If your computer is used by multiple users, you sometimes may want to protect "sensitive" data from the prying eyes of others. While it is recommended to use user profiles, it is quite common that a family uses a single profile for all of its work on the computer for instance.
Bookmarks are usually not the top priority when it comes to protecting data from other users who have access to a system, but if you want to make sure that a couple of bookmarks are not accessible to other users or people walking by you may want to give a solution like Secure Bookmarks for Google Chrome a trial run.
The extension adds an icon to Chrome's address bar after installation. The first thing you need to do after installation is to set a password to protect the data. Once that is out of the way you can start adding websites to the storage with a click on the icon and the selection of create new bookmark.
The program adds the website you are currently on by default which you can modify manually if you want. You can also edit any existing bookmark at any time.
You may have noticed by now that the extension ignores the current bookmarks. An import is missing unfortunately which may mean that you need to open existing bookmarks in Chrome again to add them to the secure bookmarks extension.
To open an existing bookmark, simply left-click on the icon and then on the bookmark. This opens it in the same tab, if you prefer it to open in a new tab, hold down the Ctrl-key while you click on the bookmark.
The order of bookmarks can be ordered via drag and drop but there is no option to use folders to sort bookmarks. The options let you export and import bookmarks to the browser, and change the password.
The main menu has an option to clear all bookmarks at once and to sign out which you can do to block access to the bookmarks while Chrome is open. You are automatically signed out when the browser is closed.Enjoyed the article?: Then sign-up for our free newsletter or RSS feed to kick off your day with the latest technology news and tips, or share the article with your friends and contacts on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ using the icons below.