Few days back, we posted a guide to help users transfer bookmarks from Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome. If you use multiple computers and want to make sure that bookmarks saved on one PC are saved automatically on any other PC or even if you just want to transfer bookmarks from one browser to another, try Xmarks.
Xmarks is a handy extension available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Internet Explorer that allows users to seamlessly synchronize bookmarks and other browsing data among different browsers and computers. I won’t lie, it takes a little time to setup but once running, it’s great. Here’s a detailed step by step guide to help you setup and use Xmarks.
Install and Configure XMarks
Go to Xmarks website and click on the browser which you want to install Xmarks. We selected Google Chrome as we want to transfer our bookmarks from Chrome to Mozilla Firefox.
It will redirect you to Chrome App Store. Just click on Add to Chrome button to install the extension.
When it asks for confirmation, click on Add button.
Once installed, the extension will show you a confirmation message.
Now, it’s time to set up Xmarks for the first time. Click on Next button.
If you are registered on Xmarks, select Yes: Log me In other wise select No and click Next.
Enter your account details and click Next.
With our account created, let’s begin the Sync process. Click Next.
Select Close in Ready to Sync pop-up.
Click on the extension icon and click on Synchronize Now. It will synchronize all your bookmarks on Xmark server so that you can restore them on any other browser or computer.
Lets check out some of the options of this useful extension. Right click on the extension icon and select Options.
Under Status tab, you can see when was the last time Xmarks synchronized bookmarks on this computer and will also show you the account details.
Click the Sync tab and select the items you want to synchronize. It’s better if you check Automatic Synchronization so that you don’t have to sync manually.
Under Advanced Settings tab, you can encrypt your bookmarks, upload a bookmarks file manually or download it.