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Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 11:43

Do you work with multiple Ubuntu computers? You might want to unify or sync all your browsers' bookmarks into one, when you bookmarked something in one, all other browsers got the same and vice versa. You can do that freely and safely with XBrowserSync, a Firefox addon, with a secure service behind. To use XBrowserSync, follow the procedures below. 

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About XBrowserSync

XBrowserSync is a free software Firefox web browser addon, licensed under GNU GPL, as well as a bookmark synchronization service. It is available for Firefox and Chrome. Its official website is located at

Similar Solutions

XBrowserSync is an alternative or a replacement to following bookmark sync choices:

  • Firefox Sync (MPL)
  • EverSync (proprietary)
  • Xmarks (proprietary)
  • iCloud Bookmark (proprietary)

Step 1. Add XbrowserSync

Visit and Add the addon to Firefox. Once added, there will be a blue cross (X) sign on your toolbar.

Step 2. Create Account and Login

XBrowserSync is a little bit different in account creation. In the beginning, you will be asked to create a password → repeat password → accept the server → account created with a random ID given by XBrowserSync not you → take a note of the pair of ID and password.

Step 3. Setup Other Browsers

Do the step 1 and 2 on the other browsers on the other computers you have, except you just login with ID and password without creating any new password. If you are dualbooting, do it on the other operating system. This way, the automatic synchronization can be done. The result is, if there are bookmarks in one device, the same bookmarks will be available on the browser on the other computers.

Step 4. Start Bookmarking

  • Bookmark a website and it will be saved to XBookmarkSync on all devices. 
  • Check the bookmark on the other browser on the other computer, it should exists there. 
  • If bookmarking does not work, check whether the XBookmarkSync has already logged in or not.


Happy browsing!

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