In light of all the NSA snooping I have begun using the TOR browser bundle (i.e. Firefox). However for some tasks I still need to use Chrome. So now I can create bookmarks in two places and it's starting to get messy.

Is there any way both applications might share a common bookmark resource? This would have to be done offline, strictly on my own computer. Because if I upload them to XMarks or whatever I might just as well announce them straight away to every snooper.

(I know, if Chrome sees my bookmarks nothing's going to stop them to grab the whole list. But I try to limit uploading my data wherever I can).

Does anyone know of a plugin or other way to share them locally?


  • I take it you don't login in Chrome (or have the sharing of Bookmarks disabled:)... I thought XMarks had the possibility of using your own server (instead of theirs). So if you set to sync to your local drive the bookmarks should be shared/synced between browsers. – Rik Nov 16 '13 at 18:05
  • Thanks for helping. I didn't know that XMarks could do that. In fact just searching now I couldn't find any recent evidence that it works (and some pages said that it "used to be possible" implying that it's not anymore). And when I installed the extension in Chrome it makes the browser crash every single time. – Larry Nov 16 '13 at 19:23
  • I noticed that there is "Firefox Sync" which I could install on my server. But I couldn't find any extensions for chrome unfortunately. – Larry Nov 16 '13 at 19:24
  • I heard it years ago, before switching to Chrome and its Bookmark sharing. I also found it here on the helpdesk of XMarks. But maybe it doesn't work anymore after the takeover of XMarks a few years back in 2011. Either way, if the plugin doesn't work (and crashes) in Chrome it's not going to work for you :( Maybe some of the other major online bookmark-sharing plugins have the ability to sync to your own server (you could run a simple ftp-server locally in the background) – Rik Nov 16 '13 at 20:13
  • You also might want to look at this answer. Besides Transmute it has a link to a site with 25 other sync-apps. You just need to find the one which has offline-capabilities. (Sync between browsers or at least to you own server) – Rik Nov 16 '13 at 20:28

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