Google Chrome’s New Bookmark Manager Focuses On Organization And Search

Mihir Patkar 04-11-2014

Bookmarks have been an integral part of browsers since long before Google Chrome was launched. Now, Google is looking to make them more useful than ever before. The new Bookmark Manager extension for Chrome wants to make it easy to organize your bookmarks How to Manage Years of Browser Bookmarks: 5 Steps to Tidiness Have hundreds or thousands of bookmarks that you need to get under control? Follow this step-by-step process to get organized. Read More and have the bookmarks look great at the same time.


To download Bookmark Manager, you need to be running Chrome 38 or above (check in Settings > About Google Chrome and update if necessary).


What’s New In Google Bookmark Manager?

The extension doesn’t come with a huge number of new features. Instead, it focuses on doing the little things right. Here are the things worth noting in Bookmark Manager:

Search has been dramatically improved. The new Bookmark Manager doesn’t just search the title and link, but it also searches the actual text of the saved web page. In our tests, this worked four out of five times. Google might just need more time to index the content of the links before it can search them all. This is the best feature of the new extension as it is much easier to find information from pages you saved years ago. My current favourite bookmarking system, Pocket, offers this too but only in the Premium version. Plus, Google is obviously better at this since search is their core product.

Design is something Google has been paying more attention to recently and Bookmark Manager is a good example of that. Each bookmark is a tiled card, arranged in a neat grid, complete with a featured image. Links without images get a colourful placeholder. The whole effect is quite pleasing.



Organization is a big part of bookmarks. At its core, not much has changed in how to manage bookmarks in Google Chrome Everything You Need to Know About Managing Chrome Bookmarks Chrome has a number of features to help you sync, easily access, manage, sort, and tidy your bookmarks. Some people manage just fine without bookmarks, but not most of us. If you use the Chrome... Read More . The interface has become easier to use, but you can still apply the same principles as before. One new feature is auto-folders, where Google goes through your content to recommend folders for you. This is a hit-and-miss affair and honestly, we’d recommend switching this off or ignoring it entirely.

Sharing bookmarks is now possible, by making folders which you can set as Private or Public. By default, all folders are private but if you want to share it with someone, go to the folder, toggle it to Public, and click the “Share This Folder” button and copy-paste the link to any one or on your social networks.



Saving new bookmarks is also just like the old process, only prettier. When you hit Ctrl/Cmd+D or click the star in the URL bar, you’ll see the featured image (you can choose between images if there are multiple ones on the page), the headline, and save it to a particular folder if you want. By default, the last saved folder is shown. Tap the trash can icon if you don’t want to save the page.

Is Google Bookmarks Better Than Pocket?

We contend that Pocket is the ultimate digital bookmarking service Pocket - The Ultimate Digital Bookmarking Service As Bakari previously reported, the well loved Read It Later - which enabled users to save articles to read later from a bookmarklet or various apps it was integrated with - was discontinued and replaced... Read More , so that’s the benchmark for Google. If you asked me if I’d be switching away from Pocket for daily usage, the answer would be no. Put simply, Pocket offers far more features and works better on various platforms, not to mention it doesn’t tie me down to Google Chrome.


There are only two places where Bookmark Manager clearly outpaces Pocket. First, the full text search for links. If you don’t want to spend money on Pocket’s Premium service for this, then sure, Google’s offering does it for free. Second, Bookmark Manager saves your links locally while Pocket is all in the cloud; if that’s a security or privacy risk you are worried about, then Bookmark Manager is again a better bet.


Should You Download Google Bookmark Manager?

Thankfully, this answer is simple. If you already use Chrome’s bookmarks, then you should definitely install Bookmark Manager. It’s the same service you are used to, but with more features and a better interface. You don’t need to learn anything new. Heck, you can even continue to use the same keyboard shortcuts for Chrome bookmarks How to Launch Your Chrome Bookmarks With Keyboard Shortcuts Bookmarks give you quick access to your favorite websites. Chrome's keyboard shortcuts put bookmarks at your fingertips. Here are the tricks you must know. Read More .

