is offered again for the second day.
Talk about a hot topic. I don't remember ever seeing any software offered by Bits Du Jour that drew 97 comments.
Aug 16 2011 at 8:01am Copy Link
Alan And maybe it's being extended another day.
That would be cool, because I'm trying to figure out what I want to buy.
Aug 16 2011 at 9:39am Copy Link
_*_ Well, I tried the demo and then uninstalled the product, but now it has left behind in FireFox it menu and I can find no way of removing it.

Please give me instructions on how to get this product off my computer and out of FF completely.

Thank you
Aug 16 2011 at 11:49am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann MB,

go to your Firefox Addons and remove the LinkmanFox Addon.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 12:03pm Copy Link
James Kenney OK I now how 2 KEYs for a total of 4 licences...
I just installed it and checked the USB box and installed it into my DROPBOX folder...
I am thinking this was NOT the right way to do it, because it looks like it stors the location of your browsers in its config file and that will be different between different machines...
Should I uninstall and reinstall to each machine and just put the databse in the dropbox folder?
Aug 16 2011 at 2:31pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann James,

Linkman looks for the browsers at every startup. If a browser path is non existent, it will be updated to the new path without user interaction.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 3:17pm Copy Link
James Kenney Ahh, that is good to know. But if multiple machines are going to be left on at the same time(4 licences), they would need to have their own seperate installations, correct? If only one machine was on at the same time it would be ok then, but with multiple ruinning the same copy at the same time, it would get confuxed(even thought I only would be USING one machine at the same time, only the last to be turned on would have the paths set correctly... Am I correct?
Aug 16 2011 at 3:27pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann James,

all 4 computers will have correct paths.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 3:43pm Copy Link
Markus Meyer Little details like this show why Linkman is at 8.10 and not 2.0!
Aug 16 2011 at 3:47pm Copy Link
SoftCollector Dear Developer,

Firefox was just updated to v6. When will Linkman provide compatibility with the new version?

Kind regards,
Aug 16 2011 at 10:45pm Copy Link
M M I also need Unicode support, to be able to use my mother tongue. I bought only one set now, hoping you will provide it soon. Then I would probably buy licences for all my family computers.
What will happen if I import all my bookmarks now, some of which use extra characters, and then install the Unicode version? Will the characters be displayed correctly, or will importing them now "destroy" them permanently? Any thoughts, even if not 100% sure?
Aug 17 2011 at 1:32am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann SoftCollector,

as I wrote before FF6 support will be provided within 2 days.


When Unicode support is added you will have to re-add the links.
Outertech - Aug 17 2011 at 3:22am Copy Link
Alan I don't seem to see this on today's sale??

I know I also looked yesterday and it said it was going to be on for another day. Nico has quite a few posts announcing this yesterday and even today.

I'm confused.
Aug 17 2011 at 6:48am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann It was extended once by 24 hours. The original sale was on 08/15 and was extended to 08/16.
Outertech - Aug 17 2011 at 8:10am Copy Link
Alan Yesterday, at the top, it said it was being extended another day, and even today about an hour ago, there is a post by Nico saying it's even been extended another day.

I should have bought it when I saw it, however it said it was extended.

I will have to wait to spend my $70 when it's on sale again someday.

Aug 17 2011 at 8:15am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Alan

I'm confused too -- something funny is going on with the repeat posts.

Like Thomas said though, the Linkman promotion was on the 15th & 16th, it's over now.

Sorry for the confusion, we'll get this sorted out ASAP!

BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 17 2011 at 9:37am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann We have just released 8.20 with Firefox 6 support.
Outertech - Aug 17 2011 at 8:55pm Copy Link
SoftCollector Thomas,

It seems that the link provided still connects to v8.10. Only the download section has been updated with the new version, but your link does not lead to it.

Kind regards,
Aug 17 2011 at 10:27pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann We were in the middle of updating all the pages. By now all links should point to 8.20.
Outertech - Aug 18 2011 at 5:48am Copy Link
SoftCollector I have been using Linkman Pro 8 for some time now and to me it is a mixed bag. Here is why:

1. Linkman can validate bookmarks in most cases (some will be temporarily unaccessible and will be marked as such; others will be marked as dead, although they are not). This is useful as it will show you which bookmarks have gone dead.

2. Linkman can download names and keywords from the sites to which the bookmark links.

3. There is a handy dropbox feature.

4. Generally Linkman helps you better organize bookmarks.

1. What I do not like is that your bookmarks are not easily accessible. Compare:

1.1. Firefox has a Bookmarks Toolbar where your most often used bookmarks are represented by an icon, so how many clicks do you have to make to open one of your favorite bookmarks? Just one. It is both aesthetically pleasing and convenient. It is also free.

1.2. In order to get to your favorite bookmarks from inside Linkman you will have to click much more: 1. To open the search window, 2. To open Linkman from inside it, 3. To open the folder, containing the bookmark, 4. and 5. to double click the bookmark to open it.

Alternatively, you could type part of the name and search for it, but still this does not compare favorably to Firefox's one-click solution. In addition Linkman does not contain icons for the bookmarks, its interface is mainly text, so it is not aesthetically pleasing, and on a more practical note you cannot find your bookmark at a glance, because of the lack of icons.

2. Linkman does not seem to have Unicode support. This is disastrous for a language like Bulgarian (Cyrillic) - it garbles the text. Adding Unicode support is a must.

3. When I tried using Linkman's Desktop Toolbar it messed up my icons' order and I had to rearrange them for 5 minutes after closing the Toolbar. This seems to need more work.

1. I would like to see Linkman adding its own Bookmarks Toolbar to Firefox - or substituting the current one. A one-click solution is much needed, otherwise there is no reason to use Linkman instead of Firefox.

2. The look and feel of Linkman need to be improved. Why are there no icons? Again, Linkman loses to Firefox here - and Firefox is free.

3. Unicode support is needed badly.

4. The 'add and edit bookmark from browser' option should be made the default one. Most people who might want to use Linkman will have dozens or hundreds of bookmarks, organized in folders and just adding a bookmark would not work for them.

I hope this long list of observations and suggestions will help make Linkman better, as I like the program and would like to see it evolve.

Kind regards,
Aug 23 2011 at 4:02pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann If you have 100 bookmarks you can access them in Firefox quicker, that is true. Our users have usually at the very least 1000 links, in most cases 10.000 or more. Finding links from such amount in Firefox is not a one click job. It's a nightmare.

Unicode support is in development. It's not there because major UI parts need to be rewritten. An adittional point is that the vast majority of paying customers use either English or another Latin language. Unicode reqs come from the Greek/Cyrillic/Asian areas and almost all of these customers cannot afford $25 for software. For every request for Unicode we have 100 requests for another feature. All in all, Unicode will come at some time, but it's not a top priority.

The reason that there are no icons is speed. Loading a Linkman database with 10.000 links on our main test system takes about 2 seconds. The same thing including icons (in a test version of Linkman) takes about 18 seconds. This is one of the main reasons why Firefox or IE are getting dagerously slow with 10.000 links. We will be trying to speed it up with a hack and give the users an option to get icons in the future. But it will be most probably off by default.

The icon movement you see when activating the Desktop Toolbar is not a bug. Linkman does not move the icons. Windows does, because the size of the desktop changes. This happens with any toolbar.

As to your add and edit suggestion. What do you mean by "default". Default for which function? Btw, most Linkman users do not use folders at all.
Outertech - Aug 23 2011 at 5:00pm Copy Link
VLM Thomas, it sounds as if you are rejecting some of SoftCollector's suggestions, and I would like to chime in on at least 2 of them:

1. What SoftCollector is talking about WRT one-click access is a special set of the FF bookmarks that go directly into a bookmarks toolbar. This toolbar, like any other, sits directly atop the Firefox window, and one really can just click on a link from there and go straight to it.

I have more than 5000 bookmarks, and I bought several Linkman licenses during the recent promotion, so I am "on your side" overall. Still, I really would like you to hear what is being said here.

The bookmark toolbar is not used (by any sane user) for any large number of bookmarks. Rather, it is used for a precious few that are either accessed very frequently or are very important to the user for some other reason. (E.g., a link to our granddaughter's health insurance provider or doctor might not be used frequently ... hopefully never ... but if we ever need it, there it sits, no thinking, no typing anything at all. In my case, there are links to a few web sites I administer, a few discussion groups (a .a Yahoo and the like) I moderate, etc., all of which I access with some frequency.

The present design of Linkman is such that I would simply not put these bookmarks into it. Rather, I would keep them in the Firefox library, in the Bookmarks Toolbar folder. So from my point of view, if I wish to enjoy the wonderful features of Linkman AND keep one-click access to the small number of bookmarks I have up there, then I am "forced" to maintain some bookmarks in both applications,

I believe that SoftCollector is suggesting that you either (a) somehow integrate and use the existing Firefox Bookmark Toolbar, or (b) replace it with one of your own. I agree wholeheartedly with this suggestion, not because it supports use of a large number of bookmarks, but rather because, at least within the context of Firefox, it provides a feature on which many of us have learned to depend for years.

Regarding the icons, whereas I do understand that these impact speed, I also agree with SoftCollector that icons provide important information, particularly when 2 bookmarks look all too similar in terms of just their text names and descriptions. We humans are creatures of images long before we become creatures of words! So I would second his/her request for icon support ... and add a switch to toggle display of icons on/off, which would address your concern about performance. Honestly, as machines become faster, I believe that concern diminishes, whereas the human need for clear and distinctive visual feedback never does.

I hope these explanations are helpful, as I, too, wish to see Llinkman succeed. I mean, I BOUGHT it! :):):)

Thomas, you've got people here who genuinely appreciate your work and would like very much for you to experience great success. I mean ,this promotion ran for 3 days, and now it's a week later and people are still writing to you, not to complain, but rather to offer you genuinely constructive suggestions.

Please don't push us away. :)

Best regards!
Aug 23 2011 at 5:59pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Which ideas am I rejecting? Making a Linkman Toolbar for Firefox is not as trivial as it sounds. Firefox local TCP communication is extremely slow (Chrome is about 50x faster here). Clicking around on such a toolbar would be in slow motion (as every click will require to load data externally from Linkman). There is nothing preventing you from keeping the Firefox Bookmark Toolbar for the, lets say 20-30 links you are using very frequently. You can even have these links imported into Linkman on every startup, so they can also be searched by the Linkman search window in Firefox.

About the icons issue. I wrote already that we will add it as an option into some 8.x version. But even with this option turned off, it WILL cost performance, as the parser would still have to look for the icons. Turning this option on and then off would also cost hugely in performance, unless you remove the icons alltogether. We are fiddling around with it since almost a year and still are not happy. You say that computers get faster. This is true, but only to some extend. The I/O system gets only marginally faster, even with SSDs. Just think about how long it takes to boot Windows now, compared to 5 or 10 years ago. It stays the same at best over the years. New features and a lot of compatibility garbage eats up a lot of the new power. As I said, currently we have loading speeds of 2 seconds without icons and 18 seconds with icons. The database size increases also by the factor of 2. We will release it at some time, but there is still a lot of optimization work to be done.
Outertech - Aug 23 2011 at 6:43pm Copy Link
VLM Hi Thomas,

Well, we all know that you are a great development team, so I b believe you, of course. I had no idea that Firefox's local TCP communication is that slow ... WOW!!! Maybe Chrome will provide the competition they need to get a few body parts in gear, so to speak. Makes me sad, because I am well aware that Google is one of the Great Destroyers of personal privacy.

Anyway, have a great week!
Aug 23 2011 at 7:05pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Default in what capacity? Clicking/Pressing which button/key?
Outertech - Aug 23 2011 at 7:40pm Copy Link
SoftCollector @Thomas Reimann

Thomas Reimann wrote: "Default in what capacity? Clicking/Pressing which button/key?"

1. It is the default option when setting up the Drop Basket. It is 'default' in the sense that if you do not change anything then clicking on the basket will execute 'Add Bookmark from browser' rather than anything else.

2. When right clicking the Linkman's icon the function with the icon is 'Add Bookmark from browser'. The fact that the users attention is drawn to this function rather than 'Add and Edit Bookmark from browser' means that - unintentionally as it may be - the interface of Linkman is treating the first option as 'preferred' or ' default'.

Thomas Reimann wrote: "If you have 100 bookmarks you can access them in Firefox quicker, that is true."

For me personally, the ability to access a handful of bookmarks (each having their own icon) with 1 click (2 clicks for folders) is a deal maker or deal breaker. I have currently 40 icons on Firefox's Bookmarks Toolbar and 10 of them being folders, I would say that all in all I keep 140 bookmarks in said Toolbar. I very seldom use the other Firefox bookmark features. It would be inconvenient to use both Firefox's built-in bookmark engine and Linkman side by side and update/maintain both for reasons that do not need to be explained. Speed makes a difference and with Bookmarks Toolbar Firefox gets the upper hand over IE and Linkman. I hope Linkman can find a way to incorporate a 1-2 click solution for accessing 100-200 most often used bookmarks with icons.

Thomas Reimann wrote: "The reason that there are no icons is speed. Loading a Linkman database with 10.000 links on our main test system takes about 2 seconds. The same thing including icons (in a test version of Linkman) takes about 18 seconds. This is one of the main reasons why Firefox or IE are getting dagerously slow with 10.000 links."

I understand your reasoning. Yet, I am sure that a large majority of your customers would agree with me (Linkman is probably not used exclusively by programmers or web professionals): I will never use or need 10.000 links and I would not mind a delay of several seconds if I could see icons in Linkman. The option could be made to be switched on and off or even installed or not, depending on user preference. This last suggestion, if possible to realize, could keep both type of customers satisfied.

