Browser syncing as it should be: secure, anonymous and free! Sync bookmarks across your browsers and devices, no sign up required.
xBrowserSync is a completely free and open source tool for syncing your bookmarks and browser data between your various browsers and devices. xBrowserSync respects your privacy and gives you complete anonymity — no sign up is required and no personal data is ever collected. It is also completely secure, your data is encrypted with military grade encryption before being synced to an open source xBrowserSync cloud service. Even if someone intercepted your data, only you can decrypt it.
xBrowserSync improves on Chrome’s bookmarking features and enriches your bookmarks with the addition of descriptions and tags. Chrome’s native bookmarking features are fully supported so that your existing bookmarks hierarchy is preserved and any changes you make to your bookmarks are synced by xBrowserSync automatically. And don’t ever worry about losing your data thanks to the included back up and restore functionality.
For ultimate privacy, configure your very own xBrowserSync cloud service on your Linux or Windows server to sync to. The code for the xBrowserSync cloud service is open source and is easy to set up for any relatively tech savvy individual.
Get the xBrowserSync Android mobile app and sync your bookmarks to your Android devices. Adding new bookmarks is as easy as sharing from your favourite apps (browsers, YouTube, Spotify and any other app that shares URLs).
Welcome to browser syncing as it should be: secure, anonymous and free!
★ Sync bookmarks securely between mobile devices and desktop browsers (syncing of additional browser data will be added in future versions).
★ Absolutely free, there are no charges for using the service. Ever.
★ Totally anonymous, no sign up or submission of personal data required, just install and sync.
★ Encrypts your browser data client-side using military grade encryption that only you can decrypt: uses native Web Crypto API, key derivation uses PBKDF2 with 250,000 rounds of SHA-256, encryption uses AES-GCM with a random 16 byte IV and the user’s random 32 char sync ID as a salt (as a comparison, LastPass’ key derivation uses a similar approach but with only 100,100 rounds by default).
★ Find, modify and share bookmarks quickly and easily.
★ Enrich your bookmarks with descriptions and tags.
★ Works with Chrome’s native bookmarking features, any changes are synced automatically and xBrowserSync even adds metadata to bookmarks automatically.
★ Respects existing bookmarks hierarchy.
★ Disable syncing of the Bookmarks bar to have different bookmarks present in the Bookmarks bar between browsers.
★ Back up and restore your synced data for total peace of mind.
★ Run your very own xBrowserSync cloud service for syncing in complete privacy.
** Attention: please do not submit support requests using the Chrome webstore, developers are not notified when a new support issue is submitted and so your issue will likely not be picked up. Instead submit your issue via GitHub (https://github.com/xBrowserSync/App/issues) or email via the Developer email address on this page.
What’s new in version 1.4.0:
★ Added Firefox support.
★ Huge improvements to encryption: now uses native Web Crypto API rather than external cryptography library, key derivation uses PBKDF2 with 250,000 rounds of SHA-256, encryption uses AES-GCM with a random 16 byte IV and the user’s random 32 char sync ID as a salt. For comparison, LastPass’ key derivation uses a similar approach but with only 100,100 rounds by default.
★ Existing syncs will be automatically upgraded to use the latest encryption. Upgraded syncs cannot sync to older version of xBrowserSync.
★ Data is now compressed before being encrypted reducing sync size by up to 60%.
★ When adding or modifying a bookmark using the xBrowserSync interface, local bookmarks are no longer removed and re-added - only the target bookmark is affected.
★ xBrowserSync now adds bookmarks by default directly to Other Bookmarks, the "_xBrowserSync_" folder is no longer used and is renamed to "Legacy xBrowserSync bookmarks" on upgrade.
★ When creating a new sync, password must now be confirmed and required password complexity has been increased to ensure stronger encryption.
★ Updated to use smaller font files for faster more responsive experience.
★ Page metadata collection method improved, content scripts no longer run automatically when a page is loaded and page metadata no longer needs to be stored in browser’s local storage cache.
★ Latest sync changes now pulled down on browser start up.
★ Ability to create new sync remove from mobile apps to prevent user deleting all local bookmarks inadvertently.
★ Sync confirmation text updated to clearly inform user that local bookmarks data will be deleted.
★ Login panel fields now use monospace font.
★ Bookmark and Change Service panels now display validation messages.
★ Bookmark panel URL field now much less restrictive to allow for different bookmark formats.
★ Bookmark panel URL field validation now checks if URL already exists.
★ Bookmark panel tags now respect maximum width by displaying ellipses if tag text too long to show.
★ Bookmark panel tags field no longer suggest tags that have already been added.
★ Change Service panel now allows IP addresses as well as host names.
★ Service panel now displays loading text when retrieving service status.
★ Service panel now displays data usage in most relevant unit.
★ Panel styling updated to include drop shadows.
★ About panel cleaned up to display only relevant information.
★ Message now displayed when app is updated with link to release notes.
★ Dependencies updated.
★ Many, many more minor enhancements and bug fixes.
For full release history visit https://github.com/xBrowserSync/App/releases