Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Foxmarks Released to AMO

A few minutes ago, we released the latest version of the Foxmarks extension to the Mozilla Add-ons site. The new release includes support for Firefox 3, which has been brewing in our beta test area for the past two months. It also streamlines the Setup Wizard to make it easier for new users to get started and includes a handful of translations for new locales.

We should note that until Firefox 3 ships (expected in about two weeks, according to what we hear), we'll be continuing to refine Foxmarks' support for that browser. There are still some rarely experienced problems, but having validated the core functionality with nearly 20,000 users in beta test, we felt sufficiently confident to make it available to anyone who has already made the early jump to Firefox 3.

If you experience problems, please feel free to check out the FAQ or drop us a line.

Update: If you'd like to tell us how much you love Foxmarks (and aren't embarrassed to profess as much in public), leave us a comment right here on the blog. (We read and appreciate every one of them; honestly we do.) If you don't require a response, commenting on the blog is better than sending email to our poor over-worked support people, who right now are collapsing under a pile of incoming fan mail. Oh, but don't stop sending the cookies; the elves love those cookies.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Bookmark Profiles Beta: Sign Up!

Many of you have asked us for a way to keep your personal bookmarks only at home, and your work bookmarks only at the office, while still synchronizing the bookmarks that both should share. We are excited to announce the ability to do so now with Bookmark Profiles!

To collect feedback on this ultra-new feature and make sure we're doing it right, we are making Bookmark Profiles available to a limited number of people who sign up to beta test it. We want to hear from you about your experience using this feature so that we can iron out kinks before making it available to everyone. Was it intuitive or confusing? What kinds of profiles did you create? Did you run into any bugs along the way?

If you’re interested in participating in the beta test, just head over to beta.foxmarks.com to register. We’ll notify you via email you when you can download, install, and start testing. You’ll need a Foxmarks account to register for the program, and a Firefox 2 or 3 web browser to install the extension in.

Once you have access to the Profiles beta program, here's how to keep sensitive bookmarks where they belong with Bookmark Profiles:

  • Log in at my.foxmarks.com and click on the "Profiles" button under the "Tools" menu.

  • Create a new profile and name it to reflect its nature (e.g. "Office").

  • Choose items to include in each profile. Items must be located in the toolbar or root bookmark folder.

  • Assign a profile to your browser in the "Profiles" tab of your Foxmarks extension's "Settings" window. Your browser will now only sync items that are part of that profile.

Any items you place in a folder that is part of a profile will only appear on computers assigned to that profile. If you place items anywhere else, then they will be available on all computers.

Manage Bookmark Profiles

Managing profiles and their contents on my.foxmarks.


Assigning a profile to a computer.