Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Use My.Foxmarks to Add a Bookmark from any Web Browser

With great fanfare (a blog post counts as great fanfare here at Foxmarks Central) we're happy to announce that you can now add a bookmark to your collection from any web browser using My.Foxmarks.

Many users have asked (pleaded, demanded) that we allow them to bookmark a new site that they discover when they're not at their own computer. Now you can: using My.Foxmarks add a bookmark from a friend's computer, a computer at an internet cafe, or at the office (where you may be compelled to use a browser other than Firefox; ahem!) and that bookmark will appear in your Firefox bookmarks the next time you sync.

We're in the midst of some more substantial upgrade shenanigans, but we wanted to kick this out to our loyal and devoted users as quickly as possible because the need has been so urgent for so long. We hope this little morsel will demonstrate that we haven't forgotten about you. We haven't! In fact, pretty much all we do these days is think about you and your bookmarks.

Please try it out and let us know how it goes for you, either here or via our support queue if you need a personal response.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Todd!

    I am a new comer to Foxmarks and find it great!

    Except that... it sync my bookmarks very slowly, takes more than 30seconds!

    I suggest that you better than sync only those bookmarks that are changed (modified, added, or deleted, or moved to another folder)
    --> that would be much faster!
    --> this would be significant for large bookmarks, like mine's, more than 3MB!


    Currently I don't sync the bookmarks immediately until maybe the end of a day.


    Looking Forwards to Hearing any improvement!

    Thanks!

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  2. For the support queue, support@foxmarks.com, I suggest to add a Support Forum, in addition to it.

    Rgds,

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  3. Very nice!

    The only thing that I would say is to eventually make a way to add bookmarks through a website form instead of a bookmarklet. It is much easier to do it this way. :)

    FlyingIsFun1217

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  4. Eek!
    How slow am I!
    Still would like to see the ability to add multiple bookmarks at once though :)

    FlyingIsFun1217

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  5. Excellent, Todd - it works a treat! Thanks.

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  6. Awesome!! I'd been hoping you guys would put this up. I've been telling everyone about this program, and it just keeps getting better.

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  7. I've been using Foxmarks for almost 6 months now (hope I'm right :P) and I had no problems with it, works great for my pc at home and my mac at work, I even managed to use it on my phone (without sync of course).

    Great app, even if it goes not-free i'll buy it, it's just that good, since I have over 1600 bookmarks and I need them well organized.

    Greeat job guys! Keep it up!

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  8. @FlyingIsFun1217:

    Regarding adding multiple bookmarks at once: where would said bookmarks come from?

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  9. Hello Tod,
    This is pretty cool. I've been hooked on Firefox for some time now and Foxmarks is one of the reasons.

    I just switched to a Mac and learned about Camino, that is part of the Mozilla community. It is faster than Firefox on my Mac. However, the big dilemma is how to cinch bookmarks with my PC at work? Is there a Foxmarks add-on for Camino in the works??? At least I can use this solution in the meantime.

    Keep up the good work.

    Mike

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  10. @Mike:

    We don't have any plans to support Camino, alas.

    -Todd

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  11. if u put the Add bookmark fields on the my foxmarks home page it self, it will save time and help us; apart from the button, manual adding

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  12. I like using My.Foxmarks to add bookmarks, it makes my "bookmark projects" easier. What I call "bookmark projects" is where I take a topic (e.g. a baseball roster) and look at links related to the topic and save them in the bookmarks

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  13. @Todd: Something like this (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i127/FlyingIsFun1217/Untitled.png) is what I meant.

    FlyingIsFun1217

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  14. When I first installed a while back, it synced my bookmarks all to the other computers that I had installed the program on, and I could see them on my.foxmarks.com ..

    Today, I can see them on my.foxmarks.com but........... I don't know why the links are not sync-ing like the program says it does, I had my home computer hard drive burn out. and now i'm using a laptop and just installed foxymarks on this. I'm happy to access bookmarks from the online place, and I could bookmark each page one at a time, but I have over 300 and folder structures too!

    How can I get it to sync to the firefox BOOKMARKS. ALL of them all at once?????

