Tag Archives | Bookmark Help

Add Thumbnails to Your Bookmarks

Visual ThumbnailsWith the new Visual Bookmarks Firefox extension you have a quick and painless way of adding thumbnail images to your bookmarks.

The extension lets you capture a part of a web page as an image, then add labels and tags to make a visual bookmark. You can then turn around and arrange them by that label or tag you added. Now if this comes in handy anywhere – it is for when you bookmark videos or image galleries that you want to come back to later.

It should also be noted that this uses a separate system from the existing Firefox bookmarks setup. Hopefully in future releases they will figure out a way to tie it in better.

I really like the look and feel of Visual Bookmarks. Not sure if it is helping me browse any faster, but it is nice to see those pages in one way, shape or form instead of having to say.. “Yeah, I think that was the one I wanted to click on”.

Box.net Bookmarks Sync

As if we all needed another way to backup or sync our bookmarks from computer to computer – there is now a Firefox extension that allows you to do it via Box.net and their free file hosting service.

Bookmark Backup in a Box

Here are a few kind words from the creators of the Box.net Bookmark Synchronizer extension:

Backup your bookmarks! Use the Box.net Backup tool to save your favorite bookmarks online or to sync bookmarks between multiple computers.

Does this extension do anything that the others do not? No, not really – but if you have been looking for something to do with that Box.net hosting you have, this might be one way to put it to good use.

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.

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!

Foxiewire Social Link Sharing

FoxiewireWhat happens when you mix the social link sharing of a Web site like digg with the fanatical fans of Mozilla’s Firefox? I have a feeling you would get something that looks like the newest edition to the social news bookmarking world Foxiewire.com.

Another new Spread Firefox project, this one shows a lot of promise. It is built on the digg cloning script, pligg – so the interface should be one that you are used to by now. The only thing that bugs me thus far is when you click on a link, it does not take you directly to the story.

Oh the other thing that bugs me is there is no mention of Firefox Facts! (only kidding guys) If you are looking for yet another Web site to help you stay on top of the Firefox world – Foxiewire might be the place for you.

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!