Bookmarks are a handy feature that plenty of users make use of today, but is scourged upon as a thing of the past and one that is dying a long lingering death. Google is making an attempt to renew the love for bookmarks with its latest extension called Bookmark Manager for Chrome. The new extension gets a Material makeover and loses its unattractive list-like view, instead bringing an attractive Pinterest like interface to interact with your bookmarks. Let’s take a look at the new look Bookmark Manager for Chrome Extension.
Bookmark Manager for Chrome Extension Installation
Before you get started with the Bookmark Manager for Chrome Extension, you must do a couple of quick checks.
1. Ensure that you are running Chrome version 38. Open up your browser, click the menu icon ( the three horizontal stripes at the top right corner of the screen) and select About Google Chrome.
2. Now ensure that you have Chrome sync enabled. Go back to the Menu and select Settings. If necessary, sign in with your Google credentials.
3. Head over to the Chrome Web Store and install new Bookmark Manager extension. This will now replace your current bookmark manager.
You will find the new bookmark manager in the same location as the previous one: Menu->Bookmarks->Bookmark Manager. And the all familiar star, a yellow one will be perched at the far right corner of the Address bar. The next time you browse the web and find a page you want to bookmark, just hit up that yellow Star.
This will unveil a beautiful tile based interface and you have the option to add it to a specific folder of your choice by clicking the dropdown at the bottom of the tile. Another beautiful aspect of the tile is the ability to change the background image of the bookmark to one that is available from the website. Google will also make suggestions to you on which folder you can save the link to.
Now that you’ve saved the link, you can quickly search for it not just by URL, title or description but even by its content. Searching is easier as you don’t have to remember what you saved, just a generic search is enough. The Bookmarks are usually organized by topic automatically, but you can also rearrange them if you like by clicking on a tile, and from the dropdown bar at the top of the screen choose the appropriate folder.
Folders in the new Bookmark manager can be kept private or can be made public. This is particularly useful if you want to share a collection of bookmarks with your family, coworkers or friends.
Its hard not to love the new Bookmark Manager for Chrome Extension but if you feel otherwise you can go to the Menu->More tools->Extensions and trash it to revert to the old familiar bookmark manager.
Check out Google’s latest Chrome extension and tell us what you think of it.