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Cool Firefox extension: Foxmarks

I have at least two computers I use on a daily basis, one at work and one at home. I use Firefox on both computers. I have always used the Firefox extension Bookmarks Synchronizer to synchronize my bookmarks to my personal FTP server, so that I can access them from work and home. When I upgraded to Firefox 1.5, the extension stopped working. I have been searching for an alternative ever since.

Recently, I found an extension called Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer. Basically, it performs the same functions as the older Bookmarks Synchronizer but it is much better because:

  • It works in Firefox 1.5.
  • You do not need to have your own FTP server to store your bookmarks. A server is provided for you with the option of using your own.
  • It actually synchronizes your bookmarks instead of uploading/downloading from the server.
  • It works in the background and automatically synchronizes whenever you add/delete/change your bookmarks in your browser.
  • You can access your bookmarks online at my.foxcloud.com

For all the above reason, I highly recommend this extension. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and, so far, it works as advertised (even though it is still in beta).


Filed in Firefox on 29 Dec 05 | Tags: ,


Reader's Comments

  1. |

    Seems nice. I will give it a try.

  2. |

    I think I have a better suggestion. Why don’t you use the 2Go Bookmark Synchronizer (http://www.2go.com.br) ? It’s totally free and doesn’t depend on your browser.

    Best regards

  3. |

    I’d like to find one that uses a Subversion repository. Thus, not only can I keep past revisions, but they are always accessible via a web browser as well.

  4. |

    Hi,

    There’s a nice and free service called 2Go SyncIT which is based on the old SyncIt.com technology and does the samething (and more) and works with any version of Firefox but also with IE, Opera, Mozilla and NS. Great stuff!!!

  5. |

    Hi , offtopic , but … do you of anyfix to the metalink search engine extention to support the new metalink.

  6. |

    amihay, I am assuming that by “the metalink search engine extention” you meant this:

    http://awads.net/wp/2005/10/06/oracle-metalink-firefox-search-plugin/

    The Metalink Firefox search plugin should work not only with the new Firefox 1.5, but also with the new version of Metalink.

  7. |

    I’ve continued to use the original Bookmarks Synchronizer through FF1.5 and now FF2.0. I have been able to do this because the altered version on this site work perfectly (thank you to the owner of the site): http://btcorp.dyndns.org/Tools/FireFoxExtensions/ I much prefer the way this extension works because there is no need for third-party accounts and another company to see my bookmarks. Now all I need is a version that can sync across IE7 & FF2.