I bought MobileMe for one year, and I ended up using it for only one thing: Bookmark synchronization. It was a great way to keep Safari on my iMac, MacBook Pro, and my iPod Touch on the same proverbial page. Being as that was the only feature I ever used, I dropped MobileMe after my year was done. After that, I needed to find a way to keep my browsers synced. I looked around, and I found a free solution that is far superior to the MobileMe syncing. It’s called Xmarks.
This gem of an application and web service allows you to sync your bookmarks to all four of the major browsers (Depending on platform and version, natch). If you use Firefox on Windows and Safari on OS X, a quick set up process on both systems, and you’re ready to rock and roll.
Interestingly, it also lets you securely sync your saved passwords as well. After going through another layer of set up, you’ll never have to re-enter your passwords again. This feature is invaluable to me. I have saved passwords to hundreds of sites. Re-entering all of them would drive me absolutely crazy. This feature alone makes me love this app.
Best of all, your bookmarks are available on their web site after you login to your account. Even if you’re using someone else’s computer, you can still find that one link you saved last month about the seven layer dip. This has massive potential for butt-saving.
So, what do you think about Xmarks? Does it fit your needs? Comment on this post or hit me up on Twitter.
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