Sometimes you find yourself facing a problem and you don’t know the correct solution. For me, it was simple: I have too many open tabs in my browser. The reason was simple: I kept telling myself that I would eventually go back to that particular tab, address what I needed to address, and then I would close it.
Several hundred tabs later… I realized I had a problem. What I wanted was a way to turn all of those tabs, or any links I come across the future, into an actionable item.
There are already services out there that let you stash away links. But there were usually some drawbacks:
- Limited means of organization – I don’t just want another set of cloud-hosted bookmarks. I can use iCloud tabs and synced bookmarks already for that.
- Simple sense of productivity – Sure, I can use a service to read things later, but sometimes I want the simplicity of just marking an item as done.
- Native interactions with my device – Web-based services can be very powerful, and when you’re working on non-Apple platforms, those are ideal. But for me, I’m always on an Apple device, so I want something that can take advantage of native functionality, extensions, etc.
After trying a few solutions out, I decided to build my own solution to this. Thus, I’m happy to announce the latest app from Random Projects: DoMarks!
What is DoMarks? Simply put, it is the to-do app for bookmarks! And it’s simple to use: Add bookmarks. Categorize them. Check them off. Done!
DoMarks is built to take advantage of the latest Apple API and tools. At its core is CloudKit, providing automatic data syncing across your devices. This means you can add Marks from your Mac during the work day and work through those same Marks on your iPad later in the evening.
The app is intended to make the most of the device it is on. For instance, on iPad and Mac, you can drag and drop any URL into any list of Marks. This makes it a great app to use in split-view on your iPad!
It also is built to hook into common system extensions. You can easily save a link from your iOS browser to DoMarks via the share sheet action extension. And on macOS, you can use the Safari Extension to quickly create a Mark from your current tab. And, with one click, you can save and close that tab. It’s now super easy to clean up all of your open tabs!
DoMarks is launching on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS on March 1, 2021. It is available for free, with premium features unlocked with an in-app subscription. You can pre-order it now from the App Store and it will automatically download when it is released.
DoMarks requires an iOS device running iOS 14.1 or a Mac running macOS 11.0.
This is only the first release of DoMarks. I have plenty of features I intend to build in. So don’t worry: DoMarks will be supported. After all, if it solves anyone’s problem, it’s my own.