Easy Access Bookmarks at Your Fingertips


Having to save multiple websites for work or personal purposes can get quite tedious after a while.  Although an average number of bookmarks per person can be estimated at over 50-60 per year (quora.com), many avid readers can rack up to over 100 favorite websites and even more.

If you have no time to try out several online bookmarking services (and don’t want to add another unnecessary bookmark), one simple solution is to use a feature that is already built-in on your browser: your bookmark folders.

You can organize your favorite websites into bookmark folders for easy access. Here are simple steps on how you can get organized fast:

 

Google Chrome

 

 

  1. Make sure that your bookmarks bar is visible.  To do this, hover on your browser navigation, right click on your mouse, and select “Show bookmarks bar” from the drop down list.  A check symbol next to an option indicates the option is active.

 

  1. Right click on the bookmarks bar and select “Add folder…”

 

  1. Follow instructions to add your new folder.  If you have a lot of bookmarks and your new folder is not visible on the bookmarks bar, search for your newly created folder by clicking on the >> symbol.  (If you cannot find it there, search under the “Other bookmarks” folder.)

 

  1. Drag your new folder into your desired location on the bookmarks bar for easy access.  

 

  1. Moving forward, make sure you are saving future favorites into the correct folders.

 

  1. You can create several folders and drag and drop your favorites to keep them organized.

 

Mozilla Firefox

 

 

  1. Make sure that your bookmarks toolbar is visible.  To do this, hover on your browser navigation, right click on your mouse, and select “Bookmarks toolbar” from the drop down list.  A “check” symbol next to an option indicates the option is active.

 

  1. Right click on the bookmarks bar and select “New folder…”

 

  1. Follow instructions to add your new folder.  

 

  1. Drag your new folder (if needed) to your desired location on the bookmarks bar for easy access.  

 

  1. Moving forward, make sure you are saving future favorites into the correct folders. If your favorite website is added into the bookmark toolbar, you can drag and drop it into a folder.

 

  1. You can create several folders and drag and drop your favorites to keep them organized.

 

Microsoft Edge

 

 

  1.  Make sure that your bookmarks toolbar is visible.  To do this, locate the “...” symbol on the navigation bar or hit Alt+X on your keyboard.

 

  1.  On the drop down menu, locate “Settings”.

 

  1.  On the General tab, set “Show the favorites bar” to "On" position.

 

  1.  Hit the favorites icon, which looks like a star.

 

  1.  Create a new folder.

 

  1. Drag your new folder (if needed) to your desired location on the favorites bar for easy access.  

 

  1. Moving forward, make sure you are saving future favorites into the correct folders. If your favorite website is added into the favorites bar, you can drag and drop it into a folder.

 

  1. You can create several folders and drag and drop your favorites to keep them organized.

 

Our Experiment

 

With at total count of 128 favorite websites currently saved on the bookmarks bar, we timed how long it would take to organize all 128 sites into bookmarks folders.

Creating 16 folders and arranging them on the bookmarks bar took us a little over 5 minutes, and dragging each favorite website into the appropriate folder took 9 minutes.  In less than 15 minutes, we organized 128 favorite websites on easily accessible folders.

Minimizing the amount of clicks required to find your favorite websites, can contribute to more efficient ways of keeping your workstation clean and user-friendly.

 

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