As if the current workload isn’t enough for Google with updating all its apps and web services to its new material design, it is also in the process of revamping one of the most mundane Chrome services there is – bookmarks.
In a move similar to its new Inbox, Google is hoping to bring bookmarks into the 21st Century and make them more functional and useful than ever before. This new extension for Chrome will give you a revamped interface – taking the boring list of text and making a colorful grid using snapshots of the bookmarked page. Google will even suggest a folder for your bookmark every time you hit the familiar star icon.
It wouldn’t be a Google service without a search bar built into it and stars featuring a powerful index and highlight system similar to that in the new Inbox for Gmail. You can search through bookmark titles, website info and also the content of the page that’s bookmarked, so there is no need to delete your favorite bookmarks if Google currently keeps them nice and safe for you.
We first saw the new service leaked under the codename “Stars”, but Google has been taking lessons from Microsoft’s naming committee and have given it a basic title. Google Bookmark Manager is available in the Chrome app store now, and is sure to be baked into upcoming releases of Chrome in the near future.
It will move across all your current bookmarks and help you put them into folders should you wish. So don’t fret – all those valuable cat picture sharing sites will be safe.
Give it a try and see what you think. Some things work better than others and it’s not clear if this was suppose to see the light of day yet, but it is still very functional. Let us know your experience in the comments below or on social media.Source: The Verge