Two days back, I reviewed Google browser sync, a firefox extension to synchronize bookmarks, history, saved passwords, cookies & session. Now you must be wondering why I am reviewing another extension which sounds similar. Although sounds similar foxmarks is essential if you use bookmarking heavily.
There is a problem with Google browser syncs’ bookmark synchronization. I have noticed that if I delete some bookmarks, they get added again from server in next synchronization. I have a temporary bookmark folder which I use for bookmarking articles which I want to read later. I keep cleaning such temporary bookmarks whenever their purpose get served.
Foxmarks clearly win battle here and records all changes to bookmarks without any error, so I depend heavily on it. Plus foxmarks give web-based access to all bookmarks. Even though Google have a bookmarking service, it doesn’t show bookmark synchronized via browser sync extension.
Also foxmarks offers some more features…
- you can use own server to store bookmark if you concern about privacy
- you can force overwrite either copy server or local
- logging feature
- sharing your bookmarks via feeds (available from web-based foxmarks)
Here is screenshot of web-based foxmarks panel…