I have a pretty extensive collection of bookmarks/favorites that have accumulated for 20 plus years organized in folders with nested sub-folders and saved in .html format. I have been reading that bitwarden does have a favorites function available, but as I have many hundreds in my collection, I would like to know if it is possible to import my entire collection to bitwarden all at one time? It would be far too tedious to enter them all one at a time.
If yes, great! Where can I learn how? If not, are there any other suggestions of a good, free bookmark manager that would have what I need? Also, I need something that would be easily accessible from any device.
Thank you for any help, much appreciated!
Are all of these bookmarks for webpages where you log in into an online account or “member area”, or are most (or all) of them just for websites that you visit without logging in?
they are a combination of both. At present I have bookmarks saved in chrome and passwords with bitwarden
It can probably be done, but not in a straightforward way. You would have to use some kind of script, or make deft use of the “search & replace” function in a text editor, to transform your HTML file into a properly formatted CSV file, then import it in the Web Vault.
It might be worth checking if you can import your HTML bookmark file into Excel in such a way that each URL appears in a separate row; if so, it make make the conditioning procedure a little bit easier.
So if I understand correctly, the HTML file would be problematic but if it were a CSV file that could be imported directly into my vault? I’m pretty sure I can export a CSV file of my bookmarks from the browser (I could be mistaken however). If I can, it sounds like that avenue might be worth investigating. Thanks for the ideas!
A CSV can be imported, but not “directly”. You would first have to “condition” the CSV file, which would mainly require you to add a set of empty columns (some of the added columns may also need to be edited to set appropriate default values), and then set the column titles in the first row to have values that are expected by Bitwarden:
Well, it turns out Chrome will only export bookmarks in HTML format. Given the degree of difficulty it looks like it will take to make it work, I am wondering if it might be better to leave Bitwarden alone and seek out a dedicated bookmark manager.
It does worry me I might create a confusing mess anyway, with my sprawling bookmark collection and my equally sprawling password collection trying to live together there’s bound to be trouble.
So… any suggestions for a bookmark manager then? Something as effective as Bitwarden with passwords? Allowing for folders and subfolders, standalone apps, browser extensions, web interface, syncing across all types of devices? Thank you again for all the helpful advice.