Quick, can you count how many bookmarks you have? If you’re super addicted to the Internet like most of us are, you probably can’t. You might not be able to count them but do you keep them synced and organized?
With 4 different machines all throughout my apartment, I know I definitely try to categorize them for better organization, but between Chrome, Firefox and Xmarks syncs, I encounter duplicate bookmarks from time to time. How do I get rid of these, you ask? I use a splendid little extension on Chrome called SuperSorter that helps me make my bookmark collection neater.
I imagine more people nowadays use Pinterest and Facebook to share interesting findings on the web or even use online services to store bookmarks, but I find that physically having them on the bookmark bar reminds of something I’m waiting to read again, complete, etc. If you’re like me and have quite a few bookmarks, you’ll be pleased to know about the SuperSorter extension.
There were quite a few bookmark-related extensions when I scoured the Chrome Web Store but SuperSorter stood out for the ratings (4.5 stars from 153 reviewers). When you download the extension, click on its icon next to the address bar and select Options, you can see some of the things SuperSorter can do.
You have a few options here of course. You can have SuperSorter work its magic every time without needing you to invoke the extension every time (“Sort automatically”), which is among one of the top features. Deleting empty folders is another feature that might be handy and can help you get a more organized collection.
Right now, there are some duplicate bookmarks in my collection as you can see in the following screenshot.
When you click on SuperSorter’s Find all duplicates now, you will get a list of the culprits.
You can choose which of the duplicate bookmarks to manage by selecting the first or last. In my case, I’m selecting all but the last bookmarks of the duplicate sets to delete.
There is no undo for the deletion, so you might want to scroll and check that you’re going to delete the right things.
Now any time you click on the SuperSorter icon, SuperSorter will perform the same actions with the options you selected and saved. The icon notifies of SuperSorter’s completion but it’s usually finished within seconds.
After SuperSorter’s cleanup, I usually click on Xmarks for it to sync the right amount of bookmarks. You know that beautiful, soothing feeling you get when you cleaned up your entire house or apartment? That’s sort of what I get every time after I use SuperSorter and see no more annoying, duplicate bookmarks.
Want to give your bookmark collection a good shakeup to clear the unnecessary clutter created by duplicates? With SuperSorter, you might just get that and an awesome, soothing feeling afterwards.
What about you? Do you know of other bookmark-worthy sites? Or deal with duplicate bookmarks another way? Let us know in the comments below.
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