Bookmark the world

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Do you bookmark interesting things on the internet?

Add notes, categories/labels to your bookmarks, and access your bookmarks from anywhere.

Here is how…

The solution is to use the Google Bookmarks main page:

If you don’t have a Google account, sign up for one at that link.

You also want to make sure that you are using Mozilla Firefox or Apple’s Safari as your browser as they seem to work better than Internet Explorer.

  • You can get Mozilla Firefox here

Now…it’s simple. Once you’ve logged into your bookmarks account, and if you are using Firefox and Safari, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and you should see this instruction.

Bookmarklet

So that’s all you have to do. Drag that little grey box to the links area of your browser. If you’ve done it correctly it should look something like this.

Google.Bookmark 
So…from now on, when you want to bookmark a page you are browsing, click that Google Bookmark button above and you will get a window that allows you to categorize the link and also add whatever notes you want to the bookmark. The window looks like this…


Google.Bookmark.Example

My Summary

The Good

The solution solves three problems I was faced with.

  1. Being able to access my bookmarks from anywhere even if I don’t have my laptop with me.
  2. Share bookmarks between my work and personal computers.
  3. Add notes or comments so I can remember why I bookmarked something to begin with.

The Bad

Google has a toolbar which includes a bookmark button, but that button does not function the same as the bookmarklet button demonstrated above. I find this a bit annoying.

The Button Line

This is a really neat way to manage my personal bookmarks. I like it so far.