How to sync bookmarks across 2 browsers and a tablet
December 15, 2013 6:18 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to like to sync bookmarks between Chrome and Firefox on a computer AND with the Android version of either Chrome or Firefox (doesn't matter which).

The computers run Windows while the tablet is a Nexus 7 running Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). This is for my parents, who prefer different browsers but share bookmarks, so just sticking to a single browser on the computer isn't an option.

Currently, they're using Xmarks to sync between browsers and the browsers' built-in sync to sync to the tablet, but this recently started causing issues and it looks like it's not officially supported.

An app with a one-time fee is fine, but they don't want to pay for a subscription service (a la Xmark's premium service).
posted by matildatakesovertheworld to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Forgive my brevity, but I love Pinboard so much, and it's so obviously the answer here, that I'll just leave it at that.
posted by Quisp Lover at 6:37 PM on December 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

I like protopage.

I have to shift between a lot of different computers (I have 3 computers at home, plus a phone, and use dozens of different computers at work). It stores your bookmarks (not on the local machine, but on their servers).

After setting up all my bookmarks once, I paste a link to my personalised protopage into the toolbar of any browser I use, and just click it when I want my bookmarks.

The bonus is that you don't have to go through all the hassle of exporting/importing bookmarks ever again.

The free version has ads, but I use ad-blocking software and rarely see them. There are other services that do a similar thing if you Google 'iGoogle replacements', e.g. via Lifehacker
posted by JeanDupont at 6:52 PM on December 15, 2013

Response by poster: Clarification: Xmarks has a website that could use on the tablet, so I'm really looking for something where the bookmarks would be browser-based for both the computer and the tablet.
posted by matildatakesovertheworld at 10:38 PM on December 15, 2013 should do it. It's web based, has every feature I could think of (developer added a few that I requested) and for a few premium features there is a small (less than $10 yearly fee). The feature I pay for is a weekly email of all my bookmarks. There's been other services which have had hardware failures or been shutdown, if the worst happens all I'd lose is a weeks worth.
posted by Sophont at 6:32 AM on December 16, 2013

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