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I would like to ask the question Simple method to store additional set of bookmarks for Firefox browser, but for the Chrome-based browsers instead of the Firefox browser.

I don't want to send certain webpages to the regular browser bookmarks because then they will appear in the location bar suggestions. (I could turn off bookmarks for location bar suggestions, but I want my regular bookmarks to still appear.)

(I paraphrased)

Is there a software that makes a private set of bookmarks that can be controlled from a web browser?

Requirements:

  • Must be offline (does not store bookmarks "in the cloud")
  • Must handle thousands of bookmarks (acceptable limit is about 5000)
  • Gratis or very low cost
  • Windows compatible

Not needed:

  • Encryption
  • Passwords

Already tried:

  • Save-To-Read - Bookmarks still appear in location bar suggestions. Also difficult to remove bookmarks.
  • If I'm understanding your intent correctly, it is to ask the same question I asked, but for the Chrome browser. I added that information to make it clear. If I'm mistaken, please correct my edit! :-) – RockPaperLizard Nov 11 '15 at 4:26
  • @rockpaperlizard Well I intended it to be browser agnostic if that's allowed. It's fine with the edit though, because I guess that would overlap with your question – user193661 Nov 11 '15 at 4:26
  • @RockPaperLizard I would just say "everything except Firefox"? – user193661 Nov 11 '15 at 4:33
  • Lol... that's what I had at first, but it sounded weird. I think specifying a certain class of browser is important, so I made it Chrome-based. Does that work for you? – RockPaperLizard Nov 11 '15 at 4:34
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    @RockPaperLizard Yes – user193661 Nov 11 '15 at 4:40
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chrome-pseudobookmark, For Chrome

I wrote this Chrome extension. It's very simple (especially the v1 release, only ~700 bytes) and easily customizable through the source code.

It creates an alternative bookmarking mechanism and is probably best used as a temporary holding space because it's faster to use than normal bookmarks.

Successes:

  1. Gratis
  2. Windows compatible
  3. Works offline

Failures:

  1. Only supports 512 items
    • But if you change chrome.storage.sync to chrome.storage.local in the source, you could have unlimited storage.

Other positives:

  1. There's no possibility for duplication.
  2. The interface can be tweaked for custom export options.

This Chrome extension will create an additional Add Bookmark button with its own separate storage location.

Ctrl+Shift+A bookmarks the active page.
Ctrl+Shift+E opens the options page.

Press the toolbar button to bookmark the page.
The button disappears on bookmarked pages.

Options Page

  • Ctrl+A inverts item selection.
  • The options page presents bookmarked URLs as hyperlinks.
  • Click/click-twice to select/deselect items.
  • Pressing the del key, triggers the delete function of selected items.
    • One confirmation dialog will appear before permanent deletion.
  • There's an import/export function. It works with item selection. Import works with JSON. Export works with JSON/markdown.
    • JSON Format: {url : {'favicon': faviconurl, 'title': title}}
  • There's a delete button.
  • There's an invert selection button.

Notes

  • I don't think extensions like this should be used for maintaining browsing data. Only for producing quick lists.
  • It doesn't have folders.
  • I might write a python component that duplicates the extension by changing its name and color scheme, to provide multiple toolbar buttons and a folder type functionality. That's only if the Chrome API doesn't support multiple activepage buttons.

The toolbar button:

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The options page:

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