Google Bookmarks Going Away End Of September

Google Bookmarks is going away. Here are some alternatives
If you use Google Bookmarks, but haven't signed in recently, you should know that "After September 30th 2021, Google Bookmarks will no longer be supported."  Ever so slowly Google has been pulling one service after another over the years, but admittedly, most of the services they've been pulling are their least used services. Though, it was one of my handiest tools at my disposal.

If you need to  keep your bookmarks, you can export them NOW, (See bottom of your bookmarks pae) which saves them in the form of an html page of links.

If you need online bookmarks, there are quite a few alternatives out there to Google Bookmarks.

GGather (Web): Classic, Feature-Rich Alternative to Google Bookmarks
The free version lets you import up to 2000 bookmarks, and you'll have to upgrade to pro for more.

Linkish (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge): Powerful Bookmark Manager With Highlighter

Quarchive (Chrome, Firefox): Full-Text Search for Bookmarks

Notado (Chrome, Firefox): Note-First Bookmarking With Automation for Services

HiTabs (Web): Organize Bookmarks in Folders and Share Folders saves not just bookmarks but associated content depending on page type.

Firefox Sync : Lets you sync your data and preferences (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords, open tabs and installed add-ons) across all your devices. It's free to use. (Yea, I tried that once and it didn't go well for me, but that was due to how I operate on the web.)

Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing behind.

Diigo : with annotations, highlighter, sticky notes, archiving, bookmarking and more.

Pinboard is a bookmarking website intended for people who want to reliably keep track of large numbers of links.

Eversync will keep your favorite content within your immediate reach at all times!

Mozilla Pocket -- Pocket is available as a free and commercial version.

Saved -- Saved is a simply online tool. It requires an account but setting up an account is free. Bookmarks can be saved by prepending in front of URLs open in any web browser.

Papaly is a cloud-based social media bookmarking application that lets users synchronize all of their bookmarks from various computers and platforms.

Secure Bookmark offers storing bookmarks according to list and categories and get all these safely encrypted with the high encryption system of the Secure Bookmarks.

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I'm going to go check out Raindrop.IO. It's free (with a paid version) and opensource. It has an amazingly simple process for signing up and importing those Google bookmarks you just saved out!

When you import, you have a choice of ALL, ONLY NEW, or START FROM SCRATCH. (I'm hoping "new" doesn't go back too far, considering how many bookmarks I had!!!)

The import kept all my tags and imported ALMOST ALL of my bookmarks.  Buggers...

But you can also have collections, which would allow me to start a new 'collection' of a cleaner set of bookmarks, versus the mess I was accumulating.

When you click on a bookmark, the default is to open a pane in the raindrop window. But that's easily changeable under your settings options.

At the moment, it looks like will fit the bill with ease of use, and accessible from any web interface (AKA, not locked down to Chrome, Firefox or any other browser).

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