Thursday, August 12, 2010

Xmarks for Firefox, now with History Sync

Today, we're happy to announce that the newest version of our Firefox extension adds support for opt-in synchronization of browser history, rounding out a lineup that includes synchronization of bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs. This latest version also includes beta support for Firefox 4. We'll be rolling this out to the entire userbase in the coming weeks, but if you're interested in a sneak preview, you can download an early version here:



To enable History Sync, navigate to the "Sync" pane of the Xmarks Settings dialog (Tools → Xmarks Settings → Sync) and click the checkbox next to History:





Do the same thing on two or more computers running Xmarks for Firefox, and those computers will automatically and silently start exchanging history information. Easy!



If you're interested in understanding more deeply how it works and some of the design trade-offs we faced to make this happen, read on below the fold. And feel free to let us know how it works for you in the comments.



Thursday, August 5, 2010

Xmarks for iPhone & iPad v1.2.7

A new version of our Xmarks iApp is now live in the iTunes app store. Here are some feature highlights, including new full screen browsing for the iPad:

Navigate and search your browser bookmarks:



Retrieve an open browser tab from any of your computers:




Switch between bookmarks & built-in browser without leaving the app:





When running on the iPad, version 1.2.7 gives you full screen browsing.