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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 keeps mail, contacts, and calendars up to date between your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Windows PC, and lets you share calendars and task lists.

iCloud also keeps your Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome bookmarks on Windows in sync with your Safari bookmarks on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.

With My Photo Stream, iCloud automatically downloads the photos you take with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your PC, -- and any photos you add to My Photo Stream are automatically available on your other devices set up with iCloud.

You can also share photos and videos with just the people you choose, and invite friends to add their own photos, videos, and comments with iCloud Photo Sharing.

Note: To create an iCloud account you need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later, or a Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later. Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts, and calendars. The iCloud Bookmarks extension is required for syncing bookmarks with Firefox or Google Chrome.
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
 

RabidMacFan

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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.
 

BC2009

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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.

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.
 

Twizz91

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Maybe this will convince me to use safari on the ipad again instead of iOS Chrome (which I personally prefer!)
 

bostonsox

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Nov 24, 2012
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Yeah this got me excited for a second. Then I realized it's windows only. Why, Apple, why?
 

Cougarcat

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Sep 19, 2003
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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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jmh600cbr

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definitely a great addition, not something i could have seen happening with SJ around
 

azentropy

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Jul 19, 2002
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Yeah this got me excited for a second. Then I realized it's windows only. Why, Apple, why?

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??

Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "http://download.info.apple.com/Mac_OS_X/041-9922.20130411.Xse32/iCloudSetup.exe" on this server.
Reference #18.34a0c9cc.1379537836.24a52a
 

mikeorchard

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Jan 15, 2013
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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.
 

azentropy

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Jul 19, 2002
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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.

I think they pulled it.
 

TheRainKing

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Jun 11, 2012
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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
 

mikeorchard

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Jan 15, 2013
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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.
 

unsynaps

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Sep 13, 2013
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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.
 

mikeorchard

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Jan 15, 2013
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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.
 

evansls

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Jul 18, 2004
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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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