So, how does a fun loving Mac user keep website bookmarks in sync between Apple’s Safari, Google’s Chrome, and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers? All three browsers store their bookmarks in a different file format. What you need to sync them is this Mac app.
Removing Bookmark Pain
To be honest, I hate bookmarks. Like email, they’re a necessary evil. My job requires me to bounce around from one browser to another, so I like to keep my bookmarks neatly synchronized.
That’s what SynkMark does. It synchronizes bookmarks from Safari to Chrome to Mozilla and back. There’s also an option to alphabetize bookmarks.
That might work for some but I find it more of an annoyance and can’t remember website article titles anyway.
SynkMark synchronizes bookmarks for each of the browsers, and saves the whole bunch to iCloud so you can sync bookmarks between different Macs. That is very handy.
The app isn’t available in the Mac App Store and the trial version is a bit convoluted (three day trials, up to three days each; total of nine days of trials– more than enough time to see the value).
There’s one other hitch. You’ll need to sign into your Google account and Firefox Sync to ensure that all your devices have the same bookmarks.
In a perfect world each browser maker– Apple, Google, Mozilla, Opera, Microsoft– would add an option to sync with some kind of bookmark standard, but we don’t live in that perfect world.