What is the best way to sync bookmarks from my PC to my iPad?

Mark O'Neill November 17, 2011
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I would like to be able to synchronize my huge bookmarks list on my PC with the Safari browser on my iPad.

Is there a good free easy way to do this? Preferably something which syncs in the background without me having to do much.

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  1. Fizzer
    March 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    XMarks was good used it for years, then it got sold...
    BUT!! It is absolute pile of rubbish as an iPhone / iPad app.
    Also you have to pay premium for it (a broken app).

    NOT! Recommended.

    FireFox Home, if you use FireFox. Use this.  Can't fault it.

  2. Mark O'Neill
    November 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I guess I will be trying X Marks then!  Thanks everyone! :-)

  3. Aibek
    November 18, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I second Xmarks, works very well

  4. Jay
    November 18, 2011 at 2:39 am

    try this one: export, import and sync.

    step 1 : export bookmarks from firefox and chrome

    Firefox :
    press ctrl+shift+B or boomarks menu>>organize bookmarks > backup/restore >> export as html> save html

    chrome : press ctrl+shift+O


    settings>>bookmarks>> bookmark manager>>organize bookmarks>>export bookmark to html

    step 2: import html files in safari on pc

    I read that safari can automatically import from IE and ff.manual method:click on file menu select import bookmarks and select the exported htmls of chrome and firefox.

    step 3: sync safari booktmarks

    already explained by ha14 : http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/sync-bookmarks-pc-ipad/#comment-366995262

    all the names and locations of options may vary because of different broswer versions.

    November 18, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Hello, have you tried using Firefox Home? 

    Installing and Configuring Firefox Home:

    Firefox Home App:

  6. Anonymous
    November 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    How to set up iCloud on Windows

    * Connect your iPad to your Mac or PC.
    * Start iTunes.
    * In iTunes, Click the iPad devices in the side bar.
    * Select the Info tab.
    * In the Others section of the iTunes page, check the box “Sync Safari Bookmarks.
    * Click Apply button to start syyncing bookmarks between Safari on your iPad and the Safari on your PC/Mac.

    • Mark O'Neill
      November 17, 2011 at 11:09 pm

      The only problem with this solution is that I don't use Safari on the PC.  I use Firefox and Chrome :-)

      • Mjevolve
        November 17, 2011 at 11:35 pm

        did you gave xmarks a try ?
        as i said its multi platform supported , so it shouldnt be problem .

        just install xmarks extension for FF or chrome , 
        and it would then ask you to create a free account with xmarks on the first run .

        after installation , set it up as to what all you would like it to synchronize and back up along with the bookmarks and then also the auto back up 
         parameters .
        and you can also set up different profiles and how they should be  
        synchronized locally and centrally .
         and ...
        done .

        now simply access the xmarks any where , from a browser or any platform  or from the main webpage or simply via FF or Chrome extension , 
        and you have your data .
        any changes made any where will be reflected in the central back up ( acc to your set parameters .. )

  7. Mjevolve
    November 17, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    hello mark .

    the best bookmark synchronizer with multi platform support and pretty automated is - XMarks . http://www.xmarks.com/
    and also from all i have used its the best .

    even supports automated back ups if you happen to delete any thing from the main list .

    try it , you ll like it .. 

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