I use several different PC’s and laptops during the course of just about every day. I have spent a lot of time going from machine to machine looking for a web site that I know I have bookmarked.
I recently started using Foxmarks, and it has helped me retain my sanity in a big way!
With Foxmarks, you just go to their site, click download, and allow this browser plug-in to install itself. Once you have added the plug-in to Firefox and restarted the browser, you will be prompted to either create and account or login with your existing account. Once logged in, Foxmarks will essentially copy the bookmarks from your local PC up into the cloud. Now that you have synchronized the first PC, you need to go to each of your other machines and perform the same steps – download the plug-in, install it into your Firefox browser, login to Foxmarks, and let it sync.
After all of the installs and initial sync’s are completed, all of your browsers should now have the same bookmarks. As you add new bookmarks from any PC, they will make their way to your other machines. Foxmarks also allows you to access and manage all of your bookmarks through a personalized my.foxmarks.com website. So if you are at a friends house, at a job site with an Internet connected PC, or at a library on a public computer, you can get to your bookmarks very easily.
The web site also allows you to create profiles for PC’s and/or bookmarks, privatize them, share them, preview them, and other nifty management tools.
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