Thomas Reimann wrote: "The icon movement you see when activating the Desktop Toolbar is not a bug. Linkman does not move the icons. Windows does, because the size of the desktop changes. This happens with any toolbar."

Revo Unistaller, when monitoring an installation, opens a toolbar at the top of the Windows screen, which, naturally, rearranges the icons, however, when it closes at the end of the monitoring process, the initial disposition of the icons on the screen is restored automatically. This did not happen so with Linkman on my computer. Icons got messed up and I had to rearrange them manually. I hate that when it happens. I hope this is only happening on my computer and not by design, because, as mentioned above, other software titles handle it correctly, so it is usable/fixable.

Thomas Reimann wrote: "Unicode support is in development. It's not there because major UI parts need to be rewritten. An adittional point is that the vast majority of paying customers use either English or another Latin language. Unicode reqs come from the Greek/Cyrillic/Asian areas and almost all of these customers cannot afford $25 for software."

The Cyrillic and Asian markets are quite big and growing. Cyrillic is an official European Union alphabet system, as you probably know. I for one was not aware Linkman had no Unicode at the time I bought it (the information is probably available somewhere on your site, so I am not saying you are hiding it). I am not sure if this would have made me change my mind about buying, but it could. I understand you have your priorities, but hopefully Unicode will be prioritized.

Just like the Presiding Emissary, I bought several licenses with lifetime upgrades (actually a license to everything you are selling), so I have done my part. I hope my suggestions could be viewed positively, as they are intended as positive ideas to improve Linkman.

Kind regards,
Aug 24 2011 at 12:49am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann You both didn't say a word about the Drop Basket (which is off by default!). This suggestion actually makes sense, but you can change it at any time in Tools | Settings | Drop Basket.


The Drop Basket can be also used to access Linkman links without typing. Right click it and use the Left/Right Treeview menu, or the Fast Links menu (You can also add folders to Fast Links).
Outertech - Aug 24 2011 at 3:43am Copy Link
Steven Avery HI Folks,

As a very heavy Linkman user, I want to say that I look at "Start Bar" or "Start Page" or "Visual Frequent Use (precious few)" as a non-Linkman issue.

In my case I work with a start pages from 43Marks and another company (also Symbaloo and others are good) ... And use those for my "Top-Down easy-click" approach.

Thomas points out that you can do similar type of stuff through FastLinks from the DropBar .. if all you want is to easily get at say the top 20 links.

My suggestion: do not particularly think of elegant simple bar-page usage as a Linkman function. There are many, many methods to handle that very nicely. So if Linkman tried to be elegant in that way .. I would probably ignore it anyway :)

Aug 24 2011 at 5:31am Copy Link
VLM Thomas, thanks for the settings tip!

I agree with SoftCollector that REVO does a great job inserting itself above other windows, then restoring everything perfectly when it is closed. It's a model citizen in this respect ... if you wish to look for a moment. Install it, then right-click on any app installer and choose the "Install using REVO" option.

I'll look into the FastLinks idea ... and I suspect that, given what you shared earlier, simply maintaining a few links in Firefox's bookmarks toolbar is the way to go, at least for me.

SoftCollector, I guess I have a somewhat different perspective WRT using the Firefox bookmarks toolbar for quick links. I don't mind putting that small number of links ... which don't change often for me ... into the Firefox bookmark toolbar. Truth is, more and more I just use keywords that I've committed to memory. And Thomas' suggestion about automatically importing them into Linkman assures that the Linkman database remains effortlessly complete. Just a point of view, not saying that you are "wrong" or anything like that.

Steven, I appreciate your input, thank you! I would offer, in return, that some users, myself included, have a sense of application overload ... at some point, installing another app for this and another for that is just distracting us from whatever our "real work" may be. Again, this is a point of view, not "right" or "wrong", just conversing with you.
Aug 24 2011 at 7:06am Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi Folks,

One reason I go the start page route is to avoid more apps. I am setting up a web page I can access from home, work, etc and I can make additions anywhere.

A start page is a natural web app, it is bookmark related, and generally you want to put in 10-30 urls with some hand set-up. It is mostly a one-time 1 hour event. Thus I see it as a natural complement to Linkman, which is my detail url and note keeper. Of course, theoretically, Linkman could "splash" selected urls onto a specialty web page -- e.g. if Linkman sets up integration with 43Marks, Symbaloo, etc. The help would be only marginally worthwhile .. I think the main advantage is that you would see examples and be more inclined to think this way.

Here is a 43marks page I just set up the other day that is public (you can be public or private) designed for certain Bible research issues.

I used my Linkman x-ref to help me set it up, but I really don't see any automation idea as very relevant.

Aug 24 2011 at 8:35am Copy Link
VLM Thank you Steven! I will give this some thought.
Aug 24 2011 at 9:16am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann there is a setting "Delay loading of icons". Apparently, the program loads its Start menu, then fills in the icons a couple of seconds later

This concept stores the icons in a separate database (as for example IE does). This can speed up initial loading time, but on the other hand operating with two databases at the same time slows other things down. So there is no golden way to do it. We have tried both ways and still haven't decided which concept is more preferrable.
Outertech - Aug 24 2011 at 9:29am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Another idea on quick access to links (if you are versed with html and JS). You can create an export template for your Linkman database and let Linkman do the export automatically every time the database changes. Then set this exported html file as your starting page in FF. One Linkman user did this some years ago already. Here is the link (very old design, but you see the concept here).
Outertech - Aug 24 2011 at 9:34am Copy Link
VLM Thomas, thank you so much for sharing your insights and ideas, it's so refreshing and uncommon. And thanks for taking time to look at the resource I suggested. That you would do this means a great deal to me.

The export template idea seems intriguing. I, myself, do not have the knowledge and skills to construct such a thing. I wonder what might be involved.

I wonder whether Dave might be interested in sharing his idea in some fashion. I don't think that his template is "old fashioned" matters a bit, as I find most of the nouveau UI enhancements decidedly inferior to what was done in the past.

Do you think he would mind being contacted in this regard? He obviously knows how!
Aug 24 2011 at 3:33pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Dave's template is just a modification of one of the example templates delivered with Linkman, so you can start with that.
Outertech - Aug 25 2011 at 2:09am Copy Link
SoftCollector Linkman is definitely growing on me, although:

1. I feel that IE support is much better than Firefox support - there is a dedicated toolbar with a search field in IE, while there is an extra point and click under Firefox.

2. Linkman toolbar does not work for me on Windows XP PRO - it simply does not show. The desktop toolbar, as noted earlier, rearranges the icons on my desktop, so both need be fixed.

3. I still miss the opportunity to start a limited number of links directly under firefox, and although I do understand that difficulties might arise, I hope it can be introduced.

Kind Regards,
Sep 21 2011 at 2:51pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann We can decide to anwer every of the 500 emails about Firefox 7 support, or just use that time to implement it instead. It cannot be done instantly.
Outertech - Oct 2 2011 at 4:50am Copy Link
SoftCollector @Thomas Reimann

Thank you for supplying an answer - better late than never. In fact you should be able to do both of these things. I agree that finding a solution is more important than answering emails, but developers providing curt answers on BDJ (or no answers at all) tend to find out that Public Relations may be of equal importance.

Kind regards,
Oct 2 2011 at 5:26am Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Thomas and Outertech are usually very quick on status request turnaround, as well as problems as well as suggested enhancements.

And Firefox has been puzzling everybody these days (I run 3.6 and 4 and all of a sudden there is 7, with quick jumps around 5 and 6) and talked about getting rid of version numbers. Many users prefer earlier releases because their fav 5-10 extensions take a while to come up to speed to the latest release, even the basics like Tab management and download and this and that.

Anyway, I would suggest a Yahoogroups style email forum (minimally even a one-way forum just for announcements, or include discussions, or two separate ones) Properly done they are fairly low maintenance. A number of smaller companies go that route, since they do not have to maintain the emailing list updated and there is no web maintenance, yet the info is readable in your email or online.

Incidentally I do not notice much different in integration, since I find the Drop Basket my major add method (thus I am always accessing Linkman either from the Drop Basket or the Taskbar, the Taskbar to enlarge and search and find and call a new url) in any browser. I used the browser-given buttons for awhile but decided they really offered no advantage. Months ago Opera integration was more difficult for complex Opera-API reasons, but that seems all fine now. Now I grant that the Drop Basket takes a bit of getting use to, but the right-click option works fantabulastically.

Oct 2 2011 at 11:28am Copy Link
VLM Thomas, I second Steven's suggestion. I am the owner and/pr moderator of several such discussion groups, and even in those groups where dialog is allowed (vs. announcement-only groups), the overhead is quite minimal, except when I choose to make it more. (Examples of more: put certain people on moderation; write privately to certain people encouraging this or that exploration, behavior, or the like. None of these is essential. When I have a bit more time, I do them, when I don't have time, I stop doing them for a bit.

An alternative to Yahoo, Google, and the like is BigTent, FYI, if such a path interests ... well, anyone at all. :)
Oct 2 2011 at 2:54pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann We are answering every email, but not every email has the same priority.

There are 5 queues:

1. Customers with priority support, bug reports and beta testers
2. Customers having problem(s) with a product or our website
3. Misc questions related to usage of our products
4. Feature suggestions / request
5. Question about release dates and small talk

The queues are generated by keywords and then looked thru by a secretary as a first step.

As to forums, we are active on the donationcoder forums and do asnwer questions within 48 hours.
Outertech - Oct 3 2011 at 11:24pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Linkman Pro 8.30 went to Beta today. There are still some problems with FIrefox 7 and addons. Mozilla has decided to stop the autoupdate because of this. The update rate of Firefox just went crazy in the last months. A lot of borderline tested stuff went final.
Outertech - Oct 3 2011 at 11:26pm Copy Link
VLM Thanks for staying in every conversation, Thomas, and for explaining your queueing system. I do believe that many of us realize that the Firefox team needs to change its approach. They are releasing WAY too many bugs, and at a time when Chrome is gaining market share. It's almost as if someone was planted in the Firefox project management team with the explicit assignment of botching the product.

Nice to know about the DonationCoder forum, I didn't know you were there.
Oct 4 2011 at 4:49am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann General Software Discussions. Just search for Linkman there. We have posted 150 answers so far.
Outertech - Oct 4 2011 at 9:41am Copy Link
VLM Ah, thanks!
Oct 4 2011 at 9:52am Copy Link
Tomas Barth Your purchase page doesn´t work for any of Linkman or Cacheman.
The "Order now"-button takes me to a page saying "Not Found
We were unable to find the requested file or resource. "
Any solution?
Feb 8 2012 at 6:37am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Tomas

The page seems to be working fine on our end. Could you try clearing your browser cache to see if that does it?


BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 8 2012 at 2:43pm Copy Link
Tomas Barth I have tried to find out where the database is stored, but without success. I run 4 computers to my hard disk server. On each of them I use IE9, Chrome and Firefox. Today I use Xmarks, which I also can use when I´m on the go with my laptop.
How do I solve synchronizing between the computers and between the different browsers?
Feb 9 2012 at 7:40am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Tomas
The location of the Linkman database is displayed in the middle of the main Linkman window. It's a filepath label with a blue background. Please use for further non BitsDuJour related questions.
Outertech - Feb 9 2012 at 9:09am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann As to the backup CD, there is a checkbox directly to the left of it that can be unchecked. Probably you have Javascript disabled, and the purchase page does not display correctly in your browser.
Outertech - Feb 9 2012 at 9:12am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann "Also I wonder if I buy 5-pack of each of Linkman and Cacheman with lifetime upgrades, did I understand it right that I would be eligible to get the StartupEd in some form"

The offer is that if you have purchased Cacheman and Linkman, with lifetime updates each, and decide to get also StartEd, you get the StartEd Lifetime upgrades option for free.
Outertech - Feb 10 2012 at 8:08am Copy Link
El Matador I don't seem to be gettin the full 62% discount when I get referred to the store. The prices I get shown are listed below:

License Type:

Single Computer $24.95 $17.22
2 Computers $39.00 $26.91 33% Discount
5 Computers $79.00 $54.51 46% Discount
10 Computers $149.00 $102.81 56% Discount
Site License | Corporate $299.00 $206.31 93% Discount

Additional Purchase Options:

Lifetime Free Upgrades (+50% to base price)
License Protection (will be replaced if lost) $4.95 $3.42
Priority Support (24h, also on weekends) $9.50 $6.56

Even on the page after that one when I clicked enter coupon to make sure it was working the price didn't change. Am I missing something? I'd really
like to purchase this deal, but need clarification about this issue first. Thanks:)
Mar 2 2012 at 8:21am Copy Link
Prof. Brian J. Careless If you are looking for an intuitive software program which allows you to filter the Internet for websites containing linguistic and other terminological resources, to organize these website references to suit your own purposes, to highlight those links to which you return most frequently, to check whether any of your links are dead and to access these links repeatedly according to catchwords you have assigned yourself, then you need look no further than Linkman Pro. Of unique value to you in your profession, it can also assist you to manage your favourite Internet websites in your personal life.

The 2 computer licence offer is too good to miss!

