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Firefox: Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer

Are you using Read it Later Firefox extension or love to use Firefox 3’s easy bookmarking feature but afraid to lose all your bookmarks in events like computer crashes? You should give Foxmarks a try. It’s a bookmarking add-on for Firefox which allows you to sync/backup your bookmarked pages online.

Foxmarks will store your bookmarks online whenever you starred a webpage. This is particularly useful if you are using multiple computers. You can install Foxmarks on all the computers that you are using. That way you can access your bookmarks anywhere. It even backups bookmarked pages stored in your Stumbleupon toolbar and lets you easily import bookmarks from your Delicous account.You can also save/export your Foxmarks bookmarks in html form.

The deleted bookmarks in your browser will also be removed from your Foxmarks account whenever a sync is made. The only downside of this is that when you accidentally remove a bookmark and synced it with Foxmarks, your data will also be lost.

You can set Foxmarks to sync automatically or every time you shutdown Firefox. The tool is very simple and easy to use. You can also view your Foxmarks bookmarks in a cool preview window without going to the actual page. The plugin sits nicely on the bottom of your browser and very useful when you need to quickly or steadily backup your bookmarked pages.

Mozilla Firefox add-on page for Foxmarks.

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6 comments on “Firefox: Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer
  1. Sjeltur says:

    Funny – I was searching for such a program. Could not get Weaver to work…. and during surfing through my entrecards – found your (this!) post…

    Got it – got an account = now I have to check from another comp and synchronize = but seems to be working smoothly !!
    Thanx

  2. AgentOrange says:

    Sjeltur: I tested it on another computer and it worked perfectly. I merged the bookmarks from my Foxmarks account with the browser on another computer. This is a great service for transporting bookmarks from one computer to another.

  3. Sjeltur says:

    Hi there – it most certainly works perfect. Got it now running on my main comp at home and my work laptop…
    Reorganized my whole bookmark part via my login of Foxmarks…. synchronized – and YES = all nicely organized !!
    Thanx again !

  4. AgentOrange says:

    I’m glad it all worked out for you Sjeltur. You’re welcome :)

  5. JJ says:

    Thanks for the great post about Foxmarks! I wanted to let you know that we also have a solution for the ‘accidental removal of a bookmark’ that you mentioned.

    You can always go to my.foxmarks.com, log in to your account, and go to Tools -> Explore & Restore Old Bookmarks… From here you can view previous backups of your bookmarks, find and re-bookmark that deleted link, or even restore an entire set of bookmarks.

    Hope that helps. -JJ [from Foxmarks]

  6. AgentOrange says:

    Thanks for mentioning that JJ and you’re welcome on the post. It’s a great app and worth sharing to everybody. :)

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