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- Sync Bookmarks in Firefox
- Where are Google Chrome Bookmarks on macOS?
- Use Bookmarks Bar on Google Chrome to Manage Bookmarks
- Export Chrome Bookmarks as an HTML File
- How To Assign Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts To Mac’s Trackpad
- How to Sort Bookmarks in Google Chrome by Name?
- Get Bookmarks from Your Phone on PC or Mac
- How to sort Google Chrome bookmarks by date?
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EversyncEversync by Nimbus is an extension that can sync your bookmarks across Firefox and Chrome in Windows, iOS, and Android. First, you must create an Eversync account to store your bookmarks online. Then, you can merge your local bookmarks with those online, download the online versions to replace your local bookmarks, or upload your local bookmarks to replace the online versions.You can manually sync your bookmarks whenever you want and select an option to automatically sync them in the background every 30 minutes. Bookmarks can also be manually backed up to your account at any time, and then restored from a saved data set if you run into trouble with your current bookmarks. Nimbus encrypts your bookmarks to secure and protect them as they’re being synchronized.The free Eversync service allows up to 15,000 bookmarks and stores two weeks of automatic backups. Pay $4.99 a month (or $44.99 per year), and you can sync an unlimited number of bookmarks and restore a backup of your bookmarks from the past six months.
Sync Bookmarks in FirefoxLike Chrome, Firefox can also be synced across multiple devices so all your bookmarks will follow you no matter where you access the internet from. In Firefox, click the hamburger icon in the upper right and select Options. At the Option screen, click the entry for Firefox Account.If you already have a Firefox account, click the Sign in button and fill in your credentials. If not, click the Get Started link to create an account. After you have signed in, go to the Sync Settings section and check the box for Bookmarks.
Where are Google Chrome Bookmarks on macOS?
Google Chrome stores its bookmarks in the “Application Support” directory in macOS. You can find this directory using “Terminal.” You must set your file browser to show hidden folders in macOS.
Type command line: /Users/<your username>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default. Press Enter, and Finder will access the folder with your bookmarks.
If the folder is hidden, you can still access it with Finder. Here is what you should do:
- Open “Finder.”
- Navigate to “Users/<your username>/.”
- If you don’t see a “Library“directory, press the “Command + Shift + Period“ buttons to toggle off hidden folders. Alternatively, if you want to access the “Library” files directly, hold the “Alt” key before selecting the “Go” menu.
- Go to “Library > Application Support.”
- Find and click on “Google.”
- Now, click on “Chrome.”
- Open the “Default” folder.
- You should now see a “Bookmarks” file containing all of your Chrome bookmarks and a “Bookmarks.bak” file that serves as a backup.
Use Bookmarks Bar on Google Chrome to Manage Bookmarks
The Bookmarks Bar is a small section that floats under the URL bar of your Google Chrome browser. You can view all the bookmarks there. Also, it becomes easier to manage bookmarks from the Bookmarks Bar without switching the current tab.
- Enable Bookmarks Bar from Menu > Bookmarks > Show Bookmarks Bar.
- You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+B (Windows), or Command + Shift + B (Mac) to enable or disable Bookmarks Bar.
- Click and drag any bookmark or folder to move them into another folder.
- Right-click on the Bookmark to delete specific bookmarks.
- You can also choose to open the Bookmark link in a new window or an incognito window.
When the bookmark bar is visible, it is also easier to add bookmarks from any link. All you need to do is to click and drag any link from any webpage to your Bookmarks Bar.
Export Chrome Bookmarks as an HTML File
If you don’t want to navigate through hidden files and system files, you can still get to your Google Chrome Bookmarks by exporting them as an HTML file.
To export your Chrome bookmarks, you need to do the following:
- Open “Google Chrome.”
- Click the “three vertical dots” in the top-right corner of the Chrome window.
- Hover over the “Bookmarks” option.
- Click on “Bookmark manager.”
- Click on the “Organize” icon (the three vertical white dots).
- Click “Export bookmarks.” Now you can choose a destination folder for your file.
Importing this file to another browser is simple.
- Follow steps 1-5, and instead of “Export,” click “Import.”
- Then, select the destination of the file and click “Open.” This action adds all the saved bookmarks to the existing ones.
How To Assign Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts To Mac’s Trackpad
In this case, download BetterTouchTool, open it and go to the Trackpad section. From the sidebar, click the + button and from the Applications folder select Google Chrome. Now it’s time to map the keyboard shortcuts you created to a trackpad gesture.
Select Google Chrome from the sidebar and from the bottom bar click Add New Gesture. From the first drop-down menu that says Touchpad Gesture, select the gesture you want.
You can have any three, four, or five fingered gesture that doesn’t conflict with the OS. I went with the three fingers up and five fingers up gestures. You can choose whichever suits you best.
Now, click the text field beside it that says Custom Keyboard Shortcut. Here enter the bookmarklet or extension keyboard shortcut (Ctrl +1 or Cmd+Shift+I for example).
That’s it, the gesture has been mapped. Switch over to Chrome, perform the gesture and see the bookmarklet or extension activate in no time at all.
How to Sort Bookmarks in Google Chrome by Name?
Sorting Chrome bookmarks by name is the only option supported on Google Chrome software. Additionally, you can cluster your bookmarks into custom folders for easy tracing. Either way, you may not be satisfied since it does not help in managing your piling up list of bookmarks.
Sorting by name is only possible in every folder respectively but cannot be done collectively. Follow this short procedure to sort your Google Chrome bookmarks by name.
- Open Chrome bookmarks manager by pressing the “Customize and control Google Chrome” at the top right of the window.
- Select the Bookmarks option and on the dropdown menu, choose the option “Bookmarks Manager”.
- Alternatively, you can use “Control + Shift + O” shortcut keys in Windows to open the Bookmarks Manager.
- On the open tab is the list of your bookmarks either in folders or listed separately. Just next to the Bookmarks search bar, click the “Organize button”.
- Select the “Sort by Name” option. You can add new bookmarks or folder and import or export your bookmarks from here.
Get Bookmarks from Your Phone on PC or Mac
Google Chrome is the first choice for most users, on both PC and mobile. Google Chrome sync allows you to get bookmarks from your phone and PC everywhere. But, the Bookmarks bar in Chrome on PC or Mac does not show you the mobile bookmarks directly.
Go through the steps below to get Chrome bookmarks from your phone on your PC or Mac.
- On your computer, launch Google Chrome.
- Click on three-dots or three-lines icon on the top right corner.
- Go to Bookmarks > Bookmarks Manager.
- From the left pane, click on Mobile Bookmarks to see all bookmarks from your phone.
- Right-click on Mobile Bookmarks and click Copy.
- Go to the Bookmarks Bar or any other folder.
- Right-click on the folder and choose Paste.
By doing so, you will be able to access the mobile bookmarks right from the Bookmarks bar in Chrome on your computer. Otherwise, you always have to go to the Bookmarks Manager.
How to sort Google Chrome bookmarks by date?
It isn't actually possible to sort Chrome bookmarks specifically by date using the same procedure as to sort by name. Chrome surprisingly doesn't have this feature. Instead you can download an extension such as Recent Bookmarks by Zamtools that organises Chrome bookmarks in descending order, with the most recently added one near the top. Another extension is Bookmarks by date by Team Aardvark which, unsurprisingly, allows you to organise your bookmarks by date.