For anyone else, we think a bookmarking service like Pocket is definitely the better way to go. There is no sense in tying down your bookmarks to a single browser when you can get them anywhere, not to mention features like reading mode.

Warning: Chromebook users should not install this extension just yet. See the Chrome help forum for details.

What’s Your Favourite Bookmarking App?

You know our preference is Pocket, but there are plenty of these great save-for-later apps like Instapaper and others. Which one do you use and why?


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  1. Harry
    May 21, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I do not have the word organize under Bookmark Manager. What am I doing wrong or is this just as big a piece of dung as I imagine?

  2. Selined
    May 20, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    I do not understand

  3. Mary
    May 19, 2015 at 3:00 am

    klee cannot follow your instructions so dont keep replying with the same message it does not work for me just stop

  4. klee
    May 18, 2015 at 1:44 am

    It Sux BigTime; HATE HATE HATE it.

    • Cezar
      May 18, 2015 at 11:46 am

      The new Chrome’s browsers don't have this option - ReOrder by Title!

  5. Norm
    May 17, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I prefer to use my shortcut list for bookmarks rather than going to bookmark manager, which is adding an extra step. In the bookmark list, newly added bookmarks are at the end. With this new system I can not find a way to sort them in alphabetical order. If I go to bookmark manager that option is no longer there. If I go to bookmark manager, the bookmarks are in order. However new ones are separate from the ones I imported from Firefox. In the old system with the old bookmark manager everyting was in one list.

  6. Jeff
    May 10, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Hate it.
    So difficult to use now.
    Can't sort alphabetically !

    • Clever Moron
      May 13, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      The same shit for me!
      This is the rule: If something new is done, you gonna loose the good things you used to!
      Is it a difficult thing to sort alphabetically despite it was there before???

    • klee
      May 18, 2015 at 1:47 am

      Jeff, Go to the Bookmarks Manager. At the Top, Under Bookmark Manager are the Words: Folder & Organize. Left Click On the Word Organize; near the Bottom of the Drop Down List that Appears; is a Choice: ReOrder by Title. See; Another Example of Complicating Things: Now they have made it 3 words instead of One: ALPHAPHQINGBETIZE

      • Syrrys
        December 1, 2015 at 10:39 pm

        @klee: If you have already installed the new extension you will first need to go and disable it before you can find the word "Organize". It simply doesn't exist in the new view.

        But once you sort then you can go back and re-enable the extension.

  7. t32
    May 7, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Unbelievably shitty BM now

  8. John Smith
    May 7, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    WTF is this? Google is NOT focusing on organizing. In fact, THEY TOOK THE ORGANIZE BUTTON AWAY!!! How the hell is anyone supposed to alphabetize? This whole article is a sham, a fake, and full of you-know-what. It should be titled "Google takes away organize features from Chrome and sticks middle finger up as they claim they made it 'better'."

    • klee
      May 18, 2015 at 1:47 am

      John, Go to the Bookmarks Manager. At the Top, Under Bookmark Manager are the Words: Folder & Organize. Left Click On the Word Organize; near the Bottom of the Drop Down List that Appears; is a Choice: ReOrder by Title. See; Another Example of Complicating Things: Now they have made it 3 words instead of One: ALPHAPHQINGBETIZE

  9. Steve Taikowski
    May 6, 2015 at 2:23 am

    Its horrible and hard to use. It has stupid organization, why oh why did you do away with the old system? Its a nitemare trying to save a bookmark now and put it in the right folder, VERY user unfriendly. 50% of the time it creates a new folder of its own called "Other Bookmarks" *****FAIL***** then I have to wrestle again to try and drag the bookmark to the folder I want it in. OMG ! *****FAIL*****The Old system used to immediately have a drop down menu that displayed ALL your folders, you chose one and you were done. The new system is very iffidy and makes you nauseous trying to click click click until you can even see your folders by scrolling down a tiny little window! *****FAIL***** Google Chrome again shows just how horrible Google can be with anything besides a search engine. *****FAIL*****

  10. lia
    May 5, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I cannot figure out how to select all the links in a folder without clicking on them individually and then open them all in a new window. It used to be a no brainer with the old one. Any help would be appreciated

  11. Giorgos
    May 5, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Why search is not working when you look for folders!? Where is the alphabetical shorting? Ohhh Google what a dissapointment....

