Do you have several favorite websites you want to keep readily available? Or have you found an article of interest to you that you do not want to lose? Regardless of your computer brand, operating system, internet browser or when you use a mobile device, there are always bookmark functions available to help you save your favorite sites. A bookmark is a shortcut that you save with a link to a webpage or file. Titles and options for bookmarks can vary, but they all serve the same purpose—to help you save time. Here are five tips to help you to save and organize your bookmarks:
1. Find Your Tools – You may have to look around your browser or visit the help section in your browser. There should be an icon or section labeled "bookmarks" or "favorites."
2. Customize Your Browser Home Screen – Did you know that most modern browsers allow you to customize the first page that appears when you open your browser? Find browser startup preferences on your toolbar or drop down menu. You can set up your favorite websites, such as FarmFutures.com, to open automatically every time you use your internet browser.
3. Create a Filing System – Think of your bookmarks bar and dropdown menu the same way you would a filing cabinet. You have some items readily available, and others filed away. It is a lot easier to have links placed in folders based on their related content such as farm magazines, banking, favorite equipment operators, than haphazardly placed in one folder. It is also helpful to renames links to titles that you will remember.
4. Sync Your Bookmarks – If you often use more than one browser, computer or device, you can sync your favorite bookmarks with a LastPass service known as Xmarks Sync. There are many options available, but Xmarks is one of the most popular. The basic service is free, but there are additional services that come with the paid service.
5. Learn More About Your Browser – You can follow these links to learn more about browser setup in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. Also, check out how to save your favorites on your mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone and Chrome on a variety of devices.
The opinions of Jessica Michael are not necessarily those of Farm Futures or the Penton Farm Progress Group.