Monday, September 29, 2008

Define the Next Generation of Foxmarks

Last week we posted a request for Foxmarks users in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in a market research interview. Today we have some more details to share with you about the session:

  • What?: A 90 minute focus group.
  • Compensation?: You will receive $125 for your time.
  • When?: 8 or 9 Oct. with a choice of morning or evening sessions.
  • Where?: South of Market in downtown San Francisco.

This opportunity is first come first serve to sign up as soon as you can.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bay Area Foxmarks Users, We Need You

We’re looking for Foxmarks users in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in a market research interview (aka focus group). We will be holding several evening sessions during the second or third week of October in downtown San Francisco. Each session will be 90 minutes long and we will provide you with generous compensation for your time.

If you're interested in participating, please click the link below and fill out a short form to tell us how to contact you. We will get back to you to arrange a date and time when you can join us.

Sign up to be in a Foxmarks Focus Group

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Access Your Bookmarks From Your iPhone in Style

We just made it easier to access your bookmarks from your iPhone! Visit my.foxmarks.com on your iPhone or iPod Touch and you will be served up a version of the site that looks like a regular iPhone app. We've also added a handy search feature that's especially useful if you've got a large set of bookmarks.

When you're on my.foxmarks.com, don't forget to add it to your iPhone's home screen for easy access in the future (click on the "+" button, and then select "Add to Home Screen").





Just so you know, we are also exploring a version of Foxmarks for Safari. A Foxmarks iPhone app that syncs all of your bookmarks over the air is also a possibility, so stay tuned.

By the way, we realize that the iPhone is not the only mobile web browser in town. my.foxmarks.com will also auto-display a mobile version for other phones too. Give it a try and let us know how it looks.





Check out Lifehacker's coverage of Foxmarks on the iPhone.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Password Sync: What happens in Profiles, stays in Profiles

As many of you know, we are currently running a beta program for our new password synchronization feature. Today we released an updated version (2.2.0.17) that allows you to assign passwords to a Sync Profile. This means that you now have complete control over which passwords get synced to which computers. Keep your banking passwords at home and your work related passwords at the office!


If you haven't already, join the Password Synchronization beta. Or, learn more about how password synchronization works and how secure it is here.




To setup Sync Profiles for your passwords, visit my.foxmarks.com and click on "Sync Profiles" and then follow these steps:


  • Select the profile you want to change.

  • From the drop-down, select "Passwords".

  • Enter your PIN so you can select passwords
    (see why this is secure).

  • Pick which passwords should or should not belong to this profile.





Tell us what you think about this feature on GetSatisfaction.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Synchronize Your Passwords! (BETA)

We are excited to announce the beta launch of Foxmarks' latest feature: Password Synchronization! With this feature enabled, Foxmarks will synchronize your passwords between your computers just as it does today with bookmarks. Now, you can save a password at work, and not have to worry about remembering it when you get home!



We know how sensitive passwords are, so we built this feature with security in mind from the very beginning. In order to synchronize your passwords, Foxmarks will ask you choose a secret PIN that is different from your password. This PIN will be used to encrypt your passwords before synchronization so that your passwords are secured even before they leave your computer. Only you and your computer will have knowledge of this PIN, so nobody but you will be able to decrypt and access your passwords - not even Foxmarks!

What's more, while we know that many of you want to synchronize passwords (we've been listening!), we also know that some of you may not want to use this feature. That's why Password Synchronization is completely optional and is turned off by default. If you leave it disabled, Foxmarks will simply ignore your passwords.

Password Synchronization is currently a beta feature—though we've done our best to make sure it's foolproof, it may still contain a few kinks. We would love for those of you who are interested to give it a try and let us know what you think. The download page below contains instructions on how to backup your passwords and bookmarks just in case and how to send us your feedback.

Once you download the beta, open the Foxmarks Settings dialog (located in Tools > Foxmarks > Settings...), click on the "Types" tab and select the checkbox labeled "Passwords". Thanks for giving it a spin!



Tell us what you think about this feature on GetSatisfaction.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Welcome Google Chrome to the Browser World!

Google launched a brand new open source web browser this week! The new Google Chrome browser is blazingly fast and promises a safer and more stable experience online. Our first impression is that Chrome is lite on bookmarking features (there's no UI for organizing your bookmarks), but we're confident that the folks at Google will get around to filling in that blank soon. We tested our my.foxmarks.com online bookmark manager using Chrome and we're pleased to see that it's both compatible and super speedy.

Of particular interest to us: Google Chrome doesn't have a way to sync bookmarks across computers. Since we know a thing or two about this, we're happy to report that we're investigating a Foxmarks add-on for Google Chrome.

But that's not all. Over the past few months, many of you have written in to us asking for Safari support. We're delighted to share that we are exploring how to sync your bookmarks with Safari as well. It's too early to say when Foxmarks for Safari will be available, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as we learn more.

Foxmarks has been syncing Firefox bookmarks across computers for almost two years, and now we're expanding to sync bookmarks across browsers as well. We've just begun supporting Internet Explorer (try out the alpha version) and we hope to add Chrome and Safari to the list.

Yesterday was a big day in the world of browsers; as consumers get more and more choices for how they use the Web, our goal is to make sure you have the freedom to have your data available and in sync on as many different browsers and platforms as possible.