Google Stars details revealed: built-in search, filter, folder and more

A leaked video and screenshots reveal a wide array of features for Google Stars, cloud-based bookmarking tool.

Published Date
06 - May - 2014
| Last Updated
28 - May - 2014
Google Stars details revealed: built-in search, filter, folder an...

If reports are to be believed, Google is working on a new service that allows users to save, share and organise web content. Dubbed as Google Stars, the new service will reportedly include a wide range of customisation features as well as options such as advance search and auto-detect spam.

In a leaked video and screenshots, Google Stars' home screen features all the items users have favourited as well as an option to split in folders and filters. There's an option to export bookmarks as well. Keeping security concerns in mind, Google lets you have more control on visibility of your folders – you can either set it for public sharing or private viewing. You can name and add description to each folder.

Google Stars will have built in automatically organise content, spam detection and option to share links to public folders. Other features include search box with auto-complete and suggestions, bookmarks with option to add notes, drag and drop support and more.

Leaked screenshots hint that Google Stars will be a cloud service. It is expected to be initially available via an app or extension on Chrome. Google Stars will enable web pages, images, videos, emails, Maps locations, Google pages, Drive documents and more to be moved to a library. If it turns out to be successful, Google may soon launch an app on Andriod and iOS platforms.

Source: The Next Web