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General OnlineBookmarkManager-Help

On every page you can found a helplink. If you have a question about the page and his functions, click at this button.

Login-Bereich (not logged in)

If you want to use the Online Bookmark Manager you have to sign up. Register yourself here: <Help: Sign up>

Register / Sign up

Sign up now. The OBM membership is free. Register yourself in a view seconds. Fill out the registerform, read and accept the terms of use and click on OK. That's all. A new account will generated for you and afterwards you can log in and use the Online Bookmark Manager. So do it, sign up now: <Sign up>

Log in

Insert your Login name und password. If you dont have a login name, than sign up for Online Bookmark Manager <Help: Sign up / Register>. If you forgot your password, you can reset your password. OBM will generate a new password for you and send it to your e-mail address <Help: Forgot password?>.

Forgot pasword?

If you forgot your password, you can reset your password. OBM will generate a new password for you and send it to your e-mail address. Insert your e-mail address and click Reset. Das neu generierte Passwort wird dann an Ihre Email-Adresse verschickt. Danach können Sie sich mit diesem Passwort und ihren Usernamen anmelden und anschliessend ihr Passwort ändern <Help: Change passwort>.

General

Login Page

After log in, you will see the Login-page. All available functions are listed, with their description and link.

Settings

Settings: OBM Settings

Here you will find all personal settings about Online Bookmark Manager. Set the initial views, and so on...

Settings: Edit Account

Edit account settings (login name, last name, first name, e-mail address)

Settings: Change password

Change your password. Insert your old password and new password and retype your new passwort. To save the new password click "Save settings". Thats it.

Settings: Forgot your password?

Siehe <Help: Forgot your password?>

Logout

At the end of your session you should leave the system by log out. So it will guarantee the security of the system and your user data.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks: Show

On this page you can view your bookmarks. Here are listed all (private and public) bookmarks and directories. OnlineBookmarkManager offers you the possibility to choose between the following 2 views:

Views
Tree - View

  • Advantages
    • Shows a structured and close view
    • Short loading times
    • If you cange the action (show, edit, and so on) the state of the tree will be stored.
  • Disadvantages
    • Shows no details like: url or description.
Flat - View

  • Advantages
    • Shows details like: url or description.
  • Disadvantages
    • Longer loading times

You can change the view every time. The following links find above every bookmark view:

Available Views Flat | Tree

Bookmarks: Edit

The edit view shows all bookmarks and directories. Before every bookmark and directory you will find additional buttons to edit, delete, or create new bookmarks or directories.

Legend
Create a new directory (in this directory)
Edit this directory
Delete this directory
Create a new bookmark (in this directory)
Edit this bookmark
Delete this bookmark
Create a new RSS-feed (in this directory)
Edit this RSS-feed
Delete this RSS-feed

Functions

Functions: Add a bookmark

Create a new bookmark. Insert a name and a valid url. Additional you can insert a short description. Select a visiblity of the new bookmark. To learn more about visibility and private or public bookmarks, visit <Help: Public Bookmarks>. At last select a directory to add the new bookmark. To confirm the input click the "OK" Button.

Functions: Add a feed

Create a new RSS-feed. Insert a name and a valid feed-address. Additional you can insert a short description. Select a visiblity of the new feed. To learn more about visibility and private or public bookmarks, visit <Help: Public Bookmarks>. At last select a directory to add the new feed. To confirm the input click the "OK" Button. Afterwards you can expand and read the RSS- feed in the bookmarks view.

Functions: Add a directory

Create a new directory. Insert a name and select a directory to add the new directory. To confirm the input click the "OK" Button.

Functions: Edit

Select a bookmark or directory, you want to change. Click "OK" to accept the selection and edit the selected bookmark or directory on the next page. To confirm the changes click "OK" again.

Aktion: Delete

Select the bookmarks and directories, you want to delete. You can select more than one element. Also you can select bookmarks and directories at the same time. Click "OK" to accept the selections. On the next page you have to confirm the selections again.

Attention: If you delete a directory, all bookmarks and subdirectories will be deleted.

Functions: Import/Export

With the Online Bookmark Manager you can import or export your bookmarks from/to your browser (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer). The new imported bookmarks get the visibilty :"private". To learn more about visibility and private or public bookmarks, visit <Help: Public Bookmarks>.

