While surfing the Internet and navigating information, you may come across some useful links from future aspect and you want to save them. Here are six different methods which may be useful to save and share these useful links with Google.
For instance, when you browse the Internet, you see some links which you may use in future like there is a link of some informational article which you want to use for the referral purpose or share it on the social media as it contains very important and useful information for all. Or there may be a reason that something that you found today may be beneficial in your official tasks of tomorrow. Google’s free tools allow you to save the useful links. It’s an interesting feature, but if you think that it’s as easy to just copy and paste URL into an email, then you may be surprised to know that there are multiple ways provided by Google to save and share links.
These first three methods work on Android and iOS devices and in the Chrome web browser.
- Sync and search bookmarked sites
In Chrome browser, you can choose and bookmark the selected sites to save their URL for future use. Logged in to Chrome on any device and enable Chrome Sync to view, access, and edit your bookmarks.
There are two ways to manage your bookmarks one is with the standard Chrome web browser interface and the second is a Bookmark Manager Extension. Install Bookmark Manager Extension to search and manage your bookmarks which is designed with a more modern, Material Design-influenced interface.
You may also search for sites you’ve seen, but not saved or bookmarked otherwise. Just go to http://www.google.com/history in Chrome to see your browser’s search history, then choose the search icon and type your search terms.
- Links to Inbox by Gmail
Try “Save to Inbox” to email or save a link with Inbox by Gmail. The first option, “Save to Inbox,” adds the link to a “Saved” category in the Inbox. The second option, “Send via Inbox,” creates an email that contains the link.
To try either of the above options in your browser, install the Inbox by Gmail extension or the Google Keep Chrome extension. Install Google Keep or the Inbox by Gmail app on iOS devices, and then enable the app in the iOS Share Sheet. Install each app, on Android devices. When the app is installed, it will automatically appear as an option among the share menu options.
- Links to Keep
“Save to Keep” to store the link as a new note in Google Keep with labels and comments. Like bookmarks, Keep notes can be synced across devices and to edit a note with others, you can also add a collaborator to edit.
- Links to search
This is an older-style to save the links. Bookmarking site also exists at http://www.google.com/bookmarks/. Here you can add a link, note, or a tag, then view the site from the same as well as any other browser. There’s even a bookmarklet to save your time when you add a site which you can drag to your bookmark bar, then select the site when you want to save it.
- Pages to search (modern technique)
To save a web page to http://google.com/save, try the Save to Google extension. You may add a note and a tag with “Save to Keep”. Search of these items becomes very powerful and easy as Save to Google also stores content. For instance, I searched for the word “draw”, two saved links will be displayed in the results: One page with the word in the title, and the other result will be with the word and the contents article has. (The “Save to Google” extension only works with the Chrome web browser and you can browse google.com/save on a mobile device also, but not search.)
- Links to Google+
You just need a little bit of knowledge about the G+ to save, share, and/or discuss links. You are allowed to do this in minimum two ways, either share links to a Community or create a Collection. It has one major benefit that if you share a link with Google+ it works on all platforms.
There are paid third-party apps also which may be helpful to save and share your useful links which are compatible with most of the platforms. For basic bookmark management in an organisation, Google’s bookmark management tools are likely to be enough and with any of the above tools, you don’t need additional logins or accounts elsewhere to manage your links.