Apple Releases Chrome and Firefox Extensions for Windows to Support iCloud Bookmark Syncing

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    As part of a new 3.0 update for iCloud Control Panel for Windows, Apple has created new browser plugins for both the Chrome and Firefox Windows apps. Using the plugins, Windows users can now sync their iOS Safari bookmarks with the Chrome and Firefox browsers. Previously, browser syncing was limited to Internet Explorer.

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    iCloud Control Panel can be downloaded from Apple's website. The new Chrome and Firefox extensions can be downloaded from their respective websites.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Chrome and Firefox Extensions for Windows to Support iCloud Bookmark Syncing
     
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    Color me surprised!
     
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    So many things today! What's next … an all-new apple.com?
     
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    Dang, for some reason they only allow the Chrome extension to work on Windows. I wish it worked on Mac Chrome too because I use both browsers depending on what I am working on.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. I don't have Flash installed, so I use Chrome when I hit a website that has Flash. I've just accepted that my bookmarks wouldn't be there on Chrome, but sometimes I wish they were. I got tired of Xmarks having issues so I uninstalled that.
     
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    I still miss Safari for the PC.:(
     
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    Maybe this will convince me to use safari on the ipad again instead of iOS Chrome (which I personally prefer!)
     
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    Do they offer this for the Mac too?
     
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    Yeah this got me excited for a second. Then I realized it's windows only. Why, Apple, why?
     
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    macrumors 603

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    Getting an "access denied" message when trying to download the control panel...

    Edit: nevermind, working now. Edit: Nope, it's the old, version, getting that mesage posted below...
     
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    definitely a great addition, not something i could have seen happening with SJ around
     
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    Because their thinking is if you are on a Mac you should be using Safari?!?
    Nice they provide syncing to a platform they no longer have a client for, other than just IE.

    EDIT: Looks to now be unavailable??

     
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    Wait, what?

    If you use Chrome on both Windows and Mac just use Chrome's built in bookmark syncing...
     
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    I think he means from his Mac to icloud so it can go on to his iOS?
     
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    No. If you don't use windows, there is no way to get the Chrome app to sync with iCloud because there is no extension for Chrome for the mac.
     
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    Doesn't appear to actually work.

    Installed the control panel on Windows 8, installed the plugin for Firefox.

    Control panel only gives me the option to sync with Internet Explorer, no options button to change it and the plugin in Firefox just tells me to download the control panel. No difference after a restart.
     
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    I think they pulled it.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    Why? All the sites are still up?

    EDIT: Ah, I see the Apple site download link doesn't work now. I shall uninstall it.
     
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    Would be cool if they made a plug in for Firefox on the Mac. Then I could stop using Safari. :D
     
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    My thoughts exactly. This almost seems like they are giving an advantage to Windows users. :(
     
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    Seems the download is back up again. I guess Apple's servers are just getting hammered with iOS 7. Still doesn't work though.
     
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    Welcome in the real world, Apple!
     
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    Wahh it does not work on Chrome for mac.

    We only had syncing for IE since... ever. Had to to a round about way with XMarks to get FF to sync with iCloud so I had those links on my iPhone.

    Now I might actually ditch XMarks and just use iCloud.
     
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    Wait a minute...

    The download site is 2.1.2. This story talks about 3.0.

    Maybe that's why it isn't working with the Firefox plugin. I guess 2.1.2 is IE only.
     
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    developers developers developers

    Ok, lets see who can reverse engineer this extension so it can work on a mac and fool apple's servers into accepting the bookmarks
     

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