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Xmarks for Safari for Mac

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For users with multiple computers, Xmarks for Safari for Mac is a handy tool that keeps all your bookmarks backed up and in sync across different computers. The application requires registration of an online account through which the backup and sync are done.

It takes only a few minutes to install this application and get it running. This application comes with its own installer, uninstaller, and a readme file. The installation will take around 3MB of space on your hard drive and it will install Xmarks for Safari for Mac in your Applications folder, as a preference pane, and as an add-on in your Safari browser. After installation, you will be greeted by a wizard that will quickly guide you through the setup process. To start using this application you need to create an Xmarks account. All backup and synchronization of your bookmarks is done via this online account. To start backing up and syncing your bookmarks across computers you need to install this application on each computer you are using and log into your account. Additionally this application offers both online and mobile access, which means that you will be able to have access to all of your bookmarks even when on-the-go. However, if you wish to have access and sync your bookmarks to your mobile phone you need to sign up for an Xmarks Premium, which is a paid service. During testing the application performed well and we experienced no glitches or missed bookmarks.

Xmarks for Safari for Mac installs and operates without any problems on multiple computers and offers convenience to users who frequently change computers but like to keep their bookmarks in sync.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Deleted my bookmarks bar"

    January 16, 2013  |   By Isoruku

    Version: Xmarks for Safari 1.4.3

    Pros

    Pros? They use you as a guinea pig.

    Cons

    It's amazing the negative comments that this application garners on the web. Yet naive people like me download it anyway. (I did it because an xmarks dialogue box kept popping up for months urging me to upgrade. So I did just to make the windows go away.)

    My Safari bookmarks bar, consisting of my most-visited and important sites (mostly academic and world news sites) completely disappeared. All the bookmarks are gone. I emailed xmarks customer support four days ago and have gotten no reply.

    Summary

    For God's sake, don't download this useless application.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "If you are still on a PPC, DON'T!"

    March 7, 2012  |   By yakkie1

    Version: Xmarks for Safari 1.4

    Pros

    Works just fine on an intel machine.

    Cons

    v.1.4 doesn't work at all on a PPC. If you, like me, still run an older PPC with OS 10.5, dont install XMarks 1.4 or 1.4.1. They don't work on a PPC. LastPass even asked me to test 1.4.1 for them because they no longer even have a PPC. I told them it didn't work, but they released it anyway. If you contact them, they will send you a copy of 1.3.5, which still works.

    Summary

    Apart from occasional server downtime, it works just fine.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't download it!"

    January 12, 2012  |   By dektx

    Version: Xmarks for Safari 1.3.6

    Pros

    NONE! Don't download it.

    Cons

    Doesn't work. A tiny little "XMarks" login box appears, but you can't login in to it. My page freezes up and can't close my browser. It doesn't appear in my list of add ons, so I can't remove it. You can't contact XMarks. It seems like you have to pay them money to get support. Sounds like a scam to me!

    Summary

    It's HORRIBLE!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Massive issues, even in Snow Leopard"

    November 28, 2011  |   By historyguy--2008

    Version: Xmarks for Safari 1.3.6

    Pros

    Great bookmark syncing with other browsers (Xmarks for Chrome and Firefox both work great). Multi-machine, multi browser syncing keeps everything in line.

    Cons

    Massive issues syncing with Safari. It sets up a System Preferences panel, which repeatedly has issues, an when you click to sync, it hangs. Have followed numerous fixes for the issue, but they only work temporarily. Xmarks needs to put out a new version to fix this.

    Summary

    The idea is great, it works well on other browsers and platforms, but this particular execution of the idea does not work.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Won't work with OS X Lion"

    November 21, 2011  |   By rhfichtenbaum

    Version: Xmarks for Safari 1.3.6

    Pros

    No pros since it doesn't work. I was great when it used to work.

    Cons

    Just doesn't work

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't even install under Lion. Can't use own server."

    November 1, 2011  |   By OscarGoldman

    Version: Xmarks for Safari 1.3.6

    Pros

    None, since it doesn't work.

    Cons

    Incompatible with Lion, and no option to use your own server (BYOS). Why do I want all my bookmarks (and possibly password or ID hints) to go to some third-party server for others to mine for information?

    Think it through, people.

    Summary

    It's incredible that in 2011, bookmark sync to one's own server isn't a standard option in all major browsers. Instead, we have to rely on janky hacks like Xmarks, which seems to be mostly abandonware at this point.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not a Plug-in but a web service that has your bookmarks"

    July 27, 2011  |   By CartGuild

    Version: Xmarks for Safari 1.3.6

    Pros

    None, don't trust it

    Cons

    Difficult to get working. Unexpected, registration email verification process. A lot of work for an add on--multiple installations, registrations and apparently a web based service point, vice browser to browser

    Summary

    What's the basis for trusting these guys with my name, email and bookmarks? Had to rest my password three times before it would work.
    Turns out they want me to install it on each system involved (ok I get it but...) and then identify the bookmarks to synchronize--which are sent to their web site (!!!) Like a client server setup. Workable--but not what I expected from an "Ad-on" extension.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product."

    October 22, 2010  |   By NorCal_Explorer

    Version: Xmarks for Safari 1.3.3

    Pros

    ease of use

    Cons

    None so far

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  • 5.0 stars

    "it does the job!!!"

    August 6, 2009  |   By regikono

    Version: Xmarks for Safari 1.1.0 beta

    Pros

    I dindt tryet online search yet, but it seens you can also search for your bookmarks, even if you are not on your computer. need to check this

    Cons

    nothing, it's free, so noghtin to complain

    Summary

    Very good and needed if you have more then one mac. (not needed if you have a mac and an iPhone onlu, since the iPhone doit itself)

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