    • klee
      May 18, 2015 at 1:48 am

      Giorgos; Go to the Bookmarks Manager. At the Top, Under Bookmark Manager are the Words: Folder & Organize. Left Click On the Word Organize; near the Bottom of the Drop Down List that Appears; is a Choice: ReOrder by Title. See; Another Example of Complicating Things: Now they have made it 3 words instead of One: ALPHAPHQINGBETIZE

  12. Nstratman
    May 1, 2015 at 10:51 am

    New bookmark manager is awful. Not intuitive; you should be able to right click on an entry to edit, remove or move it. Sort by name should be a right click option in the actual bookmark bar without going into the manager. List view can be invoked from the settings cog wheel on the top right of the window. Tile view is pointless if you have 1,300 bookmarks in about 30 folders. Previous implementation not perfect but much better than this. Logical place for a tile based approach is on the Google search webpage, not in an internal procedure for managing bookmarks. Not pleased!

  13. Julie
    May 1, 2015 at 3:27 am

    I disappear too if I EVER have to use the new version again. Garbage-rubbish- trash it. Pleeeease!
    Reinstate the logical bookmark manager asap.

  14. WXX Wayne Harris
    April 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I think the consensus is in the new manager has got to go or at least a classic view needs to be an option. The old manager was simple and easy to use. It did exactly what was required ie stored your bookmarks. I need to set up my bookmark folders the way i want them. Telling us how to organize them is never going to work. It will quite simply be the end of what was a good product.
    I under stand Google wants to move forward but this feels not like a step backwards but more like a step into an entirly irrelevant dimension. Thanks for your time, I wish to continue to use Chrome, and have already used the disable to go back to the old manager. But if this feature disappears I do too.

  15. JCP
    April 29, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I have relied on Chrome's ability to sort my bookmarks alphabetically for years. Very disappointing that Google, in it's infinite wisdom, has decided that I should now have to do this manually.

    Really? Bring back the alphabetical sort!

    • klee
      May 18, 2015 at 1:49 am

      JCP; Go to the Bookmarks Manager. At the Top, Under Bookmark Manager are the Words: Folder & Organize. Left Click On the Word Organize; near the Bottom of the Drop Down List that Appears; is a Choice: ReOrder by Title. See; Another Example of Complicating Things: Now they have made it 3 words instead of One: ALPHAPHQINGBETIZE

    • phritzg
      May 21, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Sorry, klee, but none of those sorting options appear in my Bookmark Manager dropdown menu, just a choice between view Tile or List, Export and Import Bookmarks, and Send Feedback. That's all of it. Do you understand our problem now?

    • JCP
      May 21, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      I found the solution on my Mac - they moved the sort feature to the gear icon.

  16. captaindash
    April 27, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Last week I went to add a new bookmark and I encountered this mess. All of my folders disappeared and now I have one giant mess. One folder. There are no images in the thumbnails either, just colours. I hate Google (as a company) anyway and I have no problems using other browsers, but all my bookmarks were kept in Chrome so now I have to manually go through this giant pile. I had so many different folders and they're all gone. Die Google. I hope people at the top get caught in some insane scandal and the company goes down the toilet. It is the most hypocritical company ever. "Don't be evil"?!?!?! They force you to join their universe. Stuff like Youtube and Sketchup now force you to sign in and be part of it. I originally joined those companies and used the products anonymously and now I have no choice but to join the universe in order to keep using them they way I did (and Sketchup was paid for). Stop trying to farm every bit of information ever, you a-holes. Stop sucking companies I like into your black hole of extreme data farming.

