Monday, June 6, 2011

4 Nifty Browser Tools for the Bookmark Junkie

We all have lots of websites bookmarked, hoping that we’ll be able to reach them whenever we need them. To do this, you need to spend some time organizing your bookmarks into folders to avoid confusion when you are in a hurry. After you’ve categorized them for easy access, you can improve your browser by installing bookmark related extensions to make the experience even more seamless. On that note, let’s take a look at some really effective browser extensions which will make bookmarks even more awesome.

Neat Bookmarks [Google Chrome]

Neat Bookmarks
If you hate having the bookmark bar at the top of your browser, Neat Bookmarks is all you need to purge that clutter. Installing this extension gets you a little icon at the toolbar from where you can get access to all of your bookmarked pages. Perfect for a minimalist!

Bookmark Button [Google Chrome]

This is a very simple extension. It adds a bookmarks button on the toolbar, which you’d otherwise access by clicking on the Wrench > Bookmark Manager.

XMarks Bookmark Sync [All Major browsers]

Now that you have a huge collection of bookmarks on your browser, don’t you want to get access to them wherever you go, whichever browser need to use? Here’s where XMarks comes to the rescue. It works across all major browsers for free and some mobile platforms for premium users.
On the other hand, if you don’t fancy using multiple browsers you can always make use of the Firefox Sync service or the in-built bookmark sync in Google Chrome.

Read it Later [All Major browsers]

If you don’t prefer using the bookmark option in your browser, but still yearn for a service where you can have a list of sites which you need to check out, Read it later will be immensely useful. Chrome it Later  is best extension for Chrome users and the official add-on for Firefox is pretty good too. If you are on other browsers the bookmarklets are your only option.
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