HazteK Software

The home of StorURL, TrueIP, SMTP Mail Sender and many other freeware tools
Web (WWW) / StorURL
StorURL is an offline bookmark manager for Windows desktops. It helps you to store links to all of your favorite websites in one central repository. It works with the browsers installed on your system so you can open your links in any web browser available to you from one central interface.
  • Import your bookmarks from most major browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera.
  • Open websites in any browser installed on your computer, directly from within StorURL.
  • Store and sort sites in unlimited categories.
  • Enable a floating toolbar that you can keep anywhere on your screen, for quick access to all your bookmarks.
  • Generate HTML “home” pages containing links from one or all categories.
  • Save credentials for any site in an encrypted format.
  • Open and manage unlimited numbers of databases. Have one for work bookmarks and a separate one for home.
  • Portable mode! Now, run it from a USB thumb drive! Check out the download section.

In this modern era, sometimes you aren’t able to get to your own personal PC where StorURL may be installed. If you’re the type of person who moves around from computer to computer, there is a StorURL solution for you! Check out our web-based version of StorURL, which is available for use for free, just like the desktop version.
Screenshots
StorURL on Windows 10StorURL on Windows 8.1StorURL on Windows XPStorURL Main Interface
Prerequisites
The following items are required for StorURL to run properly.
Supported/Tested Operating Systems
The following operating systems are supported for running StorURL.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I export my bookmarks from StorURL into <Your Browser Here>?
It is not possible to export bookmarks from StorURL into a specific browser format. StorURL was not designed to be a conversion tool. If you are trying to move your bookmarks from one browser to another, there are better tools available on the web.
I am getting an error message about SQLite or something similar. What would cause this problem?
You most likely need to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update listed in the prerequisites on this page. Please make sure that is installed and try launching the application again.
After launching in the application, the user interface disappears. Where did it go?
There was a known in issue in older versions of StorURL where the configuration file would become corrupt and open the window as zero pixels wide and zero pixels tall, making it impossible to see. The best solution to this problem is to find the configuration file in %APPDATA%\HazteK Software\StorURL and either manually edit the contents or delete the file and reconfigure the application. While you are at it, you should upgrade to a newer version which has extra checks to mitigate this problem.
Can I rearrange the order of bookmarks within a category?
Currently, the application does not allow for rearranging bookmarks. Due to the design of the database that holds the information, it's not easily possible to sort the bookmarks like this. You can, however, use a simple hack to order your bookmarks how you like. By default, the category is sorted by Site Title. If you add numbers to the beginning of the titles, you can control which order the bookmarks are in. For example, something like this:
All Trains, All the Time
Best Cars in the World
Dogs Love Trains, Too
Great Boating Experiences
Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Could be renamed to keep all the train sites together:
010 All Trains, All the Time
020 Dogs Love Trains, Too
030 Trains, Planes and Automobiles
040 Best Cars in the World
050 Great Boating Experiences

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Discussion
John
March 13, 2020
Hi Joey Hazlett
Thanks for your reply.

  1. Sorry for my cool text:
    "Set a default browser for each browser."
    Better is:
    "Set a Browser-Preference for each Entry"
    (The default browser is set in Windows).

  2. Is it possible the set also:
    - Google Chrome
    - Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
    - Internet Explorer

  3. Maybe you could also just configure the export.
    The import is available.
    Furthermore I noticed that you cannot open web-based Version of StorURL (https://www.storurl.us/) anymore.
    This was not set up, was it?


Thanks for your feedback.
Best regards John
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Joey Hazlett
March 13, 2020

  1. Thanks for the clarification John. I understood what you meant by default browser per bookmark.

  2. I believe it is already possible to set each of the browsers you listed as a browser in the application. For Edge, you currently need to define it manually as a custom browser, as Microsoft decided to go against all past conventions and make their Windows 10 "apps" not act like normal Windows applications. I haven't found an easy way to detect and automatically add Edge back in, and I haven't really put much thought into it, since I abhor "apps" on my desktop system and avoid anything that I don't have full control over.

  3. To import your bookmarks into StorURL online, you can just upload your StorURL 3.x database file (the *.sudb file created by the app) and it will automatically load all of your bookmarks in. Just choose that option in the Import Bookmarks page. The Export function of the desktop application is not needed for this anymore. You can also do the reverse from the website from your Profile page, just click the button that says Download Database. It will let you download a compatible StorURL 3.x database that will open directly in the desktop application.

