Sidecar Bookmarks Sidebar

Sidecar Bookmarks Sidebar

A simple bookmark sidebar that stays open while your browse

What is Sidecar Bookmarks Sidebar?
Sidecar Bookmarks Sidebar is a Chrome extension that provides a simple bookmark sidebar that stays open while you browse. It allows you to search your bookmarks, add the current page as a bookmark to any folder, and open and close the sidebar with a toolbar button or key command.
By: Goodlab
Users: 167 ▼ -6
Rating: 2.75 (28)
Version: 1.0.6 (Last updated: 2015-02-01)
Creation date: 2015-02-01
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • chrome://favicon/
  • bookmarks
  • tabs
  • storage
Size: 120.83K
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Updated January 26th 2015 - See notes below

Finally! A sidebar that shows your Chrome bookmarks while you browse. Do you miss the Firefox bookmark sidebar? Well this is the extension for you.


  • Tree view opens and collapses at your request.
  • Search your bookmarks in the sidebar.
  • Choose wether you want Sidecar to stay open or open on demand
  • Add the page your on as bookmark to any folder in Sidecar
  • Open and close the sidebar with button on browser toolbar
  • Open and close with key command (See below how to open Sidecar for settings)

HOW SIDECAR WORKS Why does Sidecar open on top of the page instead of pushing it over to the right like Firefox? Sidebar bookmark in Firefox are part of the actual browser. Therefore it has special allowances. Chrome extensions don't have the allowances. Yes, we could make Sidecar push the content to the right instead of overlay. However, we have tested this extensively and it has proven problematic and in many cases, broken the layout of websites. Most user have told us that since Sidecar has easy ways to open/close it (see below) quickly that it is ok that it opens on top of the page. They just open/close when needed - usually with key command.

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User reviews
it's worth a penny. not bad try
by A Google user, 2016-01-07

While it is true what the other reviews say -- by sliding to open over the web page, Sidecar does not function the same as Firefox or the old IE sidebar bookmark -- I am not about to leave Chrome over this. Installed no problem. You can select Sidecar to open on demand or stay open. To add bookmarks while in Sidecar, just point the mouse at "Bookmarks Bar" at the top of the list and a blue circle with an orange + sign will appear. Click and you've added the new bookmark. It's good enough for me, given the alternatives. The least I can do is pay the guy $5 for having solved a very annoying problem. Thanks.
by A Google user, 2015-01-15

it's worth a penny. not bad try
by A Google user, 2016-01-07
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Risk impact

Sidecar Bookmarks Sidebar 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 Sidecar Bookmarks Sidebar if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Sidecar Bookmarks Sidebar has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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