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Bookmark alias/shortcut in chrome

1:51 pm on Jun 14, 2018 (gmt 0)

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It has been a long time since my last visit here. Life has changed and I have moved away from programming for a long time.
For the past few months I have been using chrome more regularly, and I'm annoyed by the lack of bookmark alias/shortcut. I'm used to them in firefox.
I have installed and tried many extensions. Not very great... :( I have also tried the custom search engine technique, but it's not very practical to get an overview, or simply to manage easily (and that, ignoring the fact that chrome constantly adds new ones).

So 3 months ago I have began programming an extension. I had to learn the API and how things work. The result is now available.
I have devised an extension that takes aliases directly from your bookmarks, and allows you to call an alias from the omnibox or from the extension's popup (with keyboard shortcut). You can alias any http(s) bookmark, javascript bookmarklets, and folders (this one still experimental, but not buggy). All with or without the %s parameter. Modifications of an alias, bookmark's name or url is done directly from chrome's bookmarks manager. A page is provided with a list of all aliases found by the extension in your bookmarks, sorted by alias name, with information about their location in your bookmarks' tree, and links to open the bookmarks manager with the focus on that bookmark. By default a set of examples is included, so you can start playing with it immediately.

Since I don't want to spam here with a link to chrome's webstore, you can mail me in private if you are interested. Or search for "Alias Bookmarks" in the webstore (check the developer's name if you're not sure).

Ah, and it's free, of course. :)

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