I have already invested tons of hours working on Webbla 2 since a long time.
As you may know development got stuck and I am currently going to finalise the already existing things. There is still some work to do specially in conjunction with the new Mac OS X Yosemite.
The first release of Webbla was on Monday 21 of July 2008 and it was initially meant to be more a helper for web research and not an bookmark manager for thousands of bookmarks.
There are so many things which have changed in the last 6 years.
Apple added visual bookmarks to Safari in 2010 but in the actual version it’s not available anymore. You can access Safari bookmarks nowadays a lot easier and conformable by typing in the Address field.
Zootool, a visual online bookmark manager some similar to Webbla has been shut down in March 2014 after 6 years.
In the meanwhile there are other bookmark manager available for Mac OS X, following the visual idea of Webbla.
There are also more and more OS X system limitations which are making a prober integration and required features impossible or a lot more difficult.
It also turned out that the API to Delicious and Pinboard, two of the most requested social bookmarking services have there limitations when it comes to editing and updating multiple bookmarks via API. If we are not respecting there rate limits (e.g Pinboard with one submit every 3 seconds or requesting bookmarks once every 5 minutes) Webbla is likely to be banned. Consider how long it will take if you rc3003emove a tag from 1000 bookmarks at the same time (1000 * 3 / 60 = 50 minutes !!!).
I am currently not sure how far I will go in implementing new and cool features and if there is still a request for a visual bookmark manager for Mac OS X. I would not like to invest precious time I could spend with my family in features or a product which don’t have any request.
I would be happy to get some hands up and feedback on what you would like to see in Webbla 2 or not.
But one thing is sure. Webbla 2 as promised will be available later this year.