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Google shuts down new Chrome Bookmark Manager, goes back to previous version

Chrome's new Bookmark Manager was a disaster, so Google has decided to kill it in favor of the previous version. Click through to read all the details.

Published onJune 15, 2015


Remember that new Chrome Bookmark Manager we reported on last October? It was interesting and unique when we first saw it, back when it was just an extension you could opt to use or not.  Then Google went trigger happy and decided to integrate the new page to the Chrome browser. It was a mess and people hated it, which is likely the main reason why the Search Giant has just decided to kill it and revert back to the previous Bookmark Manager.

We know many of you will be happy about this. That Bookmark Manager simply wasn’t ready to hit the market. It was slow, confusing, cluttered and flashy. It just made no sense to have it on a browser that is known for speed and simplicity, which is the complete opposite of what this page was.

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I would understand part of pleasing the consumer is giving them attractive products, but this really made no sense. Yes, it was good looking and eye-catching, but come on… it’s just a bookmark manager. There is no need to complicate it. I mean, people barely ever use it! Many of you will only really notice changes to the star (bookmarking) menu, which is also back to the previous version.

And so Google takes it all back and decides to give us that simple and clean (and arguably ugly) Bookmark Manager that we all loved. It’s in the latest update to Chrome, so go and hit your browser’s menu button to see if your update is ready.

If you are a fan of the new Bookmark Manager and really don’t want to let it go, it’s still in the Chrome Web Store. That’s where it belongs, really. At least until Google can figure out a way to make it more intuitive and seamless. But what do you guys think about this new Bookmark Manager? Did you hate it too, or were you actually a fan? Sound off in the comments and let us know!


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