Better Yelp Bookmarks

Last week, I revamped Yelp’s bookmarks. Like most other things in Yelp 3, bookmarks are now handled per-document. So when you’re viewing the Empathy help, you don’t see a bunch of bookmarks for Banshee and Tomboy and Brasero. Bookmarks are stored with their title and page type, so we can show the page type icon. We also sort by the page type first, as we do for quick search.

Yelp's Bookmarks Menu

In this screenshot, Add Bookmark is insensitive because I happen to be viewing the page “Empathy Instant Messenger”, which is already bookmarked. It doesn’t make sense to bookmark the same page twice. When you want to bookmark a page, you can either use the menu item, or you can use the icon embedded into the location entry.

Add Bookmark Icon in the Location Entry

And taking a cue from Epiphany, the history and quick-search drop-downs show you which pages you’ve already bookmarked.

Bookmarked Entries in Quick Search

I had to steal Epiphany’s icon for this and install it along with Yelp’s other icons. I was surprised to find that it isn’t a standard icon. I think more applications should mark your bookmarked items when searching.

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