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Developer(s) Inc.
Stable releaseWindows: 3.0.0 (August 2010; 11 years ago (2010-08)) [±]
Mac OS X: 1.0.4 (September 14, 2005; 16 years ago (2005-09-14)) [±]
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeBrowser synchronizer

BookmarkSync was an automatic synchronization service that allows users to access their bookmarks or favorites from any computer or web browser. The BookmarkSync client runs as a small program within the computer's system tray and monitors the bookmarks in the user's browser, automatically uploading any changes to a central server. This allows one to keep browsers across separate computers synchronized. Cross-platform synchronization is possible by using the Mac OS X client. BookmarkSync was discontinued some time around 2006.

History[edit] Inc. was founded by Michael Berneis and Terence Way in November 1998 and the website went live in March 1999. At its peak, grew to a community of over 350,000 users synchronizing their bookmarks and favorites using their BookmarkSync product. After a server failure in September 2003, the entire project was open-sourced. The rights for were taken over by Jack Dean who runs and He has developed a new client for the latest browsers including Firefox and Mac platform, and works to continue this service.


The BookmarkSync client software enables social bookmarking and bookmark data clustering. The user data input requirements of web-based systems that incorporate tagging to build a folksonomy are eliminated by the automated BookmarkSync client software. has added bookmark clustering and user bookmark ratios to their search results.

Recent enhancements to the BookmarkSync client software include support for Unicode, fast search and locate, local backup and restore functions, local site validation, social bookmark browsing and multiple language support (German, French, Danish, Dutch, Czech and Spanish).

The BookmarkSync service is free.

See also[edit]


  • Kate Russell (2005-04-01). "BBC News: BBC Click Online Webscape". Retrieved 2005-01-04.
  • Damien Cave. "Salon: Why leave your marks online". Archived from the original on 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2008-06-23.
  • "Bookmark Synch Mailing List". Retrieved 2017-02-12.

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