Tidy Favorites is a web application aimed at simplifying the user’s collection of bookmarks into simple, easy to discern thumbnails. Tidy Favorites is compatible with multiple browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Flock, and Google Chrome, and installs a toolbar icon to easily access the program. Tidy Favorites allows users to create, copy and update their bookmarks to ensure that the images and information displayed to them is always up to date.Show more screenshots »
Developed to simplify the management of user’s bookmarks, Tidy Favorites was designed to greatly improve the experience of updating and maintaining an ever growing collection of favorites that can pile up over the years. This allows users to spend more time experiencing the content that they have chosen to save, rather than spend time delving through scores of old and outdated bookmarks, looking for a name that may or may not adequately represent the site’s content.
Tidy Favorites provides users an authoritative, searchable database of all of their bookmarks, accessible on any browser that they choose to run. Users are able to set and resize images from the website in order to provide visual cues that may more adequately help them identify which favorites they are looking for. Tidy Favorites allows users to sort their bookmark collection by tabs and folders as well, providing users with a highly effective visual tool to navigate their bookmarks, ensuring that bookmarks even created years in the past will be easy to browse and identify.
The Tidy Favorites maintains an outdated interface. Users are given a desktop format in which to organize their bookmarks, at the top of which are a search bar with the option to search various sources, such as Wikipedia, Google and Ask.com. The binary code theme on the main page doesn’t really seem to fit the overall intent of the program, outside of the fact that it’s obviously technology based, but this is a trivial complaint.
Users don’t register for access to Tidy Favorites per se, instead, users install the application after downloading it via the link on the homepage on the right hand side of the screen. When installing, users can choose between the New Online Version which allows users to save their bookmarks on the web, therefore giving them access to their bookmarks regardless of whether they’re using their personal computers or mobile devices. Alternately the user can attempt to install the old version on the machine. However, when doing so and attempting to run the application, the user is presented with a page informing them that they have cancelled support of the application and that they need to convert to Tidy Favorites Online. The illusion of choice here is more than a bit frustrating.
Tidy Favorites is free to use; however, they do offer a Pro version via their website, which costs a one-time fee of around $20. The pro version of tidy favorites allows users to synchronize their bookmarks among multiple machines, and includes a full year of free updates, among other features.
Tidy Favorites could be useful for users who maintain a vast collection of bookmarks, be they personal or business related. Tidy Favorites allows users to sort and categorize them in as detailed a manner as the user wishes, and provides users with a simple thumbnail view of their bookmarks so that they can identify at a glance their favorite pages without wasting time paging through possibly obsolete bookmark names. But there are other and better applications available to manage your bookmarks.