★ Omnibookmarks

The Omnibookmarks browser extension is the fastest way to open bookmarks. Just type a keyword into the address bar to quickly open or add a bookmark:

opening a bookmark

Get Omnibookmarks from the Chrome Web Store or the FireFox Add-Ons site.

Benefits

⚡️ Lightning fast

📖 Saves to the browser’s built-in bookmarks folder

🔐 Open source, with simple source code that is easy to audit and trust

Usage

First, activate Omnibookmarks by typing the letter “b” into the address bar, followed by a space:

activating Omnibookmarks

Adding a bookmark

To add a bookmark for the current page, type “+” followed by the keyword you want to assign it, and press Enter:

adding a bookmark

Opening a bookmark

To open a bookmark you previously added, type its keyword and press Enter:

opening a bookmark

Removing a bookmark

To remove a bookmark you previously added, type “-” followed by its keyword, and press Enter:

removing a bookmark

Viewing all bookmarks

Omnibookmarks saves pages to a bookmarks folder named “Omnibookmarks”. This folder is placed in “Other Bookmarks” by default, but you can move it to a different location if you want to.

Supported browsers

Omnibookmarks supports most desktop browsers:

Omnibookmarks doesn’t support the following browsers:

  • Safari (doesn’t support omnibox)
  • Mobile browsers
  • Legacy Edge (v18 and older)

Development

To create a release for Chromium-based browsers (Chrome, Edge, Opera):

# Creates a release at dist/omnibookmarks-chromium
./scripts/package-chromium.sh

To create a release for FireFox:

# Creates a release at dist/omnibookmarks-firefox
./scripts/package-firefox.sh

Inspiration

Omnibookmarks is heavily inspired by Hashmem, an extension that is no longer available. Hashmem provided the same approach for saving and opening URLs, but it had several significant drawbacks:

  • Removed from the Chrome Web Store for an unnamed policy violation and was also unavailable for FireFox.
  • Required granting the extension permission to send HTTP requests to several URLs controlled by the author.
  • Not open source, and its JavaScript files were obfuscated.
  • Saved bookmarks using the extension storage API instead of saving them to the browser’s built-in bookmarks database.

So, Omnibookmarks seeks to provide a replacement for Hashmem without these drawbacks.

GitHub

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