Chipmark is a bookmark manager, but it isn’t just any regular bookmark manager. You signup, for free, and then have access to a web-based manager where you can add/edit/remove bookmarks. At this point, you can access them from anywhere you are. But, is this always that easy? Do I want to have to go to their website everytime just to see my bookmarks? No, and that is why Chipmark has made a fantastic extension available for Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The extension is perfect and is exactly what I have always wanted! Your bookmarks from Chipmark will be placed into a menu, just like the Bookmarks menu in firefox. Here is my scenario: Since I have a laptop now, I may be posting for Solution Watch on my laptop, or at my home computer. The problem was, my bookmarks on Firefox at home were not the same as the ones on my laptop and this is very important when it comes to writing for SW. Since Chipmark allows extensions into the browser, I now have Chipmark in Firefox on my home computer and on my laptop. They now have the same bookmarks, no matter what. And on top that, I can still get to them anywhere I want because the web-based manager.


(Looks just like the regular Bookmarks menu in Firefox)

How cool is that! Now, you may be wondering. Is it easy to manage? Very easy and even uses tagging (I will get to this later)! When you delete a bookmark in the Chipmark menu, it will delete it from your account. When you edit the bookmark (right click > properties), it will edit it. Very simple.

Above is what you will see why you choose, “Chipmark This Page.” The screenshot is a little slim with what it shows, but the first input is the name of the bookmark. Second is the description, and then you get a selection of choosing permissions. You can make your bookmarks public or private. I believe the private option just wont allow anyone to find it on the Chipmark website. The “toolbar” checkbox will allow you to add the bookmark to the Chipmark toolbar, like your Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar folder. The toolbar is optional and I do not use it… just the menu makes me more than happy. Also note that the Name and Description fields are automatically filled in when they can, so you don’t have to always type something to add a bookmark.

What you see below the fields are the folders, on the left, and your labels on the right. Labels are pretty much tags. You click create the “New Label” button on the bottom to add label to the list on the right. When you add a favorite, you just select the labels from the list. Labels are not accessible in the extensions, but when you login to the web-based manager, you are able to view labels and see what labels are assigned to each bookmark. This has helped me out quiet a bit already too.

I have done the task of completely ignoring the Firefox bookmarks menu now (you have the option to hide the bookmarks menu in the Chipmark’s preferences too, btw.) except for when I need to go solution hunting through the past bookmarks I have. I now only use Chipmark and make sure to make a backup of them every now and then, because I add a lot of bookmarks everyday and just like having the option to do so. You can make backups easily by going into options and choosing, export. Then to add them again, just import them back. I love Chipmark and I am sure many of you will like this as much as I do.


9 Comments on “Manage your Chipmarks”

  1. Richard Dunlop-Walters says:

    Wow. That’s fantastic! I have to give this a go immediately.

  2. srini says:

    thanks for the headsup on this. this is exactly what is missing in portable bookmarks claims.

  3. Brian Benzinger says:

    Richard – Great, let me know how you like it! I couldn’t be happier with it.

    Srini – No problem :) Glad I can help. By the way, great blog. Love your last post, Top 10 things I cannot do without.

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