BrainTool is a Chrome extension that can be used as a unique bookmarks/tabs manager but which also synchronizes with a plain text emacs org-mode style file on your Google Drive to become a more all encompassing personal knowledge management tool.

The BrainTool panel in Chrome uses the org-mode tree structure but concentrates on the links within your notes thus unifying two primary ways to capture information.

Currently it works for my workflow and is at a general MVP level of functionality. It is published to the Chrome Extension store but unlisted. I’d love comments from a handful of early adopters.

If you want to try it ping me at

There’s more info in the Overview and the required official privacy policy is here. Let me know if you have any thoughts, comments, or feedback.