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+K), Bookee pops up. Just start typing
to search through your bookmarks.
It 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 Webstore 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 not show up
for the search
Bookee fixes that (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
Tab: Focus on the next bookmark
Shift + Tab: Focus on the previous bookmark
Enter: Opens the focused boomark
Control + Enter: Opens the focused bookmark in another tab, and hides Bookee in the process
Command + Enter: Opens the focused bookmark in another tab, but keeps focus on your current tab
p: Opens the focused boomark in an incognito (aka. private) window
e: Opens a prompt to edit the focused bookmark's title
d: Prompts you to confirm that you'd like to delete the focused bookmark
h: Hides Bookee (when an input or textarea isn't the current active element)
/: Focuses on the search input so you can start typing your next search
The idea and design of Bookee was inspired by a number of other services. Here are a few of them:
If you have any feedback, you can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.