  17. Marilyn K
    April 24, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    When you no longer want to save a do you delete it?

  18. Cika Sima
    April 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Auto-folders?? What is that for? Oh, I get it, I am stupid and the folders I've created the way I want them are also stupid, Google's auto-folders are much better!! Bookmarks manager for retards, by retards!!!

  19. Muckersmate
    April 22, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Awful - what used to be fast and easy way to select a bookmark, now becomes a chore - albeit a good looking one. I want to organise my bookmarks ALPHABETICALLY!

    • klee
      May 18, 2015 at 1:50 am

      Muckersmate; Go to the Bookmarks Manager. At the Top, Under Bookmark Manager are the Words: Folder & Organize. Left Click On the Word Organize; near the Bottom of the Drop Down List that Appears; is a Choice: ReOrder by Title. See; Another Example of Complicating Things: Now they have made it 3 words instead of One: ALPHAPHQINGBETIZE

  20. MarkB
    April 21, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    I agree the new bookmark manager is a pain to use. I can extend the window to easily find the subfolder and I can't seem to reorder the bookmarks anymore.

    Please fix these issues before you launch for everyone.

    • MarkB
      April 21, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      I meant I can't extend the tiny bookmark window :-(

  21. Floyd Haag
    April 20, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    new bookmark system sucks - just want list - not fancy pics - internet explorer
    had better favorites system but not like that browser - old system could be scaned quickly

  22. P
    April 18, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    i think it sucks especially the 'Other Bookmarks' part. it annoyed my so much and i have heard that it cant be deleted.

  23. Marigold
    April 11, 2015 at 2:43 am

    I've exported my Firefox bookmarks as an HTML file. I open the file, there they all are, under their headings.
    But when I import the HTML file to Chrome, it only brings in the first 10, and ignores the rest. I saved a new HTML file, gave it another name, and tried again - same deal. All I can get are the first 10 bookmarks.
    All the Bookmark Import and Manager instructions do not admit this happens.
    This is beyond annoying.

  24. Paul
    April 5, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    I assume Bookmark Manager is part of Chrome. The issue is when I click on the Bookmarks bar folder and then on the "organize" drop down menu there is no selection to organize by date saved?????
    It has "Reorder by title" but I need reorder by date saved!!!! Help!!!! Thanks, Paul

  25. Vadim
    March 27, 2015 at 9:58 am

    several things i'd like to see in new bookmark manager:
    - specify View for items (not only big Icons)
    - when I use search, I cannot identify which folder item that was found belongs to
    - in search results i don't see folders (e.g. i search for 'android' - result contains all links with 'android ' but not Android folder that i have in bookmarks)
    - when i try to bookmark page - I cannot specify for subfolder - i need to find parent folder and then the folder that i need

  26. Yohan
    March 21, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Was I wrong to think the sole purpose of a bookmark manager was to manage bookmarks?

    Does it organize your bookmarks into neat alphabetical order? No, so I have to ask why this a great leap in terms of bookmark managers when it is so difficult to manage your bookmarks or is it that i'm just unreasonable for wanting to be able to quickly find what it is I'm looking for, like every other bookmark manager instead of having to either go through them slowly or to open up the new bookmark manager and then recall what the title of the bookmark was and then type it into the search bar.
    What I have done to overcome this is once a week I will import my bookmarks to FireFox then simply right click & sort on the folders I want organized then import the bookmarks back to Chrome and delete the old ones but I should not have to do this, it is absurd that you cannot organize your bookmarks on Chrome except for manually (tediously) sorting them individually.

    • klee
      May 18, 2015 at 1:51 am

      Yohan; Go to the Bookmarks Manager. At the Top, Under Bookmark Manager are the Words: Folder & Organize. Left Click On the Word Organize; near the Bottom of the Drop Down List that Appears; is a Choice: ReOrder by Title. See; Another Example of Complicating Things: Now they have made it 3 words instead of One: ALPHAPHQINGBETIZE

  27. Nick Major
    March 20, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Oddly, mine has gone and it is no longer available in the web store. Anyone know where I can get it from?

