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pigamus

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Bookmarks
« on: September 29, 2021, 10:46:44 AM »
How do you handle bookmarks?

The obvious answer is just use Chrome. At least Chrome works over all your devices - log in, there's your bookmarks, sorted. But then I got an iPad mini and started using Safari, so I ended up with bookmarks in two different places.

So I got Raindrop. It was okay, but I was annoyed that when you click a link it just previews it rather than opens it - I didn't realise you can change the setting. Got the extension for Chrome, but I'm too lazy or sometimes just forget, so I've still got bookmarks in three different places, sometimes more if I decide I'll try Opera or something.

I think the best thing is maybe, there's a button that can wipe all your Raindrop bookmarks - maybe periodically just do that, export Chrome bookmarks, add them back in, and then they match? Except only desktop Chrome can export bookmarks I think, don't think you can on other devices (can you)?

And don't start me on "Favorites". That's not even how you spell it.

How do YOU bookmark?

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Re: Bookmarks
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2021, 11:08:56 AM »
Mostly in browser but used a bookmark-adjacent app called Toby for a while, which allows you to bookmark/save a collection of tabs.

This was useful, especially in work if switching between tasks as I could immediately switch to a browser window with work ticket, useful web pages on how to do stuff, repositories etc all in one go.

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Re: Bookmarks
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2021, 01:01:14 PM »
That looks interesting. It says there’s a free version for individuals, I might have a go with it.

Re: Bookmarks
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2021, 01:03:09 PM »
I 'have' bookmarks but very rarely use them. I usually just type the first letter of the website I want to go to into the address bar and let auto-complete do the rest. If I'm researching something for a work project, I might bookmark some pages I'll want to come back to later into a dedicated folder, but that's the only time I ever use them.

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Re: Bookmarks
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2021, 01:14:06 PM »
I’ve got loads. According to Raindrop I’ve got 435! God knows what I need to them all for! I’m sure somebody can beat that.

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Re: Bookmarks
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2021, 11:51:02 PM »
If you go to chrome://sync-internals/ (assuming that's what you're using) it tells you how many you have. I have 1251 apparently. Christ.

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Re: Bookmarks
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2021, 09:29:06 AM »
If you go to chrome://sync-internals/ (assuming that's what you're using) it tells you how many you have

Thanks, bookmarked.

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Re: Bookmarks
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2021, 11:13:23 AM »
Just further to this, I've discovered that Raindrop has a 'start from scratch' feature, so that you can export from any browser, click start from scratch, and that way your bookmarks will always be up to date. It's useful having cloud-based bookmark backup if you ever use a different browser or computer or whatever.

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