Google Browser Sync alternatives?

Google Browser Sync

I use three computers, and it looks like I’ll soon be adding a laptop into the mix as well. Google Browser Sync has been an essential tool for me for a long time now. It has kept my Firefox installs in sync, and has allowed be to continue working on other machines seamlessly. I was quite surprised to find it has been pulled by Google (see http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/browsersync/).

On that page, Google points to a few alternatives, like Mozilla Weave. While that project looks promising, I find myself reluctant to install 0.1 ‘early prototype’ that has only part of the functionality that GBS had. Foxmarks is a perfectly good extension, but it syncs bookmarks only.

Does anyone know of a tool that securely syncs (at least) browser bookmarks, browsing history and saved passwords? If there isn’t one, I hope someone will pick up the code (released on Google Code).

Roy | July 1, 2008 | English,Software | Comments (5)
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5 Comments

  1. Weave is available in version 0.2 now at https://services.mozilla.com/
    It’s actually not that bad :-)

    /Henrik

    Comment by Henrik Schack — July 1, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

  2. Ars Technica just posted a story about an official Mozilla app that does exactly what you ask! Or so it says – I haven’t tried it yet.

    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080702-first-look-mozilla-weave-0-2-puts-firefox-in-the-cloud.html

    Comment by Brian — July 3, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

  3. Hmm.. I’ve tried Weave for a week or so now, and I’m not really impressed. It syncs endlessly when I close the browser (usually right before I shut down). And I’ve got the feeling it does not actually sync things like history and passwords…

    Comment by Roy — July 10, 2008 @ 12:08 pm

  4. It won’t do history or passwords, but FoxMarks will keep your bookmarks in sync.

    As for passwords, I just use the incredibly awesome SuperGenPass.

    Comment by Viper007Bond — July 11, 2008 @ 6:02 am

  5. try hibernater, i think it has a nice feature set too

    Comment by james — November 19, 2008 @ 2:52 pm