Xmarks is a cross-platform bookmark synchronization service that lets you make sure you ensure you have the same bookmarks on your home and work PC. It supports Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. The basic service is free, but for $12 per year you can upgrade to a Pro account which also lets you use the company’s mobile apps for iOS and Android. The latest iPhone app basically syncs your bookmarks with a standalone browser which is kind of clunky to use, while the Android app syncs your bookmarks with the Android browser. But the developers have just released a new plugin for the Dolphin HD browser which lets you sync your bookmarks with that app instead.
A few weeks ago password management service LastPass announced it had acquired Xmarks, which makes the release a Dolphin HD plugin kind of a no-brainer. LastPass already offers a password management plugin for the browser.
In order to use the Xmarks plugin, download and install the app from the Android Market and then fire up the Dolphin HD browser on your phone. Drag your finger across the screen from right to left to bring up a sidebar on the right which will show the Xmarks icon (and the LastPass icon if you have that plugin installed). Just tap on Xmarks and click the synchronize button to get started. You’ll have to enter your Xmarks credentials, and you can select whether you want to merge your bookmarks or just download your existing bookmarks.
Once you’re done, you should be able to pull up any bookmark from your desktop browser on your phone using the Dolphin HD Browser. You can also enable auto-sync to keep your browsers up to date when you delete or add a bookmark on either device.
Xmarks for Dolphin HD is available as a free download from the Android Market, and there’s a two week free trial for the service. If you want to continue using the plugin after that you’ll have to sign up for a subscription.
via Download Squad