Have you stumbled across something interesting online and kept the window open to read it later?
Then accidentally closed your browser?
It’s a common problem.
Bookmarking has become a way of browsing the internet because you’re not always in a place to read instantly.
Whether you want to plan your next day trip or revisit your favourite web pages, bookmarking apps help you track the posts you want to remember.
As a blogger, I consume lots of content from news, background research to industry trends.
Being able to access and find information quickly is crucial for me.
That is why I use bookmarking apps to stay organised and avoid the 50-tabs open syndrome.
The downside of using the browser extension within the browser itself is it doesn’t give you a way to organise your bookmarks.
With the help of extensions/tools, you can have all your bookmarked pages in one place.
These tools allow you to add, edit, delete and organise the web pages you’ve bookmarked.
Here’s my curated list of some of the most innovative bookmark manager tools for 2017.
I’ve been using Start.me for a while and I absolutely love it!
It has a great user interface, really simple and best part it did a great job of organising all my existing bookmarks.
Start.me is a web-based personal start page with an integrated bookmarks manager.
The tool supports news feeds and has a library with thousands of widgets that help connect to popular services and custom data sources.
By being able to properly organise your favourite websites, you will save valuable time not having to search for the address of a site.
I would highly recommend you give Start.me a try.
- Keyword alerts
- Embed Analytics
- Offers calendar support
- Bookmarks are stored in the cloud
- Categorises your bookmarks
- Keeps the news you value in view
$23.88/Month – 30 Day Free Trial
Bookmark Ninja is a cloud-based tool that allows you to access your bookmark from any device.
That means all the bookmarks that you create whether on desktop or mobile they’re instantly available.
The tool also allows you to email the link to the page you want to save to add[at]bookmarking[dot]com from your registered email.
Your email automatically gets added to a list.
Bookmark Ninja also lets you create your own category and tabs, so each time you add a new link it gets added into a category.
- Cloud-based service
- Email links to your dashboard
- Categorise and Manage bookmarks
- Adds tags to your bookmarks
This is a free service offered by Google and can be used with any browser.
There is nothing impressive about this extension other than the fact that it allows you to easily bookmark links.
It’s a simple bookmark manager app.
This app is not the same as the default extension offered by Google Chrome.
- Is best for Firefox browser users
- Allows you to have subfolders
- It is the best cross-browser usable bookmark service
- Categories, tags and changing folders is much easier in Google bookmarks.
Diigo lets you bookmark pages from the browser to your Diigo.com account using its simple, light app.
The tool allows you to organise everything from text notes, pictures, links and bookmarks into lists added to your library.
It’s more than just a bookmarking service, it a new kind of online collaborative research tool.
Diigo integrates tags and folders, highlighting and clipping sticky notes enabling a new process of online knowledge management.
- Personal research tool
- Collaborative research platform
- Social content site
- Knowledge sharing community
Dewey is a browser extension for tagging, searching and sorting your Google chrome bookmarks.
The tool displays your bookmarks in a grid with each bookmark displayed as a card.
It also lets you sort the grid by date, title or web address.
Unfortunately, this extension only works with Google Chrome browser.
- Displays bookmarks in a grid
- Sorting available
- Allows grouping into folders
- Enables editing of bookmarks URL or title.
This is yet another Google chrome extension tool that allows you to add tags to your new and existing bookmarks.
The extension is available on the Chrome Web store.
When you want to add a new bookmark you simply hit the button, and add your tags.
You can then retrieve the pages quickly from the address bar itself.
- Tags new and existing bookmarks
- Built-in bookmarking feature in Chrome
- It’s simple to search.
When you’re browsing in Chrome’s Incognito mode, private bookmarks gives you a way to hide and show a special list of bookmarks.
To access your bookmarks you may need a Password.
With this extension, you can manage all your bookmarks more efficiently.
You can also create folders for all your bookmarks for easy access.
- Safe and secure
- Password protect all your bookmarks
- Bookmarks are completely encrypted
- Gives you a special list if bookmarks just in incognito mode.
Available as a chrome extension it allows you to manage and organise your bookmarks a lot easier.
The tool allows you to sort and organise your bookmarks into distinct categories.
If you want to add a bookmark to the bookmarks application, you can either use the main interface or the bookmarklet.
