How To: Make The Most Of Your Bookmarks In Firefox

Bookmarks have evolved from the static entries they once were, and with the right Firefox add-ons you can get the most out of your bookmarks.  Listed below are a couple add-ons that will get you started with improving your bookmarking experience in Firefox.

rss-iconLive Bookmarks

Often an overlooked feature, Firefox’s Live Bookmarks feature allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds and have bookmarks updated when the feeds are updated, removing the need for an external RSS reader.  By default there is no notification of new feed items, and you must manually check.

You can easily subscribe to RSS feeds with Live Bookmarks by clicking any RSS icon on a webpage or the RSS icon in the Address Bar.

LiveClick

LiveClick is a Firefox Bookmark add-on that adds several features to Live Bookmarks.  Added features include:

  • New bookmark notification
  • Bookmark previews
  • Display site’s Favicon instead of the regular RSS icon.
  • Live Bookmark homepage access.

Another handy feature of LiveClick is it’s ability to mark differently which Live Bookmarks have been read and which are unread, making it easier to keep track of your Live Bookmarks.

xmarks

Xmarks

Xmarks (previously known as Foxmarks) is an add-on that allows you to synchronize your bookmarks and passwords with multiple computers.  Xmarks also allows you to view your bookmarks from any computer by visiting http://my.xmarks.com.

Another feature of Xmarks is that it allows for multiple profiles.  For example, this would allow you to have different bookmarks on a home computer as you would have on a work computer – with each profile backed-up on the Xmarks servers.

What are your thoughts on these bookmark enhancers?  Is there another bookmark add-on you’d like to recommend?  Let us know by commenting below.