Import from Internet Explorer:

Select the following entry in the menubar (File > Import and Export...) .

Click (Export favorites) in the next dialog. Select a directory, you want to export and save the bookmarks into a new file.

Now you can import the bookmarks from this file into Online Bookmark Manager. Select the Import/Export page and click (Browse...) to select the bookmark file. At last you have to click the (Import) Button to start the import operation! This process can last some time.

Import from Mozilla Firefox

If you use Firefox (by the way, good choice), you can use the Online Bookmark Manager Firefox-Plugin(Extension). The Extension is a powerful tool to synchronize, import and export your bookmarks between your browsers and the Online Bookmark Manager. The Plugin is innovative, easy to use, quickly installed and free <Help: Firefox Plugin>.

If you dont like to use the plugin, select the following entry in the menubar (Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks...).

Afterwards select (File > Export...) in Firefox-Bookmark-Manager menubar.

At last save your bookmarks into a new file.

Now you can import the bookmarks from this file into Online Bookmark Manager. Select the Import/Export page and click (Browse...) to select the bookmark file. At last you have to click the (Import) Button to start the import operation! This process can last some time.

Export to Internet Explorer

Select the Import/Export page in OnlineBookmarkManager and select the export link: mybookmarks.html to download and save your bookmarks into a new file.

Now you can import the bookmarks from this new bookmark file into your ie-browser. Select the following entry in the menubar (File > Import and Export...) .

Choose the the entry (Import Favorites) and

select the bookmark file. Afterwards select a target directory and click import.

Export to Mozilla Firefox

If you use Firefox (by the way, good choice), you can use the Online Bookmark Manager Firefox-Plugin(Extension). The Extension is a powerful tool to synchronize, import and export your bookmarks between your browsers and the Online Bookmark Manager. The Plugin is innovative, easy to use, quickly installed and free <Help: Firefox Plugin>.

If you dont like to use the plugin, select the Import/Export page in OnlineBookmarkManager and select the export link: mybookmarks.html to download and save your bookmarks into a new file.

Now you can import the bookmarks from this new bookmark file into your Firefox-browser. Select the following entry in the menubar (Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks...).

Select (File > Import...) in the Bookmark-Manager menubar.

Afterwards select the bookmark file. Thats it.

Additional Features

Public Bookmarks

You need a link list on your own home page. No problem for you. The OnlineBookmarkManager offers you a solution to organize your bookmarks. This bookmarklist is cost free, changeable, nice and easy to use.Add a personalized hyperlink to your page to link to your bookmarks. For this purpose you have to add a hyperlink on your own home page. Differ between public and private bookmarks. Only public bookmarks will displayed in your link list.

Public Bookmarks: Show

Here you will see a preview from your link list. Only public bookmarks and their directories will displayed in your link list. All (means: private and public) bookmarks and directories will shown in the standard view <Help: Bookmarks>.

Public Bookmarks: Change Visibility

Only public bookmarks and their directories will displayed in your link list. Here you can change the visibility between public and private bookmarks. The selected, blue bookmarks are public (visible in your bookmark list) and the unselected, red bookmarks are private(invisible in your link list). To change the visibility select or deselect the bookmarks and click "Save settings".

Legend
selected => Public Bookmark => Visible in your link list
not selected => Private Bookmark => Invisible in your link list

Public Bookmarks: Settings / Info

Settings and general information about public bookmarks. Contains informations about hyperlink to your own public bookmark list from your own home page.

Firefox-Plugin(Extension) Help

General

The Online Bookmark Manager Firefox-Plugin(Extension) is a powerful tool to synchronize your bookmarks between your browsers and the Online Bookmark Manager. The Plugin is innovative, easy to use, quickly installed and free. With the Firefox-integrated-Update-function you always stay on the newest state. Keep your firefox bookmarks in sync between multiple computers and the Online Bookmark Manager -> use this powerfull Plugin!

What can the plugin do for you?