A “Bookmarklet” is a small button that you can drag and drop in your bookmarks.
- Edit/Delete a bookmark
- Search for bookmarks
- “Bookmarklet” feature
- Save bookmarks into categories
Neater bookmarks manage your bookmarks in an efficient and compact manner.
The tool is available is a Google Chrome extension.
When you install the extension your bookmarks are arranged like a tree with indentations to the folder or subfolder.
The options of the extension also let you control how the bookmarks are opened.
- Gives your browser a tree like a view
- Can retain your previous bookmarks menu view
- User-friendly browser extension
- Compatible with Google Chrome.
Save to pocket is a popular “Read it later” app available for iOS and Android.
You can browse and search your saved items in Pocket and seamlessly share them.
Just recently Pocket for Firefox was launched allowing Firefox users to save content using the pre-installed Pocket button.
The idea at the core of the service is you have one Pocket account but numerous apps can plug into it to save content for later.
- Saving an article for later takes just a moment
- Create simple browser bookmarks
- Dedicated space for all links
- Improves reading experience
Skloog is a simple organisation tool that allows you to access all your favourites websites by simply clicking on their logo.
The tool also allows you to arrange all your favourite websites into categories. Each category is then displayed as a tab on your Skloog dashboard.
You can access your bookmarks easily by searching it by entering its first few letters.
- Sorts your bookmarks by URL, name, date they were added
- Let’s you search the web right from your start page
- Optimises your browsing experience
- Quick access to all your favourite sites
In my opinion, Instapaper is the best “Read it Later” service on the internet. It works similarly to Pocket.
The tool offers you a simple way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere.
Just recently, November 2016, Instapaper dropped its monthly subscription offering its service ad-free to all users.
- Sort by length, read progress, or popularity
- Option of sorting into folders
- Able to share individual passages of articles
- Ties into the web automation service IFTTT.
- Ability to save articles via email.
Historious saves a copy of bookmarked web pages saving you time by helping you find them easily.
You can bookmark your sites with a single click.
The tool allows you to search for any word in the content of the pages you’ve already bookmarked.
- Simple search tool
- Records cached version of the pages you’ve bookmarked
- Bookmark your favourite sites with just a single click.
Evernote is the world’s most popular note taking app.
If you’re not already familiar with this amazing app start by reading my review here
Evernote web clipper browser extension allows you to clip anything and everything you find online and add it to your notebooks.
You can access Evernote from your browser, PC, mobile or tablet.
All your saved links, pdf files and photos are stored on the cloud and synchronised across all your devices.
- Captures everything; if you can see it or think it, Evernote can help you remember it.
- Everything you capture is organised into Notebooks
- You can find anything fast through its advanced search filters
- Let’s you save interesting stuff you find on the web.
Zoho Notebook is an equally fantastic note taking app which is relatively unknown.
It’s a great tool to help you build your own personal online notebook.
As soon as you start the app, you will be brought to a screen that showcases the apps best-handcrafted covers.
- Visually organise your notes into notebook
- Offers tutorials on how to group your notes
- Intuitive interface
- Easily links to your Facebook and Google account.
- All your notes are saved automatically on the cloud and synced across different devices.
Xmarks is a browser add-on compatible with internet explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.
You can synchronise all your bookmarks online across multiple browsers.
The tool goes a step further and is capable of synchronising passwords between computers, even if different browsers are installed.
Xmarks is the easiest way to ensure that your bookmarked websites can be accessed from ay computer.
- Password synchronization
- Bookmarks can be accessed from any computer
- Provides additional information about websites including visitor reviews
The simple note app offers a simple way of taking plain text notes online.
The tool is a web-based application with client interfaces for a great number of platforms.
Simple note allows you to search through all your notes almost instantly.
- Simple web and mobile app
- Syncs your notes to Dropbox if your wish
- Search through all your bookmarks and notes easily.
Over to You
It’s so easy to read an article or discover a cool web page you like, only to forget it and never find it again.
With bookmark manager tools there’s no reason you have to lose stuff you find online.
With little effort, you can have a curated list of all your favourite pages neatly organised in one place.
Switching between desktop to mobile?
No problem, these online bookmarking remain the same no matter what device or browser you’re using.