Xmarks: A bookmarking addon for browsers
September 6, 2010 2 Comments
Remembering all your favorite websites is no easy task.
And what happens when you uninstall your browser or reinstall the operating system and lose all of your data?
What if you could save a copy of your bookmarks online and could access it from anywhere? Thats just what Xmarks does 🙂
Xmarks (formerly known as Foxmarks) is a bookmarking add-on which works on Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome on Windows and Safari on MacOS.
You need to register for a free Xmarks account to start using the service. You dont have to login again into your Xmarks account for syncing your bookmarks.
Xmarks provides synchronization and backup services by securely storing your data in your Xmarks web account
If you want to use Xmarks on another browser or another computer, you just need to sign into your Xmarks account at https://my.xmarks.com
You can also restore a previous backup by logging on to the above link. Just choose the date/time of the backup which you want to restore to.
You can view, edit, add and delete bookmarks from any browser from your account.
You can edit the settings of Xmarks to auto-sync bookmarks. I recommend that you enable this option, in case you forget to sync bookmarks.
Visit this page to know more about the features of Xmarks http://www.xmarks.com/about/features/
If you are concerned about the data collected by Xmarks, read this : http://www.xmarks.com/about/privacy
Download and install Xmarks:
Google Chrome extension (and Chrome plus) :
Xmarks also has an optional feature Secure Password Sync currently available only for Firefox users. But I recommend LastPass password manager for managing passwords