Prof. Brian J. Careless, North-West University
Feb 29 2012 at 6:20am Copy Link
J. Moreno I've used Linkman Pro for three or four years, and I can't imagine being without it. It's lightning fast and enables me to find any of my thousands of bookmarks in a second or two without having to remember where in my complicated hierarchy of folders I had put it. I also love the fact that I have access to all my bookmarks no matter which browser I happen to be using, since Linkman works with all of them. In addition, the Pro version's URL validation is so good that I was able to get rid of a separate link checker that I used to use. In short, Linkman Pro is one of my favorite pieces of software, and getting a 2-computer license for $14.99 is a terrific deal!
Feb 29 2012 at 8:05am Copy Link
ken farrish I've used Linkman for over 6 years, and have over 30,000 links that I manage, update, and add to on a regular basis. I use it for both my website business and personal links. After reviewing and testing several other link management programs I found Linkman to be the most comprehensive yet user-friendly of them all. We also use it regularly for validation of the over 7000 links I have on my business site. As an additional bonus, we have had very good and fast responses from the Linkman team any time we have a question or suggestion. I highly recommend you give Linkman a try if you are looking for a cost-effective, comprehensive link management tool.
Ken Farrish
Feb 29 2012 at 10:02am Copy Link
Ted Urbanowicz I have used Linkman Pro for over 12 years. It is a great product to help organize links across multiple browser platforms. Great Product, it gets 5 (*****) stars from me.
Feb 29 2012 at 10:30am Copy Link
Dan H Linkman is the best bookmark manager I've found. I tried nearly a dozen and all came up short by comparison. I have over 13,000 bookmarks and the live search works instantly to find what I'm looking for. I've used Linkman with Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera (and IE if I really have to). Linkman continues to be improved and support has replied to my queries in minutes, often fixing the issue or adding the feature in the next build.

I can't say enough good things about Linkman - my only fear is that they'll stop developing the product. We need to spread the word so they can continue to maintain it.
Feb 29 2012 at 10:30am Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

And I would give Linkman 7 ******* on a scale of 5. I have a few times more bookmarks than Dan and Ken and use Linkman daily as my central reference depository. Sometimes I will go through an interesting web forum discussion and bookmark each page (even some posts) individually so I can jump right back to the discussion 2 years later (be careful about forum longevity) and be right at the discussion of the key points.

The key point of use is entering my keywords (takes 5 to 10 seconds to think it through and do the entry) when the entry is given and then I go back. So if I am looking for all the posts on "1 John 5:7" or on "bookmark" software, I can see the 50 or 500 links very quickly and then open up the pages that are the specific need. And I can drill down by adding another keyword.

And I also make a little effort to tidy up the description field as my main alphabetic view. (There is also a little trick to put an important common keyword visibly in the Description field.)

And there are features, like the fixed data fields (user defined) that look great but so far I have not really needed to use. btw, I run Linkman in what at Donationcoder we call "Powermarks mode" .. all keywords, no hierarchy. YMMV.

And I even end up using Linkman as my PIM and managers of pieces of info. "addy" is my code for my address book "wf" is webforum etc.

And this does not mean that you do not use separate notes or database programs (e.g. Rightnote, Listpro) but that your central repository for research can easily be Linkman.

Am I waxing poetic ? Sure. However, with good reason. Properly used, Linkman can be the single most helpful piece of software on your system.

Oh, support responsiveness .. A-1. On the rare glitch, the small enhancement and considering the path of future improvement. I agree with Dan that sharing how it works is helpful, to make sure that Linkman stays way above the critical mass for ongoing development. There are tons of people whose web research and access could be vastly improved, simply by this small software step. The Bits discount just makes it that much easier.

Feb 29 2012 at 1:44pm Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens Because of the comments of the others in this thread, I just looked up when I purchased my first Linkman version. Wow, it was eight years ago! Now I have a database of about 9,000 bookmarks.

I'm always open for new and better solutions (which is why I own quite a lot of software), but I never considered using another bookmark manager - for my needs it's almost perfect. The previous speakers already mentioned all the nice features Linkman has, so I'd just like to emphasize some of the things I like: It's extremely easy to use and never gets in your way, it's fast, and it's absolutely reliable.

The support is really good - just today they told me a feature I had requested a week ago has been implemented. If you're from Germany or some other country where German is spoken: You can contact the support team using your native language. :)

Buying a two computer license for $14.99 is an absolute no-brainer. It's also possible to buy a lifetime updates option and/or a priority support option.
Feb 29 2012 at 8:02pm Copy Link
Steve Larson Long time Linkman user too. As far as I see Outertech's Cacheman is also offered on the same day ( I bought it last year. I highly recommend both tools!
Mar 1 2012 at 1:05am Copy Link
GM Outreach website shows Linkman Pro @ $24.95 and BDJ shows 'Retail $39.00'. Why?
Mar 2 2012 at 12:51am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann $24.95 is one-computer license, $39 is two-computer license.
Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 1:23am Copy Link
Gonzo Any chance you'll consider porting Linkman to Linux?
I have yet to have to the time to try it under Wine/CrossOver, but if it gets ported much better.
Mar 2 2012 at 2:00am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann There are no plans for a Linux port. Too many parts of Linkman are Windows specific. There may be an Android version in the future, but it will have a small subset of the Linkman Windows features.
Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 2:45am Copy Link
Keith G. What advantages would LinkMan have over an online bookmarking service such as Google Bookmarks or Delicious?
Mar 2 2012 at 6:36am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Can the license be uninstalled from computer (A) and moved to computer (B)? Thx.
Mar 2 2012 at 6:39am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @ Keith

If you have 1000 bookmarks, finding and organizing them is way faster with Linkman compared to any online service. Also there is a privacy reason. You don't have to share your links with any company.

@ bvssunnydale

Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 6:53am Copy Link
T Cosgrove I bought Linkman on BdJ last March. I'm a professional researcher with a reference library of more than thirty thousand bookmarks, but I couldn't use it because it kept crashing my browsers. Tried one bookmark manager after another--no help. I was going nuts. Then Linkman. What a beautiful program. It works with Dropbox, which is the Best Ever. Fast and really competent support. (My problems weren't their fault, either. They all had to do with my crazy system, and even so they were really nice about it.) You can even bookmark your own local files. Linkman is more than a bookmark manager for me. It's a life organizer. Love it.
Mar 2 2012 at 7:14am Copy Link
h muenster When I try to purchase, the 2 computer license is priced (after discount) at $26.91.

Am I the only one running into this problem?
Mar 2 2012 at 8:12am Copy Link
El Matador I don't seem to be gettin the full 62% discount when I get referred to the store. The prices I get shown are listed below:

License Type:

Single Computer $24.95 $17.22
2 Computers $39.00 $26.91 33% Discount
5 Computers $79.00 $54.51 46% Discount
10 Computers $149.00 $102.81 56% Discount
Site License | Corporate $299.00 $206.31 93% Discount

Additional Purchase Options:

Lifetime Free Upgrades (+50% to base price)
License Protection (will be replaced if lost) $4.95 $3.42
Priority Support (24h, also on weekends) $9.50 $6.56

Even on the page after that one when I clicked enter coupon to make sure it was working the price didn't change. Am I missing something? I'd really
like to purchase this deal, but need clarification about this issue first. Thanks:)
Mar 2 2012 at 8:23am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann I think it there is a glitch on the BDJ website, so not all visitors get the 62% deal. Maybe Roger or Nico can shed some light into it.
Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 8:24am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Not sure what happened there folks, but everything appears to be back to normal. Please clear your browser cache if you're not seeing the appropriate discount.


BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 2 2012 at 8:29am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann We have just released Linkman 8.40! Changelog:
Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 8:40am Copy Link
Bruce Is there a similar discount on one computer license - since it's just me... thx.
Mar 2 2012 at 11:18am Copy Link
Vanessa N I'm forced to post this here, in part to reach Roger as a frustrated comment on the design of the website such that the forum is buried way at the bottom of the page, where i posted a related Linkman question to current users of such software, and no replies yet (unless people hate me personally for some reason).

My question was (in part), do people who use Linkman, many of you doing massive quantities of research, it seems, also use "web research" programs such as Surfulator, the Inquiry products, and Web Research (which I like and use).....where you can also put your favorite websites (hence links) into folders, organize and tag, etc......with the added benefit that this is available to you off-line for reading?

If you do use both, do you keep them in sync somehow, or don't bother? And if you'd rather use Linkman than a web download/research product, why?

Thanks for any replies~
Mar 2 2012 at 11:27am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @ Bruce
There is no deal for a single license, but the two licenses are way cheaper than the regular price for a single license.
Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 11:34am Copy Link
Mark Lynam I've purchased three licenses for this product, the first two via a previous offer on BdJ.

I rely on it enough that I ponied up for another license.

It's a seriously fast piece of software.

Like others in this conversation, I use it for research purposes and Linkman offers the speed, fields, and flexibility I need.
Mar 2 2012 at 1:24pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi Folks,

Vanessa, I have played with web research programs like Surfalator and Metaproducts Inquiry and never quite found them as keepers. Right now I am thinking of more basic tools like RightNote or MyBase for the note and text and web pic hierarchy writing-planning orientation. (Replacing my reliance on my Eudora mailboxes, which do hold RTF and pics and have decent search, I use Eudora for a lot of holding since so much of what I do ends up on forum emails out.)

Possibly you could sync Linkman with a current research driven web product, I would say that at this time the folks at Donationcoder would share their thoughts, since they have good background in all these ideas.

My sense is that no matter how you structure your research, you can use Linkman productively, since many web pages you want more for quick access, quick recall (noting a keyword or three), super-easy find, rather than filtered text-pic analysis.

Hope that helps a smidgen.


Incidentally, there is no comparison with web-based holders, Keith's question mentioning Google Bookmarks and delicious. They are much more difficult to work with, in my experience. I once also played with link-a-gogo.

However, I do see a potential purpose for the quick web-link access programs - easyBM, 43marks, xerpi, linkshelf (no guarantees on these programs, you have to research them a bit) and which are designed for going to places you visit frequently, in a sensible but vanilla fashion. Rather than creating your own web pages. I find using one or two cloud programs of that nature to be complimentary to Linkman. If I had thought of a way that they could integrate to Linkman purposefully, I would have put my ideas on Thomas' plate long ago :) . Even most of the better ones, like Symbaloo, take up too much real estate for one bookmark and are not designed for heavier navigation, often they are more "portal" oriented.

Mar 2 2012 at 2:44pm Copy Link
Bruce I was just taking a look at Linkman Lite, to evaluate, and notice that the in-browser right-click (context menu) now has five Linkman choices at the top of the list.

But, my expectation and experience has been that I am right clicking some text on a web page most often NOT for its link possibility. (This happens even on plain text selections.)

So is there a way to put COPY back up at the top of the context menu?
I have searched the online help and the in-program help but find no mention of any way to alter the context menu. Actually, no mention of context menu at all.
Thx. (sorry to have to ask such a newbie question here...)
Mar 2 2012 at 6:24pm Copy Link
VLM Bruce, if you are using Firefox, get the Menu Editor extension. :)
Mar 2 2012 at 9:16pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Thomas, lead Outertech support, is probably in snooze land for a couple of hours. These are good questions, I personally use the cute drop basket as my basic launch place. However, I do not know of a COPY function there, or in the context menu, so I wonder if this is more of a request than a search ?

Most of the time when I copy I simply take a bunch of text and cut-and-paste it into the keyword or comment field, and this is only occasional. I do that to both be able to find the text or quote by keyword search (include the person's name) or to immediately have it handy when going back to the bookmark. While Linkman has some expansion plans, it is not really for text-writing, although some creative users may do more in that regard than I do.

Afaik, you are right about the context menu not being user-modifiable. I think I made a minor suggestion about placement a while back (generally good suggestions get implemented quickly) and decided that I am generally happy with the drop basket. Combined with tray use, ie. minimizing to tray and maximizing from tray.

And occasionally, when maximized, navigating the menu bar for options, special features, etc

Here is one .. e.g. Edit-->New-->Local File for "bookmarking" a PDF or .doc or exe on your disk... I can launch my XP .exe files from Linkman, an example of unusual use, a bit like "XP Syspad". I bring up my group of XP functions by searching XP (which I put in the name field) and "C:\" from the paths. Voila, there is Notepad, Scheduler, System Restore etc with direct access. It took me maybe fifteen minutes to set up, a control panel with keywords.

Here is another example of unusual use. Say you have 15 Firefox extensions that you might want to put on one system or another. You bookmark the web page with download with maybe "FF" "ext" and "mysys" to show all the ones you like, with quick access. Then you are over at work on a clean puter and you type in the keywords and you can choose and install in five minutes, without looking for notes and special save utilities or spending a half hour on google.

Hey, I see VLM just gave me one FF extension to try and add, for context menu flexibility. Done !

Mar 2 2012 at 9:28pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 3 2012 at 12:00am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Bruce

You can rearrange the menu with this extension:
Outertech - Mar 3 2012 at 2:19am Copy Link
Brian W Can Linkman Pro share/sync its database with Linkman Lite?
Mar 3 2012 at 7:15am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Both use the same database, but unlike Linkman Pro, Linkman Lite does not support Dropbox/USB syncing, unless you sync and load the database manually.
Outertech - Mar 3 2012 at 7:30am Copy Link
Bruce Thanks for the FF Menu Editor addon suggestion, all.
Though I try to keep my FF addons to essentials (for stability and speed reasons) this one does the trick on re-ordering the Linkman items.
Mar 3 2012 at 5:29pm Copy Link
VLM Thomas, Although the Firefox Menu Editor extension CAN rearrange the menu, I do not believe it can put 5 entries together into one pull-right menu. That would be helpful, IMO.
Mar 3 2012 at 5:36pm Copy Link
Bruce To VLM,
for me at least, when I use now the FF MenuEditor, and I grab all four of the "Cut Copy Paste Delete" group, along with its separator bar below, I can move them to the top of the (very long) list of context menu items. This has the effect that now both the COPY and importantly, also the PASTE items always show up in the top group of context menu choices. Thus the Linkman five items are now in the second group down.

