Stop Using Your Browser Bookmarks as a Glorified Archive

A better, smarter way to organize your browser bookmarks

Jeffrey Huang
The Startup

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Your browser bookmarks are a cluttered, disorganized mess. They’re a mishmash of reviews for a phone you don’t want and cookie recipes that you’re never going to try. A hodgepodge of not-so-funny cat videos and not-so-useful guides on how to be successful.

You’ve bookmarked some sites that you visit frequently, but it’s faster to open a new tab and search Google than it is to find the bookmark you’re looking for.

You tried creating some folders, but you never really use them. In fact, you’ve decided to hide your bookmarks bar entirely.

The only real use you have for bookmarks is saving an article or tutorial that you might come back to a couple of months down the road. But with hundreds of bookmarks, no idea what that article was called and not an inkling of organization, trying to find that site is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Essentially, your browser bookmarks are just a glorified archive.

If any of the above apply to you, I have some tips that just might be able to help. I also used to completely disregard my bookmarks, but with a few tricks I’ve discovered, they’re now a quintessential part of my daily browsing.

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Jeffrey Huang
The Startup

Sometimes writing, usually coding, always learning. Engineering @ Spatial. https://jzxhuang.com