Table of contents
- Browser extension
- Web app
A browser extension is an add-on that adds extra functionality to your browser. Pinalist extension has been developed so that adding bookmarks to your library is a seamless experience. You can quickly add bookmarks while browsing the Internet or import all your existing browser bookmarks to your Pinalist library
Pinalist extension is currently supported by the following browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Opera.
To install the Pinalist extension from Chrome Web Store, click here.
Click the Add to Chrome button. (Chrome might prompt you to sign in to your account if you're not logged in)
In the confirmation dialog, click the Add Extension button. The button changes to Checking and then Added to Chrome when the installation completes.
After the extension is installed, the Pinalist icon should appear in the top right corner of your browser's toolbar
Adding API key
In order to use the Pinalist extension, you need to add the API key so the browser extension can connect with your Pinalist account.
Navigate to your Profile page and click on the Get API Key button at the bottom and copy it into the clipboard.
Click the Pinalist extension icon in your browser's toolbar and click on the Settings button.
Paste the API key into the API key field and click the Save button.
Pinalist allows you to import your existing bookmarks stored in your browser into your Pinalist library. To import the bookmarks, click on the Pinalist extension in your browser's toolbar and select Sync bookmarks. The import process may take several minutes.
Once the bookmarks have been imported, a summary dialog will appear displaying the results. (Note that bookmarks that have already been imported will not be imported again)
Another way to import bookmarks is to use the Import Bookmarks page in Pinalist. The JSON import feature allows you to import bookmarks from external sources. To prepare the JSON file, you should use the standard JSON format, and follow the sequence shown in the screenshot below.
There are several options for adding bookmarks to your Pinalist library. The easiest one is to use the browser extension for bookmarking your favorite pages. Navigate to the page, click the Pinalist extension icon in your browser's toolbar and click the Add bookmark button.
The bookmark dialog that appears allows you to customize details about your bookmark before it is saved to your Pinalist library.
Pinalist allows you to save text fragments along with your bookmarks. To do so, select text on a web page, then right click with your mouse and select Add selected text to Pinalist.
Pinalist is an all-in-one bookmark manager that helps you organize and manage your bookmarks in one place. The Pinalist web app was designed with simplicity in mind so that bookmark management becomes a seamless experience.
Each bookmark has a title, URL, and an unlimited-length description. Users can add one or more tags to keep the bookmarks organized. Each bookmark also stores information about when it was created, modified and how many times it was visited.
The title appears at the top of the box. You can edit the title of the bookmark as you wish, so you can quickly recognize it in your library.
The URL describes the location of your bookmark on the Internet. It is possible to edit the URL, which may be helpful when you want to exclude things such as search terms from the saved bookmark’s URL.
Note allows you to save extra information along with your bookmark.
Sometimes you might need to save a specific section or text fragment from a webpage. The Pinalist browser extension allows you to highlight text on a webpage and save it along with your bookmark.
Tags help you organize and search through bookmarks in your library efficiently. Think of a tag as a label for a category, just like in an actual library. You can create an unlimited number of tags and add them to your bookmarks.
The My Bookmarks page is like a library of all your bookmarks. It allows you to browse your bookmarks, run advanced searches, manage your bookmarks and keep them organized.
Collapsing bookmark information
To find your bookmarks more efficiently, you can show or hide bookmark information based on your needs. By default, all the bookmarks info is visible. You can however toggle the visibility by clicking the icons below.
As an example, if you want to find your bookmark by its title or simply do not need to see the extra information, you can hide it as shown below.
You can sort your bookmarks in various ways. Click the sort icon in the toolbar and choose one of the options:
- Last added - sorts the bookmarks by the newest first.
- Last seen - sorts the bookmarks by the last seen first.
- Most viewed - sorts the bookmarks by the most viewed first.
- Relevance - sorts the bookmarks by their relevance. This is mainly used when searching the bookmarks using keywords. The bookmarks are ordered by the match score which describes how closely they match the provided keywords.
By default, the My Bookmarks page shows all bookmarks, which may not be so convenient if you have a lot of bookmarks. This is where filtering comes in. You can filter your bookmarks using the following options:
- Show all - Show all your bookmarks (default).
- Only bookmarks with highlights - Show only bookmarks with highlighted text.
- Only bookmarks - Shows only bookmarks without highlighted text.
- Never seen - Show only bookmarks that have never been visited (clicked on) in your library
Removing duplicate bookmarks
Pinalist offers the option to find and remove duplicate bookmarks so you can keep your library tidy.
The Show only duplicates icon in the toolbar displays only duplicate bookmarks. You can either delete the duplicate bookmarks one by one or you can activate the multi-selection mode by clicking the Show selection icon and selecting the bookmarks you want to delete.
When you have selected one or more bookmarks to delete, click on the red trash icon in the toolbar to delete.
Pinalist supports a full-text search in bookmark's title, URL, note and highlighted text. The more specific search terms you enter, the more accurate result you get. The search terms can consist of multiple words and can come in any order. The search terms can even match the result partially, i.e. "amazing" can be matched with a search term like "ama", "azi", "ing". The search results are sorted by the match score describing how closely the bookmark matched the search terms.
The Dashboard page allows you to pin your favorite bookmarks, so you can access them quickly and easily. The dashboard consists of cards, each representing a different bookmark category. You can customize the cards and drag & drop them based on your needs.
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