Monday, October 5, 2009

Update on Xmarks for Chrome

12/9/09 UPDATE: Google has released a new beta version of Chrome with extensions support. Xmarks is fully supported and can be installed from this page in the Google Extensions Gallery.

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We're getting lots of emails and tweets asking about Xmarks for Chrome, so we thought we'd post a quick update here.

There's an open alpha test of Xmarks for Chrome available at beta.xmarks.com. Before you get too excited, please note that Google is still in the early stages of supporting extensions on Chrome and is currently only supporting them in their "Dev Channel" version of Chrome. Translation: Xmarks for Chrome only works in the unstable Dev version of the Chrome browser and is not for the faint of heart. You can read more about the Chrome Dev Channel here.

If you're interested in living on the bleeding edge and trying the alpha Xmarks for Chrome, do the following:
1. Head over to beta.xmarks.com (you'll need your Xmarks login to gain access)
2. Look for the beta program called "Xmarks for Chrome Alpha" and click "Get Started"
3. Follow the download instructions and you'll be syncing in no time! Be sure to check out the known issues page while you're there.

I'm sure you're all wondering: when do we get a "Stable Channel" release of Xmarks for Chrome? As soon as Google releases a Stable Channel version of Chrome with extension support. Google has not released any timing specifics for this, but we are hopeful that it will happen in the near future.

Thanks for your patience as we "polish" Xmarks for Chrome!

-james