We’ve discussed in previous articles how to sync bookmarks across Google Chrome across all devices and syncing Apple Safari across all devices. Now comes an even more interesting question which is how to sync bookmarks across Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox? That’s very useful as many people use Safari on their iPad, Mozilla Firefox on their Linux machine, Google chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer on their laptop or PC and Opera on their Android devices and they want to sync bookmarks across all of these devices and thus across all of these browsers.
This post is a step by step guide on how to sync bookmarks across all of the major internet browsers in an easy and convenient way.
Step One: First, we’ll be using a free service called Xmarks that will handle the syncing for us; and I shall be using Mozilla Firefox throughout the tutorial. So first open Mozilla and go to the settings/tools tab and then click on Add-ons.
Step Two: In the Add-ons section search for Xmarks and install it.
Step Three: Go to tools> Xmarks option. Click on Next button and a window will pop-up where you can Sign up. Of course you’ll have to create a new account so select “Create an account for me” option and click on Next button.
Step Four: You’ll be directed to a new window where you should create a username and password then click on the Next tab. You’ll then be directed to a new window asking you whether you want to sync the password or not; select “yes”. Then click on the Next tab.
Step Five: You’ll be directed to a new window asking you about the PIN, you can get the PIN from the email sent to you by Xmarks when you were registering. Enter the PIN then click on the Next tab.
Step Six: Your data will then start syncing.
Step Seven: To sync this data to your other browser (e.g. Chrome) visit Xmark’s website (http://download.xmarks.com/download/all) and download the Chrome extension and then login with the username and password you’ve created during the registration process.
Now you’ve successfully synced all of your data across now only all of your devices, but across all of your browsers too.