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How to sync bookmarks across Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox bookmarks?

As I, currently, understand, Google Chrome puts bookmarks seperatly from Google Bookmarks, which is accessible in Firefox by using Google Toolbar for Firefox. Right?

So how should I synchronize my browsers? I use Google Chrome as my primary browser and it works good and bookmarks are synchronized across number of computers I'm using.

Thanks, viliusk

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Yes, as jcnaquin suggested, Xmarks is awesome.

(Chrome Extension, Firefox Ad-on)

Not only can you do cross-browser, but you can set up profiles for different computers (Work/Home/Custom) and determine which bookmarks/folders go with each profile. This can help you sync work with home, and home with work (pardon the "pun"), but choose if you want specific bookmarks to be at home, or if you want to leave them at work.

In addition, you can sync Passwords, or Open Tabs on each computer, but only if you want to, of course.

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As a common sense, make sure to turn off bookmarks sync in both Chrome & Firefox on all machines prior to using Xmarks. It is truly a nightmare when all three bookmarks sync service are fighting, duplicating exponentially bookmarks across 14+ browsers among 6 or 7 boxes. –  Antony May 22 '12 at 16:06
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Give Xmarks a try. http://www.xmarks.com/

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Does it sync history too? –  superjoe30 Jan 29 '12 at 8:11
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There has been a tentative project to implement Weave Sync into Google Chrome http://code.google.com/p/chromeweave/

as well as https://bitbucket.org/philikon/weaveclient-chromium

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You can also do it without the use of any add-ons by using the following steps:

  1. Go to "Show all Bookmarks" (Ctrl+Shift+B)
  2. Click on "Import and Backup"
  3. Select "Import data from other browsers"
  4. Select the browser from which you want to import the bookmarks and click Next
  5. All the bookmarks are imported under the folder as "From Google Chrome" so one does not have to worry of the same name folder or same bookmarks present in it.
  6. Now you can manually organise the new bookmarks according to your need.
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This is just one time import of bookmarks. So it is not what is expected. –  vaichidrewar Dec 26 '12 at 23:05
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This doesn't sync. –  trusktr Jan 3 '13 at 21:10
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Another option would be Delicious.

It syncs between IE, Chrome and Firefox.

I believe it can synchronize with dropbox as well.

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Where on the delicious site do you get this tool? –  trusktr Jan 3 '13 at 21:09
    
You will need to sign up. –  Magnum Jan 4 '13 at 7:54
    
yes delecious is just awesome, works best for all mainstream browsers, apart from it here is a good list of tools that you can use apart from Xmarks programmerfish.com/… –  Fahad Saleem Oct 4 '13 at 12:13
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There is no actual way to sync your bookmarks through different web browsers without using one of those services (like Xmarks, EverSync or Delicious, for example) that require you to create an account. And the problem with that is that it might lead your browser to create several copies of your bookmarks, making a REAL mess, as Antony said.

Of those 3, I presonally recommend EverSync, as you can freely use it on your phone as well, but there are many more similar services, most of them with the same multisyncing issue.

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