Keeping passwords, bookmarks, and other things synced across the internet is a pain. There are third-party services like LastPass and Xmarks, but none of them sync all of your data, leaving you with shreds of data across each device. Luckily, Mozilla has seen the problem, and in Firefox 4, introduced syncing of things like history, bookmarks, passwords, and even open tabs across your computers and even your mobile phones.
Setting up your first computer
To start using Firefox Sync, go to Firefox>Options>Sync and click Set Up Firefox Sync:
To set up additional computers, you’ll need to go through relatively the same process. Before setting up sync on a new computer, make sure that your data is synced by going to Manage Account>View Quota:
Setting up your mobile device
To set up Firefox Home, you simply have to go through the Add Device process above, using the codes given by your iPhone:
Firefox Sync is a great new integrated way to sync all of your passwords, bookmarks, and most other data between all of your computers–your work computer, your iPod, and your Android phone. It’s good to see browser makers continue to add cool features that make each browser stand out.
Version reviewed: v4.0.0/v1.1.1
Supported OS: Windows 2000+, Mac OS X 10.5+, Linux, iOS, Android 2.0+, Nokia N900