The plugin can:

  • Synchronize (Firefox-Browser <-> OBM)
  • Import (Firefox-Browser <- OBM)
  • Export (Firefox-Browser -> OBM)

your bookmarks between OnlineBookmarkManager and Mozilla Firefox. To optimize the plugin for you, change the settings: <Help: Settings>

What can be snychronized, imported, exported?: While synchronizing, exporting and importing the following values are transferred and stored:

  • Directories
  • Bookmarks, including:
    • Name
    • Url
    • Keyword
    • Description
    • Show in sidebar
  • Dynamic Bookmarks (a.k.a. RSS-Feeds, Livemarks)

The following attributes can not be send: Icons, Visibility. (maybe in future)

Simply synchronize my Bookmarks: With the following 3-rd steps you can simply and comfortably manage/synchronize your bookmarks:

  1. <Synchronize> your bookmarks.
  2. Delete all undesired bookmarks and directories .
  3. <Export> your bookmarks with the following setting: Replace.

Install the plugin: visit <Help: Install>

Requirements

  • A current Mozilla Firefox Browser version <Downloads>
  • A Online Bookmark Manager Account <Sign up>

Install

To install the plugin click the "Firefox Plugin" Button on the following page: <Downloads>. A Notify Message will appear at the top of the browser window. Accept the page and click the button again.

After you accepted the page and click the button the Software-Install-Dialog appear. Wait one moment and click "Install".

At last close and restart your Firefox browser. Now you should see the Online Bookmark Manager Entries in the menubar (Tools > Online Bookmark Manager). Select (Settings) and insert your OnlineBookmarkManager-Account loginname and password. Congratulations. The plugin is installed sucessfully.

Your Firefox will automatically notified if a new Plugin version is out and update your plugin.

Settings

Select the menubar entry (Tools > Online Bookmark Manager > Settings).

Settings: General

Insert your Online Bookmark Manager loginname and password.

Settings: Synchronize

Activate or deactivate automatic synchronisation on startup and shutdown. Select a option to synchronize, import or export at startup or shutdown. Notice: No dialogs will be shown. Instead a short information is given on the lower screenbar.

Settings: Import

Import your bookmarks from OnlineBookmarkManager to your Firefox browser. Select one of the following three import-functions.

  • Add: This function create new bookmarks and directories if they doesn't exist, and override existing bookmarks if they allready exists. All other bookmarks and directories continue. (Used by synchronize!)
  • Import into a new directory: This function import all bookmarks and directories in a new created directory.
  • Replace: Attention! This function delete all bookmarks and directories in your Firefox-browser before import the new ones.

Settings: Export

Export your bookmarks from your Firefox browser to Online Bookmark Manager. New bookmarks gets the visibility: private. Select one of the following three export-functions.

  • Add: This function create new bookmarks and directories if they doesn't exist, and override existing bookmarks if they allready exists. All other bookmarks and directories continue. (Used by synchronize!)
  • Export into a new directory: This function export all bookmarks and directories in a new created directory.
  • Replace: Attention! This function delete all bookmarks and directories in OnlineBookmarkManager before export the new ones.

Synchronize

Select (Tools > Online Bookmark Manager > Synchronize online bookmarks) to synchronize your bookmarks.

What do you mean with Synchronize?
Synchronize = Export (Option: Add) + Import (Option: Add)

The Synchronize oprations contains the following 2 steps. In the first step all bookmarks and directories will exported from your Firefox-browser to Online Bookmark Manager. In the second step all bookmarks from Online Bookmark Manager will imported to your Firefox-browser. In both steps the operations use the option: Add. Means the Synchronize operation create or change bookmarks and directories and never delete bookmarks or directories.

Tip: With the following 3-rd steps you can simply and comfortably manage/synchronize your bookmarks:

  1. <Synchronize> your bookmarks.
  2. Delete all undesired bookmarks and directories .
  3. <Export> your bookmarks with the following option: "Replace".

Import

Select (Tools > Online Bookmark Manager > Import online bookmarks) to import your bookmarks from Online Bookmark Manager.

Import your bookmarks from Online Bookmark Manager into your Firefox-browser. Choose between 3 import functions, see: <Help: Settings>

Export

Select (Tools > Online Bookmark Manager > Export online bookmarks).

Export your bookmarks from your Firefox-browser to Online Bookmark Manager. Choose between 3 export functions, see: <Help: Settings>

 

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