Tech Tip: Sync bookmarks across browsers and computers
Bookmarks, also known as favorites, are links to sites that you save when you browse the web. These links are useful for future reference since they save you the trouble of remembering and typing website addresses over and over again. The problem with bookmarks is that they are specific to the web browser and the computer you save them on. You can, however, take additional steps to ensure the bookmarks you save on one of your computers is available on others.
Browser specific syncing
Browsers Firefox and Google Chrome both offer their own default solutions to syncing bookmarks. Firefox Sync can be used to sync not only bookmarks but passwords and browser history across different Firefox browsers including Firefox for mobile devices. If you have a Google Account you can sign in to Google Chrome to sync bookmarks, extensions, themes and browser preferences.
If you do not use only one browser or prefer not to use Firefox or Google Chrome’s syncing services you can alternatively sync your bookmarks using Xmarks. Xmarks is a free bookmark synchronization service that provides extensions for Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari. You simply sign up for a free Xmarks account and download the relevant extension for the browser of your choice.You will then have access to your bookmarks whenever you are using a browser with the Xmarks extension installed and you have signed into your Xmarks account. Xmarks bookmarks can also be accessed via a web interface that does not require you to have any extension installed. After you have created an account you simply log in at www.xmarks.com and click on the My Bookmarks link to access all your synced bookmarks.