We’ve seen Google’s new Bookmark manager leak under the code-name ‘Stars’ for a fair few months now, but it seems Google has released it without fanfare into the wild. Released onto the Chrome Web Store as an Extension for Chrome called ‘Bookmark Manager’, it seems to offer all the funtionality of Stars, though now polished and officially released.
Depending on your Chrome version, installing the extension replaces your default Chrome Bookmarks manager. It’s not limited to ChromeOS devices, it’s literally an extension, but there are some restrictions. Talk around the web appears to put minimum version at 38, so make sure you have the latest update for your machine before you try.
Once installed, you get all the goodies, we’ve seen previously. The official description of Bookmark Manager includes :
One-click save: When you bookmark, you can now save an image and note to make your bookmarks more helpful. Also, Google will suggest a folder if it seems like it could be a fit.
Improved search: Quickly find that elusive page with search powered by Google, which looks not only at the bookmark title and snippet, but also the bookmarked page’s content.
Collect bookmarks by topic: Your bookmarks will automatically be organized by topic, like “Tokyo” and “Photography.” If you’d rather, you can still organize them into folders yourself.
Familiar bookmarks, new look: Your existing bookmarks will automatically get updated with images and descriptions, wherever possible.
Share: Have a folder of favorite bookmarks? You can make it public and share the link with whomever you’d like to access it. Everything else will remain private.
Access your bookmarks anywhere: Bookmarked an article on your phone to finish reading on your laptop? Chrome will continue to sync your bookmarks across all of your devices, just like it does today.
If you haven’t played with Stars Bookmark Manager before, head over to the Chrome Web Store and install the extension. It’s quite a pleasant interface and worth a look.