Foxmarks has long been one of my absolute must-have add-on’s for Firefox. In fact, it has been so important to me that I would never leave Firefox BECAUSE of Foxmarks. But, now, IE and Safari users get to partake…
Foxmarks is a bookmark sync service. So, it allows you to take your bookmarks on the go and have everything synced among multiple computers. Firefox users can even use it to sync passwords.
Recently, Foxmarks has announced that they’ve managed to bring their service to Internet Explorer and Safari. And the great thing, too, is that it works BETWEEN browsers, on both Windows and the Mac.
In my case, I have been a long-time user of Foxmarks. I use it to keep my bookmarks in sync between my Mac Pro and my Macbook Pro (I use Firefox on both). But, after discovering this news, I have now installed Foxmarks to Safari. I also installed Foxmarks to both Firefox and Internet Explorer inside of my Windows virtual machine inside Vmware Fusion. So, now, I have my same bookmarks regardless of which browser I’m using, or which operating system I’m using. If I’m surfing the net inside of Internet Explorer under Windows (for some strange reason) and bookmark something, it will automatically show up across all other browsers, even under OS X.
It is important when setting this up to pay attention to the sync direction. Since I already had an existing Foxmarks account, I signed in. But, when asked how to synchronize, I told it to use the data on the server and ERASE my local bookmarks. So, any bookmarks previously in Internet Explorer are now replaced with what I’m used to inside of Firefox.
Foxmarks is awesome, and now almost anybody can partake.
I can’t help but wonder how these guys make any money. It continues to be free. Great for us. I just hope it doesn’t go bye-bye some day.
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