Every content manager routinely opens multiple browser bookmarks throughout the week. Sure, you can add each one to your bookmark bar and open them one…at…a…time or you can use this simple bookmark bar hack that’s been flying under the radar for years.
In a nutshell, you’re going to put all those bookmarks into a folder, place the folder into the browser toolbar, then use a little “open all” magic. The first steps are right from Google Chrome’s documentation:
Move Your Bookmarks Into A Folder
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More and then Bookmarks and then Bookmark Manager.
- Drag a bookmark up or down, or drag a bookmark into a folder on the left. You can also copy and paste your bookmarks in the order you want.
If you use the bookmarks bar, you can drag your new folders right into the bar, wherever you want.
Use The “Open All” Command
Once you have a folder located in your bookmarks bar, all you need to do is right click the folder and you can select from four “Open All” options:
- Open all (opens tabs in the current window)
- Open all in new window
- Open all in Incognito window (super helpful if you’re doing any content management work or need to see pages without caching)
- Open all in tab group (a cool feature Google rolled out not long ago: details)
As you can see from the screenshot, I use this trick for all the websites I open every morning, but I also maintain folders for all my Google metrics apps (Analytics, Tag Manager, Search Console, etc.), all my Venture Platform client sites, and one for my fav culture blogs.