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Rick Dangerous's picture
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A way to favorite games and programs?

Hey all! Love this site, have been using it for years and finally created an account so i could review and comment on downloads and use the forum.

I was wondering if it might be possible to add a way to "favorite" items so that you can return to a list later on. It's not always possible to download everything right in the moment (work, etc.) especially for larger files. It's really cumbersome to wade through all the programs and find things you want, only to have to hunt for them again later.

how nice would it be to click "favorite" and return to your list of favorites later to check out programs/games you are interested in?

If this isn't possible, a filter would be great, most downloaded, highest rated, most votes, etc? Just seems like their is a lot of random stuff (of course it's the nature of the site) but would be great to have some time saving options to get to the good stuff.

Let me know your thoughts! Best, -Rick (Currently playing with my G4 tower and Power Mac 8600)

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Jatoba's picture
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Yeah, I also felt the same, so when I asked, I was told the only current way is to leave a rating on the game/app, so that you can come back to it later using the "Your Votes" page.

It works, but naturally it isn't ideal, because we may give undue ratings to games/apps we don't know, and we also can't remove them from the "Your Votes" page, at least as far as I know.

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No need to over-complicate the server software. Just create a folder in your own web broswer's Bookmarks / Favourites feature and add the pages to there - it's what it was designed for. Smile

Jatoba's picture
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I guess that's true. Smile I'll try making a habit out of that, by making a "Garden Apps" bookmark category. So far I have saved the URLs on a separate text file.

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The only problem is that the bookmarks list tends to grow longer and longer, and you never get around to re-visiting these old pages.

cbone's picture
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Yep. Totally guilty of that one! Laughing out loud

WhosIt.There's picture
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I've got about 100 bookmarks for stuff to download from various places ... and thousands of websites spread across my current browser and exported from old browsers (going way back about 20+ years!), most of those are probably long gone sites / links. Smile

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For some expired bookmarks, they still live on on the wayback machine; thank goodness for its creator!

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It would possibly be doable in the current system, hook it into the user profile etc.

Though, the feature has been afaik requested at least once before, thus it has reached a status of "planned feature".

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Not something I'd ever use, but perhaps it could be a "To Get" / "Got" style system where those interested could keep track of which apps they might want to download and those they already have downloaded ... but again it's easy enough for people to do that on their own computer (I use a simple word processor or spreadsheet document to keep track of my collections of books, videos, etc.).

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I literally separate all the software in some 30+ categories, and that somehow really helps me remember or quickly check what I grabbed or not, when my memory fails me.

A bit hard for a category as big as "games", though. Smile But there's always the possibility to split it up further into game type, starting letter of the alphabet etc..

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Easy, you can do it alphabetically (by category):

Action
Adventure
Arcade
Board
Card
Emulators
Game Utilities
Networked Games
Puzzle
Sims
Sports & Racing
Strategy
Word

Rick Dangerous's picture
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Yeah this would be a great feature! Going to use bookmarks for now. Thanks guys.

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Easy way WITHOUT bookmarking is to use the OneTab Chrome extension. Just open the pages as tabs and once you've "too many" you just hit the button and they're saved and closed presenting you with a new tab with all pages listed with each, um, 'tabbing'(?) in it's own section. Opening Chrome again presents you with the OneTab page showing all of those tabs so you don't forget Tongue

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I have a select few genres that I like, so I guess I'm not a great person to ask.