While the iPhone syncs with Safari and Internet Explorer, it can't grab bookmarks from Chrome or Firefox out of the box—and most versions of Android can't sync bookmarks with any browser. Here are a few ways to get your desktop bookmarks on your smartphone without any hassle. More »
Chrome: The auto-detected search engines in Google Chrome are one of those niceties that makes to outshine Firefox among power users (type a few letters, press Tab, then search , but if you move to a different computer, all those shortcuts burned into your muscle memory are useless. Or at least they were. You can now enable search engine (and open tab) syncing in all versions of Chrome. More »
Shortmarks lets you manage and sync your custom search engines and bookmark keywords across computers and browsers, without even needing to download an extension. More »
Android and Chrome: If you don't like the small, hard-to-use bookmark manager on your Android phone, Chrome extension and Android app PhoneMarks lets you manage them from Chrome on your computer. More »
Chrome: The TabCloud extension for Chrome selectively syncs browser tabs across computers so you can save and restore different window sessions on different machines. More »
Windows/Mac/Linux: Two years after its inception, web browser Google Chrome reaches version 6 in its stable release today, bringing with it the much sought-after extension syncing, form autofill and autofill syncing, and an even more streamlined UI. More »
Long have we searched for an easy way to sync browser extensions across multiple machines, and for Chrome users that day has finally come. If you're running the Dev channel, here's how you can easily enable extension syncing. More »
Google Chrome currently syncs your browser preferences, your bookmarks, and even your themes but extension syncing is notably absent from the list. If a recent revision to the Chromium source code is any indicator, however, extension syncing is on its way and should be appearing in the nightly dev builds and stable releases in the near future. The current syncing tools and other Chrome improvements debuted by making an appearance in Chromium builds so fingers cross for extension syncing being right around the corner! More »
Chrome: FreshStart is an easy to use session manager for Google Chrome that allows you to save and organize your tabs between sessions.
Once you've installed FreshStart the small green and blue icon you see in the screenshot above appears in your menu bar. At anytime you can click on the icon to save the current set of tabs—with the option to exclude tabs by unchecking them—or restoring a previous session.
Your sessions are saved locally in the FreshStart bookmarks folder and synced to the cloud via Google Chrome's bookmark sync feature—if you have the featured enabled.
FreshStart is a free extension and works wherever Google Chrome does. Have a favorite Google Chrome extension or a Firefox extension you can't wait to see ported to Chrome? Let's hear about it in the comments.
Windows: Google just pushed an update to the stable channel of Chrome on Windows, bringing support for extensions and bookmark syncing to everyone who isn't living on the bleeding edge of Chrome.
The major features in this release (officially labeled 126.96.36.199—uh, we'll just call it 4.0):
Within the next two weeks, Google will release a new development version of Google Chrome that will include the ability to sync bookmarks between different computers. As Tim Steele, a software engineer on the Chrome team explained in a message to the Chrome developer group, the synchronization will be managed through a Google account. Changes in one install will be reflected in another Chrome instance in real time thanks to the Chrome team's use of the Google Talk servers as the messaging backend for this service.
For now, Google will only sync bookmarks. In the long run, the Chrome team also plans to sync other data types, including browser history. In the announcement, the Chrome team did not specify if passwords will be synced as well.