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[APP] Bookmarks Light - Beta testers needed. v1.2 (new version 2/2/11)

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By Ben74, Recognized Developer on 3rd December 2010, 12:01 AM
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hello xda. i'm a new android developer, and this is my first android app. i've been doing web development for 14 years, and this is my second mobile phone app (first was for windows smartphone 5.0).

the idea is that i wanted a quick way to view and open my browser bookmarks. usually, one has to open the browser first, possibly wait for it to reload whatever page was last viewed, open the bookmarks view, and find your bookmark in an unsorted list.

my solution is a lightweight app that simply displays your browser bookmarks, allows you to sort them in various ways, lets you search by name, provides the ability to edit and delete them, and gives you the option to choose which browser to open them with. you can quickly open any bookmark with two finger presses. one to launch the app, and one to open the bookmark. it's nothing fancy, but it does save a little time.

the app shows your system bookmarks, so you are looking at and managing the same bookmark database that the default browser uses. any changes made in either this app or the browser, will be reflected in the other.

for a little icing on the cake, you can choose a background image for your bookmarks list. i like to use my home screen wallpaper from launcher pro.

if you find a bug, or the app crashes, please post a detailed description of what happened. reports like "it crashed" or "this sucks" don't help me. please try to reproduce the problem, and post the steps required to do so. also please state what device you're using, and what version of android you're running.

the app requires android 1.6 or above.

this app is licensed under this creative commons license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

changelog:

1.2 - share a link from any app with Bookmarks Light to create a new bookmark. you can also now share a link from within Bookmarks Light.
1.1 - add new bookmark feature
1.0 - release version. no code changes. now in Android Market!
0.9.3 - fixed force close on eclair (2.1). added move to sd ability for froyo.
0.9.2 - added tips dialog. license change. gingerbread compatibility. app renamed to Bookmarks Light.
0.9.1 - added "about" dialog, and changed names of tabs
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3rd December 2010, 12:26 AM |#2  
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Cool stuff! Will write it up for the XDA portal hopefully get you some testers
3rd December 2010, 12:49 AM |#3  
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Cool stuff! Will write it up for the XDA portal hopefully get you some testers

great, thanks!
3rd December 2010, 07:19 PM |#4  
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anyone? bueller? i need a few people to at least install it and confirm it works on some other devices before i release it on the android market.
3rd December 2010, 08:48 PM |#5  
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So far working great. On Miui 12.03. Wonder if you could set default browser for each bookmark and note it next to each in the list? Nice job! Like the wp choice too.
3rd December 2010, 11:58 PM |#6  
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So far working great. On Miui 12.03. Wonder if you could set default browser for each bookmark and note it next to each in the list? Nice job! Like the wp choice too.

thanks. glad to hear it's working. i uploaded a new version with minor tweaks. upgrading is unnecessary, unless you feel like it.

i did consider saving the choice of browser for each bookmark. that would require a separate database to store that data, since there is nowhere for it to go in the system bookmarks database. perhaps a feature for version 2.0.
4th December 2010, 12:01 AM |#7  
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4th December 2010, 12:03 AM |#8  
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Works on HTC evo
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4th December 2010, 05:44 AM |#9  
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Works fine on my Moment, but I get FC when I press about in the menu
4th December 2010, 06:07 AM |#10  
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Wow, perfect. I also use LauncherPro gesture on browser icon to show bookmark pop-up.

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