It’s not a one-browser world anymore.
Web sites, despite their best intentions, tend to work best in a certain flavour of web browser. Some like Firefox, others like Safari, still others prefer Opera (yeah, go figure). Then there are those times when I personally seek the unique functionality of a particular browser, such as Omniweb‘s “workspaces”
There’s never a moment that I don’t have multiple windows from at least two different browsers open and I often cycle between them without regard for which window belongs to what web browser. Until I go looking for a bookmark, that is. Each browser features its own method of bookmark storage and they simply don’t share real nice. So if I happen to be in Firefox and go looking for a bookmark I stored in Safari, things can get frustrating really fast.
Well, it used to be that way, actually. Recently I came across a killer little app called Bookit from Everyday Software. Bookit is a beauty conduit that maintains perfect bookmark harmony between all my web browsers. And if you subscribe to .Mac, it can maintain this synchronicity across multiple machines, too.
Now my bookmarks are always identical in all my web browsers. So if I save one bookmark in Firefox, I can use Bookit to sync the change across to Safari, Omniweb and even up to .Mac. (And those are just the browsers I use; Bookit also supports Shiira, Camino, Mozilla, iCab, Opera, Internet Explorer and Netscape.)
If you’re a Mac user with multiple browsers in your life, the $12 licensing fee is a small price to pay for an app that makes things so much easier.