Sync Bookmarks

Hey all,

I’m using librewolf as my daily browser on my laptop and bromite on my phone. The only way I can sync bookmarks is using xBrowserSync. works gret btw. However, this piece of software is not updated for 2 years now.

Is it still the best choice?

Thanks in advance.

@kixik
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All ways of syncing bookmarks are done through a server, that I’m aware of. I’m not aware of a distributed, or p2p way to sync to date. At least, they all encrypt the contents prior to sending them to the server.

And being that case, I see no reason for not using the FF syncing mechanism, so no need for extensions at all. Just comment out:

identity.fxaccounts.enabled

on librewolf.cfg, or set it to true on librrewolf.overrides.cfg, or edit about:config. Set a FF account, make sure you ONLY sync bookmarks, which might be better than syncing additional stuff such as history…

Up to you. I really don’t like any of the options, just exporting/importing seems fine to me, but that’s not really syncing, and this is the sort of things I usually forget to do, so the FF syncing it is to me.

I’d be really interested to know of a p2p one. I don’t sync with mobile, which I have no bookmarks for, so p2p would be just great, :)

@fishonthenet
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I also enable Sync from the UI and I use a Firefox Sync account for my bookmarks and shared tabs, it’s very convenient AND it’s end-to-end encrypted which is amazing!

my only pain is that I cannot Sync bookmarks with Firefox Focus on Android :-(

@yeolsongarak
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According to their github, a beta was out in April 2022, so not dead at all

https://github.com/xbrowsersync/app/releases

Cold Hotman
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I use Nextcloud. The bookmark webapp in any browser and the android app for browser-agnostic mobile bookmarks.

@budd
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Hey good one! I’m just starting to build my own server so… I’ll definitively will study that solution! Thanks

§hreddy §cientist
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I’ve always seen syncing bookmarks as less private, you could export bookmarks from LibreWolf then import them to Bromite. If you really want to sync em I’d think using Mull over Bromite would permit the two browsers to sync as long as you have a Firefox account.

@budd
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Yes. That might be a good final solution. I’ve a Firefox account and I’ve used that method before, but I prefer Bromite. Thanks for the remember!

@bbarker
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Not exactly what you are looking for perhaps, but I’ve been using getpocket.com (from Mozilla) as a way to collect, tag, and read pages. It isn’t perfect, but for my purposes, it is pretty good. It has great support on mobile and in all major browsers, and there is an API for it (though I’ve not used it).

Cold Hotman
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I can recommend the open source and self-hostable Wallabag if you ever want to leave Pocket.

Surprise that Mozilla has not yet released the source code of Pocket.

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