Google Adds Bookmark Sync to Chrome Browser

    August 18, 2009
    Chris Crum

Google has added a bookmark sync feature to its Chrome browser. Essentially, this lets users sync their bookmarks between their Chrome browser on different machines.

"This new feature makes it easy to keep the same set of bookmarks on all your machines, and stores them alongside your Google Docs for easy web access," says Google’s Tim Steele.

Google Chrome

To use the bookmark sync feature in Chrome, launch Chrome with the –enable-sync command-line flag. After you set up sync from the Tools menu, Chrome will upload and store your bookmarks to your Google account.

When a user wants to change or add a bookmark, the changes will be stored in the cloud and synced on all of the machines being used where the bookmark sync feature is activated.

Mozilla has a similar feature in its Weave product, which allows users of the Firefox browser to sync their preferences on multiple machines. Last month, they announced a new version of it.

Weave Sync

This week, Mozilla has shared more details about what they’re working on to improve Weave. These include improvements in performance, usability, bugs, and things beyond just syncing. More details about that here.