5 Xmarks Alternatives to Sync Bookmarks Across Devices and Browsers

Sandy Writtenhouse Updated 18-06-2019

Gone are the days when we used a single browser on our one and only computer. Today, many of us constantly switch between devices as we move around. Keeping all of your bookmarks with you and automatically synced on that many devices can be a challenge.


Xmarks was the popular choice for a long time. There are several other great solutions to keep your bookmarks in sync.

This article introduces you to some of the best alternatives to the Xmarks bookmarking tool that will help you safely sync and access your bookmarks across browsers, devices, and platforms.

Sync Your Bookmarks Across All Platforms

You likely use one of the five most common browsers Which Browser Is Best? Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox The browser you're using right now may not be the best one for you. The browser arena changes so frequently that your conclusions from comparisons made last year may be completely wrong this year. Read More ; Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Edge, or Safari, right? Many people use one on their work computer and another at home, or one for business and another for pleasure. But, often times, you want your bookmarks to stay in sync. If this is you, here are the tools you need.

1. EverSync

sync bookmarks with EverySync - create folder

EverSync is a terrific bookmark syncing tool for browsers, mobile devices, and FVD Speed Dial users. You can install the browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Internet Explorer and download the apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.


When you use the browser extension, click the button to start the synchronization. You can then hit the EverHelper Account button to view your bookmarks if you like and to check for any duplicates. Also, you can look for empty folders and import or export your bookmarks if needed.

Individual bookmark management options include saving favorites, deleting, editing, and marking sites as private. And for managing everything with bookmark groups, you can create new folders.

EverSync is available for free, but you can check out the Pro plan if you need unlimited bookmarks, dials, and archiving plus server backups. For a nice tool that covers your computer and your mobile devices, check out EverSync.

Download: EverSync for Firefox | Chrome | Android (Free)


2. Atavi

sync bookmarks with Atavi - main page

Atavi is another great choice for managing and syncing your bookmarks. Like EverSync, Atavi also stores your bookmarks for you, but you can access them from any device or browser with an internet connection.

A key difference with this tool from the others is that you use your bookmarks through the Atavi service, which you can set as your homepage.

Whenever you want to bookmark a new page, you do it through the Atavi screen. This way, you can see it on any device or browser once you log in. Atavi also provides a few extra features like themes, bookmark grouping, and favorites. So, it is similar to a new tab tool like FVD Speed Dial.


To get started, you can sign up for a free account using your email address or social media profile. Atavi also offers bookmark extensions for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Opera. This gives you easy access to Atavi and easy import and export features.

So, if you want something a little different in a bookmark syncing tool that works on any device or browser, take Atavi for a spin and see if you like it.

Download: Atavi for Firefox | Chrome | Safari (Free)

3. TeamSync Bookmarks

sync bookmarks with TeamSync Bookmarks - view group


While a bit more limited to just Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on iPhone, TeamSync Bookmarks is still a terrific option due to its extra features. As the name implies, you can use this bookmark tool for groups. If you don’t have a group, you can simply use the extension for your own bookmark syncing.

But if you do have a team and want to share bookmarks, it’s super easy. Just sign up for an account and create your first group of four members for free. You can then invite members and adjust their access for the ability to edit bookmarks.

Adding sites is simple once you install the extension. Your group will be added to your bookmark toolbar for both Firefox and Chrome. When you want to add a site, click either your default bookmark button or choose Bookmarks from your menu. Then, pick the group you created and the site will pop into your list.

In addition to the sharing feature, TeamSync Bookmarks integrates with Slack. So you can add bookmarks directly from Slack and notify your group at the same time. For market research at work, team projects at school, or vacation planning for your family, this is a great bookmark syncing extension.

For groups of more than four members, you can also check out their paid plan.

Download: TeamSync Bookmarks for Firefox | Chrome | iPhone (Free)

Mobile Bookmark Syncing Options

Maybe you like to keep things simpler. You want to just sync your bookmarks between your preferred browser and mobile device. Here are a couple of options to check out if this is how you like to take care of your bookmarks.

4. xBrowserSync

sync bookmarks with xBrowserSync on Firefox

For another great bookmark syncing option, xBrowserSync offers anonymity to its customers so there’s no need to create an account or sign in. It works as an extension for Firefox and Chrome and an Android app.

When you’re ready to sync, you’ll receive a Sync ID and create a password so that you can obtain your bookmarks from another browser or device. Then, head to your other spot, open xBrowserSync, enter your Sync ID and password, and that’s it!

The xBrowserSync service offers a few simple settings. You can use your local bookmarks in the bookmarks bar rather than those that are synced. You can also check the service status, view the data usage, and create or restore a backup.

