Comparison of browser synchronizers

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of web-based browser synchronizers. Please see the individual products' articles for further information. Unless otherwise specified in footnotes, comparisons are based on the stable versions.

General[edit]

Client Creator Software license Latest release
BookmarkSync Jack Dean Proprietary Windows:

3.0.0 (August 2010; 6 years ago (2010-08)) [±]

Mac OS X:
1.0.4 (September 14, 2005; 11 years ago (2005-09-14)) [±]

Opera Link Opera Software Proprietary Opera: 43.0.2442.806 (February 7, 2017; 16 days ago (2017-02-07)[1]) [±]
Opera Mini:
Android 22.0.2254.112608[2] / 27 January 2017; 27 days ago (2017-01-27)
iOS 14.0.0[3] / 16 June 2016; 8 months ago (2016-06-16)
Windows Mobile 10 and Phone 8.1 9.1.0.232[4] / 16 June 2016; 8 months ago (2016-06-16)
BlackBerry 8.0.1[5] / 10 July 2014; 2 years ago (2014-07-10)
Tizen 7.7.17[6] / 25 August 2016; 5 months ago (2016-08-25)
Java ME 8.0[7] / 12 March 2014; 2 years ago (2014-03-12)
Symbian 7.1.32453[8] / 6 December 2016; 2 months ago (2016-12-06)
Tizen Smartwatch 7.7 / 25 August 2016; 5 months ago (2016-08-25)
SiteBar Server Ondrej Brablc GPL 3.4 12 February 2014; 3 years ago (2014-02-12)
Firefox Sync Mozilla Foundation Mozilla Public License
Standard 51.0.1 / January 26, 2017; 28 days ago (2017-01-26)[9]
ESR 45.7.0 / January 24, 2017; 30 days ago (2017-01-24)[10]
Google Chrome Google Freeware under Google Chrome Terms of Service
Windows, macOS, Linux 56.0.2924.87 / February 1, 2017; 22 days ago (2017-02-01)[11]
Android 56.0.2924.87 / February 1, 2017; 22 days ago (2017-02-01)[12][13]
iOS 56.0.2924.79 / February 1, 2017; 22 days ago (2017-02-01)[14]
Pale Moon Sync M.C. Straver Mozilla Public License N/A (part of Pale Moon)
Xmarks Sync Xmarks Proprietary Firefox: 4.3.7.1 (May 12, 2015; 21 months ago (2015-05-12)) [±]

IE: 1.3.15 (November 11, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-11-11)) [±]
Safari: 2.0.19 (March 12, 2015; 23 months ago (2015-03-12)) [±]
Chrome: 1.0.32 (March 12, 2015; 23 months ago (2015-03-12)) [±]

Client Creator Software license Latest release

Operating system support[edit]

PC operating system Mobile operating system
Client Windows OS X Linux FreeBSD iOS Android BlackBerry OS Symbian Windows Phone other
BookmarkSync Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Opera Link Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Solaris, Java ME, S60, UIQ3, BREW
Firefox Sync Yes Yes Yes Yes[15] Yes Yes No No Yes OpenSolaris[16]
Xmarks Yes Yes Yes No Xmarks Premium Xmarks Premium Xmarks Premium No Xmarks Premium No
Client Windows OS X Linux FreeBSD iOS Android BlackBerry OS Symbian Windows Phone other

Syncable Browsers[edit]

Client Internet Explorer Microsoft Edge Mozilla Firefox Opera Safari Google Chrome other
BookmarkSync Yes No Yes Yes Yes (Mac Only) No SeaMonkey
Opera Link No No No Yes No No Opera Mini, Opera Mobile
Firefox Sync No No Yes No No No Firefox for Mobile[17]SeaMonkey
Xmarks Yes No Yes No, but there is a sync viewer in a menu[18] Yes (Mac Only) Yes No
Client Internet Explorer Microsoft Edge Mozilla Firefox Opera Safari Google Chrome other

Syncable Items[edit]

Client Bookmarks Favicons Browsing history Form history Web feed subscriptions Search engine plugins Passwords Dictionary Other
BookmarkSync Yes No No No No No No No No
Opera Link Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Personal bar, speed dial, notes, typed browser history, content blocker list
Firefox Sync Yes No, but planned to be added in future [19] Last 60 days[20] Yes Yes No Yes No open tabs, tab groups, personas, preferences, add-ons (up to 25MB by default)[20]
Google Chrome Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes open tabs, add-ons, preferences
Xmarks Yes Yes Yes (Firefox) No Yes Yes deprecated No open tabs
Client Bookmarks Favicons Browsing history Form history Web feed subscriptions Search engine plugins Passwords Dictionary Other

Features[edit]

Client Encrypted transfer Encrypted storage Server changing Web-based UI Exporting Link verification Duplicate link checker Notes
BookmarkSync Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Feb 12, 2012: Sync doesn't work properly.
Opera Link Yes[21] No No Yes Yes No Yes (only webbased)
Firefox Sync Yes Yes Yes No No No No Data is encrypted on the client and not accessible even to Mozilla server operators.[22]
Xmarks Yes[23] Partial[24] Yes(Firefox only)[25] Yes Yes No Yes (web) Server-side backup, restore of bookmarks, sync profiles so that only certain bookmarks sync to certain browsers; password storage is deprecated, Xmarks recommends using LastPass instead.
Client Encrypted transfer Encrypted storage server changing webbased UI exporting Link Verification Duplicate Link Checker Notes

History[edit]

History of bookmarks (favorites) sync:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "20 year edition: Opera 42 ships with new gifts". 2016-12-13. Retrieved 2016-12-13. 
  2. ^ "Opera Mini web browser - Android Apps on APKTrunk". 28 November 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Opera Mini web browser on the App Store on iTunes". 16 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Opera Mini - Windows Apps on Microsoft Store". 16 June 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Opera Mini web browser - BlackBerry World". 10 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Opera Mini for Tizen - Tizen Store". 25 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "New Opera Mini for Java and BlackBerry - Opera Software". 12 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Opera Mini web browser for Symbian on softonic". 6 December 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Firefox — Notes (51.0.1) — Mozilla". mozilla.org. 2017-01-26. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  10. ^ "Firefox Extended Support Release — Notes (45.7.0) — Mozilla". mozilla.org. 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2017-01-24. 
  11. ^ "Stable Channel Update for Desktop". Chrome Releases. Blogger. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Chrome". Google Play. Google. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Chrome for Android Update". Chrome Releases blog. Google. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Chrome - web browser by Google". iTunes Preview. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  15. ^ "weave port". FreshPorts. 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  16. ^ mconnor (2009-07-29). "Weave 0.5 Released". Mozilla. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  17. ^ mconnor (2009-06-27). "Weave 0.4.0 Released". Mozilla. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  18. ^ https://addons.opera.com/en/addons/extensions/details/xmarks-mini/1.0/?display=en
  19. ^ https://wiki.mozilla.org/Services/Sync/FxSync/FaviconSync
  20. ^ a b "What is Firefox Sync?". Firefox Help. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  21. ^ "Opera Link explained". Opera Software. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  22. ^ "How secure is my Sync data?". Firefox Help. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  23. ^ http://wiki.foxmarks.com/wiki/Foxmarks:_Frequently_Asked_Questions#Is_encryption_supported.3F
  24. ^ Encrypted password storage is supported
  25. ^ https://helpdesk.xmarks.com/bookmark-manager-basics/byos/