Google's new bookmarking service for Chrome launches
Google has publicly launched its bookmarking service for its Chrome browser, named the Chrome Bookmark Manager. Formerly named Google Stars while in development, the new extension incorporates Google Search with a new user interface. When signed in to Chrome with syncing enabled, users can bookmark a webpage with its one-click save function; this now saves an image and note to make bookmarks more efficient.
Like many others, could not find a viable model
XMarks co-founder and CTO Todd Agulnick has posted an open letter on the company's blog informing users of his bookmark-syncing and recommendation engine XMarks that the service will shut down in 90 days. In his post, he explains that the lack of a profitable, growth-driven business model and inability to sell to another company led to the decision to close down the service.
Webbla, Willow, JigSaw
Involer 1.2 ($20) is an invoice building application that features support for multiple companies and clients. The software allows users to manage past an present invoices, search through an archive of your invoices and track which clients are up to date with their payments. Version 1.2 has added support for company logos and also allows users to add a full client address. The application also can now automatically create unique invoice numbers and includes several new preferences. [Download - 2.7MB]
Delicious domain change
Social bookmarking site Delicious on Thursday announced it has refined its services greatly, while also adding a new domain name through which the site can be reached, Delicious.com. According to a post on Delicious' blog, the various refinements have allowed the company to enhance speed, search capability, and overall layout of the site. The domain name change reportedly stems from confusion among users in the spelling of del.icio.us, but the site can still be accessed through its former moniker.
"Visual bookmarks" for Mac
Sunny Mac software has literally put a new face on bookmarks. Webbla 1.0 creates thumbnails of websites called "visual bookmarks." The bookmarks can be imported and exported to Safari, Firefox, Camino and Opera browsers, and can be organized into into collections for storage. They can also be displayed in the Finder.
dotMac web bookmarks
Apple is extending access to .Mac Web Bookmarks past itsJune 30th end date to July 6th, which will make it impossible for users to access or update bookmarks located on the web portion of the service. Users are still able to synchronize bookmarks for the purpose of keeping consistency between several computers, but will not be able to access those bookmarks through the .Mac website or the .Mac Bookmarks application. Apple's transition from .Mac to Mobile Me – first announced at WWDC 2008 – is expected to be completed this month.