First, this tip applies to Safari 2 and Safari 3. Safari 3 is the default web browser in Leopard.

If you’re like me, you have hundreds of bookmarks in Safari. All these bookmarks are very convenient, but can also become unwieldily. Luckily, Apple makes it easy to organize Safari’s bookmarks, including nesting them into folders and making them easy to search.

First, click on the “Show All Bookmarks” icon in the top-left corner of the Bookmarks Bar. Doing this makes the Collections column visible on the left side of Safari, where you can see all bookmarks in a list. It also adds a Search field at the bottom center of the Safari 2 window, or the top left of the Safari 3 window.

When you type search terms in this field, it only searches within your bookmarks. Thus you get super-fast (and accurate) results. I spent about an hour the other night organizing my bookmarks, including deleting some that were really old. I then backed up my Safari bookmarks by clicking File > Export Bookmarks and emailing them to myself. Needless to say, I feel very organized.

If only doing my taxes was this easy…

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