Visibly, I had tried to organize sites that I found, but over time, that organization slowly slipped away. Was it worth trying to visit every site and restructure my folder system, only to watch it slip again?
I've decided against continuing to use Chrome's built in bookmark manager. It was becoming a mess and I felt like I would work better with visual bookmarks. After all, I use this for my "new tab" page. Why not try and find something similar that could hold a ton of different sites?
From what I've deduced, here's the pros and cons of using Evernote for bookmark management.
- Same amount of clicks to add a bookmark. One click to press the clipper, one click to confirm.
- I can tag my bookmarks instead of trying to go through a convoluted folder system.
- I can add personal notes about the website and my use of it.
- I can see all of my bookmarks in a thumbnail view.
- When I search for a bookmark, it searches through all of the text on the home page.
- When I view a bookmark within EN, I can click any links on the home page.
- Bookmarks sync to EN Android (it's actually puzzling why Chrome doesn't do this for the stock Android browser)
- If I wanted to, I could create completely offline versions of a website. There are easier ways to do this, but it's an interesting possibility nonetheless.
- Thumbnails aren't consistently visible on Android.
- I have to use yet another program. I long for integration.
- Not all sites clip to EN correctly.
- I can't default a view for a particular notebook. Every time I go to my Bookmarks notebook, I have to manually select Thumbnail view.
I can't say I've officially decided to use Evernote to keep track of all of my bookmarks (I'm still in an unsure testing phase as you can see above). Has anyone else tried to do this and pulled it off effectively? Does anyone recommend something that maybe I haven't come across?