xBrowserSync

3.9
164 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

xBrowserSync is a completely free and open source tool for syncing your bookmarks and browser data between your desktop browsers. xBrowserSync respects your privacy and gives you complete anonymity — no sign up is required and no personal data is ever collected. It is also completely secure; your data is encrypted client-side with military grade encryption, Even if someone intercepted your data, only you can decrypt it.

xBrowserSync enriches your bookmarks with the addition of descriptions and tags. An intuitive search interface lets you find bookmarks quickly and easily, or simply browse your bookmarks hierarchy by folders. And don’t ever worry about losing your data thanks to the included back up and restore functionality.

The web extension fully supports your native desktop browser bookmarking features; xBrowserSync will preserve your existing bookmarks hierarchy and any changes you make using the native bookmarking functionality are synced by xBrowserSync automatically. xBrowserSync will even add metadata to new bookmarks automatically!

With the xBrowserSync mobile app you can use xBrowserSync on the go with your Android device. Once you have created a new sync on your desktop browser using the web extension, simply scan your sync ID code into the app and enter your password to connect to your synced data. Add new bookmarks easily by sharing from your favourite apps (browsers, YouTube, Spotify and any other app that shares URLs), xBrowserSync will even populate the bookmark properties for you.

For ultimate privacy, configure your very own xBrowserSync cloud service on your Linux or Windows server to sync to. The code for the xBrowserSync cloud service is open source and is easy to set up for any relatively tech savvy individual.

Welcome to browser syncing as it should be: secure, anonymous and free!

Key features:

★ Sync bookmarks between desktop browsers (syncing of additional browser data will be added in future versions), and access bookmarks on the move using the xBrowserSync Android app.
★ Absolutely free, there are no charges for using the service. Ever.
★ Totally anonymous, no sign up or submission of personal data required, just install and sync.
★ Encrypts your browser data client-side using military grade encryption that only you can decrypt.
★ Browse, find, modify and share bookmarks quickly and easily.
★ Enrich your bookmarks with descriptions and tags.
★ Works with native desktop browser bookmarking features.
★ Add bookmarks with the mobile app by sharing from your favourite apps.
★ Share bookmarks with friends with the mobile app.
★ Back up and restore your synced data for total peace of mind.
★ Run your very own xBrowserSync cloud service for syncing in complete privacy.

For more information visit www.xbrowsersync.org.
Updated on
Apr 9, 2020

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3.9
164 reviews
Steve T
July 6, 2022
I didn't want to downgrade your app because I'm all for what you're doing. And I really like the open source approach. But I can't use it. About 1/2 of my bookmarks come from my desktop broswers, and abut 1/2 come from my mobile browsers. So unfortunately, since xBrowswerSync doesn't sync to mobile browsers, it just won't work for those of us (most of us I'd bet nowadays) that use mobile devices actively and regularly. But again, bravo for the effort.
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Smartina Polyphone
October 2, 2022
XBS works good and is easy to use. However it does not have a function to create folders and subfolders on the mobile app. That was the main reason I was looking for an alternative to sync my bookmarks. Because the mobile firefox app doesn't have this feature as well. Unfortunately I can't use it at this state. I hope this feature will be added to xBrowserSync soon.
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A Google user
April 16, 2019
Great plugin, great idea. However, I have two complaints: it doesn't sync browsing history and passwords, so it's not a complete syncing solution, which is why I wanted to use it in the first place (Google no longer allows Chromium forks, including the Chromium port for Android, to use the Chrome Sync API), so xBrowserSync is kind of pointless right now anyway, because syncing only bookmarks isn't all that necessary. My second complaint is that it's not released under the GPLv3 license.
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xBrowserSync
July 17, 2019
Thanks for your feedback Elias, it's much appreciated. Syncing of history and tabs will be coming in a future release, and on reflection believe GPLv3 license to be a better fit for this project, so I have switched from MIT to GPLv3.

What's new

- Fixed bug when retrieving metadata fails with an error and bookmark panel does not display
- Fixed bug where loading dialog displays before form is shown when adding bookmark by sharing to app
- Fixed bug where error message not displaying when retrieving metadata for shared bookmark fails
- Improved sync UI by adding ability to update service URL when creating a new sync/entering sync credentials
- Many, many more minor enhancements and bug fixes