A Bookmark is a snapshot of your current View. It holds the Resources, your Views, your Screen setup, your Point of View, etc.
If you’re a Named User, you can simply save a Bookmark by opening the Bookmark sidebar and hit Create. Just enter a Name and you’re done.
You can save as many Bookmarks as you like.
Bookmarks are private to you. It helps you to go back to a viewpoint or situation that you marked as being relevant for a certain purpose.
Therefore, make sure you give them a good name. Once you got many, you can use the search function to retrieve the one you’re looking for.
A Bookmark can also be edited. You can change the name or update the view ad hoc.
Though a Bookmark is private to you, you can also share it with any Guest User. Sharing a Bookmark is an ad hoc and informal way of sharing data and views. The Guest User will have fewer tools available than a Named User. On the other hand, you cannot tweak your view: it’s ad hoc, informal.
A Bookmark can be opened using a URL that you can provide to a Guest User – you can even send an email directly.
You can also embed a Bookmark in a website, using HTML iFrame code that is presented to you.
As sharing of Bookmarks is very ad hoc and informal, you may have the need for a more formal way of sharing data, where you can control who has access, tweak the appearance and features. That way of sharing is called a Publication.