As much as we like to think that Unplggd is your only daily stop on the internet, we recognize most readers shuffle through a set of favorite websites throughout the day while taking a a break/avoiding work. We recently implemented a little shortcut that has made it much easier to stay on top of the primary sites that we like to read that we thought we'd share.
All of the major web browsers let you save bookmarks to folders. You can then open all of the shortcuts in any given folder all at one time, each in its own tab. If you've got a slow computer and a ton of links, this may take a slight bit of effort on your computer's part. Then again, should you really be reading blogs all day at work? [Perhaps!]
General initial steps
- Create a folder in your bookmarks and name it "Daily Reading"
- Save all of your favorite sites to this folder
In Firefox, you can store this folder in either your Bookmarks Toolbar or your Bookmarks Menu. Wherever you prefer to keep the folder, simply click the folder from either location and then select "Open in All Tabs." You can also right click the folder to see this option as well.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer requires you to open the Favorites Bar and then mouse over the folder you want to open. A little arrow shows up to the right and you click it to launch all of the sites into separate tabs. Microsoft doesn't give you the option of using the file menu to launch all of your sites at once.
Chrome has a bookmarks bar where you can keep your daily reading folder. Here you simply right click the folder and select "Open all bookmarks."
Safari has a Bookmarks Bar as well. You can click normally or right click on your daily reading folder and then select "Open in Tabs."
Now it's quick and simple to take a break during the day and get through all your favorite websites in one fell swoop.