Incredible Bookmarks for Firefox is one among those bookmark add-ons for Firefox. In the next few lines we will try to discover if it stands apart from its brethren. If it does, it will certainly deserve the “˜Incredible’ conditioner. The download page hints that the add-on is highly regarded. Great, neat and nice are the words bandied about.
The Incredible Bookmarks for Firefox add-on installs as a 41KB file. By default it makes an appearance as a toolbar on the top of the browser window. Just the loss of screen real estate might not make this add-on worth it for some, so the add-on has to really step up to the plate with its features.
Firefox does have a default bookmark toolbar of its own. Many choose to keep it hidden from view. Think of Incredible Bookmarks as an enhanced version. And it too can be unchecked and dismissed from view from its own menu or from View – Toolbars (and restored in the same way). Note that Incredible Bookmarks does not replace the default Firefox bookmarks toolbar.
With the bookmark tool installed, let’s check out some of its features”¦
View More Than One Bookmark Toolbar
Incredible Bookmarks for Firefox lets you add additional toolbars. While minimalists will balk at this encroaching on screen estate, consider this – you can create different toolbars to improve your workflow. For instance, one toolbar can address work related links while the other can be for personal use or entertainment. Switch on the visibility as per the browsing needs.
The additional toolbars can be selectively switched on or off from the View – Toolbars menu. Also they can be easily removed.
View Bookmarks By Folder Or By Search Term
The toolbar can be filled with bookmarks according to a root folder or a subfolder. Additionally, if your bookmarks are a bit disorganized, you can key in some keywords and the toolbar gets automatically filled up. With keywords you can create dynamic bookmarks on the fly.
View & Order Bookmarks By Name, Visit Time, Last Visit & Most Visited
Another plus for quick organization is the ability to order and re-order the bookmarks in each toolbar according to alphabetized names, visit times, last visit and the most visited. For instance, when you have a bunch of bookmarks it’s easy bring the most frequented ones forward by checking the Most Visited option.
View Color Coded Bookmarks
Add a double plus for the bookmark color coding property. Right click on a bookmark and select a palette of colors from Highlight Bookmarks. Colors as visual indicators can immediately draw the eye to a highlight bookmark. For instance, you can color code bookmarks according to relevance.
And Finally”¦Remove Duplicates & Dead Links
Watching for bookmark updates and removing the dead links should be the default role of any bookmark tool and Incredible Bookmarks doesn’t fail here. It can also weed out pages which end up as “˜File Not Found‘ or “˜Server Not Found‘. What you get is a cleaner bookmark folder. For instance, you can set one toolbar to display all your bookmarks and then clean those through in one go.
If you have a bookmark organization fetish, you must have tried out a few of the Mozilla bookmark add-ons. If you are still waiting to arrive at Incredible Bookmarks, then jump the queue. Incredible Bookmarks is a well conceived package. The only gripe you could have is with the loss of the screen space. But that’s a slight loss when you stack it up against the help.
So, does the add-on deserve the “˜Incredible’ adjective? Let us know”¦