Saturday, March 24, 2007

Life Savers [ Google Bookmarks ]

With millions of sites and gazillions of web pages, it is sometimes hard to land on the perfect page you are looking for. Once you find it, any sane user would be sure to bookmark it(add to favorites).

But the increasing dilemma users like me are facing is how to consolidate everything that has ever been bookmarked. Most of the time I end up emailing myself all the links I have discovered so that they are accessible to me at a later time.

Enter Google Bookmarks... and life is a lot better
Login to your google account and viola all your bookmarks are there . BTW you have to have Google Toolbar installed to access the bookmarks feature, which takes only a couple of minutes to download and install.

You can create labels to organize your bookmarks.It will also allow you to import you exising browser bookmarks. The bookmark organization page allows you to save some comments for each of the links which is kinda cool.

But the last time I checked, It was still missing a lot of good to have features which might be coming in future upgrades of the toolbar. You cannot nest labels right now. Once you add a bookmark, you cannot push it to a different label without actually removing it and re adding it. The online organization page is also rudimentary at best. Given google's fixation for drag drops, may be the page should feature a drag drop interface to reorganize bookmarks. is another great place to store your bookmarks and extensions are available to use it from the comfort of your toolbar. A lot of other websites have popped up with similar concepts but I believe we still have a long way to go...

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