Though, I think it is still a good suggestion to OuterTech to allow some customization of the browser context menu.
But maybe it is not such a simple thing, now that I see the long list of items that may show up in the context menu.
Mar 3 2012 at 6:06pm Copy Link
Vanessa N @Steven,

I do thank you for your attempts to help here (in all ways)....I'm a little surprised that there are not more replies as to why one would choose a bookmark product or a web research/content saver product (or both, and how they manage).....

I do like your ideas for using Linkman to tag your favorite FF extensions (as well as your other uses)....I'm an IT support person so generally all my installers are on my keychain drive, but with FF extensions you pretty much have to be on-line. And you may not want to download everything in the universe (your favorite forums, etc) into a web research program (although certain subject forums lends itself well to that, in terms of useful information), but if one's web surfing habits are out of control that leads to hundreds of interesting links (that you never get to read fully or know what to do with), you wind up "bookmarking for later" and then you lose control over the many of them. And if you downloaded (although with programs like Web Research it's very easy to selectively download a hierarchy (or not) of pages) everything you thought interesting, your web/info database would be out of control, size-wise.

I just wish that for things like bookmarks that it was more integrated in-browser, rather having to have a separate program open in order to deal with them (much like needing a separate program like Surfulator, WR, Inquiry, etc, for the more understandable task of trying to save web information permanently in an offline format).....In other words, if the browser developers got their act together and made a decent organizational system for their bookmarks, programs like Linkman would be out of business. I suspect it would probably slow down the browser tremendously, though, unless we have an infinite amount of bandwidth. So I think Linkman will be around for a while :)
Mar 3 2012 at 6:07pm Copy Link
Bruce Vanessa,
I have found that I am able to force many of the FF extensions to download as an .xpi file, rather than install immediate. Then I copy those .xpi files to my Firefox browser support folder on my flash drive.
(To my ever growing troubleshooting flash drive, which I have to periodically move to the next larger GB size... ;) )
Mar 3 2012 at 6:11pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Vanessa, I think putting your links into the browser makes sense if you have 100-500 of them. Anything more and you get in trouble. For example - Firefox was a great browser years ago, but now it's an unbelievably slow memory hog. Taking your bookmarks from Firefox to say Chrome is not that easy, as you will loose some data (I think Linkman is still the only non Firefox app that is able to import FF tags, but I may be wrong here). The other side is speed. The internal bookmark implementations (sqlitelite in FF, .url files in IE) are so horrible, working with more than 10.000 links makes the fastest computers available come to a halt. We have seen several examples where FF crashed on load because the number of tags reached a large number.

We do know the archivator part is missing in Linkman, but it will be integrated into Linkman 9, later this year.
Outertech - Mar 3 2012 at 6:20pm Copy Link
VLM Vanessa, there is a Firefox extension called FEBE (Firefox Extensions BAckup Extension), by Chuck Baker. It's been around for years and is very stable, and Chuck provides support as if his users were paying an annual support fee ... which they are not.

Anyway, if you use FEBE to backup your extensions, preferences, and whatever else you wish, you can then take that FEBE folder to another machine and "Restore" everything to any Firefox you wish.

The key to making this work lies here: in the FEBE Options What to back up Backup type, choose either "Selective" or "Both". The full profile backup can only be used to restore a full profile. I've always created it and never once used it. In contrast, the Selective backup allows you to specify exactly what to back up. You can even incorporate user-defined backups. For example, I back up my personal dictionary (persdict.dat) this way. With a little manual tweaking or scripting, this could be a great way to propagate a standardized site dictionary or the like.

Be sure to back up preferences. This includes not only all the Firefox preferences, but also the extension preferences and Firefox settings. For example, a "setting" is the entire cookie exceptions list. Nice!!!

My personal experience well reflects what Thomas says, above, about a heavy load of bookmarks bringing Firefox to a halt. I have a 1-year-old machine running Intel's new Sandy Bridge chipset, etc. And Firefox slows the whole machine, crashes with ridiculous frequency, etc. when the bookmarks (about 12,000, in my case) sit inside the app's intrinsic database. So I suggest just putting perhaps a few dozen or even a few hundred "most-favored" bookmarks into Firefox's Bookmarks Toolbar and stash the rest in Linkman. You can then use Firefox keywords to launch those most-favored bookmarks very quickly from within Firefox and rely upon Linkman for the remainder. Also, in your support role, you could use the Bookmarks Toolbar to propagate some site-standard bookmarks that many people likely use frequently. Just a thought.

I hope you find this helpful!
Mar 3 2012 at 6:59pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Vanessa, my understanding is that the archivator project will be the Linkman effort to expand more into actual web content, e.g. being sure that the links to specific pages do not get stale, by allowing you to download-import to disk. Leading to more possibilities of integration. (This is also an example where Linkman responded to more complex user requests as part of the overall direction.)

Keep in mind that it is hard to do .. everything. Projects vary tremendously, in many cases web archiving is central, in other cases that is auxiliary to a writing project. And in tons of cases you simply want to find and return to pages that you described with keywords and short visible descriptions. Where Linkman shines special. The Linkman strengths stand on their own.

And I could give dozens of examples of how I clump keywords together similar to FF, I happen to do a lot of PIM and special info management through Linkman.

One example, I use SN# for the keyword of serial #s of registered software and I'm sure that I paste it in there. Thus my Linkman backup is a registration software backup That does not mean that I do not, maybe, also put all that info into Listpro or some database, but that the first spot is Linkman, which also has the url to the software.

Here is another example. If I post to a forum, and I want to make it easier to return to that page I simply make sure I Have "MYPOST" in there as a keyword. Then the forum name and MYPOST might bring up 5 posts (eg in Mozillazine, WebofTrust, or a Bible forum) with the name of the thread which was brought in automatically and voila, I found that post from 6 months or 3 years ago quickly.

The thing about Linkman as PIM is that you get the stuff in as you go.

Are there things that I would like to construct?. Sure. I have a few hundred emails in my Eudora box on one research topic that would be nice to keyword organize and search, and to do that I would have to send them over to a Google or Yahoo forum (or a Gmail acct) where each post has a url. No quickie way from A to Z, so I simply use the Eudora search for now.

The way to look at Linkman is as a base organizing tool. You may have all sorts of other tools for database, writing, and organizing, but Linkman becomes a type of home plate.


Incidentally as for Firefox being a memory hog, (even while having great tools) I've come to the conclusion that you simply crash the program and start fresh every few hours after you have 50 or more window open. The windows are not that important. You have already Linkmanized what you need, the key point, it is like your own little handy history-review.. And the firefox history is there for special needs. It is barely worthwhile to close windows once the thing slows down, simply crash it and start clean.

Mar 3 2012 at 8:33pm Copy Link
Rick Truell VLM:

Since an on-going discussion of Firefox and its extensions would be off-topic here, I started a new thread in the forum. If you would be so kind as to check it out ....
Mar 3 2012 at 9:53pm Copy Link
Vanessa N @Bruce....about that flash drive.....Yes, I'm contemplating buying a 32 gig or 64 gig flash drive....I don't know how I'm dealing with a 16 gig besides off-loading all the time :)

@VLM....hugely helpful tips - thank you. I'll check those out.

@Steven again and Thomas....thanks again to Steven for more ideas on how to use Linkman (or how you use Linkman)....Do they pay you much? ;) But user experiences like these can be more helpful than a help manual. And thanks especially for clarifying a little possibly about what Thomas meant about the achivator part....I'm also assuming this means being able to download site pages or site portions as other programs do?
Mar 3 2012 at 11:58pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Yes Vanessa, the archivator feature will download the complete Linkman database (or parts of it) for offline use.
Outertech - Mar 4 2012 at 2:10am Copy Link
VLM Yes Rick Truell, I see the forum thread, great idea! I've responded to your post there, attempting to provide more clarity about the distinctions between and among FEBE, CLEO, and OPIE.

BTW, if you go to Chuck Baker's forums at


you'll note that FEBE and CLEO have a combined forum. That's informative!
Mar 4 2012 at 6:18am Copy Link
Bill Blackledge Hi, this offer is probably going to become available in about 3-4 days, when I will be unable to access a PC. Is there any other way I can access the offer, before or after the day(s) it appears on BDJ?
Sep 25 2012 at 8:53am Copy Link
Timothy Wallace I would like to use this in my small office. Since the bookmarks appear to be persistent across multiple computers, I am wondering whether they can be made available to more than one user? So, if I have bookmarks on my computer, can I share them with my assistant, for an enterprise solution? I don't know if it makes any difference, but my computers are networked, and not currently on a domain.
Sep 26 2012 at 4:50am Copy Link
Karen Spikes I'm excited about web icon support! I thought you said that the implementation was not probable for peformance reasons!? When will 8.70 become available?
Sep 27 2012 at 11:18am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Bill

This is planned as a one day offer. You can subsribe to our newsletter on We are sending out coupons from time to time.
Outertech - Sep 27 2012 at 6:40pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Tim

This issue has been discussed here before, just click "Load older comments" above. You can use one Linkman database with multiple users, but there syncing issues will occur if two users add or delete links at the same time, so you must coordinate this. Since Linkman can use two databases at the same time, it's best to use a local copy as the first database, and sync a second database around with a system (so only one user writes to it at a time).
Outertech - Sep 27 2012 at 6:44pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Tim

Relating to the port 80 issue. Please either contact, or read the FAQ section of the PDF manual:
Outertech - Sep 27 2012 at 6:46pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Karen

Linkman 8.70 became available few hours ago. The web icon feature was often requested, but not implemented until now for performance reasons. Finally we have found a way to implement it with acceptable performance. The feature can be disabled in Tools | Settings | Data (recommended for large databases with more than 20.000 links). The web icon cache is saved into a separate file with the same base filename as your database, but a different extension (.licons). Icons are automatically added to new bookmarks. To add icons to your existing bookmarks, use the 'Bookmark | Update web icons' function.
Outertech - Sep 27 2012 at 6:49pm Copy Link
Steve Larson Will the Linkman deal be made available on the same day as Cacheman? (
Sep 27 2012 at 8:03pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Both deals will start soon.
Outertech - Sep 27 2012 at 8:22pm Copy Link
Rick Truell I bought Linkman Pro last time it was on sale and love it! It's much better than what I was using previously...umm, err...[quiet voice] Firefox's built-in bookmark manager (hangs head in shame).

I also play around with Linux and have been thinking about getting a Mac. I haven't checked to see what exists for bookmark managers for Mac, but I have for Linux and there just isn't anything even remotely resembling a decent bookmark manager...and certainly not anything close to Linkman Pro.

Do you have any plans on porting Linkman Pro to either Linux or the Mac?
Sep 27 2012 at 9:25pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Rick

Linux - definitely no. Mac, maybe, as we have plans developing Mac software in 2013.
Outertech - Sep 27 2012 at 9:52pm Copy Link
Danny Is this product the best tool of its kind?
Sep 28 2012 at 1:12am Copy Link
Amit Would like to ask some things -

And for both linkman as well as CACHEMAN if possible.

1) Is the 2 pc license transferrable to a new computer if we uninstall from the previous computers ? I would be moving to new computers maybe in some time - thats why.

2) Can 1 computer license be used on 2 or 3 different OS too (on same computer) - like in case of dual boot ?

3) Does linkman function as well in portable browsers too - like portable firefox / chrome etc - or some functions work only in installed browsers and not in portable ones.

4) Is there a usb / portable version for pro ?

Sep 28 2012 at 1:24am Copy Link
Karl M. I'm a user of Linkman Pro since many many years and I'm very happy with it. There's no better bookmark manager available.
Sep 28 2012 at 3:26am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Amit

1, Yes. After an uninstall, you can take the licenses to any other computer.

2, Yes. A license is attached to a computer, so you can use it twice on a multiboot system.

3, You get about 90% of the functionality with portable browsers. 100% if you the portable browser accepts installing addons (most do).

4, Yes. During Linkman Pro (not Lite) install you get the option to install to a USB device.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 5:00am Copy Link
Robert Edwards I had tried this program back at ver 7.5 (downloaded on March 2, 2012) but my system started acting up. Rather than look into iy I just uninstalled it. Not I want to try i again so I downloaded ver 7.6 but it said my 30 day trial has expired. How can I fix this?
Sep 28 2012 at 7:34am Copy Link
No Name Does the application require license activation?
Sep 28 2012 at 7:41am Copy Link
Don Walker How does Linkman Pro handle duplicates when importing on set of bookmarks into another? Both sets are large. The cases I'm most interested in are:

1. Identical URLs but different bookmark names or keywords/tags.

2. Identical bookmark names but different URLs or keywords/tags.
Sep 28 2012 at 7:49am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Robert

I think you've posted in the wrong thread.


No, it does not.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 7:54am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Don

Linkman has a variety of duplicate handling methods. For a quick look, just import both databases (append the second); then in the search tab on the right side of the main window select either Duplicates or Duplicates (Fuzzy). Linkman will show you all the duplicates and you can handle them manually (hit the DEL key or right click and select delete). There is also an automatic duplicates handling function in the Tools menu. See also "How to - Show Duplicates" section of the help file.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 7:56am Copy Link
Watcher1924 I'm quite intrigued by this program but unfortunately I will have to think about it in the future.

