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?The familiar wisdom of keeping something plain is still being ignored. Almost 15 years have gone since first web pages appeared, but there has not been invented perfect approach to synchronize bookmarks, i.e. - access the same collection of favorite website adresses, no matter what browser or PC you use. users are bombarded with multiple means, but their variety doesn't help. It's assumed that the programs to synchronize bookmarks are divided into 3 fundamental groups. Surely, like any categorization, this one is highly controversial in web community. Nevertheless, we will consider web browser add-ons, online tools, and portable or desktop software. But consider some general facts first. Saving your bookmarks list in the web seems a safe means. You are keeping them at hand when you browse the web. It's all right, until servers are not available or developers' updates are not on time. The challenge to synchronize bookmarks gains new elements to consider. Web browser Extensions Web browser extensions, aka add-ons, are created either for certain web browser or several main browser altogether. They are smart, though applying them, you are completely dependent on developers' creativity and speed. The situation when an up-to-date release of a web browser breaks an out-of-dated add-on is quite common. Still nothing is ideal in this world. From all add-ons no one can rival with Del.icio.us. It is the most famous social web service, providing you with the bulky collection of websites, discovered by others in the net. Web society will encourage you to share your favorite website adresses as well. Not a big sacrifice for simplicity and comfort, especially if you keepa many favorites there. Web-based Tools As online tools to synchronize bookmarks do not depend on browsers, they work well in any browser provided that the web service is available. Google Bookmarks is certainly the best. After you register in Google Account and install Google Toolbar on all your browser and computers, the necessity to synchronize bookmarks becomes pleasure. Some conventional steps, and the function of auto synchronization is On. Think of giving a chance Spurl.net either. It works with major web browser. The program can be installed in the area the user finds most convenient. Spurl comes with thumbnail images of the sites, providing some useful options for everyone. The modern web service is of social nature either. The search of bookmarks from social collection by keywords is available. Step by step, new curious resources like Zinkmo and SyncIt are designed. Lucky, if it is what you look for. If not - web is the fullest supermarket of useful utilities. Portable or Desktop Software Why not try out portable or desktop software to synchronize bookmarks? Of course, if you can't get what you need from the tools reviewed before. No public bookmarks, no private accounts in the web services, no trail on somebody's PC, just you and all your bookmarks in the pocket, on your computer or flash device. The must-mention tool available both for desktop and in a portable mode is Tidy Favorites. It is affirmed to synchronize bookmarks in popular browser. Similarly to Spurl, it replaces plain-text links with dynamic thumbnail images. The unique thing: you can organize bookmarks in any file manager like Windows Explorer or Total Commander, and synchronize them across major web browser. Now, you know some handy services to synchronize bookmarks. You may decide on one of them, maybe you use two or more at a time. It depends upon your way of life in the net.
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