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Chrome is somehow missing one of the most basic features you would expect on a web browser: sorting bookmarks by date. Is there any way around this issue besides not using Chrome? I love Chrome but I have thousands of bookmarks.

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Did you check the Chrome Web Store? Someone may have already created an extension to do this. –  L2G Aug 21 '12 at 16:39
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I found a couple of bookmark-sorting extensions in there (searching with "sort bookmarks"), but they both seem to sort by name only. You could try persuading the developers of those extensions to add a date-sorting option; they may not realize there's a demand for that ability. –  L2G Aug 21 '12 at 16:46
    
Pretty ridiculous how Chrome wouldn't have this feature built in, and the solution is a desktop application. People didn't even make Extensions for this. –  Jason Mar 21 at 5:24

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Chrome Bookmark Manager does allow users to sort bookmarks by name, but it only allows you to do this for one folder at a time.

Chrome Bookmarks Sorter is a handy tool (for Windows) which will allow users to sort bookmarks recursively by name or date added through all of your bookmark folders.

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To recursively sort bookmarks in Google Chrome, close all Google Chrome windows and launch this application, select the parameters you want to sort the bookmarks as, and click on the Sort Bookmarks button.

The utility will take care of reordering the bookmarks as you have chosen. Chrome Bookmarks Sorter is a portable software.

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I was just writing about this one as well. How portable is it, though? The author says that .NET Framework 3.5 is required, which I think does not support anything other than MS Windows. Or maybe Mono could handle it? –  L2G Aug 21 '12 at 16:53
    
@L2G portable means it doesn't need to install and the .net framework 3.5 is very common now for most of the apps. –  avirk Aug 21 '12 at 16:57

I found that Chrome extension Recent Bookmarks works well for me on Mac and Ubuntu where the Chrome Bookmark Sorter is Windows-only.

Update: When I got a new machine and logged into my Google account, previous Chrome bookmark order was no longer correctly preserved. Still the best alternative I've found for non-Windows, but not perfect.

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Best solution without having to download an app like the top answer suggests. Limited to showing 1,000 bookmarks. –  Jason Mar 21 at 5:30

I know this is an old question but I came across it while googling for the same thing... then I found Dewey Bookmarks... It's exactly what chrome has been missing with the standard bookmarks manager! Their website is http://deweyapp.io/ the chrome store page is https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dewey-bookmarks/aahpfefkmihhdabllidnlipghcjgpkdm and they also have an informative github page but I don't have enough reputation to link to it.

Dewey features:

  • Adding custom tags
  • Generating screenshots of your bookmarks (Provided by Snapito)
  • Searching and Sorting:
    • A standard search returns anything with that word in the Tag, Title or URL.
    • Add tag: before a word to limit results that have that specific tag applied.
    • Add title: before a word to limit results to titles that contain that word.
    • Add url: before a word to limit results to URLs that contain that word.
    • Sort your bookmarks and your search results by Date, Title, or URL.

Happy bookmarking!

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I strongly recommand this chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/supersorter/hjebfgojnlefhdgmomncgjglmdckngij?hl=en

It is powerfull, fast and you have 10 options like Delete duplicates, Delete Empty Directories, Sort Methods etc...

There is also this one but I had some issues with it almost each Major upgrade of CHrome so... but choice is yours so here the link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/recursive-bookmark-sorter/oalceifbkhhehhinpifagdnickeeehlk

Hope this helps!

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Doesn't sort by date-time. –  Jason Mar 21 at 5:30

They also mentioned in comments a Chrome extension Sprucemarks which sorts bookmarks automatically - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fakeocdnmmmnokabaiflppclocckihoj

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Doesn't sort by date-time. –  Jason Mar 21 at 5:29

You could try using Recent Bookmarks 1.6.2.

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