Delicious Tools is a free browser extension for Google Chrome that integrates directly with the social bookmarking service Delicious.
Users of the social bookmarking service Delicious had to rely on bookmarklets up until now if they wanted to make the adding of bookmarks to Delicious more comfortable.
The Delicious team has been hard at work to provide their Google Chrome users with an extension that would offer them the same functionality as their Firefox counterparts.
The Delicious extension for Google Chrome is currently in beta stage which means that not everything that has been integrated into the Firefox add-on is currently also offered in the Chrome extension.
Update: the final version of the extension has been released. It is now called Delicious Tools and available directly on the Chrome Web Store website.
The Delicious extension can be used currently to sync the Delicious bookmarks with a Delicious account, display Delicious bookmarks in the address bar of the Chrome browser, and to bookmark pages with the help of the Tag button that is being placed in the Chrome toolbar.
A Delicious account is needed to make use of the extension. Bookmark syncing can be enabled in the extension's options as well so that the bookmarks are always synced between the browser and the Delicious account.
Users who want to read up on the release can visit the Delicious blog post that announces the beta release of the Chrome extension. Those who want to skip the information can head over to the Google Chrome extensions gallery to download the Delicious extension.
The most recent version of the extension adds a -- customizable -- shortcut to it. You can press Alt-D by default to open a small popup window that enables you to add the current website as a bookmark to your Delicious account. You can open the extension options to modify the hotkey if you prefer it to be mapped to a different keyboard combination instead.
You can alternatively click on the icon that the extension adds to Chrome's address bar to spawn the same popup window that lets you add a bookmark to Delicious.Advertisement
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