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Access your Firefox Bookmarks from other computers

Tired of visiting those social bookmarking sites to get your favourites list? If you are, then some of these Firefox addons may be of good use to you.

There are some really good bookmark synchronizers for Firefox that allows you to access your bookmarks from any computer connected to the web. And offcourse, Firefox and the respective addon must be installed on those computers.

The concept here is really quite simple to understand.
You install Firefox and the Firefox addon on your home computer. Create an account where your Firefox bookmarks will be uploaded.
Now if you want to access those bookmarks from a different computer, just login to your account from the Firefox addon to download and replace existing bokmarks with the uploaded bookmarks. (Obviously, Firefox and the required addon must be installed on the destination computer)
That's it! Your bookmarks in Firefox are now synchronized between different computers.

Let's take a look at some of these bookmark synchronizing addons for Firefox:


Foxmarks Bookmarks Synchronizer

Install Foxmarks

Foxmarks comes through as a very easy to use addon where you don't have to visit a webpage to export/import your bookmarks.
After installing Foxmarks, a simple setup wizard will guide you to create an account. By default, Foxmarks will automatically synchronize in the background.

After installation, your can access the Foxmarks settings from Firefox by clicking Bookmarks >> Foxmarks...
The images below show the Foxmarks settings dialog box.



Use the Upload Now and Download Now buttons to transfer the bookmarks.

You can also set up multiple accounts by clicking the Run Setup Wizard button. When switching between multiple accounts from the same instance of Firefox, be sure to specify the correct server path i.e /home/techxpress/ (See image above), where techxpress is the username.

Additionally, you can also access the bookmarks from a web page. Just go to my.foxmarks.com and login to view your uploaded bookmarks.


Online Bookmark Manager Synchronizer

Install Online Bookmark Manager

Once installed, the Online Bookmark Manager can be accessed from (Tools >> Online Bookmark Manger >>) or from (Bookmarks >> Online Bookmark Manager >>).

Go to Tools >> Online Bookmark Manger >> Settings to open the settings window.


You can create a new account from the settings window (image above). To create an account, you'll be redirected to http://www.onlinebookmarkmanager.com for a simple registration process.


Similar to Foxmarks, Online Bookmark Manager can also be configured to automatically synchronize bookmarks.


As you can see from the image above, there are additional options available while Exporting/Importing bookmarks.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Tuesday, February 06, 2007


3 Comments:

hey buddy you have provided gr8 information , in past i used to write down my bookmarks or mail them to my email id's to check them anywhere else but now i will try this and hey buddy thanx for linking back my blog in lenevo post .
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