Question: We'll have to install our browsers all over again? What should we do with our existent extentions, settings and passwords?
Can we still use portable browsers (e.g. I'm especially interensted in Google Chrome portable)?
Sep 28 2012 at 8:03am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Watcher

Linkman is browser independent. You don't have to reinstall anything. You can use any portable browser with Linkman, in Tools | Settings | Browser you can even change the paths to the browsers directly (Linkman will auto-detect most of the browsers).
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 8:07am Copy Link
Watcher1924 Thank you.
Can we use relative paths (useful when we use the program from a usb flash drive)?
Sep 28 2012 at 9:15am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Wachter

Relative paths are on schedule for 8.80.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 9:31am Copy Link
Timothy Wallace I started the purchase process, but the interface did not give me the option to purchase more than one two-computer license. Is there a limit to the number of licenses I can purchase under this deal? Must I just go through the purchase process once for each two-computer license I wish to purchase? (I wish to purchase 4 two-computer licenses).
Sep 28 2012 at 9:57am Copy Link
Watcher1924 Any way we can use the bookmarks from our smart phones?
Sep 28 2012 at 9:57am Copy Link
Timothy Wallace I started the purchase process, but the interface did not give me the option to purchase more than one two-computer license. Is there a limit to the number of licenses I can purchase under this deal? Must I just go through the purchase process once for each two-computer license I wish to purchase? I wish to purchase 4 two-computer licenses.
Sep 28 2012 at 9:58am Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Danny, not only it is the best tool of its kind, it actually invented the kind, (or inherited the mantle from Powermarks, discontinued years back) which is:

keyword-super-savvy, fast search browser-independent bookmarks

Which can make it a research tool and PIM far beyond the normal function of finding and reopening that page.

You can still have use for little database programs and note programs, but a lot of functions that you would put into those programs you find easier simply to organize by keyword PIM.

A special use is google books and, which have a natural - one url per page - format, that makes it super-easy to bookmark right to the page.

You can see some of my poetic wax notes on the earlier part as well, so I will try to stop here, for now :) .

Steven Avery
Bayside, NY
Sep 28 2012 at 10:08am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Tim

You can purchase 4 licenses by repeating the purchase process. The number of licenses is not limited as long as they are not used for resale.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 11:24am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Steven

Thanks for the compliments. Linkman was indeed the first Windows Bookmark Manager (1.0 was released in 1995).
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 11:25am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Watcher

There is no Linkman smartphone app. This may change in 2013, but it's very difficult to implement due to heavy restrictions, especially on iOS.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 11:27am Copy Link
Timothy Wallace This is the kind of reason I didn't like the 4 orders thing. I did 4 orders, and all 4 resulted in PayPal notices the payment was sent, but on the last one, I got a notice at the end of the order that it didn't go through. In addition, your system only sent me three serial numbers (so I know there really is a problem). Could you look into it and see what is going on? I have a feeling so many identical transactions raised a red flag with PayPal, and although it shows authorized on my end, the actual payment may have been blocked. Thank you.
Sep 28 2012 at 11:42am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Tim

At first look "only" 3 orders are in our system. I'll look it the issue, but please use for purchase related issues, to keep this thread clean.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 12:06pm Copy Link
SoftCollector A great piece of software from a serious, reputable and hard-working developer.

Initially, I thought that using it took some getting used to, but being able to reuse the same links across browsers is great.
Sep 28 2012 at 1:22pm Copy Link
Danny Have just purchased Linkman Pro. But in response to this I now have two questions: 1) there is only one licence code provided, how the system knows that it is provided for two pc? 2) How know the system that I have Lifetime Free updates?
Sep 28 2012 at 2:07pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Danny

1, the number of computers is encoded in the serial itself. you can use the same serial on two different computers.
2, this is only a checkbox in our customer database, so we know you are entitled to a free new license code if the serial numbers change in the future
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 2:19pm Copy Link
Danny @Thomas Reimann,
That is a whole clarification! Thanks!
Sep 28 2012 at 2:30pm Copy Link
Mark Johnson I am trying a trial of Linkman Pro. I have tried saving many links from FF and Chrome, and have had the same problem with each link I have saved. Even though i have "Retrieve keywords" and "Retrieve description" checked each time I save a link, these are never retrieved from the website. On many of the websites I have viewed the source of the page that I am saving in Linkman, and verified that the tags are present in the html of the page, and yet Linkman has not retrieved the keywords or description for a single one.

How do I get Linkman to automatically retrieve the keywords and description of webpages as they are added to Linkman from a browser? I don't really want to have to type in keywords and a description for each website since the author of the website has already done that, and these fields seem like the most likely things to be search result hits.
Sep 28 2012 at 2:31pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Mark

This should work. Please send the URL of the website you are trying to, and we will figure out what's going on. I've just tried to add -this very webpage- to Linkman Pro 8.70 and it worked with keywords. See here:
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 3:01pm Copy Link
Mark Johnson Thomas, I was also seeing no keywords or description with -this very webpage-, so I did some experimentation.

I was seeing the behavior in webpages that already existed in the database (because thousands were ported over from FF and Chrome), and I was confused because the keywords, descriptions, etc. didn't update. I found the answer in the menu system (not in the help file) under Bookmark - Retrieve missing....

Excellent! I'm purchasing it now (with lifetime upgrades).
Sep 28 2012 at 5:43pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

I think I will mention that I like to custom-make a few exact keywords at the time of adding a bookmark, mostly in the name field, or keyword field (and longer quotes put like notes in the Keyword or Description field). I like my keyword searches to be lean and focused, so I always have Retrieve Keywords and Description OFF

(Tools - Settings - Receive Bookmarks)

Once in a while the added bookmark overrides my setting, and puts in the keywords anyway (I never mentioned this to Thomas), and I find myself saying "hey, I don't want those, I'll zap them out".

I could see that if you were simply adding quickly without tweaking at the time of adding, the "Retrieve" functions could be helpful.

Sep 28 2012 at 5:47pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Mark

Keywords from web pages are added automatically only to new bookmarks. For existing bookmarks you have to use 'Bookmark | Update keywords', as you have already discovered.


The overriding issue was fixed in 8.40.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 5:56pm Copy Link
Rick Truell @Thomas

Thanks for the quick response. It's disappointing that Linux is a definite no, but I completely can be a *lot* of work to port a program from one OS to another. Glad to hear you're considering developing for the Mac; if you *do* decide to do so, hopefully you'll consider porting Linkman Pro over.
Sep 28 2012 at 8:33pm Copy Link
Alan Jakub I just tried to purchase the Linkman Pro and Cacheman and received this message

We are undergoing upgrades to our infrastructure and expect to complete by 4:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time / 8AM Greenwhich Mean Time (GMT).

Will this offer be extended as this will be past the 2 hour left.
Sep 28 2012 at 9:09pm Copy Link
Sally Marciniak I also received the same error message and hope I'll still be able to purchase Linkman Pro at the discount price.
Sep 28 2012 at 9:26pm Copy Link
Javier Gil I tried to purchase this and got the same error as the people above.
Sep 28 2012 at 9:41pm Copy Link
Don Walker I also tried to buy and got the same message as Alan Jakub:

"We are undergoing upgrades to our infrastructure and expect to complete by 4:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time / 8AM Greenwhich Mean Time (GMT). "

I expect the offer to be extended to some reasonable time on Saturday.
Sep 28 2012 at 10:43pm Copy Link
Danny To me, everything went super fast and flawless! Both order of Linkman Pro as Cacheman! Thank you for this!
Sep 28 2012 at 10:50pm Copy Link
Alan Jakub @DannyThys - Thanks - I just tried again and got the same error message as before - on the link the Buy Now Button Take me to and still not able to purchase - Wish I knew why we can't
Sep 28 2012 at 11:16pm Copy Link
James Kenney How do you get Linkman to work with Maxthon?
Is it either/or with Maxthon and IE?

Also, how do you check how many licences you have bought?
I THINK I need one more, but I am not sure if I own 2 or 4 already...
Sep 28 2012 at 11:28pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann I'm sorry, but the upgrade of our payment processor came unexpected. We'll extend the offer soon.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 11:29pm Copy Link
James Kenney I just tried to buy a couple of extra liceces, but it said that your order system was down...
Are you going to extend the time limit to cover this problem?
Sep 28 2012 at 11:33pm Copy Link
Daniel Jones Hi,

I want to purchase both Linkman and Cacheman with lifetime free updates.
I added each of them from different browser tabs to the shopping cart. Each with lifetime updates option checked.

I ended up with a single entry for the Lifetime updates in the Outertech shopping bag.

Will this give me lifetime updates for both products?

Sep 28 2012 at 11:59pm Copy Link
Angela User INTERNET SHOP is closed - but offer expires in a certain timeline?!
Sep 29 2012 at 12:00am Copy Link
Mike User I tried in 2 PCs, one with Wxp and other wiyh W7-64bits.

Both give me the error "Access violation at adress 0045B66C in module 'Linkman.exe'. Read of address 00000024", wen i try to send favorites to IE.
Sep 29 2012 at 12:03am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Daniel

Other users had this issue before and asked about it already. Please separate the purchases. Purchase Linkman first, then after this Cacheman to get both lifetime options (or vice versa). We will fix the glitch preventing a simultaneous purchase for next years sale.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 12:03am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Mike

Please contact for this. I've made a quick test on two systems and the feature is working fine there (actually it was not changed in 2 years). We will find out why it's not working on your computers.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 12:07am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Good News! We've managed to extend this deal for another day!
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 12:07am Copy Link
trek There isn't chrome extension in the trial I downloaded. How can I test Linkman Pro 8 in chrome?
Sep 29 2012 at 4:12am Copy Link
Javier Gil Did you download the pro version? because I'm running Chrome and it works here.
Sep 29 2012 at 4:28am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @trek

The chrome extension should be installed during setup. But you can install it also manually from here:
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 5:55am Copy Link
VLM Thomas Reimann - I have a question about importing bookmarks from a browser.

If I understand correctly, one of the main advantages of Linkman is the ability to use keywords so effectively that one can forget about storing bookmarks in a complex hierarchy of folders. Yes?

So ... being a long-time Firefox user, I have set up a rather massive hierarchy of folders within the browser's native bookmark "manager". What I would really like, when I do the "big import", is for Linkman to provide an option to convert that hierarchy into keywords. So for example, if I have:

...IT//PIMs/Bookmarks/bookmark for Linkman
...History/Americana/Revolutionary War/Bunker Hill/some link

I would like Linkman to add "Bookmarks", "PIMs", and perhaps even the top-level "IT" as keywords to the Linkman bookmark and "Bunker Hill", "Revolutionary War", and "Americana" as bookmarks for that link. Is anything like this possible? Obviously one can do this manually, but when the number of bookmarks is large ....
Sep 29 2012 at 7:35am Copy Link
misho HELP! Just bought Cacheman + Lifetime license and did the "best of all worlds" optimization on my XP SP3 and now after reboot the Windows won't start for half an hour now. It looks some process is going under the hood, but the screen is black and I can see the mousepointer only and the fan works on 100%.

Is this normal?

Your reply would be highly appreciated.
Sep 29 2012 at 7:40am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Mihail

This is not normal at all. Please contact I'm sure we will resolve this issue.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 8:00am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @VLM

Linkman treats a folder name as a keyword already. Every bookmark inside that folder can be found by using the folders name (or a part of it) as a keyword.

You see a web icon in the browser bar (of Firefox, Chrome etc), to the left of the websites address.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 8:03am Copy Link
VLM Great, thanks.

Regarding the web icons, I see it in Firefox, thank you. But what does it mean to say that Linkman now supports them?
Sep 29 2012 at 8:19am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Linkman can show them now too, to the left of the bookmarks name. See 'Bookmark | Update web icons'.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 8:42am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann As to the tags - yes Linkman uses Firefox tags as keywords too.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 8:42am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale A quick apology from us for the outage of 3 hours on the payment processor yesterday. We didn't realize FastSpring we're performing an upgrade to their system, and we're sorry we didn't make alternate arrangements with Thomas. If anyone missed out on the promotion because of this you can of course get it today as the deal has been extended.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 29 2012 at 8:42am Copy Link
Don Walker @Thomas Reimann

Any followup on access violation posted by Mike A? I had a similar problem while testing last night. It was late and I didn't save the details and haven't tried to reproduce today yet. The problem prevented me from exiting Linkman as it would try to save the IE favorites and crash, preventing the exit. I had to kill Linkman - not an auspicious start...
Sep 29 2012 at 10:02am Copy Link
James Kenney I think my post may have got missed because of the outage, SO...

How do you get Linkman to work with Maxthon?
Is it either/or with Maxthon and IE?

Also, how do you check how many licences you have bought?
I THINK I need one more, but I am not sure if I own 2 or 4 already...
Sep 29 2012 at 10:09am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Don

We've send a solution to Mike, but need to hear back from him whether it worked. You can get it too if you contact
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 10:54am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @James

We have some support for older versions of Maxton. We have contacted the developer to get some implementation info related to the newer versions. The info was promised, but we didn't get anything (even after asking a second time). I've added a recheck of the situation to our work schedule.

As to your license numbers, please contact
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 10:57am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Mike has just replied that the IE Favs problem is fixed. We've implemented the work around into the default Linkman download.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 12:08pm Copy Link
VLM Thomas Reimann - Thank you (again) for your timely and spot-on response. For clarity as to a detail, does Linkman also recognize Firefox keywords (different from Firefox tags). I recall this being a discussion topic a year ago or so.

Wonderful support, above!
Sep 29 2012 at 1:41pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Yes, it recognizes both keywords and tags on import, and handles both as Linkman keywords (I believe Linkman is the only bookmark manager that can import Firefox tags).
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 1:49pm Copy Link
Daly de Gagne I bought Linkman earlier today. Because I am not the swiftest guy in the world when it comes to reading directions I ran into difficulties. The difficulties are not as important as the process which followed.