  4. Thank you for pointing that out. Somehow my redirection for those vanity URLs got disabled. I've re-enabled it so that storurl.us, trueip.us and bikeman.us should work again.

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Ann
March 1, 2020
Thanks for your program, I really like it.
I want to suggest a little improvement.
Make, if that possible, to drag the bookmarks up or down in the list as in Chrome browser, for example.
Or add to the context menu of program an item - "Regularize" with the ability to move bookmarks up or down.
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Joey Hazlett
March 11, 2020
Hi Ann,

This is a very common request, but currently the way the database is designed, it makes it difficult to actually implement. As a quick fix, I usually recommend just naming your bookmarks with a number sequence at the beginning to sort them how you would like. I know this is not ideal, but until I re-write the back end to use a different database structure, that's the best I can suggest.
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John
February 19, 2020
A realy cool Tool.

Is it possible to integrate the following features:
1. Set a default Browser for each Browser.
(Windows File Share also going, that’s very cool but only when I press the Windows Explorer ~Browser~)
2. Drag and Drop URL from Browser direct to StorURL and from StorURL to Browser
3. Sync automatic with online Store by Startup the App and Change someting on the DB.
4. On the OnlineStorURL is it possible to set Icons, will this feature also come to the GUI-APP? And maybe with automatic the ICON from Website

Thanks for your feedback.

Best Greeting John
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Joey Hazlett
March 11, 2020
Hi John,

1. This sounds like a great feature, and I will add it to the list of things for me to add in the future. :)
2. Drag and Drop currently works from Firefox, as that my is my primary browser. If you drag the little icon next to the URL, it will allow you to drop in StorURL, then open and pre-populate the "Add new bookmark" window.
3. This is a feature I've considered in the past, but decided that it'd add a lot of complexity for something that was designed to mostly be an offline desktop tool.
4. The desktop application currently supports retrieving the icon for a bookmark from the site. It does not, however, have support to choose a custom icon. I'll add it to the list of requested features as well.

Thank you for your interest in StorURL. :)
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Adrian S.
December 28, 2019
The idea of your program is good, keep developing it.
It would be very useful to me, but the prerequisites make it harder to use in all the OSes I work: MacOS, Windows and Linux.
LinkStash and Linkman 8.9.5.5 work fine in Wine, without the hassle to install anything more.
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Donald Voogd
December 24, 2019
Hi,
I organised my bookmarks with StorURL. But when I try to export or generate an HTML-file, StorURL crashes and exits. I am running it on Windows 10 release 1909. I installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update. Please help. Took me 1.5 hours to origanise all my bookmarks.
Greetings, Donald
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William de Haan
November 8, 2019
Hi;

First of all, congrats on what seems like a nice tool. I've used it with Firefox and it seems to do very well with JSON files.

For Chrome, however, it can't seem to find the exported HTML file? Using Chrome bookmark manager, I export file bookmarks_08_11_2019.html, but StorURL's File => Import => Chrome Bookmark File shows "No items match your search" when using Windows 7.

It's looking for type "Bookmark File". The HTML file format is mapped to Chrome, so I'm not sure what the issue is. Unfortunately, this is a corporate environment, so I can't add any extensions to convert the file to JSON. I was able to import it as a Bookmarks HTML file, but that loses all folder information and etc.

Am I missing a step here somewhere? Or can you make any recommendations?
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Joey Hazlett
November 12, 2019
Hi William,

You do not need to export the bookmarks from Chrome to HTML in order for the import to work. You can just point StorURL directly at the Bookmarks file from your Chrome profile directory. In my case, the bookmarks file was here: C:\Users\joey\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\Bookmarks
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rodrigo
October 7, 2019
Do you have plans for a mobile version iOS, Android, or for other systems like Mac? Thanks!
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Joey Hazlett
October 28, 2019
Hi Rodrigo,

There are currently no plans for mobile or Mac versions of my applications. Some of them will run on Linux using Wine though.
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Ger
September 25, 2019
How do I restore the edited bookmarks in the beowser(s)?
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Joey Hazlett
October 28, 2019
Hi Ger,

I am not quite sure what you are asking for with this question. StorURL is designed to import bookmarks from browsers, not export out to browsers.
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