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Clarification: A few users have sent us feedback wondering how could we make their bookmarks page public without their consent. Please note that we are not making all the bookmarks pages public. This public view facility is only available to those who explicitly request for this through the feedback option on their personal page.

On with the original announcement now: We have launched a limited beta test of the public view of your online bookmarks at EasyBM. While EasyBM offers you a place to store all your private bookmarks online so that you can refer to them from a password-protected page, there is a strong demand for creating resource pages where one can record links for a particular type of resource and make these available to everyone. We have complied…

Of course, we are expecting you to create a new bookmarks page and not make your private bookmarks public. So if you want to create a page listing all universities in USA, you can register a new bookmarks account and add categorized list of all the universities there. Now this page will be available at www.easybm.com/p/nickname (p=public here) for anyone to view and use without requiring a password or any other validation. Feel free to share your link on Facebook, Twitter or emails.

You can manage your links – add, edit or remove – from your usual page at www.easybm.com/nickname. Right now, you have to request for changing the status of your page to public through Feedback option – soon you can do this yourself.

Please share your thoughts on this new development through the Feedback option or by commenting here. We will be adding several features to the public view page soon – so keep watching.

Thanks for your support – we have now crossed 75,000 registrations and more and more people are joining and benefiting by storing their bookmarks online and accessing them from anywhere.

Firefox has released the version 4 with several new features and the EasyBM plugin (add-on) has been updated too. You can download the latest EasyBM plugin for Firefox here.

Clicking on the link will let you download and install the add-on. In case, Firefox wants to save the file, let it save and then execute the file through Firefox. It will install the add-on and prompt you to restart Firefox. This plugin is very easy to install and lets you bookmark the page you are currently browsing. Just click on the bookmark icon in the right side of the status bar and a pop-up window will open up. Choose the group where you want to add this site and edit the title and description. A simple click on “Save Bookmark” will save it for you.

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Are you wondering how to open your favorite sites in a new window (or tab)? We have extensive facilities for this feature in the easyBM page. Here are some of the ways you can do this:

1. You can right-click on any link on your bookmarks page and choose “Open in a new window” or “Open in a new tab”.

2. While adding the bookmark (or while editing the bookmark), you can specify that the bookmarked site has to be opened in a new window. Now a simple click on the bookmark will open it in a new window.

3. On your Profile page, you can select one the 3 options – a. open all sites in same window, b. open all the sites in a new window, c. use the saved setting. If you set the 2nd option here, all your sites will open in a new window always.

As you can see, you enjoy a vast variety of ways in which you can access your bookmarked sites with easyBM, your favorite online bookmarking manager.

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We have some new feature enhancements in your favorite online bookmarking tool. These are:

  • The first one has been requested so often. While we do have a provision to open any bookmark in the same window or a new window, users wanted to have a simplified way to set all of them to open in the same or new windows, specially when they had imported these. Now you can just head over to the profile section and specify your preference.
  • You can now collapse all groups in 1-click. If you think you have several groups open and are wanting to simplify the view, just collapse all groups and then open selectively.
  • You can also expand all the groups with 1-click. This is very useful when you are trying to locate a particular bookmark. Expand all the groups and press ctrl-F to search for your required bookmark.

I really hope you are enjoying the easyBM online bookmarking system and telling your friends and colleagues about it too. If you wish a certain feature were there, feel free to let me know by posting a comment here.

Firefox has released a new version, 3.6 and EasyBM plugin has been updated too. You can download the latest EasyBM plugin for Firefox here.

This plugin is very easy to install and lets you bookmark the page you are currently browsing very easily go on. Just click on the bookmark icon in the right side of the status bar and a pop-up window will open up. Choose the group where you want to add this site and edit the title and description. A simple click on “Save Bookmark” will save it for you.

Online bookmarks - mobile viewToday I am very excited to share with you, a new development in easyBM online bookmarking service. Now you can access your favorite links from your iPhone or any other Smartphone with GPRS, Edge or 3G. You will get all your groups and be able to see the individual links therein for the good old 1-click access to the sites.

Have you ever wanted to visit some of your favorite sites with a mobile phone because you needed to check that important thing? Or as it happened to me recently, access your server control panel while in a meeting? I am sure you have felt the pain of having to remember that cryptic URL and type it on that cramped keyboard. Missed your desktop because you could just open your easyBM bookmarks page and clicked once to open the site? Now you can relax.

What’s more – you don’t have to remember a new URL for mobile access. Just visit your regular URL like www.easyBM.com/username and the system auto-detects that you are visiting the site from a mobile and redirects you to the special mobile version of the site.

I am sincerely hoping this will make your life a little simpler. If you enjoy the new feature or encounter a bug, please do write to us from the feedback section (only available in the desktop version – you don’t want to type all that in your mobile).

You might be using the Firefox plugin to add online bookmarks to your easyBM account much more easily. If you have already upgraded or are planning to upgrade your Firefox to the latest 3.5 version, you should download the latest version of the plugin here. If you download the plugin through Firefox, it will automatically prompt you to install the same.

The Firefox bookmarking plugin to bookmark your site easily has been updated for compatibility with the version 3 of Firefox. You may uninstall the current plugin and download a fresh copy here. Just install it and use it. Have fun!

 

Recently I was approached by an EasyBM user who wanted his bookmarks in a RSS feed form. I was surprised at this request because easyBM bookmarks are private bookmarks and I was not clear as to why should he need them in the form of a RSS feed.  Of course, I have some ideas for using these feeds but are these the same that you have in mind?

Do you need this RSS feed too? Can you think of a way to use this feed? Do remember that the feed will be password protected (accessed by providing the username and password as part of the feed URL). You can either give your request through the feedback option or by putting a comment on this post.

 

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On popular demand, we have now released a Firefox plugin (xpi file, download here, 12 KB) that helps you add bookmarks to your favorite sites very easily. If you are browsng with Firefox, you can just download this file and then drag and drop over Firefox to start the install process. You can also right click on the saved file and open with Firefox. Please save your work in the other windows before doing so, because it requires a restart of the browser.

Once the easyBM extension is installed, you can add the page you are presently viewing to your easyBM bookmarks by simply right-clicking anywhere on the page and selecting Add link to EasyBM. You can provide a title and description, and indicate the group to which you want to add this link. You can also click on the small graphic in the right side of your status bar (the graphic looks like the easyBM icon) to directly bring up the Add to bookmarks dialog box.

I sincerely hope this will help you use the easyBM system much more easily and make it as quick to add the favorite links as it is to visit them.

Please feel free to leave your comments, feedback and bug report by adding a comment below or use the Feedback option in your EasyBM menu.

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