Export + ToolTips + Thumnails + Thumbnail-Mode
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:14:57 PM
Export of FF-Style bookmarks should work now (.html). Additionally there is an own, import/export option specifically for the data of the extension, where ALL data associated with folders/bookmarks is stored. This allows easy backups and migration. All import/export options are located in the settings page.
Now the extension supports now thumbnail images of bookmarked pages. If a page is bookmarked, a screenshot is taken, resized and stored. This allows visual recognition of bookmarks, in a somehow speed-dial-like style.
Together with this feature I added an alternative visual mode, which can be toggled by pressing the big button with the two horizontal bars. All Bookmarks are expanded and show either a thumbnail if available or a favicon.
How this looks together with panel mode, can be seen here:
Since fetching the thumbnail is an asynchronous process currently sometimes it is necessary to refresh the extension popup, before the new thumbnail can be seen.
For the future I plan to update the thumbnail automatically if the last thumbnail is older than x days and the page is visited. If a page has no thumbnail it is added automatically if the page is opened in the foreground.
Before there are any misunderstandings: The standard slim mode for displaying bookmark entries is still available, so don't worry
Additionally I implemented OpenTip tooltips, which appear on hovering over a bookmark and display the thumbnail together with information as the url or the description (which by the way should be fetched now automatically, if the page provides a description meta tag).
Here is the current snapshot:
For future snapshots I'm planning:
-nice dialog when adding a bookmark, to give own title, description, nickname etc
-custom sorting of entries
I would be thankful for more testers and bug reports to get rid of all annoying bugs before final release