Tips to manage browser bookmarks 98% effortlessly

The less data (files) I have to worry about my computers, the better. Amazon S3 + JungleDisk work nightly, backing up the more crucial folders. Almost weekly, I synchronize everything to an external hard drive.

Bookmarks are a different story.

When it comes to saving awesome sites/pages on the internets, I use the following:

With del.icio.us, I currently have 568 items bookmarked, some of which aren’t being shared because I want to read them at a future date. (That’s a separate post, though.) However, the majority of them are reference items.

I use three different computers: home desktop, laptop, and work computer. To keep Firefox bookmarks synchronized between all of them, I’ve been using Google Browser Sync.

Google Browser Sync for Firefox is an extension that continuously synchronizes your browser settings – including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords – across your computers. It also allows you to restore open tabs and windows across different machines and browser sessions.

If you don’t like being tied to Google, Foxmarks simply does bookmarks.

For those of you who keep a lot of bookmarks in Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Opera, do you know which ones still work?

AM-DeadLink takes the guessing out of that. Plus, it’s freeware – how cool is that?

So, why do you save all your bookmarks on your hard drive? Keep the ones you use most frequently in your toolbar, then save the rest to the web.

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Community Guardian at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

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