Download: xBrowserSync for Firefox | Chrome | Android (Free)

5. iCloud Bookmarks

sync bookmarks with iCloud - bookmark options

Don’t worry Apple users, we have you covered too. The iCloud Bookmarks tool for Firefox, Chrome, and Windows keeps your Safari bookmarks in sync. This is super handy when you use one browser for work and another for play.

The only catch with iCloud Bookmarks for Windows users is that you need to install the iCloud desktop app. But, the good news is that once you do that, you can sync photos, mail, calendar, and task items that you store in iCloud. So, if you are an Apple user and using iCloud already, this is an ideal syncing choice.

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Download: iCloud Bookmarks for Firefox |Chrome | Windows (Free)

Pick the Easiest Bookmark Tool

Bookmarking apps can be better than browser bookmarks. You might love a tool like EverSync for the automatic syncing across browsers and easy access. Or, perhaps you like the idea of a tool like Atavi that allows you to log in from anywhere, on any browser, on any device. Or still yet, maybe you limit your bookmark syncing to just your mobile device and favorite browser.

Whatever you prefer, however you sync, pick a tool that’s easiest for you. Just don’t forget the virtues of managing your bookmarks 8 Tips to Stop Your Bookmarks Folder from Overflowing Buried in bookmarks? I have been there, too. Never again though, because I now have a fail-safe system to tackle bookmarks. I'll teach you how to regain control over your bookmarks. Read More before it turns into a black hole.

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  1. Birrell Walsh
    June 22, 2019 at 3:51 am

    I have used the Dutch bookmark manager for years. Multiple tabs of bookmarks, each represented visually at a tile.

  2. Mike Burton
    May 4, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    EverSync sucks. I asked it to sync favorites on both Firefox and Chrome. It did nothing. Didn't even import the favorites from the browser in which I was operating. Worthless. You should remove it from your list. And certainly not have it as the top-ranked one!

    To boot, its installation menu doesn't even include options to add the extension to Edge or Safari. I doubt those extensions exist if they aren't even accessible within the very app itself!

  3. Fred
    April 24, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I would also suggest Bookmark OS. I have literally tried every option on this list and more and find Bookmark OS the best.

    • Nikos
      April 29, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      It's not free

  4. Librarian
    April 16, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    I'm looking for a solution to replace Xmarks too. Synching across dozens of iMacs running Firefox (some older verisons, so Eversync won't work on those.) Haven't found anything that works on multiple revisions of Firefox, doesn't require a home page change, and has web storage for a master list. Xmarks was pretty much perfect for this application, and I was willing to live with the duplication issues. :(

  5. Glen Harness
    March 30, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Just got an email from Lastpass. They're shutting down Xmarks as of May 1st.

    • Mobileuser
      March 30, 2018 at 6:21 pm

      Me too, which is why I'm researching other options now. :O

  6. u2764431
    January 19, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Easy : Firefox on Android and web browser with a Firefox account synchronize bookmarks, send a document... very convenient !

  7. TechOnTheBrain
    January 16, 2018 at 10:25 am

    I used Xmarks for years. Eventually got fed up with it for two reasons:
    * The mobile app is crap and you have to come out of your browser to use it.
    * Though the core syncing service is generally pretty good, it does occasionally get messed up and you'll find yourself de-duplicating your bookmarks. I had a run of this happening repeatedly, no matter how I set my other sync services in browsers, so I got fed up with it.

    I switched to instead. I've been using it for months and I love it. It took some adjustment to get out of the folder-based mentality and deep nesting of bookmarks, but now I'm much happier and never have to worry about syncing and plugins.

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    October 30, 2017 at 10:52 am

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    July 25, 2017 at 3:17 pm

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  10. Brooke Pumpkin
    July 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

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  11. Jazmanjef
    July 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    NEVER use an online service or software that stores your bookmark info online as a sync tool across browsers/devices.
    This is simply a method to find out what you like, then "carpet bomb" you with targeted advertising via the companies that buy access to your data that you give when you CLICK THROUGH THE EULA AND DO NOT READ IT.
    *Real world progress will be made when someone makes a software program that you install locally on your PC that will clone your bookmark configuration across all your installed browsers. Why don't they do this? THEY CAN'T GET YOUR DATA AND SELL IT---SO THERE'S FAR LESS PROFIT TO BE MADE.

    • Burak
      September 18, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      The problem is syncing across different devices and PCs. On your local PC you can simply export&import your bookmarks between your installed browsers. You don't need a program for that actually.

  12. Spiros
    June 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Useless article. Nothing working good ....

  13. Li
    March 31, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Please, update this article!

  14. Anonymous
    August 12, 2016 at 8:02 pm -- can sort 100's of bookmarks by boards, category, topic

    • Tina Sieber
      August 13, 2016 at 10:10 am

      Not exactly on topic, but looks interesting.

