The Best Ways to Organize Your Messy Chrome Bookmarks


Chrome Bookmarks Location

Where do you find bookmarks on Chrome? There are a couple places where you can access bookmarks.

The easiest way to access them is to open chrome://bookmarks on a new tab. You can open links, add, edit or remove bookmarks from this location.

Another way to open the bookmarks manager is by going to Settings > Bookmarks.

Click Bookmarks to open the bookmarks manager

Quickly open a bookmark

For quickly opening a bookmark, use the list tree:

  1. Click the 3 vertical dots icon in the top right.
  2. Scroll down to Bookmarks.
  3. Your bookmarks will pop out on the left.
Access your bookmarks on Chrome
Access your bookmarks on Chrome


12. Diigo

At a glance, Diigo allows users to bookmark and apply search-friendly tags to web pages.

Users are able to build a personal library of online resources and add sticky notes with annotated information. This makes it useful for users to share and collaborate on bookmarked information.

It’s no wonder why there are 9 million+ people currently using Diigo.

Pricing: Free or options for Standard, Professional, and Business plans that range from $40-120 a year.

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.

  1. On your computer, launch Google Chrome.
  2. Click on three-dots or three-lines icon on the top right corner.
  3. Go to Bookmarks > Bookmarks Manager.
  4. From the left pane, click on Mobile Bookmarks to see all bookmarks from your phone.
  5. Right-click on Mobile Bookmarks and click Copy.
  6. Go to the Bookmarks Bar or any other folder.
  7. 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.



A node (either a bookmark or a folder) in the bookmark tree. Child nodes are ordered within their parent folder.


  • children

    BookmarkTreeNode[] optional

    An ordered list of children of this node.

  • dateAdded

    number optional

    When this node was created, in milliseconds since the epoch (new Date(dateAdded)).

  • dateGroupModified

    number optional

    When the contents of this folder last changed, in milliseconds since the epoch.

  • id


    The unique identifier for the node. IDs are unique within the current profile, and they remain valid even after the browser is restarted.

  • index

    number optional

    The 0-based position of this node within its parent folder.

  • parentId

    string optional

    The id of the parent folder. Omitted for the root node.

  • title


    The text displayed for the node.

  • unmodifiable

    “managed” optional

    Indicates the reason why this node is unmodifiable. The managed value indicates that this node was configured by the system administrator or by the custodian of a supervised user. Omitted if the node can be modified by the user and the extension (default).

  • url

    string optional

    The URL navigated to when a user clicks the bookmark. Omitted for folders.


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Indicates the reason why this node is unmodifiable. The managed value indicates that this node was configured by the system administrator. Omitted if the node can be modified by the user and the extension (default).

Propertiesindex number optional parentId string optional Defaults to the Other Bookmarks folder.title string optional url string optional

6. GGather Bookmark manager with the most options

Another amazing bookmark manager is GGather.

GGather’s slick dashboard offers an incredible line of features, including distinct view modes, search-friendly tags, and annotated details about your bookmarks.

GGather is possibly the most expansive bookmark management tool on this list. With GGather, you have the option to save/access your saved pages via a Chrome Extension, web application, via URL, via bookmarklet, and soon via iOS and Android.

Perhaps the greatest feature of this tool is its label and rating scale. GGather allows you to label your bookmarks and rank it on a scale of 1-5. This allows users to filter through their sources based on levels of importance.

Pricing: Free with the option to upgrade to a premium version for $3 a month.

How to Add a Bookmark in Chrome

There are a few ways to add bookmarks in Chrome.

  • You can visit the bookmarks tab in the Chrome menu bar (that we discussed above) and select “Bookmark this Tab”. A separate box will pop up with the name you want to give your bookmark (you can change this – just click into that highlighted box). Then click done.
How to add a bookmark in Chrome.
  • You can also visit the settings (three vertical dots), click on or hover over the “Bookmarks” tab, and then select “Bookmark this Tab”. The same little box will pop up as above.
  • A third option is to simply click the little star icon in the address bar. That will bookmark the page you’re currently on.
Click that star and it’ll add a bookmark for you (after you click “Done”).

