Google is planning to close its Google Bookmarks service, which is a major problem because many users will be confused about what they should do next. Well, folks should not worry because there are several ways to solve this problem.
If you weren’t aware before, there are alternatives to Google Bookmarks, and many of them are free to use. Obviously, we are going to focus on the free options rather than the paid, and we believe you will find the alternatives we have in mind as quite pleasing.
What is a bookmark?
A bookmark in the context of the World Wide Web is a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that is stored in a web browser for later retrieval. Every modern web browser comes packed with a bookmark feature, though it may have different names across several browsers.
For example, the feature is called Bookmark in Mozilla Firefox and Favorites in Microsoft Edge. For the most part, however, the abilities are the same.
When will Google Bookmarks go away?
From what we have gathered, Google will close the Bookmarks service come September 30, 2021. After the date has passed, the service will no longer be available to users.
Best Google Bookmarks alternatives
With the Google Bookmarks service coming to an end, we suggest giving these alternatives a test drive:
- Mozilla Pocket
- Use your favorite web browser
1] Mozilla Pocket
We have spoken about Mozilla Pocket in the past, where we discussed how to disable it. You see, not everyone has use for Pocket, and Mozilla added no feature in the Settings area that would allow folks to disable it.
So, what makes Mozilla Pocket a great tool? Well, the ability is there for users to save their favorite web content in the cloud for access from any device. Not only does Pocket save your links, but the service makes it possible to read such content directly from within the service.
Users can also locate new articles from Pocket that are aligned with their preferences. It’s not a bad tool, so give it a try.
There is a paid version that will remove advertisements and improve search capabilities.
Chances are, this is the first time you’ve heard of Raindrop, and that’s OK. You can get it as a free or premium service, and yes, it comes packed with several cook features.
You see, we have gathered that Raindrop is more than just a solid bookmarking manager. Folks can take advantage of it for teamwork with colleagues should they wish.
The program is available as a web browser extension, a mobile app, and a web app used from any modern web browser.
If you’re looking for a simple online utility, then, by all means, give Saved a test drive. You must create an account before taking the plunge. But once that is done, you will be able to bookmark many websites and gain access to your saved content from any web browser.
4] Use your favorite web browser
Today’s major web browsers have a bookmarking function, and all of them can store saved content to the cloud.
The problem is, whatever is saved to the cloud is only accessible from that particular browser.
What do you plan to use?