Friday, March 13, 2009

Discovering Xmarks

We’re back from the DEMO conference and our successful launch of Xmarks. Xmarks was reviewed in a broad range of online blogs and magazines, including Tech Crunch, and the initial buzz on our product is very positive. If you’re interested in seeing our onstage Xmarks presentation at DEMO, you can watch it below.

As we prepare to roll out Xmarks to our current Foxmarks users, we could really use your help: please upgrade to Xmarks today, try our new discovery features, and send us feedback. Like previous Foxmarks upgrades, this one will work seamlessly with your existing account and with other computers and browsers running any version of Foxmarks.

We’re also hard at work on sync - we’re committed to extending our leadership position in browser synchronization. To that end, we need your help to prioritize the many items on our sync roadmap. Please take a minute and answer this short survey – it’s your chance to have a voice in how we evolve our product. And yes, Safari for Windows is one of the feature candidates – we definitely heard your feedback here! We’re also asking for your feedback on some potential bookmark organization features.

Stay tuned for more details; we have great stuff cooking including versions of Xmarks for Internet Explorer and Safari.

Thanks in advance for taking the sync survey and installing Xmarks!

James Joaquin
President & CEO

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Foxmarks is becoming Xmarks

I have some exciting news to share with you. Today, March 2nd 2009, we’re launching our new name and service: Xmarks. I’m actually at the DEMO conference in Palm Springs writing this post.

If you’re an existing Foxmarks user, you probably have a few questions about this launch and name change. Here are the rough highlights; we’ll be communicating with you in the coming weeks in much more detail about our plans to make this a seamless transition for all our Foxmarks members.

Our new Xmarks add-on is Firefox only. Internet Explorer and Safari versions are coming soon.

  • Xmarks is a superset of Foxmarks – it adds web discovery features to our world-class bookmark sync. Learn more here.

  • If you choose to upgrade to Xmarks, it will work seamlessly with your existing Foxmarks account and will sync with your other computers running Foxmarks. Install Xmarks here.

  • and our existing Foxmarks add-ons won’t change overnight. We expect to have upgrades to all three Foxmarks versions available by the end of March and we’ll provide you with more detailed info once we return from the DEMO conference.

  • We’re still hard at work finding better, faster ways to sync more things in your browser.

We’d love to hear what you think of our new Xmarks site and add-on, please drop us a line.

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James Joaquin
CEO, Xmarks Inc.