The difficulties got solved, and it was because of the process.

The process involved an exchange of emails between Linkman Support and myself. Because of the support and the encouragement I got from it, I was able to resolve my problems, and start organizing my bookmarks the way I wished I had done years ago.

I'm using a combined folder structure and keyword system. And it's really pretty easy. Even for a guy who doesn't read instructions real well (or look at maps in the car until hopelessly lost).

Linkman offers fields for a short description of a bookmarked site, as well as ample space for comments. For someone who researches and writes it's an ideal system.

Thanks to a support system which was super responsive on a Saturday, I'll be making the most of Linkman.
Sep 29 2012 at 7:02pm Copy Link
VLM Excellent ... Primo!

Thank you!

Daly de Gagne - VERY encouraging feedback, thank you, too!
Sep 29 2012 at 8:35pm Copy Link
Mike User @Don Walker:

All work OK now.

Great suport from Outertech..
Sep 30 2012 at 1:42am Copy Link
Metta Zetty Am I correct in understanding (from a quick review of Linkman's PDF manual) that Linkman will automatically convert the tags on imported bookmarks from Firefox into keywords?
Sep 30 2012 at 1:44am Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

" For someone who researches and writes it's an ideal system."

For me, this is one super-key point. You can have multi-thousands of bookmarks, since you quickly control the keywords, when you want a topic or sub-topic to come up (grammar) (defrag) ("Cyprian heavenly witnesses) you quickly get the 25 or 200 pages right in front of you. it helps to keep the name field logical, crisp and consider using it for sorting. Plus you make your own abbreviations for quick entry, stuff like addy=my address book, sn# = serial number hw == heavenly witnesses. Then when you search sn#, voila, there are the Linkman and other serial numbers right in front of you, including stuff you put in years ago. (Remember to back up to hard media and the cloud at times.)

For research, though, it is simply fantastico, since it operates as the base tool for internet remembrance and selection. A tool for today.

Sep 30 2012 at 1:47am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Metta

Yes, Linkman converts Firefox Tags to Linkman keywords.
Outertech - Sep 30 2012 at 4:35am Copy Link
Mappi75 No better Deal (more than 31%) in the near future ?

Would buy a 5 PC licence with lifetime upgrade.


BTW: i sent Outertech a email but they did not answerd! :(
Apr 29 2013 at 9:00am Copy Link
garrett james Editor's Note: This comment has been moved to the
May 13 2013 at 12:49am Copy Link
Markus Meyer Hello. I own already this product, but buying another licenses for my daughter's notebook. If I want to purchase also Cacheman from, can it be done in one step together with Linkman?
May 16 2013 at 12:15am Copy Link
garrett james This is a beautiful piece of software. I use it every day to capture hundreds to thousands of links. I use IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Maxthon. What a TIME & MIND SAVER

Wish List: Add a default "SKIP ALL" or Overwrite All button on the dialog popup so I don't waste time upfront and each and everytime I try to bookmark a collection of tabs where some or many might already be bookmarked. I can always use the duplicate eliminator later in a batch mode.

Sometimes I open dozens of tabs and then just collect them all at once...but if I open many more.. it stops and asks me if I want to overwrite, add or cancel the current set I already saved. Is there anyway to default or add a "skip all" button so I don't have to
May 16 2013 at 12:57am Copy Link
Mappi75 No five pc's license offer ?
May 16 2013 at 1:41am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @garret: an overwrite option is already there. just turn off "prevent adding existing bookmarks" in settings - receive bookmarks.

@mappi75: you can purchase this offer more than once.
Outertech - May 16 2013 at 4:53am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Markus: Even if offered on the same day, Cacheman/Linkman are separate deals and must be purchased separately.
Outertech - May 16 2013 at 4:54am Copy Link
Pim Joosten When I want to buy Linkman Pro, on the Outertech payment page I am also offered to buy StartEd at a discount. However, for that product I do not get an option to choose lifetime upgrades. Is it possible to do that? If not, how long will I be getting updates for StartEd?
May 16 2013 at 6:06am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Pim: you get 2 years of updates for StartEd. As you can read in older comments, we have a special deal - If a user has purchased Linkman (with lifetime option), Cacheman (with lifetime option), and StartEd (without lifetime option) she/he can contact to change StartEd from 2 years to lifetime for free.
Outertech - May 16 2013 at 6:41am Copy Link
Pim Joosten @Thomas: That's just great! And again thanks for the swift reply! I'll go ahead and purchase Linkman and Cachemon, both with lifetime option as well as StartEd.
May 16 2013 at 7:00am Copy Link
Mappi75 @Thomas

"@mappi75: you can purchase this offer more than once."

Thanks i bouht a second licence! :)

I think "4" should be enough ^^
May 16 2013 at 7:02am Copy Link
VLM A bit OT, but is Outertech still selling StartEd? I ask, because once upon a time, you made an offer that if one purchased lifetime licenses to both Linkman and Cacheman during a BDJ promotion, a lifetime upgrade license for StartEd would also be made available ... or something similar to that.
May 16 2013 at 8:03am Copy Link
Pim Joosten @VLM: See Thomas' response to my question (3 posts before yours): it is still (again) as you describe!
May 16 2013 at 8:12am Copy Link
R W Hi there,

What is the maximum number of links possble at any one time?

Thank you.
May 16 2013 at 11:15am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @RW we have users that have more than 1 million links in their Linkman databases.
Outertech - May 16 2013 at 11:38am Copy Link
mnazmi hi,

Before I bought Linkman Pro with 2 years update from BitsDuJour and this time I bought only Life time update.
But I didn't get any key. How do I change my license from std. to life time ?
May 16 2013 at 3:21pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @M.Nazmi: please contact
Outertech - May 16 2013 at 3:53pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

As discussed in earlier comments, it is really easy to make Linkman the central focus of a research system.

To give an example, in google books I was looking at the John William Burgon book "Letters from Rome" tonight and ended up with about 10 pages bookmarked. Now I have an overview of aspects of the book at a glance (I use a method where I sort by page number in the name field) . While on the flip-side, the topics of the pages (e.g. Codex Vaticanus omissions) show up when I am looking at the topic, based on assigned keywords, drawing from a dozen different books and articlses.

(Granted, I am giving you an arcane example, feel free to substitute an analysis of the NBA finals or the Benghazi coverup or the specific Bible verse "God was manifest in the flesh", 1 Timothy 3:16).

Note that Linkman does not do the front-end cutesy stuff, I use Xerpi for that .. bookmarks on a page. Similarly Linkman is not your word processing, article-writing note-and-publish system, although you can use it as a place holder for lots of stuff that is WIP.

And I have found that Linkman replaces many other programs, like PIMS and serial number keeping, stuff that otherwise might take lots of time. One trick is simply to make a unique short code for special PIM-data types of stuff and then retrieve all of them by keyword, e.g. SN# is what I use for serial numbers of software. This does not mean that you might not also do a full-fledged database somewhere, however you are "covered" with quick efforts.

Here are examples, unarcane. Thrift stores and Westchester brings up the stores I feel might have the bargains up there if I have a few hours to travel. If I go up there, I might add my own notes about good buys or dumpy or the days open. Restaurants and Nassau will get the good Greek and natural restaurants in my personal list. The juice places have their own list. The bookmarked pages might be the site of the shop, or maybe the Yelp review. Stuff like that.

In all of these I generally simply use the print key function with Winsnap. This type of personal PIM is only doable because it becomes so quick, which is the key.

May 17 2013 at 12:04am Copy Link
Terry Lee I have sometimes tried this nor did it then felt from very bad! That is already time and then it functioned supremely!
May 17 2013 at 3:08am Copy Link
VLM Steven Avery - THANK YOU for your great examples and discussion! Xerpi is cloud-based, is it not? Also, when you write, "In all of these I generally simply use the print key function with Winsnap. This type of personal PIM is only doable because it becomes so quick, which is the key", you're taking snapshots, not just storing links to these vendors' pages? Interesting approach, I imagine things don't disappear and things do load very quickly that way, the downside being that things may be out of date at times. Yes?
May 17 2013 at 11:04am Copy Link
Warren Russell I already own a single-workstation license for version 8. Is it possible to upgrade to a lifetime license, and if so, what is the cost?
May 17 2013 at 7:55pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

VLM, I was describing that it is easier to print the screen than to format a special report. My search on "Restaurants Queens" might bring up 15 names, where I also show the addy and phone # in the name field. Rather than format a special report I simply take a picture, so I have the list with me. I keep it fresh by updating as I see fit, if I add three new restaurants, I might take a "current" picture after the adds, so my list in the car is up to date.

Remember, this is a specialty use "Linkman as all-purpose PIM" which is doable because the keyword metaphor is so flexible and powerful. And searches take a few seconds (even on large databases) .. you don't open a specialty PIM program and then navigate files and topics and categories to find what you want. You work with easy-remember keywords.

However, there is dual use. The links themselves take me right to the restaurant web-page, or the Yelp page, so I can look at the menu, check the days and hours open, etc. That is the more traditional bookmarking use.

The dual use, this complementary aspect of data and web-info at fingertips, is why I use Linkman as my fundamental repository.

The research use is similarly a combination or dual-use aspect. I see at a glance the basic info, jogging my memory, and yet I am a click away from the google book sources and PDF papers and other web articles ... where I review the chapter or info in depth.

May 17 2013 at 10:27pm Copy Link
Ed Ward Adding to Steven's examples...

I've begun to use Linkman to (1) open programs that I regularly use; (2) find files that I regularly open; etc.

There are also "open text fields" in which you can cut and paste text. For example, I store all individuals that I follow on Twitter in LinkedIn - cut and paste their profiles into Description field. All the text is searchable, instantly.

As Steven has said, ease-of-use and speed make LinkedIn indispensable.

For keep full articles, I used MyInfo, also indispensable.

Steven, do you have a blog at which you've described the research strategies and tools you use? If so, could you share? Thx.
May 17 2013 at 10:39pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Yes, I similarly set up a small group of bookmarks like this:

Name - XP - System Restore - rstrui.exe - XPSA
Path - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore\rstrui.exe

Where XPSA is my little code (like SN#) to bring up the utilities as a group, without any extraneous bookmarks. (Note that having the code in the name field means that I will see it on any search of any one of the tools, as a memory jog.)

Although to me this is an auxiliary usage, since you can use a digestible tool like XPSyspad that is designed to handle the function.

I think I told Thomas that I would try to blog or describe some of this a bit better, since a picture is worth 1000 words. I'll try to do something in the weeks ahead.


Xerpi is cloud-based, and apparently there really is not current development, although it seems to have been developed by a spunky small group. I settled on it after looking at Symbaloo, NetVibes, 43Marks, Linkshelf and many other home page portals. Again, I wanted practical, speed, informative, lots of info in a small space. Sometimes I think of saving the source for the pages "just in case" .. ie. I could create the pages on my server, anyway so far I have used it for a couple of years quite happily.

May 17 2013 at 10:46pm Copy Link
Ed Ward Thomas - you should invite users to post their best uses of Linkman on your site. I suspect there are lots of imaginative uses that would make it even more indispensable (I realize that's redundant). You might also get some good ideas for future enhancements.
May 17 2013 at 11:47pm Copy Link
Justin Cram I hope this gets answered in time I'm interested indeed in this app. does this organize and find and get rid of duplicates bookmarks across all browsers then synchronizes all bookmarks across the board once clean etc.. thanks in advanced. Hi5 I also just bought your cacheman I've high hopes, actually I've got a question for it to, will it mess up my optimizations for my SSD TWEAKS like turning off lots of different caching etc. I use SSDTweak developed by totalidea whom also makes tweak7 etc.. less writes to my SSD the longer the life it will have, technically speaking according to mft specs SSD could last 144 years before one could die. I'm advanced thank you. Hi5
May 18 2013 at 12:38am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Warren: please contact
Outertech - May 18 2013 at 3:26am Copy Link
Douglas Huddle Received e-mail to buy Linkman Pro for 2 computers for $14.99. Clicked on link to make the purchase but the price was over $26.
So where is the $14.99 deal in the e-mail message?
May 18 2013 at 10:53pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Douglas, it was here 2 days ago. It was a 24 hour deal, that was extended to 48 hours.
Outertech - May 19 2013 at 1:44am Copy Link
Douglas Huddle I suppose that e-mail message was routed around the world like bank deposits & transfers that take 3 - 7 days.
May 19 2013 at 8:43am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson Douglas, You can check the "Sent Date" on the email that you received to confirm when they sent it.

If you have "just" received it, I would consider changing email providers (or ISP), as (99% of the time) I receive my Bits Emails between 1:00 am and 3:00 am (Pacific Time) every day ( for THAT Day) !!!

Be sure to check your email early each day in order to make sure that you don't miss the offers that will be useful to you; then you can post any questions that you may have and get an answer before the offer expires.

I hope that helps!
May 19 2013 at 8:59am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Edward if at least 5-6 users would post their tips that would make sense, but currenctly we have received such postings only from two, Steven (who posted also here) and Prof. Careless (

@Justin: Linkman replaces the build-in browser management. As to Cacheman & SSD - Cacheman profiles detect a SSD in your system and optimize accordingly.
Outertech - May 19 2013 at 4:20pm Copy Link
garrett james thankyou for your quick response, sometimes the easy answer is right in front of our faces but we miss it or somehow don't word the search parameters in help to find it. I just added cacheman and your StartEd to my arsenal. TY
May 19 2013 at 9:03pm Copy Link
Pim Joosten @Thomas: the ideas posted here could be very well implemented by using a forum. When I checked the Outertech website after the BDJ deals were announced I was honestly surprised there was no forum. The programs Outertech sells are the type of programs a forum could be very useful for. I would certainly use it! For Cacheman I asked a couple of questions on BDJ's Conversation page, but I would have preferred to do it on a forum.

