Bookmark Dial

Bookmark Dial

Display the contents of a bookmark folder as thumbnails with title every time the user opens a new tab.

What is Bookmark Dial?
Bookmark Dial is a Chrome extension that displays the contents of a bookmark folder as thumbnails with titles every time the user opens a new tab. It uses browser capabilities to generate and store thumbnails locally, ensuring data privacy. Customize backgrounds and sizing, and easily add, edit, and delete bookmarked items. Create snapshots of webpages and arrange visible areas to capture exactly what you want. No data is collected or sent to third parties. Report bugs or make feature requests on Github. Patches are welcome.
Stats
Users: 401 ▲ 12
Rating: 4.20 (5)
Version: 2.0.4 (Last updated: 2022-02-05)
Creation date: 2017-10-14
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
Permissions:
  • <all_urls>
  • bookmarks
  • tabs
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
Size: 253.95K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Similar extensions call this speed dial. In many cases there is a third party web service behind those extensions and your data is stored remotely. Bookmark Dial on the other hand uses only browser capabilities (meaning you can use the usual keyboard shortcuts, menu entries and buttons for bookmark handling to add, edit and delete dial items) and your data only leaves your computer if you enable browser sync.

Thumbnails

By default, thumbnails are arranged and sized (up to a maximum size) to be as big as possible while covering as much space as possible. You can drag and drop them to change the order.

They are generated from a snapshot of the visible area of a bookmarked webpage and stored in the browser. If there is no thumbnail available yet a snapshot is taken once the page has been loaded in the currently active tab. There is also a button in the popup opened from the toolbar icon to create a new snapshot. That allows you to arrange the visible area of the page by scrolling or resizing the window to capture exactly what you want.

Getting Started

Select a bookmark folder and check available settings in the popup opened from the toolbar icon or from the extension page in your browser's extension manager. Open a new tab.

Customisation

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User reviews
The "Toolbar Dial" Free simple no frills extension version is excellent for categorizing bookmarks into folders... I tested it on the Chromium Brave Browser by building 12 folders with 101 bookmarks on Windows 10 then synced it to my Lenovo Android tablet... Everything worked and that is what counts....The version with the color background/picturesneeds some work.... Does not show folders....
by Jim Schwartz Jim Schwartz, 2020-02-06

To jest super!!! Brakuje tylko Bookmark Dial do Opery. Proszę, please, zrobić rozszerzenie do Opery.
by Teo Denitz Teo Denitz, 2019-07-18
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Safety
Risk impact

Bookmark Dial is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Bookmark Dial if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Bookmark Dial has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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