  15. Jan Bo
    December 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I have for many years used the bookmark4U from
    but after my ISP has upgraded the php and mysql on his server it does not work anymore, it used to work without plugin to the browser, and when accessed from a public computer, it was just a html page
    Does anybody know somebody who has upgraded the php part of bookmark4U ?

  16. mundo
    October 28, 2012 at 10:09 am

    This doesn't seem to work between profiles. I have had to individually install the extensions and import I want in each of the profiles on Chrome.

  17. Dhruv Sangvikar
    October 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    unfortunately.. your article does not help me.. i want to sync between my desktop chrome and android opera :).. anywaz.. nice read

  18. Jerry McIntire
    October 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I'm surprised at all the comments in favor of xmarks. It no longer syncs everything, as noted on their website. And if you're a Mac user with Safari bookmarks, it will only upload/sync your bookmarks bar and menu bookmarks-- none of the other folders! For that reason, I'm uninstalling xmarks and came to this article hoping to find an alternative.

  19. Joshua Kelley
    September 4, 2012 at 3:00 am

    What I can't find an easy solution to is syncing from desktop Firefox to Chrome for Android.

    I tried using JUST Chrome on the computer, but there are functions of Firefox I really miss, and it seems more stable.

    On the other hand, Firefox for Android isn't stable enough, whereas Chrome is.

    The Xmarks app doesn't sync bookmarks or passwords to Chrome for Android, nor does LastPass.

    For now, I'm using Xmarks to sync desktop Firefox to desktop Chrome, then letting Chrome sync take care of syncing to Android. Just means I have to open Chrome any time I add a bookmark or password.

    • Tina
      September 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks for sharing your workaround, Joshua! I'm not aware of a different solution right now, but will let you know in case I run into one.

  20. garva
    August 25, 2012 at 2:30 am

    can i sync data from chrome to safari

  21. garva
    August 25, 2012 at 2:28 am

    how to sync all data like history bookmarks and passwords in safari in windows os

  22. Salman Abdullah
    August 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    XMarks is enough for me. No need other bookmark sync

  23. Vampie C.
    August 8, 2012 at 7:19 am

    The build in sync in Chrome is good enough for me.

    syncs between home and work.

    I also use to have my links on a central place for when I'm not at home or work.

  24. Chris Hoffman
    August 8, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Chrome (Android 4.0+ only) and Firefox for Android also allow you to access your bookmarks and open tabs in the mobile app. I believe the same goes for Chrome and Firefox Home on iOS.

  25. Rigoberto Garcia
    August 8, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Thanks Tina. Excelent article. I'm using Chrome and I am satisfied with the results

  26. Neil Blumengarten
    August 8, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Instead of synching my bookmarks, I just use Diigo to keep my bookmarks in the cloud. This way, I can access them on any computer and through the Power Note app, on my phone as well.

  27. Al
    August 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Though I'm looking to sync all my devices, I first have to find something that will help me remove all the duplicated bookmarks that were created by my .mac/iCloud account...and there are now thousands of duplicates. Apparently, this is a widespread problem. Fixing the dupes seems more urgent than worrying about syncing, at least for now. So, what I'm considering is "Bookdog" to find and destroy the dupes. Any suggestions?

    • DarkMan72
      August 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Install Xmarks and import all your bookmarks into it. Then on the Xmarks website you'll find tools to remove duplicates and empty folders - saved me lots of time when I had to clean bookmarks messed up by Firefox Sync.

      • Tina
        August 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm

        Thanks for the tip!

  28. Jon Smith
    August 7, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    XMarks is very useful indeed

  29. Stefan
    August 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I used Xmarks a long time ago but now I am a Chrome-User and I use all it's built in sync features. The good thing is, I can now also use those functions on my iPhone and iPad. But Xmarks is still a good alternative.

  30. Ales Mole
    August 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Xmarks is definitely a way to go...with great symbiosis of LastPass - for storing passwords.

  31. Sahil Dave
    August 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Firefox Sync has a disadvantage. Basically i had all my bookmarks and password in Waterfox and made a sync account. In June i had a HDD crash and after the repairwork obviously i had lost the sync on Waterfox. Now it asks for the key for "pairing the device" which can only be retrieved via the previous computer, which eventually i cannot!

    • Tina
      August 7, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      That is very unfortunate, Sahil. Could you have backed up the key or whatever generated the key?

      • Sahil Dave
        August 8, 2012 at 5:38 am

        Which means that i should backup a backup...
        Key cannot be retrieved unless you have access to the old PC which is stupid. After a crash or sometimes even after reinstall of OS, who would have an access to the old PC..

  32. fizzbin88
    August 7, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I love XMarks and have supported them for a while. It is reassuring to have my Bookmarks available wherever I am !

    • John
      February 11, 2018 at 1:40 am

      Used t have option to remove dead links n bookmarks.dead website s.