  28. Johnny
    March 19, 2015 at 1:20 am

    I hate it! Hope Google gits rid of it. I was doing just fine adding a bookmark to my bookmarks zone/tab above the Google logo in chrome. Now I can't access my newly created bookmarks without bookmarking something just to get the manager to open. I can't seem to figure out how to open the bookmarks manager any other way. I like having the bookmarks zone/tab above the Google logo so I drag the link to my desktop then I restore down my window then I re drag the link I want to book mart to that bookmarks zone/tab above the logo.

  29. Jamr
    February 27, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks for wasting my time...

  30. Hellguz
    February 26, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Google Bookmarks Manager NOT FOUND. Aparently, Google deleted it and it is not available anymore. WHY? I loved it.

    • Anonymous
      February 26, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Yeah they've since pulled it from the chrome store. If you didn't get it before it's not possible now.

  31. tom
    February 13, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    How do i actually save something? Old bookmark you just clicked done, but that has disappeared. I think new bookmark sucks.

  32. BLE
    January 29, 2015 at 12:03 am

    I don't use Chrome anymore because I hate the new bookmark interface. I'm a linear, ALPHABETICAL, person. Back to Safari.

  33. Dwight Stegall
    January 17, 2015 at 8:24 am

    It is utterly ridiculous. It will slow you down to a crawl when trying find something. I disabled it in Canary. :(

  34. Nila
    January 15, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I really want to share my bookmarks with friends, but the "Share this Folder" is constantly not clickable to me, even on Public folders. What can I do?

    • linguistar
      May 6, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      I have the same problem. Any help?

    • John Lanford
      September 19, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      No option to share folders like this article demonstrates. I have chrome. I have their damn bookmark manager extension. But no option is given to share the folder I want to share! WTH, google??

  35. DaveMc
    January 6, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I like the new look, but it's definitely beta quality. Too many glitches to mention, especially when syncing across multiple computers.

    Auto Folders are a great idea, but not up to Google standards. It identified the right categories for me, but only put about five bookmarks into each one, when it should've put about fifty. And I can't drag stuff in and out of the Auto Folders to train or even correct them, so they're useless.

    The thumbnail / card images are the way to go, but it's not as good as it should be at choosing a beautiful image, and again, there's no way to customize or train it.

    But my biggest response is a question - Is this meant as a Pinterest competitor or not? When I first saw the new look and saw that I could share folders of bookmarks a light went on: Ah! These are pin boards! This is a built-into-the-browser, first class way to categorize and share my likes. Google is competing with Pinterest and has the advantage of billions of existing bookmarks being sharable en masse.

    But wait. I make a folder public and it merely gives me a link that I can email to people. It doesn't share it with my circles or do anything Google Plus-like. It doesn't add it to communities or do anything Pinterest-killer-like. Oh, well. Maybe the world doesn't need a Pinterest killer. Or maybe the world didn't need Pinterest.

  36. Julie
    January 5, 2015 at 12:06 am

    How do I move a folder to another folder in this awful new Bookmark system?

    • DaveMc
      January 6, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      The fact that you have to ask shows that their interface needs work.

      Two ways that I know of:

      * View the contents of the folder's parent, such that the folder you want to move is seen as a card. Click on Edit at the top right, click the folder card so that it has a blue check box, select "Choose a folder" at the top, and choose which folder to move it to.

      * As above, find the card of the folder you want to move. Click and drag the card into the folder in the list on the left side.

      * As above, find the card. Click and drag the card onto the card of a sibling folder to move it into that folder.

      This last one can be hard to control. It seems to get confused between this and reordering.

    • m
      May 1, 2015 at 2:15 am

      thanks, dave mc. i'd been scratching my head over moving folders for days. the new interface is so unintuitive.

