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Antisocial Bookmark Tags

Tagging Minus the Social ExperianceWith all the social tools out there you have to manage your bookmarks, you might have had enough of it all. Stop the insanity man, because all this social stuff is getting on my last nerve, dude.

Ok, not really – but the Bookmark Tags extension is still a pretty neat one if you want bookmark tagging without the social experience other places provide.

Here is what the author of the Firefox extension has to say about it.

Bookmark Tags provides a different way of looking at your bookmarks: they’re “tagged” by the folders that contain them. Folders in different parts of the bookmarks hierarchy with the same name represent the same tag. Bookmark Tags therefore lets you manage your bookmarks in a non-hierarchical way.

All in all, I would say it is a good extension that delivers on the goal they promise, antisocial bookmark tagging in all its glory.

How Can I Manage My Firefox Bookmarks?

After you have been on the Web for a while, you collect a ton of bookmarks from Web sites you have visited and want to visit again. Now organizing these and putting them in places where it is easier for you to find them is another task that some might hate to do. So how do you manage your Firefox bookmarks?

To get to the Bookmarks manager click on “Bookmarks” in the menu bar and then click on “Manage Bookmarks…”. A new window should come up with your Bookmarks Manager loaded inside.

Now this is where all the magic happens as far as bookmarks go. You can add new bookmarks from here. You can organize them into new folders. You can drag and drop them around to where you need them to be.

In the Bookmarks Manager, if you click File and then “Import” you can import your bookmarks from another browser or from a file. If you want to export your bookmarks to back them up or take them to another browser, all you need to do is go to File and then hit “Export”. You can then save them anywhere you wish as a “.html” file.

One more neat feature that people don’t pay much attention to is the “View” option in the Bookmark Manager’s menu bar. Clicking on that will allow you to sort your bookmarks in any number of ways. If you are looking for a specific one – this would be the way to find it.

How do you add things to the Bookmarks Toolbar? All you need to do is drag and drop bookmarks or folders into the folder called “Bookmarks Toolbar Folder”. If this name is a little too long for you – you can also rename it and you shouldn’t be hurting anything. I renamed mine to “Links”.

Putting Links on Speed Dial

Now we all use speed dial on our phones to quickly dial up those numbers we often use but never remember. It looks like Firefox is getting into the speed dial game with the extension with the same name. The Speed Dial extension for Firefox gives you a neat thumbnailed preview of nine links you can quickly switch between.

With Speed Dial, you can easily access your most used websites. To show the Speed Dial tab, use the Speed Dial button (which can be added to the toolbar), or enter “chrome://speeddial/content” in your location bar.

One more cool thing about this tools is it will automatically load in blank new windows or my favorite selection in blank new tabs. To configure this, and other options, use the extension settings panel.

+ Download and Install the Speed Dial Extension for Firefox!

Make Delicious Your Bookmark Manager

Delicious ExtensionsAlright, maybe I was a little slow with getting this one posted. I had heard about it a few days ago – just haven’t had the time to give you my thoughts. Delicious has updated their Firefox “bookmark replacement” extension and I have to say it is pretty darn nice.

The speed has been improved, and I could really see people now using this on a day to day basis. Having all of your bookmarks there on the Web can really make for some interesting organization. This extension delivers your favorite delicious links to your fingertips.

+ Download and Install the del.icio.us Bookmarks Extension!

Foxmarks Backing Up Walkthrough

You have probably heard about Foxmarks before, but have you used it yourself?

I know several people who have said it is a little too complicated for them. I don’t think they really gave it a shot though. It doesn’t have to be difficult. For those of you out there that need a helping hand the people at Lifehacker have put together a pretty darn good tutorial on the subject.

Foxmarks lets you easily back up your bookmarks to the Foxmarks server and sync them to any browser with the extension installed. Today I’ll detail how to use the Foxmarks extension to back up and sync your bookmarks to your own personal FTP server, whether it’s with a hosted account or your own home server.

+ Check Out the Full Guide at Lifehacker!

Backup Your Bookmarks

Are you in need of a quick and easy way of backing up your Firefox bookmarks? If you are, look no further than the Foxmarks extension.

If you use Firefox on more than one computer, you’ll want Foxmarks. Install Foxmarks on each computer, and it will work silently in the background to keep your bookmarks synchronized. As a bonus, log in to my.foxmarks.com from any computer anywhere to access your bookmarks.

Out of all the alternatives out there, this one rates, at least, in my personal top five. They have been around for a while now, I have never heard a complaint about them and it is totally free. How can you say no to that?

+ Download and Install the Foxmarks Extension for Firefox!

Smart Bookmarks Bar

I have been using just favicons in my bookmarks bar for a while now. I find it a lot easier to manage where I am going – plus it cuts down on toolbar clutter (we all hate that). If you want an easy way to get your bookmarking habits moved over you might pick up the Smart Bookmarks Bar extension fore Firefox.

Smart Bookmarks Bar extension comes right here by hiding bookmarks names and only showing icons. Bookmark name will be displayed on mouse over. (this feature can be deactivated if you just want icons without the rollover effect)

+ Download and Install the Smart Bookmarks Bar Extension for Firefox!

LookLater

The folks over at LookLater have created a new and neat way to manage your bookmarks. The LookLater extension for Firefox gives you Instant searchable bookmarks in your own private online archive. Some of the features include:

  • Bookmark links, pages or images
  • Automatically save context with each bookmark
  • Search in titles or context or browse by date or site
  • Tag bookmarks and import your existing tags
  • No software to install, just a bookmarklet
  • Integrates with del.icio.us, Google, eBay and more

+ Learn More About and Install the LookLater Extension for Firefox!

Del.icio.us Bookmarks

I have just recently gotten in the trend of using del.icio.us for my quick bookmarking needs.

I like to have my important bookmarks saved in my browser – and then for stuff I would want to come back later and read or check out, I use del.icio.us. Some folks out there would like to use del.icio.us instead of the default Firefox bookmarks system. For you there is del.icio.us Bookmarks.

This extension integrates your browser with del.icio.us (http://del.icio.us/), the leading social bookmarking service on the Web. It does this by replacing the default bookmarking functionality in Firefox with a new experience that offers the following advantages:

After installing this extension, your browser bookmarking functionality will change significantly.

+ Download and Install the Del.icio.us Bookmarks Extension for Firefox!