Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Big News: Foxmarks for IE and Safari

We’re proud to announce that today Foxmarks brings bookmark synchronization to the three most popular Web browsers in the world: Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari!

Foxmarks Multi-Browser Support: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

I want to share with you our motivations for extending our sync service beyond Firefox. First, we’ve received an enormous number of customer requests to support other browsers and we always try to act on feedback from our users (like we did with password sync). Secondly, we’re seeing an industry-wide phenomenon of consumers using more than one computer. With the ‘netbook’ era upon us, more and more people have a need to stay in sync as they access the Web across multiple devices.

At Foxmarks, our belief is that the best sync solution is one that spans all major browsers and operating systems (and yes we plan to support Google Chrome in the near future). It gives you, the user, the maximum choice and flexibility now and in the future.

Supporting these new platforms has not been easy. It has required us to solve unique engineering challenges with the respective browsers and operating systems. With so much complexity, there is no way that we could have released a high quality product without the help of thousands of beta testers. We send you our warmest thanks for your continued help and support.

In preparation for this big launch I made a trip to Washington DC to present our new set of products to Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, one of the most influential technology journalists in the world. In the days that followed, I can’t tell you what a challenging and rewarding experience it was having our product tested by Walt. He found several issues (that have now been fixed) as he worked to thoroughly explore all the features of Foxmarks while synchronizing across 7 computers and 12 different browsers! Walt's conclusion:

"Foxmarks is a clever, well-done product that can help
users of multiple computers and multiple browsers
to keep their Web lives in order."

Read the complete review on Walt's All Things Digital blog.

I hope you like our new products that bring Foxmarks to all major Web browsers. For all you IE and Safari users out there wondering why it’s still called “Foxmarks” I’ll let you in on a secret – we’ll be changing our company and product name soon! Please stay tuned…

James Joaquin
CEO, Foxmarks Inc.