Sync bookmarks with google chrome

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Robbietaylor, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Robbietaylor macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2009
    I am looking for a way to sync my bookmarks from iOS to google chrome on PC. Any suggestions?
  2. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    Load Thunderbird on your computer and dump your contacts into it. Then you are all set for google or chrome or gmail. If you get stuck there is lots of help on the site, or your friend google. It's a fast process. I've done it a couple of times for myself and friends.
  3. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2009
    Somebody is smoking crack.

    Oh well to answer your question there is a way but it's just not seamless enough for me. Back when I switched completely over to chrome I had this sme question. From what I remember there's an app in the app store that allows it (chrome sync). I haven't used it or a year o it might be better now. Please let me know how you like it in his thread once you've had a chance to play with it. Before you start though make sure you backup your bookmarks.
  4. ScoutDad macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2011
    I'm in the same boat as the OP and here's what I came up with - not the most seamless, but it seems to work for me.

    I downloaded xmarks for google chrome and internet explorer and created a free account with them. Since itunes/icloud will only sync bookmarks with either safari or IE, I went the IE route because xmarks does not make a sync program that works with safari on a PC (only a mac OS). When installing xmarks for IE it actually creates a program that resides in the lower right corner of windows in the notification area, so there's no need to actually run IE. Xmarks for Chrome installs directly into the toolbar of Chrome. So the workflow I go through is like this: browse with chrome; bookmark a site a like thru chrome; when done browsing and/or end of day, sync bookmarks with xmarks w/i chrome; go to xmarks for IE in windows notification area and make sure it has synced all changes. At this point, icloud picks up all the bookmarks and flows them down to my my iPhone and iPad. Some of this syncing with xmarks, is supposed to happen automatically in the background, but I've had mixed success with it, so I follow this routine if I want to be sure I get the bookmarks across. Quite a convoluted process, but it seems to work for me. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Now, having said that, I'm actually thinking of switching to safari as my PC browser, because I think it would make this a lot more seamless. I also like the reader function in safari and the reading list. Decisions, decisions........

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