  37. SR
    December 27, 2014 at 2:57 am

    For super user's this is a JUNKY/CRAPPY tool.

    The card's layout is useless when you have 100's and 100's of saved bookmarks

    It is slow to scroll and find
    Search is useless, i'm really surprised how bad the bookmark search is

    waht is really unforgivable is how it cannot be uninstalled.

    It is best described as a virus

  38. hi
    December 26, 2014 at 5:51 pm


    • Cliff KU4GW
      April 24, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Thanks so much! Worked like a charm by Disabling it in the very topmost choice! I really appreciate your advice! My beef was not being able to organize my Bookmarks by name anymore. I see no Wrench icon in my Chrome Browser as one person suggested using to organize them by name. I'm running Chrome version 42.0.2311.90m

    • Cliff KU4GW
      April 24, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      I used
      in the address bar to disable mine. Thanks so much! Worked like a charm by Disabling it in the very top most choice! I really appreciate your advice "hi"! My beef was not being able to organize my Bookmarks by name anymore. I see no Wrench icon in my Chrome Browser as one person suggested using to organize them by name. I'm running Chrome version 42.0.2311.90m

  39. Julie
    December 24, 2014 at 12:47 am

    How do I sort my bookmarks alphabetically?
    How do I get back the text version?

    • klee
      May 18, 2015 at 1:53 am

      Julie; Go to the Bookmarks Manager. At the Top, Under Bookmark Manager are the Words: Folder & Organize. Left Click On the Word Organize; near the Bottom of the Drop Down List that Appears; is a Choice: ReOrder by Title. See; Another Example of Complicating Things: Now they have made it 3 words instead of One: ALPHAPHQINGBETIZE

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  41. Patrick McHargue
    December 19, 2014 at 7:21 am

    How do I turn the tiles off, and get back to a list of URLs? The tiles just take up way to much space. What metric did you use to decide how big to make them? The minimu number on a page?

    I've tried using the 'chrome:\flags' bookmarks settings without success. My version is '41.0.2251.0 dev-m '

    I think this awful interface should be something you can toggle off.


  42. rick
    December 18, 2014 at 4:21 am

    This new bookmark manager is harder to use, I want the option to go back to the easy to use lists. The list view was easy navigate and easy to organize. Get rid of this or at least show me how to use it with a youtube video or something. When I want to bookmark a page I want to be able to look at a simple clear list of bookmark folders and chose the one to drop the new bookmark into, not look at pages of big icons.

    • Julie
      December 24, 2014 at 12:48 am

      Ditto!! I hate this version....

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 24, 2014 at 6:03 am

      You can still go back to the old version if that's what you preferred :)

  43. BWS
    December 15, 2014 at 1:40 am

    I use draggo which is web based and provides good sharing/embedding options, though not the prettiest.

  44. Ratko Ivanovi?
    November 28, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Great read.

    I've been using pocket as a read-it-later app mostly, and I'm trying to find the best bookmark app.

    I'll definitely try the above suggestions

  45. Mark Talinn
    November 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I've been using diigo in the past, but recently switched to for organizing my bookmarks.

    Main advantages of diigo/ (over the Google Bookmark Manager extension):
    - It's easier to organize and access large numbers of bookmarks
    - It's stored in the cloud, so I don't need to sync my bookmarks between devices
    - Works across all platforms (don't want to be limited to Chrome for accessing my bookmarks)
    - More advanced sharing options.

    I think the Google Bookmark Manager looks prettiest of all, but ultimately I'd settle for usefulness over design.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 5, 2014 at 10:14 am

      I used to love, but grew out of it. Nothing wrong with it, it's just not powerful enough for me any more.

    • Lisa Melendez
      December 13, 2014 at 4:00 am

      I have to agree with Mihir on this one. I stopped using Diigo because of ads and premium accounts. exactly like iGoogle which I'm trying to get away from. I tried Google Bookmark Manager but you're right about them making it pretty! Pretty is only fun when you have less then 20 bookmarks. Switched over to for my main bookmark manager since its simple and organized.