But if you don’t want to use your mouse and make that many clicks, there’s another option.

How to Add or Manage Bookmarks in Chrome with Keyboard Shortcuts

Sure enough, you can use keyboard shortcuts to add bookmarks and manage your bookmarks.

To bookmark a tab quickly, just key in Command+D / Ctrl+D (see below) – it’ll bring up that same bookmark window as above. Then you can just hit enter if you don’t want to update the bookmark’s name or any other settings and it’ll save it.

And to manage your bookmarks, just key in Option+Command+B / Ctrl+Shift+O (again, see below).

How to add or manage bookmarks with keyboard shortcuts.

But we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves. Now let’s learn how to manage your bookmarks, and why you might want to do so.

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.

  1. Enable Bookmarks Bar from Menu > Bookmarks > Show Bookmarks Bar.
  2. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+B (Windows), or Command + Shift + B (Mac) to enable or disable Bookmarks Bar.
  3. Click and drag any bookmark or folder to move them into another folder.
  4. Right-click on the Bookmark to delete specific bookmarks.
  5. 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.

Sort bookmarks with an extension

This free version of Sprucemarks is the best option for sorting your bookmarks. The Chrome bookmark manager only lets you sort by Name, but this extension allows you to sort by Name, Date added, and URL. It also lets you sort the bookmark bar, and other folders individually in different ways.

# Objects and properties

Bookmarks are organized in a tree, where each node in the tree is either a bookmark or a folder (sometimes called a group). Each node in the tree is represented by a bookmarks.BookmarkTreeNode object.

BookmarkTreeNode properties are used throughout the chrome.bookmarks API. For example, when you call bookmarks.create, you pass in the new node’s parent (parentId), and, optionally, the node’s index, title, and url properties. See bookmarks.BookmarkTreeNode for information about the properties a node can have.

Note: You cannot use this API to add or remove entries in the root folder. You also cannot rename, move, or remove the special “Bookmarks Bar” and “Other Bookmarks” folders.

Edit Bookmarks

To edit bookmarks, open the bookmarks manager by visiting chrome://bookmarks on a new tab.

Bookmarks manager

Find the bookmark that you want to edit and click the three-dots settings icon against it.

Click the Settings icon

Choose “Edit”.

Choose “Edit”

Make required changes and click Save.

Click “Save” when done

Steps to Create, Edit and Delete Bookmarks in Google Chrome

To manage Chrome bookmarks, follow the below steps:

1. Open Chrome browser on your computer.

To add bookmarks

2. Open the website that you wish to bookmark.

3. Click on the star on the right corner of the address bar.

4. Select folder where you want to save the bookmark and click on save.

To edit bookmarks

5. Open Chrome browser.

6. At the top right corner, click on more.

7. Click on Bookmark manager and then click on edit.

To delete bookmarks

8. Open Chrome browser.

9. At the top right corner, click on more.

10. Click on Bookmark manager and then click on delete.

Organize your bookmarks

Move your bookmarks into a folder
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More Drag a bookmark up or down, or drag a bookmark intBookmarks  Bookmark Manager Bookmarks Bookmark Manager.
  3. Drag a bookmark up or down, or drag a bookmark into a folder on the left. You can also copy and paste your bookmarks in the order you want.

If you use the bookmarks bar, you can drag your bookmarks into the order you want.

Put your bookmarks in folders
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More At the top right, click More  Add new folder.Bookmarks  Bookmark Manager Bookmarks Bookmark Manager.
  3. At the top right, click More Add new folder Add new folder.

If you use the bookmarks bar, you can add a folder by right-clicking the bookmarks bar. Click Add Folder.

Alphabetize your bookmarks

On your computer, open Chrome. At the top right, click More Bookmarks Bookmark Manager. At the top right, click More Sort by name.