It seems that Xmarks will be shutting down effective Jan. 2011, as they
could not find a way to make money. Full story at http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/no-more-xmarks-no/192?t[..]
That's going to suck badly. Now I'm going to have to learn how to set up
my own server, so that I can use it for synchronisation.
On 9/28/2010 12:10 PM On a whim, Traveller pounded out on the keyboard
Google Chrome with a gmail account does it, built in (and more). I
would think FF will at some point.
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They already have the Firefox Sync extension, which will be built into FF4.
Alas, syncing FF via this extension does nothing to synchronize my
bookmarks with say Chrome...
No, and add-ons for my Chevy probably won't fit on a Ford. Too much to
expect for any company to do that. Even it there weren't copyright aspects.
And yet XMarks did it... Imagine that!
Did Xmarks continue to do it after FF changed from .html bookmarks to
Yes, Xmarks works with sqlite bookmarks.
Not only that, but it worked with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE8.. I forget if
Opera was in the mix, but, along with Bookmark sync. it also had Password
?>Not only that, but it worked with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE8.. I forget
FWIW the built-in Firefox sync does include passwords as an option.
However, if you want that than I recommend LastPass since it will work
across browsers ala Xmarks (IE, FF, Safari, Chrome).
I've looked at the Firefox sync page, and the comments there are
almost entirely condemnatory of the new add-on. I imagine that some
people here will have used it; are these comments fair, I wonder? Or
are the comments all from professional grumblers?
Thanks in advance,
The only problem I had was when I added a third Firefox to the mix. I
installed Sync on my main machine, then installed using the same
settings on my laptop - so far, so good, it worked just fine. everything
synced a treat. When I added it to portable Firefox on a USB stick, I
hit a problem - any attempt to sync produced a sync error, shown on the
status bar. Repeated attempts with long waits between didn't help.
Un-installing and re-installing the extension didn't help. I had to
delete all the detail and set it up again before it would sync.
I then went to my laptop and, without changing anything, got the same
error. Again I tried reinstalling the extension first - to no avail, it
just picked up the settings from the last install and failed repeatedly.
Again, I had to "stop using this account" to delete the details and
re-enter from scratch. I now have three separate instances of Firefox
syncing just fine - but it was hard work! So the answer to your question
is that it works fine - eventually.
Hope the devs are listening in - there's still some work to do! Since
there's nothing else that works well now Xmarks has gone, it's all down
to them. Early feature request - IE8 add-on to enable IE8 to sync too,
Licentiae, quam stulti libertatem vocabant - Tacitus
Thanks for this. All this seems to be in agreement with what people
are saying on the website. As synchronisation isn't essential for me,
I'll stick with Foxmarks till it vanishes, and go to the new addon
when more people are happy with it.
According to their website Xmarks is not dead yet. Take a look at this
Windows 7 Professional
Thursday, October 07, 2010 8:00:46 AM
Other than the period of time when they took away the status bar
indicator, I've been very happy with it, and the status bar indicator is
back. My only complaint is it should automatically (try to) update when
shutting FF down, so any recent changes are saved.
If a person were to read this newsgroup, they would think that everyone
is having problems with Firefox. It's the nature of the beast not to
post when you're not having a problem.
I've only used Firefox Sync to sync with the Firefox Home iPhone app
(and for backup of my profile data), and so far so good.
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