Hide Your Bookmarks with Link Spaces

One of the many problems with keeping your bookmarks in your browser is the inability to hide some of those bookmarks from people looking over your shoulder. Online bookmarking services have pretty much neglected the need for hiding bookmarks that users just don’t want displayed as they browse through their stuff.

This why I came up with the concept of “Link Spaces.” I wanted to give users the ability to completely separate some of their links from others, so sensitive links wouldn’t automatically display as they browse through their bookmarks. I use LinqBox for work and I may have videos bookmarked that I would not want to show up as I use the site at work, especially since video bookmarks are automatically embedded on the page.

Each LinqBox account now comes with two link spaces, the primary link space, and a secondary one. When you bookmark a site or a video, you choose which link space to save it to. When you log in, you are automatically logged into your primary link space. Any bookmarks saved in your secondary link space are not displayed. A number icon at the top of the page lets you know which link space you are logged into. To view the bookmarks that were saved in your secondary link space, you can go to the settings link on the menu and choose “Switch link space…” You will be asked to re-enter your password.

 

Bookmark Hiding With Link Spaces

When you are bookmarking a page from the bookmarklet popup, at the top you will see the link space that you are logged into. To switch, just click on the ‘Switch’ link, and enter your password. The popup will be refreshed, and you will be able to save the bookmark in that link space.

Bookmark Hiding

Bookmarking, Features

Share Your Bookmarks With a Public URL

You can now share your boards and notes with others with a public URL within Linqbox.com.

To get the URL of you boards, just click on the ‘new window’ icon next to the board name, on your bookmarks page. That will take you to that board’s page.

Bookmark Board New Window

Here’s a demo board page: https://www.linqbox.com/board/MzUz/.  Note that the board page is completely independent. There is no way for visitors to see who owns it. People you share a board with will not have the ability to see which other boards you own. This is a big difference between LinqBox and other bookmarking sites that believe people want to share all their bookmarks with the world. This gives you the flexibility to share only what you wish to share.

Notes also have their own public URL. Of course, this URL only works if the note is public or if you are the owner of it and are logged in. Here’s a sample: https://www.linqbox.com/note/MzEw/.  From the note page, visitors can go to the bookmark board(s) that the note belongs to.

Bookmark Note Demo

 

Bookmarking, Features

LinqBox Introduction Video

I created this video as a quick introduction to the ease with which you can save and organize your bookmarks with the LinqBox bookmark manager.

Bookmarking

Bookmarking Videos The Fun Way

YouTube Video Bookmark

What fun is it to bookmark videos if you can’t play them from your bookmark manager? LinqBox now supports the embedding of bookmarked YouTube videos. This means that when you bookmark a YouTube video, that video will be automatically embedded in your bookmarks page, allowing you to see its preview, and play it without ever having to leave your LinqBox page.

Support for other video sites will be continually added. Enjoy!

Bookmarking, Features