Mozilla Corp. has posted mock-ups of Places, one of the most-awaited new features in the upcoming Firefox 3.0., on its Web site. As part of the weekly Firefox 3.0 status update that Mozilla posts to a wiki, the open-source developer included screenshots of Places Organizer, the interface users will see later this year or early next when the browser goes to its final release.
Places, the name given to the new unified history and bookmark manager, was originally scheduled to be included in Firefox 2.0, but it was yanked last year from that version because Mozilla decided it couldn't finish the feature in time. Unlike current browser bookmark tools, Places will use a database -- the SQLite database engine powers it -- so users can search for saved pages. Places will also support the use of tags, or user-defined labels that are applied to categorize bookmarks and make them easier to retrieve via searches.