Google releases its souped-up bookmarks manager for Chrome... again

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Mariella Moon
October 30, 2014 10:33 AM
Google releases its souped-up bookmarks manager for Chrome... again

We've caught glimpses of Google's new image-rich bookmarks system for Chrome a couple of times in the past, and now it's back with a new name, but not much in the way of new features. The extension formerly known as Google Stars is now simply (and blandly) listed on the Chrome Web Store as "Bookmark Manager." It still grabs images from the page you starred to show in the manager tab, and it easily lets you choose the most appropriate folder for the website through the small window that pops up whenever you add a new bookmark to your list. This window also lets you sync the website you just starred with your Android bookmarks.

Other than the features mentioned above, the manager analyzes not just headlines but also its bookmarks' contents whenever you look for a particular term using the built-in search function. According to OMG! Chrome! the only new thing seems to be the Bookmarks Bar section on the left-hand-side menu, as well as a couple of other minor differences. Unlike last time, Google hasn't pulled down the extension yet, so this is looking more and more like an official release. If you don't want to take your chances, though, you can head over to the Chrome Web Store right now and download the feature to your browser.
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