Google is releasing some awesome Firefox extensions these days. Today, it’s Google Browser Sync – an extension that lets you keep your bookmarks, cookies, passwords, and other stuff in sync between multiple instances of Firefox on different computers.
I’ve installed it on one of my systems at home, and it went through the process of creating my account, and uploading my data. You can choose what gets uploaded, and whether or not it gets encrypted (I choose everything for both).
Now, I’ll install it on some of the other systems I use, and see how it goes. I’ve been using an extension called Bookmarks Synchronizer 3 to accomplish this with my bookmarks, and just dealing with everything else manually (re-entering passwords, etc.).
You know what would be a killer feature, that I hope they add soon? The ability to synchronize your other Firefox extensions, too. All of us have a set of Firefox extensions that we use and depend on, and whenever we start a fresh install of Firefox, we have to track them down and install them. It would be fantastic if Google Browser Sync would handle extensions – then, on a new instance of Firefox, you could just install that one extension, and it would take care of the rest of them. It might be nice to have it grab your user.js preferences file, in case you’ve made customizations there (in Firefox options, manually, or via about:config).
Google also updated the Firefox toobar, but I haven’t checked that out yet.