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Quickmarks for Google Chrome makes bookmark keyword launching easy

One feature I still miss when switching between Chrome and Firefox is support for bookmark keywords, which make launching sites from the address bar a breeze. Chrome's Omnibar does a fairly good job of finding what we want to launch from standard input (e.g. gmail), but it would be nice to have straight-up keywords (like gm). Sebastian showed you one method using custom search engines -- but th...

Add a keyboard shortcut to a Chrome bookmark or bookmarklet

It occurred to us, after writing yesterday's list of Chrome keyboard shortcuts, that there was one glaring omission: bookmark shortcuts. Not only does the Bookmark Bar take up valuable real estate, but no one really wants to click through folders of bookmarks to find what you're looking for. Now, Firefox has 'Smart bookmarks', which lets you add a keyword to a bookmark. Chrome, however, o...

Access your Google Chrome bookmarks from the right-click context menu

Last week we shared a Google Chrome extension with you that adds installed apps to your right-click context menu. It's a very welcome enhancement, since you normally need to hit Chrome's new tab page to launch a Chrome Web app. You know what would fit nicely right below apps in Chrome's right-click menu? Access to your bookmarks, of course! And as you can see in the screenshot, there's an exte...

Xmarks bookmark sync for Dolphin Browser HD now available in Android Market

If there's one thing that would make me switch from Dolphin Mini to Dolphin HD on my Android phone, it's the fact that HD offers add-on support. Favorites browser enhancements like LastPass and AdBlock are already available, and now there's one more worth installing: Xmarks. The bookmark sync extension is now available in the Android Market and ready to keep your Dolphin HD favorites marching ...

Hands-on: Pinboard is a great Delicious alternative

So, Yahoo! went ahead and announced it doesn't like Delicious anymore. This is pretty much the dumbest move I've seen Yahoo! do in recent memory, and Delicious is going to fight for its survival outside of Yahoo!. I really hope Delicious is going to make it, and I have every reason to believe it will. It's an incredible service, and one of the cornerstones of the Internet. Still, since I rely ...

Yahoo is shutting down Delicious, heralding the end of a tasty era [Updated]

Del.icio.us has lived a long life -- having been around since 2003 -- but Yahoo! has confirmed the demise of the delectable bookmark service. It comes as no surprise after news of the company's recent layoff blitz, and the Delicious team has been on the list of expected victims for well over a year. It's not the only property getting the "sunset" treatment from Yahoo!, either; Yahoo! Picks, Yahoo...

ViewMarks for Firefox makes bookmarks visual and huge

In these days of social bookmarking, ViewMarks is a Firefox add-on that sticks with the old-fashioned way of storing your bookmarks on your own computer. But this is the default behavior for Firefox anyway, so why should you get excited about ViewMarks? It's all in the graphics -- basically, ViewMarks saves a thumbnail along with each bookmark. The result looks kind of like the Speed Dial feature...

Myfav.es (Fav4) adds new icons, registration, custom URLs

Remember Fav4? It's a customized browser home page, with a super-clean layout featuring a huge, beautiful icon for each of your favorite sites. And now it has a new domain name – Myfav.es (although fav4.org still works), along with a few notable additions. I couldn't find a list of all of the updates on the site, but here's what I've noticed: Many new site icons: Including the world's le...

Xmarks finds a buyer, prepares to launch new freemium version

Xmarks, the bookmark sync utility that was saved from the brink of destruction by a grassroots pledge drive just a short while ago, is now declaring itself alive and well. A buyer for the service has come forward, and the new owners will carry Xmarks forward under a freemium model, with both paid and free components. There are no details yet about a relaunch date or about what features might be...

Xmarks launches pledge campaign to stay alive

Xmarks' announcement that it would be shutting down in the near future is turning into a topsy-turvy saga. Now the Xmarks team has decided to reconsider offering a premium service in order to keep the product alive, thanks to an outcry from Xmarks fans. Here's the pitch: if you love Xmarks, pledge $10-20 to say you'd commit to a premium service. Your pledge doesn't require a credit card number, it...

Move your Xmarks to your own server

Even though Xmarks is shutting down due to competition from the built-in bookmark syncing features in Chrome and Firefox, it can live on ... on your own server! The only catch is that this trick only works with Firefox for right now, but Xmarks could open source their code when they close down and open the door for a cross-browser build. But I digress! Here's how to get Xmarks up and running. Y...

Xmarks bookmark syncing service calls it quits

Bookmark syncing service Xmarks has decided to shut down. It's sad news, but hardly surprising. When Xmarks launched -- originally on Firefox as Foxmarks -- it was a novel, awesome idea. Syncing your bookmarks across browsers on different machines is extraordinarily useful. It's so useful, in fact, that Chrome and Firefox both have their own bookmark syncing implementations now and that doesn't...

Foxish live RSS brings Firefox's live bookmarks to Chrome

Hello! I'm back [at the turn of the tide...] To celebrate, here's a very neat Chrome extension that mimics (albeit a bit clumsily) Firefox's live bookmarks: Foxish live RSS. If you've never used Firefox's live bookmarks, you're missing out! They're just like normal website bookmarks, but using the magic of RSS they update every few minutes. For the vast majority of Web users, a dedicated RSS r...

Screenshot tour: Pearltrees tries to be graphical Delicious of the future; fails

Pearltrees is a fledgling social bookmarking service, which tries to break away from the tagging paradigm. Instead, each bookmark is a "pearl", and the pearls are linked into trees. You can see all of your bookmarks on a large Flash-based canvas, and drag them around. The site is tightly integrated with a Firefox add-on for creating "pearls". The idea sounded intriguing, so I decided to take ...

Using Google Chrome's bookmark menu? Get ready to kiss it goodbye.

It's entirely possible you didn't even know Google Chrome had a bookmark menu -- a compact drop-down to access your favorite websites which was a nice alternative to the bookmark bar. I've seen plenty of gripes in our comments on Chrome posts from users wishing there was one there... when it's been there for ages, hidden behind the --bookmark-menu flag. But now that you know about it, don't ge...