Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Introducing Xmarks "Bring Your Own Server" BETA

byos_stampWe're excited to announce the availability of Xmarks BYOS Edition BETA, a beta version of our Firefox add-on specifically designed for advanced users who wish to sync with their own servers. As promised, this version:

  • Does not communicate with our servers except to open a tab in your browser after an upgrade to tell you what's new.

  • Does not contain any Discovery features.

  • Will be upgraded much less frequently than our standard Xmarks add-ons.

If you currently use Xmarks to sync with your own server and are interested in trying out our beta release of BYOS, please first uninstall Xmarks (or Foxmarks), and then install Xmarks BYOS Edition. You will be required to re-enter your own server settings to setup Xmarks BYOS, but after that, all future upgrades will remember your settings. Please note that this is a BETA release of this software, and as a result may have some bugs we've not yet ironed out; be sure to back up your bookmarks!

If you're not quite sure what it means to sync with your own server, please be advised that this version caters to advanced users only, as it requires setting up your own WebDAV or FTP server to sync against. For everyone else, we recommend using the standard Xmarks version which will automatically sync and backup your bookmarks for free on servers managed by the Xmarks team.

Please share your feedback about the BYOS beta on GetSatisfaction!