  46. £rica
    November 19, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Thank you!!!!! I LOVE IT
    and I didn't know at all about it 'til now!

  47. Jeff
    November 13, 2014 at 11:56 am

    For me, it doesn't seem like Bookmarks competes with Pocket at all. I save articles to Pocket because I want to read them on the Pocket interface later (simple text, no ads).

    Another competitor tool that I love to use is Diigo. But as far as I know, there is no cache pages on Bookmarks, nor are there annotations, etc. Same goes for Evernote.

    So when it comes down to it, Pocket, Diigo and Evernote provide me with more functionality than Bookmarks does, so do I really need Bookmarks when I only use the current Chrome Bookmarks for quick access to links in my Bookmarks Bar?

    I think that the search functionality could be powerful in Bookmarks, but I wouldn't go out of my way to save directly to Bookmarks. I would probably use an IFTTT recipe (if and when it comes out for Bookmarks) to auto add articles from Pocket and bookmarks from Diigo.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 5, 2014 at 10:15 am

      An IFTTT recipe to auto-add to bookmarks is actually a great idea!

  48. John K
    November 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Seems to me that it is much harder to navigate to the right folder to save your bookmarks. And at least for me the feature to show you recently used folders is not functioning. If I could go back to the old version, I would, but I can't find a delete option.

    • Nev
      November 7, 2014 at 6:37 am

      how do i go back?

    • Chappie
      November 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      You need to go to chrome://flags/#enhanced-bookmarks-experiment and set it to disabled.
      At this point you should have the extension still active, but it should appear in your extension list where you can get rid of it permanently!

    • Mihir Patkar
      November 17, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Just delete the extension :)
      1. Right-click any extension icon you see at the top-right of your Chrome, and choose "Manage" in the context menu.
      2. Scroll down to the Bookmarks Manager extension and click the trash can icon.

    • John K
      November 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks for the tips.

      In the time since I posted this, the Bookmark Manager is now again visible in my Extensions list so I am able to disable it easily. For last couple of weeks, it wasn't visible and I was ready to try Chappie's solution, but then it showed up again.

      I appreciate the help.

    • John K
      November 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      @Chappie. Thanks for the tip how to remove the extension. Turns out that it was not visible in normal extensions on my Windows 7 machine and I had to use your method to disable it.

      The navigation to save bookmarks in the new version is really, really terrible.

    • Matt
      January 14, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you Chappie! The new bookmark manager took me 5 minutes to create a new bookmark and put it into the correct folder.

    • fred
      April 16, 2015 at 9:24 am

      Thanks Chappie

    • Marc
      April 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      @Chappie: THX!!!

    • klee
      May 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Totally Agree, Much More Time Consuming to Find the Correct Folder & Can Never Find my Sub-Folders in any Particular Category when Making Initial Bookmarks of a new site.

  49. Zyph
    November 5, 2014 at 5:32 am

    I think Opera actually had it first.

    Well, the browser is based in chromium as well and not to mention they contribute to the chromium source code. Maybe that's why Google made there own.

    • Mihir Patkar
      November 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Could be! Opera has recently been doing some great stuff with their browser. Not surprised that they thought of this first.

    • jagmint
      April 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      yes, opera had this first and then google copied!

  50. Shimmy
    November 5, 2014 at 2:56 am

    I like the new bookmarks manager, however I have two breaking issues:

    1) No favicons
    2) There should be an option for a cozier view

    • Mihir Patkar
      November 17, 2014 at 10:18 am

      The favicons don't bother me, but fair point. What do you mean by a cozier view?

    • Nicole
      December 1, 2014 at 12:32 am

      I agree that a compact view would be very nice, and some options for organization. I cannot find the sort alphabetically option anymore :(

    • Samuel
      April 28, 2015 at 10:45 pm


      If you go to the folder you want to sort and then click on the gear icon on the upper right. You can choose to reorder by title.