I like our new Opera bookmarks. I like the way I can organize my sites. And, I’m not just writing this because I work for Opera.

First, I like that I can add images to bookmarks, because it allows me to organize them in a new way. It has reinvigorated my urge to collect things. I find myself organizing pages with the same passion I had as a kid. I used to collect old sports cards. They were all put into folders. I had a folder dedicated to each team – Tottenham was my favorite. I had another for guys with mullets

What matters to me, and the reason why I like our new bookmarks feature, is that I get to choose how I organize things.

Bookmark pages in Opera

It’s simple. I go to a page I like and click on the heart icon. Then, I can choose an image and put it in a folder. That’s it. Just like this:

Bookmark pages in Opera: choose a preview

Visual bookmarks in Opera 25

Organize pages in the bookmark manager

It’s easy for me to open the bookmark manager and see my favorite sites presented as images. I can rearrange them by dragging and dropping, placing the important ones first, if I want. It’s my choice. I can also delete a bookmark or turn one into a Speed Dial entry.

Opera bookmark manager

Opera bookmark manager

Edit bookmarks

I can add my own description to a bookmark, allowing me to personalize my bookmarks. I love that because I can search later to find them again. I never remember the original page title, but I know what I named it.

Edit Opera bookmarks

Edit Opera bookmarks

Keep it neat … or messy

The way we organize is unique. What I think is messy, might be neat to you – and, vice versa. Now, I can view bookmarks either as a list or as a gallery of images. And when I bookmark pages, I can organize them into folders – however I want. My bookmarks, my choice.

Bookmark pages in Opera: see bookmarks as a list

Opera bookmarks in list

I hope you enjoy the new Opera bookmarks. Download Opera today and give them a try!!

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  • zshello3

    I’ve been using the new bookmarks on the beta channel (and now also the stable channel) for a while now. I like them, but one of the most glaring problems is **the lack of in-place unbookmark on the relevant page** (recall that we can unstash in place back to when we had stash). Once I finish reading something I bookmarked, I have to “show all bookmarks” or alt+cmd+b, browse through or search within a ton of bookmarks, and finally click the little cross button, hoping that I don’t land on adjacent ones (in the list view, of course; mistakenly deleting adjacent ones was also a problem with unstashing back in the days — but luckily we could unstash on the exact page, which simply couldn’t be mistaken).

  • Cedric

    nice change, but do you realize that some Opera extensions will have to follow your change? I’m thinking of ‘Gmail for Speed Dial’ extension.

  • Updates this great, I liked the new have been made to bookmarkers… but… there are certain things I would like to emphasize and that I would like to be fixed:

    1.-Already can not create themes for Opera
    2.-There are no customization options for quick links, are always the same size.
    3.-The new browser is not loading the fonts installed in pages, for example:

    @font-face {font-family: Trajan Pro; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; src: url(‘https://www.dropbox.com/s/9z7bf09q33gn9ph/trajanpro.eot’); src: url(‘https://www.dropbox.com/s/9z7bf09q33gn9ph/trajanpro.eot?#iefix’) format(’embedded-opentype’), url(‘https://www.dropbox.com/s/e338xpztbdfdhyz/trajanpro.woff’) format(‘woff’), url(‘https://www.dropbox.com/s/pvfrfdr5uax0sti/trajanpro.ttf’) format(“truetype”), url(‘https://www.dropbox.com/s/yqpe10qgmlhrnsc/trajanpro.svg#Trajan Pro’) format(‘svg’); }

    That’s the main thing I want to load and do not load, and if loaded before.

    4.-There is also the fact that no longer grabs symbols before I could see this: “Soysheik ಠ_ಠ” Now no longer…

  • Marek

    I wonder why “speed dial” and “discover” are working in the same way, that we still have the buttons on the left, but “bookmarks” move us to totally different page, without access to “speed dial” and “discover” section?

  • Hulkur

    Still far to go compared to O12 bookmark organizer. Ex: How do you add a bookmark to 3rd level folder ?
    Then there is forced useless “My Folders”. Why can’t I create a 1st level folder ? These are just some problems from first day.

    • @ Hulkur. Works as usual, drag-n-drop, but you have to be very PRECISE and only with right panel…but not indicate that contains subdirectories below. TRY, I also believed that had not that feature so utilized (at least 4 me)

      @Opera. I still without know how to import ADR bookmarks.

      • Hulkur

        So, first from menu i add bookmark to “unsorted” then open bookmarks and start to drag it to right place one level at a time? What usability?

        • Hulkur

          Correction, found that you can add bookmark directly to 2nd level (under “My folders”), but not deeper.

  • Garfield Phoenix De Monic

    Still nowhere near as good as O12. Oh… when do we get opera notes back BTW?

  • floief

    I think the new Opera bookmarks are beautiful….visually very, very appealing…….When I first saw it I was delighted with it. I added bookmarks, admired the snapshots and the pleasing effect…then, I tried to use it everyday and it just didn’t work out for me. When I’m reading or in the middle of a research project I need to quickly get to sites I’ve bookmarked either to search or to enter information. Opera bookmarks turned into more of a distraction than a help…..disappointed, I went back to a bookmarking add-on.

    Couldn’t Opera bookmarks be an add-on or something along those lines? Then folks could opt-in if that system works well for them. Personally, I would like to see the feature modified, to more easily nest folders in tree form, and put into a side panel for easy access, then could be closed and out of the way. My photo exploring program has a small viewer in the corner that previews image files. If we had something like that for site snapshots, under our bookmarks in a side panel, to me, it would be both visually pleasing and very functional.

  • Juan Carlos Alpizar Chinchilla

    Yes, I like how the new bookmarks look, however they still need to improve functionality. I’d like them to sync between devices and make it a bit more friendly for the people complaining 😛

  • Vincenus

    Is it only me, or there is really no option to move multiple bookmark entries? If I select more than one and try to drag them, it only drags the one I was standing on. Holding Shift, Ctrl, Alt doesn’t help either. Useless if you have many bookmarks.

  • What an awesome and Happy article.

  • Tracey C

    There’s still no way to select and move multiple bookmarks. I just recently started testing out Opera, and this is a show stopper for me, as I have many bookmarks. After importing them from Firefox they are all under one folder. I wanted to move the bookmarks from the imported toolbar folder into Opera’s toolbar folder. I am not doing this one by one for multiple subfolders & their bookmarks.

  • Ninos Athanasiadis

    There is no organse bookmark on opera. How in hell shall one organise imported bookmarks when there isn´t any organiser manager!! I am fed up with your browser, it is so unorganised and irritating as hell

  • Ini Biz

    opera has worst bookmar manager..