Bookmarks are an effective way of remembering websites , especially those with difficult names . While all browsers today offer Bookmarking facitlity , Firefox still comes on top when it comes to ease of accessing and backing-up these bookmarks.
In our last article we learnt how to backup Firefox bookmarks without using any addon. Today we will learn how to do it with the help of addons. This article is dedicated to one of my favorite addon – Xmarks.
How does Xmarks work ?
Xmarks is bascially an online bookmark backup addon . It can be installed on all the 4 major browsers – Firefox , Internet Explorer , Google Chrome and Safari. It backs-up your bookmarks online to its servers. When you install Xmarks on any of the browsers and sync it with your Xmarks account, it automatically updates all your bookmarks to its servers.
Once your bookmarks are in sync, you can access them through any browser and any computer that you use. Xmarks allows you to encrypt any data that you send to its servers . You can even use your own sever or take a backup at your computer if you don’t wish to use Xmarks servers.
First Things First
To use Xmarks , you will need a free Xmarks account. Create and validate your account at Xmarks website. Once you have your Xmarks account all set up move ahead with the following procedure.
How to Backup Firefox Bookmarks with Xmarks
Step 2: On restarting Firefox , a small Xmarks window will appear . Click Almost Done to configure Xmarks on this window.
Step 3: Click Next to move ahead with the configuration.
Step 4 : Select Yes: Log me in and click Next
Step 5 : Fill in your username and password and click Next
Step 6 : On the Window prompting to ‘Opt for Secure Password Sync’ select No and Click Next
Step 7 : Select “Enable synronization of open tabs” and Click ‘Next’
Step 8 : Select “Merge data on the server with data on this computer” and click Next
Step 9 : Click Next to begin synchronization . It will take a few seconds to complete the process.
That’s it. Your bookmarks have been safely backedup at Xmarks sever. Whenever you add any bookmark , Xmarks will automatically update it to its servers.