Also, support questions can be dealt with in a forum so that one could check first whether a question has already been asked before, before asking for support. I really think a forum would be worthwhile.
May 20 2013 at 12:04am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann We have a Linkman thread on the Donationcoder forum: http://www.donationcoder....ic=34322.0
Outertech - May 20 2013 at 5:52am Copy Link
VLM That's a clever idea, Thomas. Thanks!
May 20 2013 at 9:01am Copy Link
Pim Joosten @Thomas: Thanks, I did not know that. Is there a similar thread for Cacheman? TBH: I still feel that a forum would be a better option, because then it is possible to separate between topics, instead of adding everything to one thread (and it also seems that this thread is focused on getting ideas for version 8.90 and thus is limited in scope).

Just my 2 cents :-)
May 21 2013 at 8:06am Copy Link
Justin Cram well my question still remains unanswered, please does your program LinkMan detect and clean collection of bookmarks organize and have a duplication detector and help to select and get rid of duplicates to reduce your bookmark count and organization does it categorize organize your bookmarks I was reading on a few other options that categories organize bookmarks according to Google backend categorize so auto still goes into an auto section tech still goes into the tech etc... but also if you see I asked these questions the day off the discount when I bought cacheman pro the support rep in the cacheman comments BitsDuJour purchase page said that if we bought this and cacheman that we would get startupEd for free with lifetime updates options also. please email a discount code for both remaining products that I'd like to add to my system inventory. seeing as my question didn't get answered in a timely fashion the day of the sale I would still like to get the discounted price and the free startupEd edition software I seem to be enjoying cacheman now I'll report on that later. actually I had better mention it. cacheman messed up my wireless do I can only connect to wireless N 150 and won't allow me to connect the wireless N++ 450 speeds when I try to connect to the higher frequency 5Ghz I get an error. I'm sure when I first launched cacheman it did some service optimization that change Windows default network controlling, please help me get to the bottom of this pretty serious problem I'm not left without internet thankfully. but would like to achieve my original 450mbps thanks in advanced hi5 dudes.. I'm going to post this in cacheman seeing as it's also relevant.

Justin Cram
DyingJedi get hold of me through gmail
May 23 2013 at 5:38pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Justin

Vendors often do not monitor these pages after a promotion has expired. If you want a quick answer, I'd recommend going directly through the Linkman support page:
BitsDuJour Admin - May 23 2013 at 5:40pm Copy Link
Douglas Huddle Justin, duplicates are addressed in the following help file on their website:
May 24 2013 at 8:15pm Copy Link
Cem Erdogdu From the HijackThis log file i get this:
O8 - Extra context menu item: Search in Linkman - file://C:\Programme\Linkman Pro\Linkman\iescript_search.htm

The entry Search in Linkman has been identified as nasty.

I think i remember that i got a warning from my Antivir when installing, but since it was the very new downloaded file, i told myself: this should be a fals positive.
I dont know, maybe thats just the wrong thinking...
I'd like to clarify this now.
Jul 24 2013 at 4:02pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Cem, simply open this script with notepad to see that it's completely harmless. It's the search entry from the right click menu of IE (that Linkman creates during install).
Outertech - Jul 24 2013 at 5:20pm Copy Link
Cem Erdogdu Thank you for clarifying, Thomas!
Though i dont know, why it gets identified as a nasty thing.
But i believe you :-)
Jul 25 2013 at 9:46am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann The script consists only of 3 lines. The second one starts Linkman.exe with the -search parameter.
Outertech - Jul 25 2013 at 10:17am Copy Link
peter schleifer "Version Alert 8.91" - this indicates that if the new user wants to remain up to date, he will have to pay nearly full price rather soon, 39% now, and then about 50% for the update in some weeks (similar problem with CacheMan, which is in version 7.80).

If am I right here, and the respective "major updates" presumably coming soon are not included, I would say that this lessens the appeal for the buyer somewhat.
Dec 26 2013 at 2:52am Copy Link
Mark K @peter schleifer, the "fine print" says upgrades to future versions will be free for 24 months.
Dec 26 2013 at 3:36am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann That's right. Free updates for 24 months, with an option for free lifetime updates.
Outertech - Dec 26 2013 at 5:59am Copy Link
peter schleifer That's more than generous, thank you very much for the clarification!
Dec 26 2013 at 1:12pm Copy Link
PatrickB Pour ceux qui cherche un soft de gestion de signets, n'hésitez pas, à 15$ ce soft est excellent, et ce jour à tarif très correct.
Personnellement j'ai acheté il y a 2 ans la version "lifetime" et je ne le regrette pas.
Son seul défaut, c'est l'abscence d'un accès direct dans la barre de menu des navigateurs, aux divers liens enregistrés (à la façon Roboform), sans avoir besoin d'ouvrir le programme. L'actuel "barre d'outils de bureau", ou les extensions des navigateurs ne sont pas très intuitif!
Dec 27 2013 at 6:36am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann thanks Patrick!
Outertech - Dec 27 2013 at 6:40am Copy Link
PBMCMLXXI Have been have a look at this today.
It seems to export a html file nicely that Firefox can import, but not Chrome.
I did try the export to IE but that did not work as expected.

Do you plan to implement a direct way to export to html that Firefox and Chrome can read or to retrospective file formats? The only way to get bookmarks imported to chrome was via the option to import from FF.

It would be nice if the programme could export to browser native formats to allow more advanced users to drop a .json or places.sqlite etc. or just updated html that both modern firefox and chrome can read.

Thanks :)
Dec 27 2013 at 8:18am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @PBMCMLXXI FF/Chrome export does work with the work-around, and since it would cost an enormous effort to do direct exports (the imports took about 300 man-hours to do) we have decided against implementing it. The time is better spend implementing other features.
Outertech - Dec 27 2013 at 10:30am Copy Link
PBMCMLXXI @Thomas Reimann - Thanks for the info. For me the work around did not work, but that maybe as using latest builds of browsers. FF 29 was ok, Chrome 34 did not import correctly. No problem, main programme seems good. Thanks.
Dec 27 2013 at 11:25am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @PBMCMLXXI I just made a test with the non-beta Chrome. Exported the Linkman sample database as plain IE Favorites, imported the Favorites into Chrome. Worked without problems.
Outertech - Dec 27 2013 at 11:28am Copy Link
Loco78 * I bought Linkman and Cacheman promotion a few weeks ago with a lifetime license and issue an update solved. If someone wants to buy a program I can only advise that should make a few dollars for a lifetime license.
Dec 27 2013 at 12:28pm Copy Link
Steven Avery And if you do internet research, and you have not tried the keyword bookmarking and search capability of Linkman, do yourself a favor, and use the discount to start now. It is truly incredible what you can do to hold a spot, and then get back to all the related spots with a keyword (usually one that you assign at the time of enter, or the name of the book or author or a gazillion things.)

Dec 27 2013 at 7:51pm Copy Link
Phred E I'm very wary of these so-called Favourites synchronisers, especially after a year or two of trying to get Xmarks (paid) to rationalise all my data.
Reconciling Favourites' 'Links' with Firefox's and Chrome's 'Bookmark Bars' is the first challenge, then it's deduplicating, then eliminating Firefox's bottom 'Unsorted' arbitrary grouping.
But the major hurdle in syncing is, to me, defining what 'sync' means: I have disparate groups of bookmarks/faves and just saying that they will be synced, says nothing, IMHO.
Will ALL marks be preserved and merged, or will one browser be declared 'the base' and everything migrated to other browsers? I fear arbitrary rules of a 'first sync' and losing hundreds of data items through inadequately designed initial adoption constructs.
Would you care to comment, Outertech?
Is there a money-back guarantee, for all sales?
PS Having been rejected by DataMystic when buying here through my Paypal account, do you require my baptismal names for registration..?
Dec 27 2013 at 10:49pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

I'll comment to beat the 3AM rush (maybe they will extend). Linkman is your favourites, and it shows no favorites, it will bookmark from, and open to, all the big boys, Firefox, IE, Google, Opera, and some others.

In my case I use Firefox almost exclusively but I do do sessions with more than one browser open.

(Ok, I hit an occasional glitch where Chrome or Opera takes Linkman focus over Firefox, if doesn't bother me, I mentioned it to Thomas and we were going to troubleshoot it ... they are always on top of stuff like that.)

So you end up with a gazillion keyword based urls, and you can open them in any browser. I have never had a need to import or export, except on the first day import. However, if for some reason you need to, it is there. (i.e. nothing proprietary in format to lock you in.)

Oh, there are synching capabilities using multiple puters, with Dropbox types of places. I really am not a big fan of that, but it has a decent rep. It sounded like you were talking more of synching browsers than puters.

Make sense?

Dec 27 2013 at 11:41pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Phread Linkman is the base, and bookmarks are stored as XML databases. You can try Linkman Pro for free, for 30 days, with 100% of the features enabled before you purchase.
Outertech - Dec 27 2013 at 11:58pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 28 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Keyboard Cowboy The good: This is a great program. I used it years ago and got away from it. I was waiting for the offer and bought three two seat licenses. I recommend it!!
The bad: I tried to increase the purchase from "1" and the site doesn't have the capability. I then went through the process three times to make three purchases. The first two went fine. On the third, PayPal worked fine but I got a notice from Linkman that my purchase was stopped!! I wrote Linkman and got a reply saying I should go to a link and repurchase the program??? I wrote again and explained I'd already paid for it - it was confirmed by PayPal. I have not received an answer yet....and have no confirmation or registration for the third purchase. Grrrrrrrr
Dec 28 2013 at 8:27am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Keyboard Cowboy Since we have received no email from you, I guess you have contacted the payment processor. I think they fraud system gave alarm since the same purchase was done 3 times. Please don't worry, if they will not be able to solve your issues within 24 hours, we will make sure you get all your 6 licenses (on the same condition as before).
Outertech - Dec 28 2013 at 8:53am Copy Link
Keyboard Cowboy Many thanks Thomas. You're right, it's from your reseller - I didn't look at the source of the email. To be honest, I was a bit annoyed that it didn't go through as I'd spent a fair amount of time and effort going through the process three times. The email I received was from Luanne Albright, FastSpring Support Specialist. Again, thanks for the follow-up. I love the product.......just wasn't enamored with the process.
Dec 28 2013 at 11:00am Copy Link
ciprian I have made a payment about 90 minutes ago and my key hasn't arrived yet.
Can you sort this out please?
Dec 28 2013 at 11:37am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @ciprian Key resent from another email account. Email came back because this yahoo account does not exist. Probably a typo. Please contact Outertech support with the correct email address.
Outertech - Dec 28 2013 at 11:46am Copy Link
Joe M I use Mozilla SeaMonkey as my main browser. Will your program work with this browser?

I also use the Sync feature so my other computers have the same bookmarks, history, tabs, add-ons, preferences and tabs. So using SeaMonkey or Firefox, the browsers are the same.

Will your program interfere with the Sync feature in SeaMonkey or Firefox?
Dec 28 2013 at 12:08pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Linkman supports Seamonkey, but there is not an extra browser addon for Seamonkey. You can launch your links in Seamonkey, and also add Bookmarks to Linkman. The synchronization of Linkman databases happens outside of the browsers. Browser data is not touched.
Outertech - Dec 28 2013 at 12:21pm Copy Link
ciprian You are perfectly right Thomas. My adress had a .ro instead a .com. I will contact Outreach with my correct adress.
Dec 28 2013 at 1:51pm Copy Link
Kostas Kakavoulis Hello there, I did exactly the same as Keyboard Cowboy trying to get 6 licenses in total, all 3 payments went through OK by Paypal but I have only received 2 email with 2 license keys for 4 computers. Please kindly check and revert on my registered email with the 3rd license allowing me to install on another 2 computers (total of 6 computers). I already sent a message via the automated messaging system of OuterTech.Thank you and Happy New Year in advance!
Dec 28 2013 at 4:43pm Copy Link
Phred E Thanks, Thomas, for your answer to my question about the initial sync.
You say that 'Linkman is the base'. I'm asking, however, how Linkman gets its initial data, seeing that I have multiple machines with multiple browsers around the house here. I'd hope that all bookmarks/favourites would be merged and de-duplicated with no initial set declared 'master' over any subordinated browsers that would likely lose their resident data.
How does the initial set of data get into Linkman's 'base'?
My other question about money-back guarantee related to THIS purchase from BdJ, there being no 30 days to try it. Could you address that, too?
Dec 28 2013 at 9:50pm Copy Link
Yves Ros The price shown on the "Buy now" page of your website is $24.95 and not $39.00.

Thus, you offer 40% and not a 62% discount, right ?
Apr 26 2014 at 4:42am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann $24.95 is the price for a single-computer license. This offer is 14.99 (instead of $39) for a two-computers license, a 62% discount.
Outertech - Apr 26 2014 at 4:52am Copy Link
Cary Adams I tried to visit their website and got this:

Error 1010: The owner of this website ( has banned your access based on your browser's signature (1212xxxxxxxxxxxx-mh5).

