Goobe – Google Bookmarks Easyfier

October 23rd, 2010 by

Firefox/Chrome extension (Greasemonkey script) to add keyboard shortcuts to bookmark current page on Google Bookmarks.

I am a big fan of Google Bookmarks. Mainly because it is super fast, feather light and does exactly what I want – Keep a lot of private bookmarks.

The easiest way to add Google bookmarks was to drag and drop one of their “bookmarklet” scripts into the address bar and click on it each time you wanted to bookmark something. Sounds easy, but it had a bunch of drawbacks. Like, for instance, you have to keep the bookmarks bar always visible, which eats up precious screen real-estate and also, you had to _move_ the mouse and click. Hard. Lot of work.

So, keeping up the tradition of doing whatever it takes to be more lazy, I wrote this simple Greasemonkey script that adds 2 keyboard shortcuts

  1. Ctrl + Alt + ] — Pop up window to bookmark current page on Google Bookmarks
  2. Ctrl + Alt + [ — Open the Google Bookmarks page in a new window, where you can see all your bookmarks sorted by date (By default, Google sorts it by title. I have no idea who thinks sorting bookmarks by title is useful. I have raised this issue with Google multiple times, but it has been unanswered)

It works on Firefox (with Greasemonkey installed) and on Chrome (natively) You can get it on userscripts.org here or get it below

UPDATE: Now Goobe is available as a proper Chrome extension