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Sep 28, 2010, 11:57 AM
 
Now that xmarks is going away, any other product that accomplishes the same thing? I use Safari at home and Chrome at work.
     
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Sep 28, 2010, 12:49 PM
 
Xmarks going away ? Wow, that sucks. Just read about it.

BUT: this just means there would be no new versions of the client, the old Xmarks should still work for a while, if you use your own server.

But you are right: in the long run, we need a new solution. Dadgummit.

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Sep 29, 2010, 12:07 PM
 
Sync2It's BookmarkSync syncs favorites across computers for easy access could be an alternative.

I know, the website is an eye sore, but the service looks ok, supports all major broswers.

One reviow says the service is good:
Sync2It BookmarkSync Review - A Review of the Sync2It BookmarkSync

Only downside: no sync profiles

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Sep 29, 2010, 12:11 PM
 
Maybe it *is* time to switch to MobileMe.

How well does the PC syncing work ?

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Sep 29, 2010, 12:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Sync2It's BookmarkSync syncs favorites across computers for easy access could be an alternative.

I know, the website is an eye sore, but the service looks ok, supports all major broswers.


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I saw that site when I was searching for alternatives. The website is so poorly done, I wrote it off as possible spyware/malware/virus/etc. I'm still skeptical. The review site is one I've never heard of either.
     
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Sep 29, 2010, 12:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Maybe it *is* time to switch to MobileMe.

How well does the PC syncing work ?

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I'm holding out for another solution but might do a trial to see how PC syncing works. $70/year is a lot of money for bookmark syncing. Sure, MM offers other features but none really interest me. I'm really at the point where I'd rather have no sync than pay $70. I think MM is way overpriced.
     
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Sep 29, 2010, 01:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gankdawg View Post
I'm holding out for another solution but might do a trial to see how PC syncing works. $70/year is a lot of money for bookmark syncing. Sure, MM offers other features but none really interest me. I'm really at the point where I'd rather have no sync than pay $70. I think MM is way overpriced.
eBay, you can get it for $50.

But I agree, it's a big step up from a free Xmarks, if the other features are not needed.

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Sep 29, 2010, 01:26 PM
 
Why not just create your own bookmarks sync? Just create a cronjob that automatically scps your bookmarks file every x minutes, and a script to fetch this and install it on another machine. You can wrap the script in a Platypus wrapper if you want a GUI wrapper for it.
     
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Sep 29, 2010, 01:46 PM
 
Yes, excellent solution for the generall public.

Works especially well across platforms and different browsers.



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Sep 29, 2010, 01:53 PM
 
I've been using .Mac/MobileMe for years and love it. The bookmark synchronization works perfectly on the Mac and PC.
     
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Sep 29, 2010, 01:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Yes, excellent solution for the generall public.

Works especially well across platforms and different browsers.



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Chill. I suggested it cause it seems like the OP is not coming up with anything else short of paying $70 for this feature.
     
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Sep 29, 2010, 02:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Chill. I suggested it cause it seems like the OP is not coming up with anything else short of paying $70 for this feature.
Well, yeah, and the reason is that as soon as you are expecting more than COPYING bookmarks from one broweser to another (same) browser on the same OS, it just gets much more complex, beyond a simple script.

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Sep 29, 2010, 02:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Why not just create your own bookmarks sync? Just create a cronjob that automatically scps your bookmarks file every x minutes, and a script to fetch this and install it on another machine. You can wrap the script in a Platypus wrapper if you want a GUI wrapper for it.
Way too difficult for me. I don't understand that stuff, and quite frankly, I don't want to. I'd rather just not have bookmark sync that try to figure out how to write it myself.
     
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Sep 29, 2010, 02:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by Atheist View Post
I've been using .Mac/MobileMe for years and love it. The bookmark synchronization works perfectly on the Mac and PC.
Across platforms and browsers?

Win 7 with Chrome at work, OS X with Safari at home (iMac and Macbook).
     
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Sep 29, 2010, 03:26 PM
 
I know it works with IE. Not sure about Chrome.
     
   
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