More syncing Firefox across computers

Looks like Google is getting into the Firefox extension that lets you keep your bookmarks, settings, cookies, etc. synchronized across computers. The only difference here is that your information is kept on Google’s servers, encrypted of course so that only you would have the key to access it. I’m not sure I like the idea of having to store it on Google’s servers, but my immediate experience with FEBE this week wasn’t all it was cracked up to be either.

To be fair, I think that had more to do with the folder redirection we do with the Application Data folder on our work network than with the extension itself, but I’m not entirely sure.

If anyone’s using the Google Browser Sync, leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Tags: GoogleBrowserSync

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  1. you could try foxmarks – that has worked pretty well for me for synching the bookmarks. I don’t mind (and actually appreciate) my bookmarks being synched between work and home but my history, cookies and passwords? I really don’t want work seeing my history and stuff on the works laptop – I wonder how many people would get into trouble for this if they used their own pc for surfing dodgy sites and then all of a sudden it appears in their history logs on the works pc!

  2. I’ve been using Bookmarks sync for synching bookmarks pretty well, and I agree, cookies and other things should probably not get shared with a work PC, but for desktop to laptop? That’d be nice. Also, to automatically have all your extensions show up when setting up a new firefox on a new PC, also something that’d be cool to have, so I’m thinking it’d be nice, assuming you could choose what you synchromized and what you didn’t!

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