WIRED: How to Switch Browsers Without Losing Your Bookmarks and Passwords. “IF YOU’RE THINKING of switching browsers—maybe because you like the features in a different application, or you’re fed up with the one you’re using—all of your accumulated data, extensions, and bookmarks can feel like a reason to stay put. It doesn’t have to be, though: Getting your data out of one browser and into another isn’t as hard as you might think.”
MakeUseOf: 5 Google Chrome Tab and Bookmark Hacks to Make Your Life Easier. “The invention of the browser tab and bookmark functions has increased people’s online productivity. Instead of having multiple windows open, you can instead have multiple tabs in one window. This feature can help you organize your workflow, allowing you to open a group of web apps or specific topics in their own windows. But what if you want to organize things further, like subgrouping similar web apps or systematically bookmarking open tabs?”
9to5 Google: Google will shut down ‘Bookmarks’ in September, won’t affect Maps ‘starred’ locations [U]
9to5 Google: Google will shut down ‘Bookmarks’ in September, won’t affect Maps ‘starred’ locations [U]. “After 16 years of service, Google is about to shut down a service that isn’t very well known. On September 30, 2021 ‘Google Bookmarks’ will be closed off for all users. The announcement has been fairly quiet, but as was spotted this week, a banner now appears on Google Bookmarks explaining that the service will ‘no longer be supported’ later this year.”
Found via Reddit: LinkAce. From the front page: “LinkAce is a self hosted archive to store and organize links of your favorite websites. Search through them with the help of tags and lists. The content stays available with the help of automated backups and monitoring.” Note that it is a self-hosted Web app, so you’ll need access to a server and some tech chops to use LinkAce. It’s free and open source.
How-To Geek: How to Create, View, and Edit Bookmarks in Google Chrome. “Bookmarks in Google Chrome save a link to a website you want to return to later, much like when you put a bookmark in a book. Here are several ways you can create, view, and edit your Bookmarks.” Basic but a well-documented basic.
MakeUseOf: How to Back Up and Export Chrome Bookmarks in 5 Easy Steps . “You save Chrome bookmarks like the little odds and ends buried in a shoebox. The links are meant to be visited often or later. Each of these links can be a precious corner of the web for you. That’s why it’s important to export Chrome bookmarks and keep them backed up always. Mishaps happen. Fortunately, Chrome lets you save bookmarks in a single HTML file and also sync them automatically across devices.”
MakeUseOf: 5 Xmarks Alternatives to Sync Bookmarks Across Devices and Browsers. “This article introduces you to some of the best alternatives to the Xmarks bookmarking tool that will help you safely sync and access your bookmarks across browsers, devices, and platforms.”
MakeUseOf: How to Manage Years of Browser Bookmarks: 5 Steps to Tidiness . “If you’ve used the web for any amount of time, you’ve probably built up a huge collection of bookmarks. It’s easy to fill up your bookmarks bar with your most-visited sites, and before long you’ll have an overflowing list of favorite pages that are impossible to navigate. Now is the time to sit down and make your bookmarks more manageable. Let’s look at a process containing tools and tips to clean up, organize, and manage your bookmarks so they’re no longer a nightmare.”