    Please help,

    Thanks,
    Gmain53

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  15. [...] Somehow I’m not the ‘tag’ type, though I could possibly become one, if somebody were to go and tag all my bookmarks properly for me. With thousands of bookmarks, that is too much of a chore! So I still work with categories, which can be highly irritating when trying to find a well-nested favorite. Since I use Firefox, I sync my bookmarks with Foxmarks (a GREAT little add-on). But last week, I was having a bit of an overheating problem on my laptop, and I blamed it on Firefox, which eats up so much CPU & memory that it can cause my Ubuntu Feisty to heat up and shut down. (never had the problem with Dapper, nor with other browsers). Another guy here is having similar problems, related to Firefox, and here is a post touching upon stability issues in Feisty. So I actively searched for other browsers and, of course, bookmarking systems. I tried Epiphany, the “gnome browser”, again, and LOVED LOVED LOVED how it used almost no CPU or memory. In that respect, Epiphany is a real cool winner. However, the way in which it handles tabs, focus, new tabs, etc, with no real way of tweaking anything with plugins or addons/extensions, really really irked me. I searched online and saw that many people recommend Iceweasel. I had never heard of the thing before that. I tried it, and really, it’s just a knockoff of Firefox made for Debian. It loaded up all my Firefox settings, tabs, and toolbars, and heated up my laptop just the same. I almost tried Opera on Feisty, but decided to leave that alone, since I already had it on my Windows partition as a backup (it replaced IE), and though it’s very promising, it didn’t always work as I wanted or expected. (wow, now I see how Firefox has molded me into a different sort of browsing maniac.) Anyways, back to the bookmarking issue. I truly believe that the ability to easily bookmark and open existing bookmarks is the most important aspect of a good internet browsing experience. The worst thing that could ever happen is I browse, find, and then can’t bookmark. (or go online and can’t find a previously bookmarked page). So, my choice of a browser clearly hinges on this issue, and I just did not have a good time setting up a new bookmarking process! I exported, imported, uploaded, etc. I researched, then tried Furl & Blinklist. In the past I had attempted del.icio.us, but could never find anything in my “big blob ‘o bookmarks.” I thought other newer alternatives would be better, but none were able to tag my bookmarks according to the categories (notice the plural) they were in. For instance, I could have a page under “websites” –> “design” –> “html”, but these services would only use the “website” tag. Later, when I test-searched my bookmarks, I could never find anything. Plus, I hated having to go to a separate webpage to access my bookmarks. They should be accessible directly from the menu, just like regular bookmarks are! So, what did I do, in the end? I came back to Firefox & my Foxmarks, which, by the way, has a new button to bookmark from all browsers…and of course I’m trying to keep my laptop as cool as possible… June 15th, 2007 at 5:01 pm                 [...]

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  16. I absolutely love foxmarks, but the my.foxmarks.com feature doesn't work with my blackberry browser. That would be most useful if that could be enabled for mobile devices (or better yet, make a version of foxmarks for blackberries.)

    Thanks!

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  17. Why don't you want to support Camino? You really should! I recently switched to it and it's much faster on my Mac! Your web based database should translate to any browser without data format problems. Please add Camino to your supported browsers.

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  18. Please add Camino to your supported browsers. yes please do

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  19. Yes, please add Camino. Love all the Mozilla family.

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  20. Been using Foxmarks for many months now, and I really can't live without it. I work on multiple computers/platforms all day long, then come home to even more !! I am truly amazed at how much time I can save having my bookmarks handy virtually anywhere - even on my PortableFirefox on my USB key !!

    Keep up the great work !!

    One suggestion... I also rely heavily on the Session Manager add-on too... would it be possible to have those session files synced too?

    Thanks again !!

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  21. Please create a camino plug in, love your work!!!

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  22. Another shout out for Camino. I switched from Firefox on Mac to Safari because Safari kicked its ass in speed but I miss Foxmarks so much. I have to use the my.foxmarks (which is great, don't get me wrong) but is so much harder than what had attracted me to foxmarks in the first place (which was the ease of use and integration in the browser). Now that I discovered Camino and its part of the Mozilla family, I would really love to see Foxmarks be one of the pioneers in the Firefox/Camino extension conversion.

    Thanks guys and keep up the great work ...

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  23. I am also for camino plug in. Thanks.

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  24. Another camino please. It would be grat. And grate. And great. Thanks. And thanks.

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  25. Please, add Camino support!

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  26. One more Camino request. Thanks in advance.

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  27. Please please please can we get foxmarks/Xmarks on Camino. This would make it the perfect browser for not only me but many members of the Mac community.

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