What is Bookee?
Bookee is a Google Chrome Extension that makes
it easier for you to work with your browser bookmarks. By
pressing a simple keyboard-shortcut
Command + Shift + K), Bookee pops up. Just
start typing to search through your bookmarks.
Most importantly, Bookee does not require you to import or export any of your bookmarks. All your bookmarks will show up right away, without any extra work.
Bookmarks also shows you a thumbnail of your bookmarks to make it faster for you to find just what you're looking for.
How do I install Bookee?
- Visit our Chrome Web Store page
- Click the Add to Chrome button
- You're done!
What does Bookee look like?
The screenshots below give you a sense for what Bookee looks like (and therefore, how it works):
How does Bookee work?
Bookee works by creating a database of your bookmarks, and then quickly searching through them. This is all done in your browser, so your bookmarked data never leaves your computer.
Additionally, Bookee matches your searches better than any other extension (or the native Bookmark Manager) by mapping specific URLs to tags.
For example, if you search for
clip, any bookmarks saved
youtube.com will show up.
Another thing that Bookee accomplishes is more complicated
searches. For example, your native Bookmark Manager does not
properly support searching through both folder names and
bookmark names. So, a bookmark named
inside a folder named
Work would normally not
show up for the search
With Bookee, that's fixed (among many other things).
Why did I build Bookee?
I realized that I use my bookmarks all the time, but I almost never search through them. This is because search wasn't that effective (or convenient).
I wanted to fix this.
Combining keyboard-shortcuts, some visual indications of
what a bookmark is (eg. screenshots, thumbnails or open
graph images) and mapping specific websites to tags (eg.
spreadsheet will bring up any
Google Sheets you've bookmarked) made my bookmarks much more
Command + Shift + K: Shows and hides Bookee
Enter: Opens the focused bookmark
Command + Enter: Opens the focused bookmark in another tab (but keeps focus on your current tab)
Shift + Enter: Opens the focused bookmark in another window
Command + p: Opens the focused bookmark in an incognito (aka. private) window
Command + e: Opens a prompt to edit the focused bookmark's title
Command + d: Prompts you to confirm that you'd like to delete the focused bookmark
/: Focuses on the search input so you can start typing your next search
Tab: Focus on the next bookmark
Shift + Tab: Focus on the previous bookmark
The idea and design of Bookee was inspired by a number of other services. Here are some of them:
If you have any feedback, you can reach me at: email@example.com