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06/19/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology

Link: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/06/google-browser-sync-to-be-discontinued.html

One of my favourite parts of Firefox is the Google Bookmark Sync which allows cookies and bookmarks to be synced across multiple computers. With multiple operating systems (and thus browsers) on my MacBook plus computers at work and home, it made life much easier.

Emphasis on the past tense.

As of Firefox 3, the plug-in no longer works and Google has no intention of updating it. Their comment:

It was a tough call, but we decided to phase out support for Bookmark Sync. Since the team has moved on to other projects that are keeping them busy, we don't have time to update the extension to work with Firefox 3 or to continue to maintain it.

There are other plug-ins that basically do the same thing so I suspect I'll migrate to one of them, but it is a pain. However, what really irritated me was that Google did not announce the discontinuation on the page where one downloads the tool; it's just been left to wither away.

 

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