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A Practical and Convenient Homepage Bookmarking Tool For Your Favorite Sites: Symbaloo

Updated on March 9, 2012
My Personal Homepage Bookmarks
My Personal Homepage Bookmarks | Source
This is a Fashion Spread of Bookmarks.
This is a Fashion Spread of Bookmarks.


Symbaloo is a bookmarker. With the click of your mouse you can add a bookmark to your Symbaloo page and have them conveniently displayed for you to easily access your favorite sites. The picture displayed above is my personal bookmark page.

Symbaloo is an add on for your browser. Currently it is only available for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

What's So Special about It?

Not only is Symbaloo easy to use but it's very convenient and useful to have 52 of your favorite or most frequented web sites available with a click.

You are able to customize the way you want your bookmarks to look. You can choose a color, a picture, the web site name to appear or not, icons, just about anything you want to display. You may also arrange them however you prefer; alphabetically, color coded, topic/interest.

If 52 spaces isn't quite enough, that's okay! You can have multiple pages of bookmarks, also referred to as web mixes. Many arrange the pages by topic. For example, I have my personal page, a fashion link page, a resource page, an rss page, and a few others.

What? You have an RSS page you ask. Yes, you can also use the pages to have feeds directly on the page! I have a page of many news feeds but these can be whatever you want them to be.

See two more examples below.

RSS Feeds Page
RSS Feeds Page
Sports Themed Bookmarks
Sports Themed Bookmarks

How do I use Symbaloo?

There is a page of bookmarks specifically for Symbaloo tutorials.

Symbaloo also has a forum to use where you can communicate with other users and get help or tips and ideas.

You have the option of sharing your page with the public or not. I chose to share mine for the purpose of this hub but typically would keep it to myself and only share some general links and topics. (It feels like I'm letting you see my diary! Don't judge me! hehe)

You are also able to browse all the different web mixes shared by others to get ideas on how to organize yours or even gain some great links to sites you may not have known about.

There are two search options; one is a search feature that will show you how many web mixes there are for your search and you can then browse those. For example, I typed in "shoes" and the search came up with 43 different web mixes with that criteria. Using a star rating system you can rate the web mixes or see how they were rated by others. The web mixes being useful will depend on what you're looking for but if you don't like what you find then you can very simply make your own.

The other search option is to have a Google search right in the middle of your web mix so you are able to search without having to leave your page.

All in all, in my opinion, it's a great tool. I don't know what I did without it but I do know that I use it every single day and would feel very disorientated without it. It really keeps me organized and on top of which pages I like to visit the most and so very easily.

Symbaloo Tutorials
Symbaloo Tutorials

Other Bookmarking Tools

There are many other free bookmarking tools to choose from but I chose to share this one with you as I have used it and loved it for quite some time now.

What type, if any, of bookmarking manager do you use?


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    • Kalux profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Canada

      Hope you find it useful rajan and mecheshier! I love it and use it non stop.

    • mecheshier profile image


      6 years ago

      Thank you for this wonderful Hub. You must have known I was in need of a good bookmark. I will check it out.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very interesting. Though I haven't used a bookmarking tool as yet, this has set me thinking. It should make things faster and easier. Thanks for sharing and passing it on.

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      6 years ago

      also have a look at a simple startpage with your favorite bookmarks

    • Kalux profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks very much, alocsin! :)

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Thanks for this resource, which is new to me. I'll check it out. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • shalini sharan profile image

      shalini sharan 

      6 years ago from Delhi

      it is a really useful hub

    • anusujith profile image

      Anoop Aravind A 

      6 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      I found it... I'm really impressed thank you very much for the help...

    • Kalux profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Canada

      Thank you, anusujith. There is a link to it above if that's what you mean.

    • anusujith profile image

      Anoop Aravind A 

      6 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Useful hub... In search for that tool..

    • Kalux profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Canada

      Thank you, moonlake! Very much appreciated.

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      6 years ago from America

      Enjoyed reading your hub very interesting. The only thing I have close to that is Safari. It works somewhat like that. I can put all my main pages on it. It holds 12 and may hold more but I just haven't played with it much. Voted up and Shared.


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