Last year Google rolled out a new bookmark manager for its Chrome web browser. It was pretty. It automatically organized your bookmarks into categories. And it was designed with sharing in mind.
It was also unpopular with power users… so Google has announced that it’s reverting to the older version of the Chrome bookmark manager.
Chrome’s older bookmark manager may not be pretty, but it puts you in control of the management of your bookmarks. You can create your own folders, drag and drop bookmarks to change their position, and use the search box if you’ve got too many bookmarks to quickly browse for the one you’re looking for.
Prefer the newer manager? You can continue to use it by installing Google’s Bookmark Manager extension from the Chrome web store. But by default, the new version is out, and the old one is back… at least for now.
Google says it remains “committed to improving Chrome’s bookmarks experience,” but the company has decided to bring back the older version in response to user feedback. In other words, we could see another new bookmarking system in the future.
Personally, I’m not sure I care all that much… Years ago, I made a point of keeping my Firefox bookmarks clean and organized. But to be honest, I kind of forget from time to time that Chrome even has a bookmark manager. I almost never visit chrome://bookmarks to view it. Instead I just start typing the first few characters of a website and Chrome will usually suggest the rest of the URL for sites I’ve frequently visited in the past, whether I’ve manually bookmarked them or not.
What about you: do you still use bookmarks the way you used to?
via OMG Chrome