How to Add a Website to Favorites on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Adding a website to favorites on your Mac is a handy way to quickly access your favorite websites without having to type in the URL every time. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the simple steps of adding a website to your favorites on Mac.

Step 1: Open Safari
To begin, open the Safari browser on your Mac. Safari is the default web browser for Mac users.

Step 2: Navigate to the Website
Use the address bar at the top of the Safari window to navigate to the website that you want to add to your favorites.

Step 3: Click on Bookmarks
In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on “Bookmarks.” It is located between “History” and “Window.”

Step 4: Click on “Add Bookmark”
A drop-down menu will appear when you click on “Bookmarks.” From this menu, click on “Add Bookmark.” Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut “Command + D” as a quick way to add a bookmark.

Step 5: Edit Bookmark Details (Optional)
A dialog box will appear where you can edit the name and location of your bookmark. By default, it will use the name of the webpage you are bookmarking.

You can choose a different name if you prefer. Additionally, you can choose where you want to save your bookmark by selecting a folder from the “Location” drop-down menu.

  • If you want to create a new folder for your bookmark, click on “New Folder” and enter a name for it.
  • If you want to save your bookmark in an existing folder, select that folder from the list.

Step 6: Save Your Bookmark
Once you have edited any necessary details, click on “Add” to save your bookmark. If you made any changes to the name or location, the bookmark will now reflect those changes.

Step 7: Access Your Favorites
To access your favorites, click on “Bookmarks” in the menu bar again. You will see a list of all your bookmarks, including the one you just added.

Organizing Your Bookmarks

If you have a large number of bookmarks, you may want to organize them into folders for easier navigation. Here’s how:

Step 1: Open Safari
Launch Safari on your Mac.

Step 2: Click on “Bookmarks”
In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on “Bookmarks.”

Step 3: Click on “Edit Bookmarks”
From the drop-down menu, select “Edit Bookmarks.” This will open a new window displaying all of your bookmarks.

Step 4: Create a New Folder
To create a new folder, click on “New Folder” at the bottom left corner of the window. A new folder will appear in the sidebar with a default name (such as “Untitled Folder”).

Step 5: Rename Your Folder
Right-click on the folder and select “Rename” from the context menu. Alternatively, you can also select the folder and press “Enter” or “Return” on your keyboard. Enter a descriptive name for your folder and press “Enter” or click outside the text box to save it.

Step 6: Move Bookmarks into Folders
To move a bookmark into a folder, simply drag and drop it onto the desired folder in the sidebar. You can also right-click on a bookmark and select “Move To” from the context menu to choose which folder to move it to.

Step 7: Save Changes
Once you have organized your bookmarks into folders, click on the “Done” button in the top-right corner of the window to save your changes.


Adding a website to favorites on your Mac can save you time and effort when accessing frequently visited websites. By following the simple steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily add websites to your favorites in Safari and organize them into folders for convenient access. So go ahead and start building your collection of favorite websites today!

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