Bugreport Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I have a bug under win xp: The add Bookmark-Window is cut and there are no Buttons (last issue is new) see:
quick searching, slow to load Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I switched to Simpy+Smarky when I could no longer ignore the signs of spurl.net falling apart around me. Smarky isn't quite as pretty as the spurlbar extension, but it has quick navigation of bookmarks by tag or folder, bookmark search, and tag suggestion and autocomplete on bookmark addition, which are the features I was looking for.
The sidebar lacks spurlbar's interactive substring search for narrowing down the list of tags. It also lacks the "recently added" and "recently used" views, but John assures us that those views are coming soon.
The biggest drawback to Smarky is that with a thousand bookmarks, it is *slow*, as John admits in the release notes. Like wait-for-five-seconds-
with-100%-2.6GHz-CPU-usage slow. It stalls new window creation (but not new tab creation), whether or not the sidebar is visible. Opening the sidebar takes a while. Then it's fast to browse, but searches in the sidebar take a while. Oddly enough, the handy pop-up "quick search" feature is *much* faster than searches entered in the sidebar.
But I use it despite that, because it kicks ass over those other so-called "extensions" that do little more than add a toolbar button for the submission bookmarklet or load the search page. And John and Otis have been pretty responsive to feedback, so I'm optimistic about future development.
Smarky Rocks! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Smarky is an awesome extension. Since I installed it, I've been using it daily. It lets me keep my bookmarks social and tagged in Simpy, and at the same time keeps them synchronized locally in my Firefox. Its Home+Home hotkey for search is very handy and lets me find just the bookmark I want, so I don't have to dig through folders any more. Oh, and folders are dynamic, based on bookmark tags, and support drag and drop, so a switch from the default Firefox bookmarks to Smarky's bookmarks is easy. If you use Simpy and would like to keep your bookmarks in your browser, but also have them accessible from anywhere, you *will* want this extension, trust me!
Smarky is an extremely handy extension with an amazing list of features (see http://groups.google.com/group/smarky/web/features ). Its author is quite responsive and is actively developing both Smarky and another similar extension, GMarks. I believe they share the same code base.