Sync Your Computer’s Firefox with Your Phone’s

    November 24, 2009
    Chris Crum

Update 3: Mozilla has now released Weave Sync Version 1.0 Beta 2.

Update 2: Mozilla has now announced the release of Weave Sync Version 1.0 Beta 1.

Update: Mozilla has now released Weave Version 0.6.

Original Article: A couple years ago, Mozilla launched Weave, which is a Mozilla Labs project aimed at letting Firefox users sync their personal preferences with Firefox browsers on other computers or on their phones. Now, Mozilla has announced a new version of Weave Sync in Weave 0.5.

What Can You Do with It?

– Get the same results on the Smart Location Bar on each of your Firefox browsers.

– Open any tab that is open in any of your other FF browsers

– Keep the same list of bookmarks throughout multiple FF browsers

– Easily sign in to all of your favorites sites using saved passwords

– It is all secure as Weave Sync encrypts user data before uploading it to Mozilla’s servers

Weave Sync

The new version includes additional improvements including a major upgrade in performance when uploading and downloading. Sync waits until you’re not actively using the browser, and support for bookmark tags and smart folders has been improved.

Support has also been added for changing passwords, and there is better error handling and reporting. Weave Sync now supports Fennec on Windows Mobile and Firefox on x86 OpenSolaris now as well.

More information is available about Weave here, and it can be downloaded here. It requires Firefox 3.5 or higher.