Chrome Adds ‘Notes’ to Sidebar

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Have you ever bookmarked a site for future reference and then forgotten what it was about? (Wait, why did I save this website?)

The new notes feature can help in such situations, working like Google Keep for Chrome, so to speak.

Google Chrome is working on a new feature that allows you to add notes to websites. These personal notes will appear on the new Chrome sidebar.

Adding Notes to Websites

As usual, let’s start with the experimental flag that we spotted this morning:

User notes side panel: Enables the user notes feature in the side panel. Only works if Power bookmark backend is also enabled.

Chrome Notes
Chrome Notes

Looking at a few additional code changes and comments, here is what we think is going to happen.

Update: Notes are not associated with bookmarks. It is a standalone note-taking system for the Chrome sidebar.

Chrome Notes
Chrome Notes

Notes will appear on the sidebar, along with bookmarks, the reading list, and the feed.

There will be an ‘all notes’ button to view all your bookmarks with notes.

A search box will help you easily find the note or bookmark you are looking for.

In other words, this is not really a new feature, but an enhancement to Chrome bookmarks. When you think about notes as a bookmarks addon, it makes more sense.

What do you think of this new notes feature? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: Chromium Gerrit and Chromium Bugs.

5 responses to “Chrome Adds ‘Notes’ to Sidebar”

  1. hello
    what is the flag and how enable this

    1. The flag is not available in Chrome yet. It might take a few weeks.

  2. Couldn’t you just edit the title of the bookmark to give context?

    1. Yes, but that’s limited to a few characters?

  3. The flag is available on Chrome Beta.

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