A Better Way to Manage Chrome Browser Bookmarks


I like the Chrome browser but one thing it lacks is a simple way to sort or alphabetize bookmarks. It is true that you can go through the tedious process of clicking through the sequence Wrench icon—Bookmarks—Bookmark Manager, then click a folder, then click the "Organize" drop-down menu, and finally choose “Reorder by title”. But how convenient is that?

SuperSorter Chrome extension options

An extension is obviously needed and one called SuperSorter is a good candidate. It not only sorts but will also help clean up duplicate entries and empty folders. One nice feature is that it can be set to automatically sort things whenever you add a bookmark.

When installed, it places a button to the left of the wrench icon in the upper right corner. Right-clicking the button opens the menu shown in the figure on the right. Click the entry “Options” and the tab with the various option settings shown below will open in the browser.

The current version is numbered 0.4.3 so it is not a finished release. One thing missing is an undo function. The latest version is dated May 6. 2011 so it isn’t clear if the developer is still working on the extension. Check the reviews at this link for possible bugs. I haven’t been using the extension long but so far it has worked without problems. The extension alphabetizes and tidies up my bookmarks just fine.

Download link and a description of the extension are at this Google Chrome Store link.

SuperSorter settings

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