Portable LinkStash is a sophisticated and intuitive program designed to offer an efficient way of adding, organizing and handling all stored bookmarks from different browsers such as Internet Explorer, Netscape 4x, Opera or Mozilla Firefox.
The program opens and closes together with the browser and provides a well-organized and accessible interface with a tree structure and a file list with the stored links from a particular folder. Thanks to its portability it can be copied to external drives and run from any Windows-based computer.
Configure the manager overall settings
When it's started, it offers a wizard that provides a step-by-step guide, where you have to choose a default location (My Documents, LinkStash folder) or a custom one, as well as set up hotkeys for adding bookmarks and hiding the main window.
Next, you have to select the desired program you want LinkStash to use, from Firefox, IE, Opera, Google Chrome or Safari. In order to import favorites from Chrome, you have to download the extension from the publisher's site. Another useful function is the option to set up a master password to protect your data from being accessed by unauthorized users.
Customize links with colored labels and backup the database
Portable LinkStash lets you personalize the items by using a particular highlight color, give a star rating and add comments, as well as apply specific tags (art, business, programming, tutorials, games) and keywords. Links may be opened in a new tab or window and sorted based on different criteria, like name, URL, notes, visit date or rating.
Last but not least, you can set the app to run at Windows startup or when a web browser is opened, along with the choice to integrate the app in each toolbar for quick access to its features. It's possible to import data from a text file and export items to the selected browser, back up the current settings and synchronize Internet Explorer with LinkStash bookmarks.
Taking everything into account, Portable LinkStash is a reliable and user-friendly program that comes in handy when you want to store and organize new and existing bookmarks in specific categories and manage them using tags and colored labels efficiently.