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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great GUI, but needs work!"

    January 1, 2009  |   By tahoerob


    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    The following feedback was sent to Celmaro on 1/1/2009:

    Happy New Year! So, I broke down and bought Webbla. If I'm being totally honest, I think it's a three star app at best, but I *LOVE* the GUI and really want to support your ongoing development. I have no doubt that it can and will mature into a five star product.

    I've made a number of suggestions in the past - and all of them stand. I want a better tag cloud. I want the ability to EXCLUDE bookmarks with certain tags via a command key (ie: shift click a tag to exclude). Collections don't interest me at all. I'd like the ability to toggle between the Collections and Tag views, or better yet, hide Collections altogether. But I've said all this before and I appreciate your listening.

    In the meantime, there are two, in my opinion, SERIOUS issues that need to be addressed:

    First, where is the trash? When I delete a bookmark, Webbla does not ask for confirmation, nor is there a trash where I can retrieve deleted bookmarks. This makes accidentally deleting a bookmark VERY easy. Please add trash functionality!!!

    Second, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add some sort of "Activity Monitor" for when Webbla is processing bookmarks. I still have two bookmarks that Webbla can't process (I contacted you about this a few weeks ago). Webbla gets stuck and keeps bringing the main Webbla window to the front, even if I'm in another application and have Webbla minimized. This is REALLY ANNOYING and makes using Webbla nearly impossible.

    Furthermore, one of the web pages I have bookmarked (I can't figure out which one!) appears to play a sound when loaded. Webbla just repeats this sound over and over and over and over again. I have to mute my computer while Webbla is running because I can't figure out which bookmark is making the noise. Again, VERY ANNOYING!!!!!!! Webbla should NOT play sounds from a web page. I don't even understand why this happens. There's absolutely no point to it.

    Webbla NEEDS to do a better job of letting the user know what it is doing and allow the user to cancel certain actions. If Webbla gets "stuck" processing a bookmark, there should be some indication of WHICH bookmark is the problem. And the audio thing is just plain irritating. If I can't figure out which bookmark is causing this problem, I can't really use Webbla because I'm not willing to mute my computer for the sake of a bookmark manager.

    Thanks for listening. Best wishes and must success in 2009!

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