What nonsense!
Apr 26 2014 at 5:49am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Cary. This is a very strange error, we have never seen before. Could you please send a screenshot to Have you tried another browser? (Our website should work with all browsers, including mobile ones).
Outertech - Apr 26 2014 at 9:10am Copy Link
Bill Sech Been using Linkman Pro for quite awhile now. Works good for me. I like having one browser independant manager for bookmarks. It merges with Chrome nicely. There are plenty of features to work with. It means I can do bookmarks once and then forget it.
Apr 26 2014 at 9:12am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann .
Outertech - Apr 26 2014 at 9:16am Copy Link
Donald Hellen This looks like a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, at least for me. the Firefox browser bookmarks work fine for me. Linkman slows things down to a crawl and that is unacceptable for me. It is also not very intuitive, and the video shows just how complicated it is.

When I use the Firefox browser, it appears that I have less clicking to do in order to categorize and save a bookmark than with Linkman. As for synchronizing bookmarks between browsers, I don't need Linkman to do that, but I really have no reason to do that except on rare occasions.

I'll pass on this one.
Apr 26 2014 at 1:09pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Donald, Firefox works fine if you have 500 to 1000 bookmarks. At some point (10k+) it stops working. See here: Linkman does NOT slow down anything. This is simply not true. It's blazing fast even with 100k links. It does also not slow down the browsers at all, not even by 0.01%. Also, adding, and categorizing links is faster with Linkman, as with Firefox. The number of clicks is the same, but Linkman will retrieve keywords/description from most sites automatically, Firefox will not. Linkman also creates keywords from the title of the webpage, which Firefox does not.
Outertech - Apr 26 2014 at 2:39pm Copy Link
Donald Hellen When I exited the program, my mouse cursor stopped freezing in place for many seconds at a time. It turned the cursor into a very jittery one.

Whether it slows down or affects other systems adversely, I can't say. I can say that exiting the program fixed the slowdown of the PC.
Apr 26 2014 at 3:17pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann This may have been caused by your Anti Virus program analyzing Linkman, since it was freshly installed (it can take few minutes). If you are not actively doing something with Linkman (clicking, searching) it uses 0.0% of your processor time.
Outertech - Apr 26 2014 at 3:38pm Copy Link
Chris Detro What is the policy for upgrades to v9.0? Based on the version number, it would appear that version 9.0 is not far away.
Apr 26 2014 at 8:18pm Copy Link
Alan Feldman Does Linkman work with the AOL browser? I have thousands of AOL favorites. Can these be converted to Linkman bookmarks?
Apr 26 2014 at 8:39pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Christian As stated on this page, you get 2 years of free upgrades, with the option for lifetime upgrades.

@Alan Linkman does not support the AOL browser. AFAIK the AOL browser is an Internet Explorer 6 clone, so an import into Linkman should be possible if you use the IE Favorites import and point to the folder of your AOL favorites.
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 1:23am Copy Link
Craig Haywood From your last reply, does that mean we get 2 years of free upgrades if we purchase the 14.99 option today? Your answer to @Christian is not clear
Apr 27 2014 at 2:22am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Aye.
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 2:30am Copy Link
Craig Haywood @Thomas, can you please give a proper response? If we buy today's option for 14.99, does that mean we get free upgrades for 2 years. Also, when do you plan on releasing version 9?
Apr 27 2014 at 2:34am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Yes, as stated before you get free updates for two years, no matter what. There is no release date for version 9, as there will be a major update with a lot of work on new features.
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 2:55am Copy Link
Attila Stankoczi The program has a password manager section of the saved URLs?
Apr 27 2014 at 3:48am Copy Link
Donald Hellen Does this stop working when the 2 years is up?
Apr 27 2014 at 6:19am Copy Link
Ela S. Linkman is a great relief for the new Opera version, since this browser does not support bookmarks anymore. Linkman does well integrate into the Opera interface (as well as into other browsers) and help to save rsp transfer long-year collected Opera bookmarks. Switching between the different browsers now is a cinch.

Now just for clarification of the various options you offer:

1. What means "License Protection"?
2. "Lifetime Free Updates" includes all future versions?

Thanks for your kind clarifiation.
Apr 27 2014 at 7:48am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Attila You can save passwords with Linkman, but without an auto-fill feature (you can right click a bookmark in the search window and select copy username / pwd to clipboard).
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 8:06am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Donald No, it does not stop working if you don't install new versions after 2 years. The installed version will always work.
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 8:06am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Ely

1. This is an offer from FastSpring. In case your email address changes and you loose your serial code, you can get a new one after identity check.
2. Yes, Lifetime means all versions, with no time limit.
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 8:08am Copy Link
Chris Detro Thanks, Thomas! I missed the upgrade details, which are listed on "The Fine Print" tab. I purchased last night -- it's a great deal for a good tool.
Apr 27 2014 at 8:19am Copy Link
_*_ @Thomas Reimann,

1. Is there a sale price for a single PC with Lifetime License?
2. I am trying the trial version and "drag-and-dropped" a website into Linkman; when I tried to launch it game me a launch error.
I had to manually go in and type in the websites homepage to make it work properly.

I simply followed the example in the video but it failed to work for me correctly.

3. I know I am likely missing something here, but how is Linkman any different then me creating different folders to save Favorites into in IE?
I told Linkman to add in the IE browser link, but it seems it does not show up; unless I am not doing something correctly.

Thanks for any help you can offer.
Apr 27 2014 at 10:15am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann 1. The BDJ deal is only for a two computers license. You can get a sigle license for $24.95 at
2. Please contact and provide the website you are trying to bookmark, and the browser (including version) you are using.
3. Linkman has an independ XML database that works across all browsers, and can be synchronized with other computers. You can alternatively still keep using your favorites and load them into Linkman, but you loose the syncing feature this way.
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 10:35am Copy Link
Lito Quick question, this is only for windows right? There is no Android version? I think if it supported android I'd probably buy it. It's the one thing that I'd really want a universal bookmark manager to do. Sync to all my desktop browsers and my tablet (which also has multiple browsers). I generally don't need a laptop anymore as a tablet fits what I need to do with a portable device more.
Apr 27 2014 at 10:50am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Lito. This is for Windows only. You can access the bookmarks on Android/iOs in Read-Only mode. See the tutorial video at
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 12:56pm Copy Link
Cary Adams Personally most of my active bookmarks are accessible from my browser's bookmark toolbar.

Right now I'm looking at 23 bookmarks on my toolbar, 3 or which are folders. When I used the trial I realized that I would have to relearn my bookmark habits with Linkman.

Does Linkman have a browser bookmark toolbar? I couldn't find it and I don't want to fish through menus to use "favorites".
Apr 27 2014 at 1:55pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Cary A browser toolbar is on to do list for 9.0. Linkman has currently a desktop toolbar, but not a browser toolbar (see tutorial video).
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 2:01pm Copy Link
singularity What advantages does this have over xmarks?
Apr 27 2014 at 2:08pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @Chris Xmarks is a synchronization service only. Linkman is complete bookmark manager with more than 30 features.
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 2:09pm Copy Link
singularity Does linkman provide online synchronization/backup?
Apr 27 2014 at 2:17pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Linkman has support for external synchronization services of your choice (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc). Just use File | Save as and put your Linkman database to your Dropbox or Google Drive folder on each computer, and Linkman will synchronize the database. (The tutorial video shows this with Dropbox).
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 2:21pm Copy Link
Sagar User Hi, I have 100,000 links saved on my chrome browser. I do use xmarks, but no database. I have so man y bookmarks, dont know how to manage them all. I would like bookmarks synced to an online database where further details about site are available.

I am working on the mac, and also save bookmarks on chrome on my android tablet as well. Any plans to bring out linkman for imac? Is there any other app you recommend for mac?

Wht is it only windows. If it works on chrome, then it is purely online. Could it not be synced with a purely online database manager i use?
Oct 16 2014 at 5:21am Copy Link
Gregg Holbert I've used this daily for over a year and I love it. I save the Linkman database file in my DropBox so all my computers can use the same file!!! I bought 5 lifetime licenses and feel I got a very fair deal.

So let me emphasize - all my PCs - regardless of Browser - use one Bookmark manager - LinkManPro.

The feature set is almost too powerful - I've only scratched the surface; but I love it.

My only request for improvement would be a Mac version.
Dec 4 2014 at 10:27am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Gregg, thank you for your kind comments. It's currently not possible to create a Mac version, because in many ways Linkman is very Windows specific. But at some point we will create a simple bookmark manager for MacOS X.
Outertech - Dec 4 2014 at 12:44pm Copy Link
Greg Is there a life time deal option being made available on this now. This one looks like 24 mo only.
Dec 4 2014 at 1:13pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann The life time option is as always available during purchase.
Outertech - Dec 4 2014 at 1:36pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 5 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Rick Truell Like Gregg, I also have been using Linkman for some time and love it...although it's been closer to 3 years since I bought it here at BDJ.

And, also like Gregg, I'd like to see a Mac version...I've tried several of the bookmark managers available for the Mac and none of them are as good as Linkman.
Dec 5 2014 at 12:12am Copy Link
Greg Great - picked up this App, it looks great. The video was a big help to see the features fairly quickly and succinctly, appreciated that. Lifetime license upgrade was very fairly priced, which was also appreciated and I bought that too.

I tried the trial first and it imported everything quickly and perfectly.

People on the fence should go ahead. The lifetime price is a pittance more.

I look forward to using this app allot
Dec 5 2014 at 12:12am Copy Link
Brenda Gann How do we know if we have the lifetime version or not? I looked on the About screen and it said the license number. Says it is 2 workstation license and that it is Pro.
Dec 5 2014 at 6:21am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Brenda, this can only be done by contacting "Lifetime" is only a record in our customer database. When Linkman 9.0 comes out the customers with Linkman 8.x lifetime will get their LK8 serial code replaced by a LK9 code for free.
Outertech - Dec 5 2014 at 6:37am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ Brenda: Are you talking about a previous purchase and did you keep the purchase confirmation e-mail? I bought my first copies back in 2011 and the confimation then stated that I bought lifetime licenses.

Looks like Outertech changed the text meanwhile.
Dec 5 2014 at 8:42am Copy Link
Thomas Reimann Looking at the invoice you can see if it's lifetime, but not by looking at the serial code.
Outertech - Dec 5 2014 at 9:02am Copy Link
S G Thomas- Can you tell me if it is possible to sink to a file on a local server?

For instance, If I have two copies of Linkman Pro ... installed on computer 1 and 2.

I locate the common database on a NAS on the same network (instead of a cloud drive).

Will Linkman synchronize each computer with the common file on the NAS automatically?

Dec 5 2014 at 3:00pm Copy Link
Steven Avery My long descriptions of Linkman usage are on earlier specials.

I'll just say that Linkman has been absolutely invaluable for me over the years for assisting in all sorts of web research, and also some auxiliary uses that I came up with using the keywords (e.g. all my gmail accounts or software serial #s using a special keyword .. often you find it easier to maintain in Linkman than in a separate PIM or notepad.. where do I keep my Linkman serial number info? In linkman, using a special homemade keyword "SN#".)

The key thing is keeping track of where you find related information.

e.g. Today I was writing a post on a Bible text discussion, the Vulgate Prologue by Jerome and the heavenly witnesses, where I had gathered many leads and tidbits and references over the years in google books and many other resources. By simply using my keywords (e.g. Prologue Jerome) I immediately have dozens of pages, each with my short indication of what is in the page. You can sort from the left .. I often use that for a date, even without getting into the special label fields.

This is so infinitely flexible and variable that it can be used for any sort of net research on any sort of topic.

If you use the net for study and/or you want a really solid keyword pseudo-database, you have to have Linkman.

Dec 5 2014 at 3:35pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @SG Yes, Linkman will sync the database on a local NAS.
Outertech - Dec 5 2014 at 6:09pm Copy Link
S G Thomas-

I am having a hard time getting it to sync using a local a synchronization software required?
Dec 5 2014 at 8:16pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann No, no extra software is required for local sync. Please contact
Outertech - Dec 5 2014 at 8:39pm Copy Link
S G Thomas-

I believe I figured it only works on the "pro" version...I was testing the lite version.

Thanks for your help.
Dec 5 2014 at 8:45pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann @ Yes SG, synchronization is a Linkman Pro feature, not included with the free Linkman Lite edition.
Outertech - Dec 5 2014 at 8:56pm Copy Link
S G Thomas-

Fast Spring does not seem to be accepting paypal orders. I ordered yesterday and it worked fine. Today, for an additional order, it says "order failed" after putting in the paypal info.

I tried on multiple browsers and different computers.
Dec 5 2014 at 8:56pm Copy Link
Thomas Reimann SG, please open a ticket with FastSpring. They will resolve the problem within 24 hours, and you will get the order at the discount price even if the sale expires.
Outertech - Dec 5 2014 at 8:58pm Copy Link
S G Thomas -

Thank you. When I received the "order failed" I sent a message. Is that sufficient for opening a ticket?

Sorry to be a pain about this.
Dec 5 2014 at 9:02pm Copy Link
Greg @Steven Avery - very much appreciated your comments and they were useful in deciding to buy this product because I have the same use case as you described.

It would be great of bitsdujour supported or allowed users in the forum to discuss various use cases as a f(the various products).

This would promote the sale and best practices use of products in a difference and very valuable way.

I am looking forward to using LinkMan
Dec 6 2014 at 3:11am Copy Link
Steven Avery Greg .. good to hear. A while back I think I told Thomas I would try to write up a description of some uses, especially research. Oops.

Also maybe the time has come for some sort of forum from Outertech, these days afaik there are three distinct possibilities, yahoogroups style, vbulletin web style and Facebook. Facebook does not work for visual threads but it is good as a central quick chat and pointer repository.

Meanwhile, Donationcoder is the leader of the pack, a place where such discussions are held. In fact, in looking fo