Usage of Favorite Link Checker on Mac

This software is for checking the broken links of bookmarks of 3 webbrowsers, Safari,Google Chrome and Firefox.
You can remove the broken links of bookmarks too.
And you are able to remove the duplication of links.

-USAGE-

(1)

Favorite Link Checker starts and a launcher window shows. You click which Google Chrome, Safari or FireFox.
Please finish all browser before you click the button.
After this, you have to choose the bookmarks file becase of Sandbox structure, if you need help, "Bookmark File's Location" tell you where is the location.


(2-1)Google Chrome

You click the "Google Chrome" button, you must choose Google Chrome Bookmarks file.
If you cannot find this file, you click "Bookmark File's Location" button on the launcher window so that you may confirm the location.
The URL in bookmarks show in a grid, please click "Check Start" button.
The number of broken links shows when this app finish to check, and then you can click "Remove Broken".
The "redirected URL" in the grid indicates that a bookmarks URL is redirected to "redirected URL".
If you want to leave a broken link, please check "stay" in the grid.
You close the window after the broken links are removed.
You can check the homepage where you click a "URL" in the grid.
You can resolve the duplication links by only one click "Duplication" button.


(2-2)Safari

You click the "Safari" button, you must choose Safari Bookmarks file.
If you cannot find this file, you click "Bookmark File's Location" button on the launcher window so that you may confirm the location.
The URL in bookmarks show in a grid, please click "Check Start" button.
The number of broken links shows when this app finish to check, and then you can click "Remove Broken".
The "redirected URL" in the grid indicates that a bookmarks URL is redirected to "redirected URL".
If you want to leave a broken link, please check "stay" in the grid.
You close the window after the broken links are removed.
You can check the homepage where you click a "URL" in the grid.
You can resolve the duplication links by only one click "Duplication" button.


(2-3)FireFox

You click the "FireFox" button, you must choose FireFox Bookmarks file.
If you cannot find this file, you click "Bookmark File's Location" button on the launcher window so that you may confirm the location.
The URL in bookmarks show in a grid, please click "Check Start" button.
The number of broken links shows when this app finish to check, and then you can click "Remove Broken".
The "redirected URL" in the grid indicates that a bookmarks URL is redirected to "redirected URL".
If you want to leave a broken link, please check "stay" in the grid.
You close the window after the broken links are removed.
You can check the homepage where you click a "URL" in the grid.
You can resolve the duplication links by only one click "Duplication" button.
Only the case of FireFox, this app doesn't save the bookmarks file by resolving the duplication.
So please do "Check Start" and "Remove Broken" after you resolve the duplication, and you can save the bookmarks fils.


(3)The meaning of sign

In the "result" column, this app set 4 signs, "◯", "△", "✕" and "R"
"◯" means that a link is alive. The HTTP status code is under 400.
"✕" means that a link is forbidden or deny to access and so on.
"△" means that a link is time out or server error and so on.
"R" means that a link is redirected. This app recognizes that a link what this app demanded URL is different to returned URL is redirected.