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April 30, 2016

Import Chrome Bookmarks Into Google Save

If you install the "Save to Google" extension for Chrome, you can now import your Chrome bookmarks into the Google Save site. Just open the sidebar menu from the Google Save site, click "import Chrome bookmarks" and wait a few minutes until all your bookmarks are saved online. Reload the pages and you'll see all of your Chrome bookmarks next to the pages and images you've previously saved.


Folders and subfolders are converted into tags. Let's assume that the folder "Google" has a subfolder called "Blogs". The two folders are converted into two tags: "Google" and "Google > Blogs", while the bookmarks from the "Blogs" subfolders get both tags.


For now, there's no way to sync Google Save with Chrome bookmarks and the Bookmark Manager extension doesn't integrate with Google Save, even if they're closely related.

{ Thanks, Mukil Elango. }

13 comments:

  1. I don't understand the need to save my bookmarks in Google Save if they're already in my Chrome browser and synced on all my devices.

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    1. If you are at someone's machine or internet cafe overseas or away from home, you can go to the save address and get to your saved content without having to install chrome on that public computer

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    2. If you are at someone's machine or internet cafe overseas or away from home, you can go to the save address and get to your saved content without having to install chrome on that public computer

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    3. It looks like you ignore you can access your Google Bookmarks without installing Chrome...
      https://www.google.com/bookmarks/

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  2. Just curious to what the advantage is to copy Chrome browser bookmarks to Google Save? If you are signed into Chrome browser, then all of your bookmarks are made available no matter if you got yourself a new computer or has to reinstall the browser for some reason. Just trying to understand the use case.

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    1. What if you're on a machine without Chrome?

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  3. 1. you can access google.com/save from any desktop/mobile browser
    2. you can search the entire text of the pages you save at google.com/save
    3. different interface, with big thumbnails, tags, support for notes

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    1. https://www.google.com/bookmarks/

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    2. https://www.google.com/bookmarks/

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    3. Dude, stop spamming this. I have over 800 bookmarks and none of them are on the site you linked.

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    4. 'google.com/save' doesn't work, but 'google.com/save/me?hl=en' is working. Inconvenient to remember :(

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  4. Whether there is a need or not, I like the idea of a page like this. The bookmark bar isn't as nice for me to use because it gets crowded. The same goes for extensions.

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