Add Bookmark Here, Better Firefox Bookmarking

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 14, 2011
Updated • Mar 10, 2015
Firefox, Firefox add-ons

Web browser bookmarks seem to have lost much of their appeal in past years. The same can be said for bookmarking sites like Delicious which have seen a drop in user count.

Question is: what are users doing instead? Are they posting interesting links to their social networking profiles to have them available there? This does not seem overly practical as it may take quite a while to find a link again, especially on a busy page or profile.

Add Bookmark Here is a Firefox add-on that improves the Firefox bookmarking behavior big time.

Firefox users who have bookmark folders displayed in the browser, for instance on the bookmark's toolbar, have now access to a Bookmark Here link in every bookmark folder. This speeds up the bookmarking as they can simply click on the folder and then on the "add bookmark here" entry to add the bookmark to that folder. While it is possible to bookmark via drag and drop, it is not something that most users know about or do.

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When you open the options of the add-on you will notice that it offers additional bookmarking related features and settings.

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You can modify the position of the "add bookmark here" and "open all in tabs" menu items in each bookmark folder (top, bottom, hidden), set the mouse clicking behavior and configure where bookmarks are added to a bookmarks folder (top or bottom).

The remaining menus list additional options. Available there are options to configure left-click, right-click and middle-click behavior when clicking on the bookmark star or a bookmarks folder, and to configure the edit bookmark dialog and bookmark menu.

One interesting feature is the ability to map direct bookmarking to a mouse button so that no dialog is displayed to you when you do so. This could benefit Firefox users who make heavy use of the browser's bookmarking functionality especially since the extension can remember the last used folder to store a bookmark in the browser.

The program expands the add bookmarks menu automatically so that all entries are accessible directly. This is a big improvement over Firefox's default bookmark adding menu which displays less information directly when triggered by the user.

Firefox users who work with bookmarks regularly should take a closer look at Add Bookmark Here. The extension adds several features to the bookmarking options of the browser. Especially options to configure mouse clicks can be used to speed up the bookmarking.

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  1. Tony Payne said on November 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I use Delicious and Digg to get backlinks, but not really for keeping my own bookmarks.

    There was a year ago a sweet bookmarking site called Tagfoot, but it ended up being shut down by the owner because they did not agree with the levels of spam on there. Shame as it did have a good community several years ago.

    Personally I keep my bookmarks in Firefox, and organise my bookmarks in a way that suits me. I use the Synchronise options so I can use the same set of bookmarks on multiple computers, and it works pretty well.

  2. Robert Palmar said on November 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    A must-have as they say and a favorite of mine.
    All Firefox users should consider this extension.

  3. Jojo said on November 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I use the PlainOldFavorites add-on, so I have the same “bookmarks” in both IE & FF (thousands of them).

    One advantage of this is that there are freeware programs like AM Deadlink that will run through the “bookmarks” and help clean up the dead ones.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      AM Deadlink is a great program.

  4. gadgets said on November 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Mr. Martin, First of all Delicious was never a super power before in the social bookmarking sharing world, so who actually care about it? I still think social bookmarking site is a great place to get some quality traffic for our blog if we can provide a good quality article for our readers to read.

    Anyway, back to the topic of this post, if I am not wrong about it do you actually mean that if you bookmarked a post or an article then all the users of this add-ons will be able to access the bookmarked link? Then this is really sounds interesting and make my finger licking good now. Thanks for the info :0

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      When Digg was king Delicious was queen, but that was a long time ago.

      1. gadgets said on November 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm

        Maybe to you it was but not to me, I have been online for sometimes now only recently get traffic from the social bookmarking sites.

      2. gadgets said on November 14, 2011 at 6:01 pm

        Martin, I do agree with you that Digg was once liked previous British empire, but I don’t think that Delicious was once like soviet union.

        Anyway I have a look at the add-ons you have mentioned on this post just now and it is not what I have in mind. Imagine Martin, if we can get a server which allows unlimited bandwidth and unlimited storage space then it is really possible (in term of technical term) to create a really powerful social bookmarking add-ons which will update every hour and show all those latest plus previous bookmarked links from all users in our own browser management panel. This will indeed increase the blog traffic volume by 100x then, too bad no one will create it because who will pay for those high hosting cost?

      3. Martin Brinkmann said on November 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm

        Delicious was really big back then.

    2. Martin Brinkmann said on November 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      In regards to Delicious or other online bookmarking services, then yes.

  5. Swapnil said on November 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Sorry for off-topic comment again.

    Hello Martin Brinkmann,

    Thanks for contacting me via my e-mail address. I have replied to your e-mail.

    Sorry for the late reply.

  6. R Finefrock said on November 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Great article! This has been one of my must have add-ons for a long time. I personally think it is the best idea for improving bookmarking ever devised.
    How I use it:
    I turn on the bookmark toolbar and place on it “category folders” for different types of web sites. Adding a new site to one of my category folders is so simple and quick with this add-on. I even have a folder named “hold-it”. In this folder I quickly place links that I want to go back to later but not sure if I want to keep it permanently. I no long need the “Read-it-Later” add-on that I was using for that purpose.

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