Friday, July 9, 2010

Xmarks Password Sync for Chrome!


Since we first launched Xmarks for Chrome last August, you've been asking us when we're going to add password sync.  Does today work for you?

Xmarks now synchronizes your bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs across both Firefox and Chrome! 

UPDATE: We've released a new version of Xmarks for Chrome that includes (as a default-off option) password sync. You can find it here in the Google Extensions Gallery.

Just like our password sync in Firefox, password sync in Chrome is 100% optional and is turned off by default. Your passwords are secured by encrypting them before they leave your computer with a PIN that only you know.  (Learn more about how we keep your password information safe.)

Unlike Firefox, Chrome's built-in password manager is not available to extension developers; so instead we have created our own Xmarks password manager that you can access from the Xmarks settings. And if you need any more encouragement to give it a try, remember we recently released Restore for passwords, so you can go back again if anything goes wrong (which it won't!).

Please give it a try and let us know how it goes for you in the comments here or on our support forum.