Xmarks for Android.

Xmarks -- formerly known as Foxmarks -- has brought their cross-platform bookmarks and open tab syncing service to Android.  For a small fee of $12 a year, Xmarks users will now be able to access their bookmarks and open tabs via their Android device.  Although Firefox for Android already offers this very same service for free -- and there are other free options, too --  it's nice to see some bookmarks syncing for the stock Android browser, which also happens to be the one I still use every single day.  We've covered other bookmarks syncing apps for Android, but like I always say, the more options, the better.

Personally, I've been using Xmarks for close to three years now to sync my desktop bookmarks, and I've found it to be an invaluable service.  Having access to the same bookmarks on my laptop and desktop PC is very handy, but part of me wonders if I would ever feel the need to shell out $12 for access to these same bookmarks on my mobile device.  The pages I browse from my phone are not the same pages I browse from my desktop computer.  In addition, I've already got my Android browser bookmarks setup perfectly to my liking.  I use Titanium Backup to backup/restore my bookmarks when loading a new ROM, so I don't really need a premium sync service.  Plus, a quick search at AppBrain will reveal how many free bookmarks syncing apps exist for Android.

Xmarks for Android may only appeal to the hardcore Xmarks users.  Somebody who is constantly adding/removing/updating bookmarks and needs access to them on the go 24/7.  Open tab sync is a nice feature, but not one I would pay for when Firefox already does it for free.  If Xmarks also offered access to browser history, that would be the icing on the cake that I would finally pay $12/year for.  However, part of me wonders if Google has any plans to include this type of browser bookmarks/history synchronization into Android.

Xmarks is giving Android users a two-week free trial, so what have you got to lose?  Check it out and see if you like it.  [Xmarks blog]

 

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Xmarks releases Android app -- will cost you $12 per year

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Especially since Google is very likely to add that to the stock browser since its in Chrome already.

Last I heard Xmarks was about to go out of business by Jan 1st. Did they find a buyer/supporter or something? Otherwise I would hesitate to give them any money.

Yes they got bought out by Lastpass

I actually paid. But for me it was $8 a year since I pay for lastpass. I use IE, FF and Chrome so keeping them in sync is pretty good but for going mobile there was no options that were good for me. Now that xmarks is out and works pretty well.

I have been using xmarks for a LONG LONG time. Ever since they were called Foxmarks. I guess I'm done with them. While I like the ability to sync my passwords in addition to bookmarks, its not worth $12 a year. I use Chrome on all my systems. Guess what I'm going to migrate my bookmarks to when I get home. Pity...I really liked them.

There is also my.xmarks.com which works just fine for those rare times you need a regular desktop bookmark and don't have it on your phone.

I just upgraded today. I pledged my support while they were looking for a buyer kept my word. Xmarks has come in handy so many times, it's well worth the dollar a month to me. When my subscrition is up, there may be other free options that work as good or better, but right now there aren't any that suit my needs the way xmarks does.

Great service, I LOVE XMarks and would gladly pay for the service, as I already do for LastPass, but this is not letting me sync all my bookmarks. I have a lot and it simply won't sync them. I even created profiles to limit them but it still won't sync them telling me I still have too many. There is no reason it cannot cache all of them on the SD card so until they fix this XMarks==FAIL!

Great service, I LOVE XMarks and would gladly pay for the service, as I already do for LastPass, but this is not letting me sync all my bookmarks. I have a lot and it simply won't sync them. I even created profiles to limit them but it still won't sync them telling me I still have too many. There is no reason it cannot cache all of them on the SD card so until they fix this XMarks for Android==FAIL!
Xmarks itself still rules! :)

I paid the $20 for the mobile apps for both Lastpass and Xmarks. Knowing that I have access to bookmarks and passwords at each computer and on my Android is worth every cent of it. I can't believe someone would think that that price is too high. $1.66/month for two very useful programs? Too high? Really? These programmers deserve a little reimbursement for their efforts!