I use firefox web browser every where, at my office pc, on my home desktop pc and as well on my laptop.
I always wanted to sync up my firefox on all these locations automatically, including my firefox bookmarks, browser settings ,add ons so I don’t have to configure my firefox at all these places etc.
So. I decided to google out the ways for syncing up my firefox browser with my google account.
Basically there are certain things which needs to be in sync like firefox settings , its bookmarks, browsing history etc.
Let’s cover them one by one
Following are the firefox extensions required in order to sync up your firefox with your google account.
1. Google Browser Sync – It is a Firefox is an extension that continuously synchronizes your browser settings – including bookmarks, browsing history, browser cookies, and saved passwords – across your different computers where you use firefox.
Note: It also allows you to restore open tabs and windows across different machines and browser sessions. So, it works restore the opened tabs any where you use firefox but the only precondition is google browser sync extension has to be installed.
Are you worried of using your google account in firefox ? then don’t worry as this extension is provided by google itself which gives the option of encrypting of all the information you share across all the web browser locations.
Encryption option is checked by default under settings of the extension(as shown in the image above).
Still if you are not willing to to use this extension but would like to sync up your firefox bookmarks only at all the locations, then some other options are given below.
2. Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer – This is again a firefox extension which allows you to sync up your firefox bookmarks and it will work silently in the background to keep your bookmarks synchronized.
You can also log in to my.foxmarks.com to manage your bookmarks from any computer.
3. Sync up using Microsoft Folder Share – To know more about how can you sync up using Folder Share. See this post on lifehacker here.
If you find more ways for syncing up firefox in a better way, let us know through comments.
3 replies on “Sync up Firefox browser with your google account”
Google Browser Sync is a nice find! But I won’t use it to sync my passwords! Looks like a tad risky to me.
Don’t worry about syncing your password as everything is encrypted within your google account. I am using it and there is no harm 🙂
@Syahid: As i have said in the post also all the informations getting sync is encrypted by default.
but i can understand you still feel the risk of your remembered information in firefox like passwords.
@Pratheep – thanks pratheep in making the point clear.