Every Friday seems like a good day to find a Friday Freebie app for the Mac, but it seems the Mac’s success has also bred a growing amount of commercialism. That means free Mac apps are more difficult to come by. Here’s one that’s free for now and if your Safari bookmark situation is anything like mine– cluttered and messy– then you’ll appreciate Raindrop.
What you get for free– for now– in this Mac bookmark manager is a visual way to manage and view Safari bookmarks with a click to the Menubar.
There’s not much to say about Raindrop– and the developer says even less about how it works or why you should try it– but it features a clever, visual design which lets you view collections of bookmarks in a sidebar.
Click on a collection of bookmarks and they appear in the main window with a page title and a graphic for easier, quicker viewing. To add a bookmark, just click the Plus sign.
Bookmarks can be shared the usual way in OS X, from the Sharing box, and viewed multiple ways, too.
As visually attractive and easy to use as Raindrop is, there are a few issues to consider when you try it out. First, it’s beta, so not necessarily feature complete. Second, you can’t see the actual URL. Finally, as is the case with all visual bookmark systems which work best when you have dozens or a hundred bookmarks, but not so well when you have a few thousand.