Browser synchronizer

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A browser synchronizer is a tool or an extension which allows users to keep their web browser configured in the same way on different computers or operating systems. For instance, if a user adds a bookmark while being at home, the bookmark will be available the day after at office.[1] Depending on the tool's features, bookmarks, preferences, extensions and GUI can be preserved.

Such functionality is usually available by using third-party plugins. Maxthon 1.3.1 was the first browser on the market to offer cloud-based service for online syncing bookmarks (favorites) in 2005.[2] As of version 9.5, the Opera browser has this functionality built-in, and also offers synchronization of bookmarks and other data between desktop computers, and mobile phones running Opera Mini.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "What is Firefox Sync?". Firefox Help. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Maxthon´s History and Honors". About Maxthon. Maxthon. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Opera 9.5 for Windows Changelog". Opera Help. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  4. ^ Purdy, Kevin (2008-06-12). "Opera 9.5 Brings Speed and Syncing to the Browser". Lifehacker. Retrieved 10 September 2014.