In this paper, we describe our work in adding functionality to the standard favorites, or bookmarks, list typically available in modern web browsers. Our goal is to increase the rate at which those browsing the web can “re-find” information they have previously bookmarked for later perusal. To this end, we have developed a favorites manager, deployed in a simple web browsing application, that introduces favorites management features beyond those found in typical web browsers, including additional metadata, automated organization, and search tools. We present the details of this application, along with the results of a user trial measuring the usability of the favorites management system we developed.

John Roberts, Jaime Ruiz, and Edward Lank. Making Favorites Useful, In The International Association of Science and Technology for Development, Human Computer Interaction Conference. Phoenix, AZ, USA, November 14-16, 2005.