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  1. GraniteStateColin
    September 14, 2018 @ 12:45 AM

    I loved Xmarks and miss it. There’s nothing that replaces what Xmarks did. I have found RoboForm to be the best replacement overall. I did try all of these options and several others. Only RoboForm worked well with Windows 10 and its default browser, Edge. If you’re going to use a cross-browser system, then presumably the default browser is at least one of the browsers you want to support, even if it’s not your main browser. Plus, the latest iterations of Edge work spectacularly well with Windows 10.

    The others seemed like abandonware, at least on Windows 10. They appeared not to have been updated since the XP days, with no support for Edge, touch, the Notification area, or anything.

    Because I blamed LastPass for dropping support for Xmarks, and RoboForm was first and foremost a password manager, I have also shifted from LastPass to RoboForm for password management. This was a simple process – RoboForm imported all my LastPass data in a few seconds. Now I have 1 program to do everything. That’s a nice consolidation.

    RoboForm still doesn’t do what made Xmarks special – syncing the bookmarks with the native bookmark/favorite system of each browser. Instead, it keeps its own Bookmarks list you access by clicking on the RoboForm icon near the address bar. This is not as good as the native bookmark/favorite experience because you can’t choose the sort order of the bookmarks within each folder (they’re always sorted alphabetically). The icons for each are also smaller than in some browsers, but it does show the favicon for each bookmark.

    If you really want to sync back to the Browser, RoboForm does support exporting Bookmarks to HTML, from which point all the browsers can import it. That’s not a real sync, but may be better than nothing for some.

    To Bonfire’s question, no, I don’t think it supports profiles, but you can create as many top-level folders as you want and copy bookmarks or subfolders between them. So you could have a work folder and a home folder, and duplicate any bookmarks you use in both places.

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    • iTechtics Staff
      September 14, 2018 @ 3:38 PM

      Hi GraniteStateColin, thanks for sharing your experience in so much detail. Roboform is certainly the best choice if you want a paid solution. But most people will shy away from paid alternatives and will look for something free with similar functionality. One other alternative that I have my eyes on is Syncmarx. It is very similar to XMarks but it’s still in its early development stages. It can’t synchronize tags, descriptions etc but the bookmarks are synchronized. I will wait for its stable release.

      But if anyone is looking for an all in one solution, nothing beats Roboform.

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  2. Bonfire
    August 23, 2018 @ 2:28 AM

    Helpful article, thanks. But can you tell me if any of them have a profiles feature like xmarks did? I liked being able to have different subsets of my bookmarks on work and home computers.

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  3. gcjuan
    May 21, 2018 @ 12:05 AM

    The most similar for me was to use Eversync (https://www.everhelper.me/synchronizer.php) in order to synchronize all my local bookmarks between web browsers. It works almost like Xmarks and has auto-sync (every 30 minutes) and addons for Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. For me it’s the best alternative I’ve found so far.

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  4. Mike K
    April 17, 2018 @ 7:48 PM

    I would also suggest Bookmark OS! It’s like Mac or Windows for bookmarks. https://bookmarkos.com

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