If you see something on the internet that you’re interested in or want to refer back to, it’s common to bookmark it. That makes it easily accessible in the future without having to spend a lot of time searching. Unfortunately, as you begin to save more and more pages, videos, or stats into your bookmarks, they can become a bit of a mess.
Thankfully, a bookmark manager enables you to easily keep everything organized in an orderly fashion. There are dozens of such programs on the market, and many of them specifically work for or with Google Chrome. In this guide, we will take a look at some of those programs and explain why they work for the browser in a way that other options can’t match.
Raindrop is one of the most popular bookmark managers out there, and for good reason. It can quickly and easily save/capture bookmarks of articles, photos, songs, and videos and then successfully organize them into collections. It will even auto suggest certain tags as well. As an added bonus, it has a great search functionality to ensure you can always find the right bookmark when you need it.
In addition to the great performance, the app has a sleek, modern appearance. It comes with a clean interface, is simple to use, and has a top down design from top to bottom. There are even a range of different formats that you can organize and view your bookmarks in. The free version will likely suffice for many users, but if you want access to all of the professional features, there is a paid version as well.
Pocket allows you to instantly save photos, videos, and articles to your profile and then easily sort them into the right categories. In addition to the spectacular web browser interface, there’s also a web app that you can use to manage your bookmarks or save things on the go when you aren’t near your computer. Pocket can also be integrated with well over 1000 different apps and you can save content from many different places.
Perhaps the most exciting thing about this bookmark manager is that it can save articles and content offline. That allows you to be able to go back and read anything you saved in the past, even without an internet connection.
If you want a bookmark manager with a clean, clear, and easy-to-navigate interface, consider Bookmark Ninja. You can separate your bookmarks into categories, and then organize those categories alphabetically. Dragging and dropping bookmarks make it easy to change things around if need be.
Bookmark Ninja can also sync your bookmarks with a wide range of devices, and with different managers as well. It is great for power users that keep a lot of bookmarks on different devices, but who want to ensure they have easy and quick access to all of them. There is a free month trial, but after that, there’s a small fee to use the extension.
If you don’t want or need any extra features, Pinboard could be the right bookmark manager for you. You can bookmark from any browser and sync with other services. Another reason many users love Pinboard is that they take privacy very seriously. The manager works incredibly fast and there are no ads or third-party tracking.
You can also add a number of different tags to your specific bookmarks to make sure everything’s organized to your exact specifications. Beyond that, Pinboard gives you the option to add notes and take advantage of many other tools that all work to keep your content organized.
Diigo is another great option to consider when getting a bookmark manager for Chrome. It’s an extension that allows you to not only save content for the future, but annotate it as well. That can help you organize them for easier discovery in the future, and you have the option to leave yourself notes. Such features make it much easier to not just find content, but find the exact piece of the content you want to see.
You can share your bookmarks with friends and group members as well. The free version of the extension allows for up to 500 cloud bookmarks and up to 100 different highlights. For many people, that’s more than enough. If you need greater amounts, there are paid tiers available to be purchased as well.
In conclusion, any of the Chrome bookmark managers in this list are great choices for keeping your bookmarks organized. Many of them are either incredibly affordable or completely free, but there are more premium versions if you don’t mind shelling out a few bucks. Always try out a few and see which one works for you.
If you know of another high-quality bookmark manager for Chrome, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!
Andreas is a freelance tech writer based in California. He works on a Mac in the office and lives with a PC and many old computer electronics at home. While he is not reading or writing, you’ll probably find him playing online games with friends.