The Tagmarks extension brings together the fast one-click bookmarking in Firefox 3 and the power of using Tags to organize your bookmarks. With Tagmarks, you have a lot of different options of icons to click when adding a site to your bookmarks, instead of just the Bookmark Star. When you click in each icon, it will add the page to the bookmarks and associate that icon with that page, through the use of tags.
Tagmarks stays politely hidden until you begin to use it. When you pass your mouse over the quick-bookmark Star on the awesome bar, a new set of icons appears to the left. Clicking on one icon has the same effect as clicking on the star: it will add the page to the bookmark; but with an added benefit: it will also apply a tag to the page and always remember and show that icon when you are at that page.
The good part is that you’re not limited to one icon: you can click on as much icons you want. And you get to choose from a set of over 20 icons, so you can use your imagination and creativity to classify different sites and interests using these icons.
When you click an icon, it will become colored and it will remain visible along with the Bookmark Star. When you visit a page that has already been tagged, its icons will show up.
With the Tagmarks extension, you can also view your bookmarks by searching them by the icons you chose for each one. Going to the Bookmarks > View Tagmarks tags menu, you will be presented with a clean interface where you can choose any of the available icons and view a list of all the bookmarks tagged with that icon, including information about the page title, the url and the other icons applied.
You can also watch a 1 minute screencast with a demonstration on how the extension works and how it can be useful.
This extension was submitted to the Extend Firefox 3 Contest.
This add-on uses new features only available at Firefox 3, specially the bookmark Tags and the philosophy of the quick boomark. It tries to join these two features to make it easier for the user to use tags, thus adding more value and information to his bookmarks.
This add-on uses the new features brought by Places, specially the tagging service, to associate icons with tags, making it easier for the user to use Tags and still work on the “one click to bookmark”-mode. It also makes some use of the FUEL library to ease the development of the Bookmark queries. The extension also provides a clean user interface to view these tags (acessed via the menu Bookmarks > View TagMarks tags)