Internet made easier
With the browser becoming more and more of a workspace than merely an application, the built in bookmarks tool may leave you a bit hungry for more.
Chrome users who need better tools to organize and manage bookmarks may find the power they need in Freezetab.
Bookmark’s cooler, hotter younger brother
Freezetab seeks to answer the questions of “what if I could organize my bookmarks by website” or “I only want to save all but two of these tabs on zen office designs.” It seeks to give you more options beyond the “one or all” choices in chrome. Here is the lowdown:
- The calendar feature remembers WHEN you saved a tab – so if you can’t remember the title you can just go back to the day.
- Chrome either lets you save one or all tabs. Freezetab expands those options to include: all, current, everything but current, right of, left of, or pick and choose.
- If you are sharing a collection of tabs with a workgroup or a partner, it exports as a nice textbox that is easy to share in integrated messaging, IM, or email. Or even social media!
- Sorting is robust, and there is a solid search feature that searches as you type.
- That quick save feature saves all the tabs and closes them – and you can adjust that quick save feature to meet your needs.
- There is a handy little star feature to note important bookmarks (i.e. recipes and excel techniques).
- Enhances your close tab capability to close everything to the left and specific tabs – this great if you work in chrome and have 75 tabs open that have one letter names.
- It is easier to sort tabs after you save them – you can search for them and then sort into folders you create rather manually organizing them into folders.
- As a bonus: for those who don’t want to have to sort bookmarks – unlike Chrome which requires you to pick a folder or risk turning your bookmarks to an unorganized mess, the extension automatically organizes it for you.
After spending a few moments with Freezetab, it does fit in nicely with a workflow. Solidly reviewed, the developer did solve an issue with “pinned” tabs in the 1.2 update. – so it doesn’t remove or add them. The features are nice and easy to use, and it doesn’t require more than five minutes of playing around.
One complaint – if you choose to the right or left of the current tab to close, it did close the active tab as well – which was a little funky. But once you get comfortable with the nuances, it’s easy to use.
The interface is function over form, but you won’t have any problem using or customizing this extension. Now Bookmark smart y’all!