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; 9 years ago (2010-08)) [±]

Mac OS X: 1.0.4 (September 14, 2005; 14 years ago (2005-09-14)) [±]
BookmarkSync was discontinued some time around 2006.

Opera Opera Software Proprietary Opera: 65.0.3467.48 (20 November 2019; 20 days ago (2019-11-20)[1])
Opera Mini:
Android44.1.2254.143214 / 23 September 2019; 2 months ago (2019-09-23)[2]
iOS16.0.14 / 4 October 2018; 14 months ago (2018-10-04)[3]
Windows Mobile 10 and Phone 8.19.1.0.232 / 16 June 2016; 3 years ago (2016-06-16)[4]
BlackBerry8.0.1 / 10 July 2014; 5 years ago (2014-07-10)[5]
Symbian7.1.32453 / 6 December 2016; 3 years ago (2016-12-06)[6]
Java ME8.0 / 12 March 2014; 5 years ago (2014-03-12)[7]


SiteBar Ondrej Brablc GPL 3.4 12 February 2014; 5 years ago (2014-02-12)
Firefox Sync Mozilla Foundation Mozilla Public License
Standard71.0 / December 3, 2019; 7 days ago (2019-12-03)[8]
Extended Support Release68.3.0 / December 3, 2019; 7 days ago (2019-12-03)[9]


Google Chrome Google Freeware under Google Chrome Terms of Service
Windows, macOS, Linux79.0.3945.79 / December 10, 2019; 0 days ago (2019-12-10)[10]
Android78.0.3904.108 / November 18, 2019; 22 days ago (2019-11-18)[11]
iOS79.0.3945.73 / December 10, 2019; 0 days ago (2019-12-10)[12]


Pale Moon Sync M.C. Straver Mozilla Public License N/A (part of Pale Moon)
Eversync Nimbus Web Inc Proprietary Firefox: 15.5.1 (July 5, 2018; 17 months ago (2018-07-05)) [±]

Chrome: 17.1.1 (July 5, 2018; 17 months ago (2018-07-05)) [±]
IE:
Android: 1.11.1 (May 19, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-05-19)) [±]
iOS: 2.6 (October 4, 2016; 3 years ago (2016-10-04)) [±]
Windows Phone:

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[13] Yes Yes No No Yes OpenSolaris[14]
Eversync Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No No Yes 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[15], SeaMonkey
Eversync Yes No Yes Yes No 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[16] Last 60 days[17] Yes Yes No Yes No open tabs, tab groups, personas, preferences, add-ons (up to 25MB by default)[17]
Google Chrome Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes open tabs, add-ons, preferences
Eversync Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 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[18] 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.[19]
Eversync Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Client Encrypted transfer Encrypted storage Server changing Web-based UI Exporting Link verification Duplicate link checker Notes

History[edit]

History of bookmarks (favorites) sync:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opera 63.0.3368.53 Stable update - Blog". Opera Desktop. 2019-08-27. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  2. ^ "Opera Mini web browser for Android".
  3. ^ "Opera Mini web browser on the App Store on iTunes". 16 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  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 web browser for Symbian on softonic". 6 December 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  7. ^ "New Opera Mini for Java and BlackBerry - Opera Software". 12 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Firefox 71.0, See All New Features, Updates and Fixes". mozilla.org. Mozilla Foundation. December 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Firefox ESR 68.3.0, See All New Features, Updates and Fixes". mozilla.org. Mozilla Foundation. December 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Stable Channel Update for Desktop". Chrome Releases. Blogger. December 10, 2019. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  11. ^ "Chrome for Android Update". Chrome Releases blog. Blogger. November 18, 2019. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  12. ^ "Google Chrome on the App Store". iTunes Preview. December 10, 2019. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  13. ^ "weave port". FreshPorts. 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  14. ^ mconnor (2009-07-29). "Weave 0.5 Released". Mozilla. Archived from the original on 2009-08-01. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  15. ^ mconnor (2009-06-27). "Weave 0.4.0 Released". Mozilla. Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
  16. ^ "CloudServices/Sync/FxSync/FaviconSync - MozillaWiki". wiki.mozilla.org.
  17. ^ a b "What is Firefox Sync?". Firefox Help. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  18. ^ "Opera Link explained". Opera Software. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  19. ^ "How secure is my Sync data?". Firefox Help. Retrieved 11 April 2012.