So, Firefox has turned so resource intensive that my netbook can't run it without making me want to pull my hair out. Thus, I have been trying Chromium with quite some success (I have managed to find proper equivalents for my firefox plugins), the only thing I'm lacking is my bookmarks, which are stored in my Firefox Sync account. Point is I don't want to use Google Bookmarks, mostly because of the whole thing with encryption.

Is there any way to use Firefox Sync with Chromium?, or is there any secure alternative?

  • If you are fully switching to Chromium and don't have other devices you want sync'd, you could just import your bookmarks. (Wrench -> Bookmarks -> Import bookmarks and settings) Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 19:07
  • That's not the case, I wouldn't have asked otherwise.
    – Misguided
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 19:10
  • possible duplicate of Cross-browser bookmark sync? Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 23:40
  • Infact i add it on my answer,but here there are more infos.
    – Alessio
    Commented Mar 6, 2012 at 9:12

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You can sync bookmarks between multiple installation of Firefox or multiple installation of Chrome/Chromium, but you can't sync them togheter.

You should use third-party addon/service like xmarks.com:

  • Visit My Xmarks, register your credentials and log in with your Xmarks username and password.
  • Open your browser, and install the addon http://download.xmarks.com/download
  • Now open up the Xmarks settings dialog in your browser (Tools > Xmarks > Xmarks Settings...) and configure your login data.
  • Xmarks, on each browser you use, will seamlessly keep your bookmarks, (and optionally) passwords and open tabs in sync.

Nothing is transmitted unencrypted through the plugin if you don't want to. You can adjust the encryption level yourself. Passwords are encrypted with your pin anyway, even if you choose to transmit the file unencrypted. If you don't trust it, then simply don't use the password sync.

More info in this question too.

  • The idea of this website is not to post links of google, but to provide an answer HERE. Ideally, a step-by-step guide with screenshots, if applicable.
    – Ingo
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 19:59
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    I have improved that
    – Alessio
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 21:13
  • Do you happen to know whether bookmarks are or not encrypted in their servers? there seems to be nothing about that in the website.
    – Misguided
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 21:25
  • I have answered directly on editing my answer
    – Alessio
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 21:36
  • The problem itself isn't only the transmission, I care more about the data itself as it reaches the server, as I don't want anyone looking through my bookmarks.
    – Misguided
    Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 22:02

Here is the simple tutorial which you will find useful, to setup Xmark on Chrome as well as firefox.

In your Firefox browser go to Tools > Addons > Get Addons. Xmark1.png

Search for Xmarks. Xmark2

Click on Install button. Xmark3

It will ask to restart your browser. Click on Restart. Xmark4

Now go to Tools > Xmark > Xmark Setting Xmark6

Click on Run Setup Wizard Xmark7 Xmark8

In the Log in to Xmarks window click on Create an account for new account Xmark9

Fill up the require details and click on Create Account button Xmark10

Enter your computer name Xmark12

If you want to synchronize your browser history click on Enable synchronization of browser history Xmark13

Enable the appropriate options you want in next screen Xmark14

Xmark will automatically start synchronizing your data. Xmark15

After completing all the steps successfully you will get the success windows. Xmark16

Now open Chrome Browser and install Xmark plugin.

After installation you will get Xmark icon on the right hand side of your browser. Xmark17

In the Xmark setting window click on Run Setup Wizard Xmark 18

Click on Next button to start the configuration part Xmark19

We will use the [email protected] account which we have created earlier to sync the the data. Click on Log me in radio option. Xmark20

Fill require details. Xmark21

It will check your login with their servers Xmark22

Click on the Change Sync Setting button Xmark23

I choose Merge bookmarks with server, starting with the server, as I also want to synchronize chorme bookmarks Xmark24

Click on Sync Button, to start the synchronization. Xmark23

After successful configuration it will show you merge complete message. Xmark25

If you want to secure your data transmission you have to encrypt it. To do so go to Xmark Settings > Advanced and select Encryption to Encrypt All. enter image description here


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