Friday, September 25, 2009

Updated Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

Today we’ve updated the Xmarks Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. We’ve done this for two reasons: to make our privacy policy more human readable and understandable, and to update our terms to encompass the new features we've added and new products we're planning to release. Examples of this include user-submitted site reviews and on-site advertising on

Most importantly, we clearly state in our Privacy Policy:

• We will never lease, rent, or sell your email address.
• We will never share your synchronized passwords.
• We only use your bookmark data in aggregate (culled from over 800 million bookmarks) to power our search and discovery features.
• We provide you a way to opt-out of contributing your bookmarks to our aggregation system.

Let us know if you have any questions, and watch this blog for some exciting new product news in the coming days.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Xmarks for Safari 1.3.1 released (Snow Leopard!)

As promised, Xmarks for Safari on Snow Leopard is now stable and available for download.  For our Safari users, you should already have received an upgrade notice, but if not, feel free to grab it from our download page.    That said, if the pre-release (1.3) version works for you, or if you are still on MacOS 10.5 (Leopard), there is no compelling reason for you to upgrade at this time if you don't wish to.

We're hard at work right now on a new release (tentatively version 1.4) that will contain important updates:

  • fixes for some pernicious sync bugs that have been very difficult to track down but we're now making good headway;

  • a quieter, gentler upgrade mechanism that won't bother you so much.

We appreciate everyone's diligence and we hope to make your Safari experience with Xmarks as seamless as possible!  As always, please let us know what you think or get help in our user forum on GetSatisfaction.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Labor Day Special: Xmarks Snow Leopard Edition

Many thanks to all our Safari users out there who've been patiently waiting for an update from us that will work with Snow Leopard (MacOS X 10.6).  We're in the final stages of QA now, and hope to make the official version available on our download site next week.

snowleopard1In the meantime, if you've already upgraded to Snow Leopard and miss your Xmarks for Safari, we have a working pre-release version if you simply can't wait another moment.  Please see this post to our GetSatisfaction forum for all the release notes and caveats, as well as the download link.  A few thousand people have already downloaded it and report happiness, so check it out and see if you'd like to join them!

Once we've completed the regression suite with the latest bug fixes, we'll make it available from our download page.  If you'd like to wait for the stable release, we'll post again here when it's ready.

Thanks again to all the users who've helped with early testing, and to all of you who've sent us words of encouragement as we've plowed through the myriad changes required for this upgrade.