Google Browser Sync Vs. Foxmarks
After hearing about Googles Browser Sync, a Firefox extention that stores your bookmarks, passwords, history, cookies and tabs on their server so you use the same information on another machine, I decided to give it a try. I also decided to give Foxmarks a try. Foxmarks in a Firefox extention that syncs bookmarks from one computer to your others.
Both extentions are in beta, which is probably why they don't work. At least for me. (My 10.2.8 iMac is running Firefox 220.127.116.11, and my Windows XP is running Firefox 18.104.22.168. And I'm on dial-up. Slow - errr, painfully slow. So that may be taken into account.)
Google's Browser Sync doesn't work at all. Well, the first time I ran it it did. But after that, I haven't been able to connect my browser with Google, getting an error 51 time-out. So I haven't been able to sync up my Mac with my Windows.
Foxmarks is a little better. Syncing works, most of the time. Last night before I went to bed, I rearranged my bookmark folders on my Windows machine, putting all of them together, then putting all my livefeeds in a folder. I sync'd it with the Foxmarks server, and went to bed. This morning I fired up my Mac, re-synced it, and no changes were made.
Plus, I lost a bookmark I made after I sync'd.
(I just checked my Windows set-up, and Foxmarks has disappeared from it. Gone. Vanished. It's not even installed. Yet it was there last night.)
My Bottom Line: It's a crap shoot. Google doesn't work (for me.) Foxmarks almost does (if it decides to exist on your computer.)
This is new stuff, but still needs a lot of work. My experience with this has definately been sour.
Guess I'll be looking for other alternatives....