The average US office worker spends 65% of their day doing browser-based work. So, every little thing we can do to increase our browser efficiency can save us time and mental bandwidth.

One of the best things I’ve done is set up Browser Folders. They have been vital for organizing various aspects of my business and saving time when I’m working on specific tasks or projects, but have also been a great way for me to save articles or bits of research and keep various aspects of my life and work organized.

The video below will walk you through how to set up a Bookmark Bar, create Bookmark Folders, and helpful tips like right-clicking the folder to open all the bookmarks in a new window or separate tabs.

These directions are all for Google Chrome using a Windows laptop, but the steps are similar in most browsers.

Add a Bookmark Bar to your browser:

  1. Click on the three dots in the top right of your browser window.
  2. Hover over “Bookmarks.”
  3. Choose “Show Bookmarks Bar.”
  4. The Bookmarks Bar will then appear below the address bar in your browser and may be empty to start with.

Add a Bookmark Folder to the Bookmark Bar:

  1. Right click anywhere in the Bookmark Bar and choose “Add Folder”.
  2. Name the new folder and ensure it is located in the right spot (not nested in a folder unnecessarily) and click Save.

Bookmark a Website to a Folder:

  1. Go to the website you want to bookmark.
  2. Click the star icon in the far right of the address bar.
  3. Adjust the name of the Bookmark if necessary.
  4. Confirm that the correct folder is selected, or click the dropdown to choose a different one.
  5. Click “Done.”

Open All + other Time-Saving Tips:

  1. Right-click on any of the Bookmark Folders in the Bookmark Bar.
  2. You can then choose to open all the Bookmarks in the folder in:
    1. New Tabs
    2. A New Window
    3. A Browser Group
  3. To easily manage all of yoru Bookmarks and Folders, right-click in your browser bar and choose “Bookmark Manager”. Here you can quickly edit or delete your Bookmarks.
  4. View your bookmarks in a side panel in Google Chrome by clicking the “Expansion” icon in the top right of your browser window (usually to the left of your profile/user photo). This will open a side panel. Choose “bookmarks” from the dropdown.

If you’d like more help increasing your browser efficiency, check out my group program that launches in October 2023. The course will focus on aligning work & wellness while increasing our energy and efficiency. Get on the launch list here.

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