|Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Not Quite||12/12/08 2:03 PM|
There really needs to be a way to Sync ones book marks between Chrome and Google Bookmarks.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||bison||12/13/08 7:57 AM|
Everyone I talked to FULLY AGREES with the need to have _direct_ access to online Google Bookmarks from Chrome. It is surprising that the bookmarks on Google Chrome are not fully integrated with Google Bookmarks. It is an essential feature for Chrome to truly take off.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||MetaEd||12/13/08 12:30 PM|
Direct access to Google Bookmarks from Chrome is already there. You can search Google Bookmarks directly from the address bar. To enable this, use "Edit Search Engines" and add Google Bookmarks to your search engines.
Screen shots and complete directions at <http://metaed.blogspot.com/2008/12/using-google-bookmarks-in-google-chrome.html>.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Not Quite||12/14/08 6:26 PM|
Sure I may be able to Search my Google bookmarks but there is no way to easily add to them from Chrome.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Critesjm||12/14/08 6:59 PM|
Uh.... That's the whole point of searching them. You search what you want, press enter, and away you go on a magical net-surfing adventure.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||MetaEd||12/14/08 10:03 PM|
The page I provided also shows how to configure Chrome to add a new Google Bookmark with a single click. This is also documented in online help for Google Bookmarks.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Not Quite||12/15/08 7:26 AM|
Ah, well, that works. Kind of surprised there isn't something right up front built in.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Google Chrome Guide||12/15/08 11:56 AM|
Thanks guys for the workarounds! Rest assured that baked-in integration is definitely on our minds. Thanks for your patience, and in the meantime I hope these workarounds tide you over!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||MetaEd||12/15/08 1:27 PM|
Here is what would be ideal. Put a suggest server up that serves Google bookmarks (like the suggest server that serves up Google search results). That would mean that when I type a keyword in the Chrome address bar, the popup suggestions (that now include my Chrome bookmarks, history, and Google search results) would also include my Google bookmarks. That in turn would mean that I could click directly through to my bookmarked sites instead of going through the Google bookmarks page.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||leenagrace||12/15/08 11:15 PM|
@MetaEd: Where do I find the command "Edit Search Engines"? I looked in Options and for other likely places but I honestly don't see another place this Edit command would be hiding.
PS to Google - I agree, the google bookmarks should be completely integrated, it's a great tool. I would also like to see some of the other Google Toolbar goodies incorporated in Chrome. I do like the speed!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||MetaEd||12/16/08 12:18 AM|
@leenagrace Right-click on the address bar.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||elementarylab||4/3/09 6:19 AM|
It's April and still no "baked-in integration"!!!!!!
Come on Google!!!!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||jokuhlman||4/5/09 7:12 PM|
Thanks to this thread I know I can set up Chrome so that I can search my Google bookmarks but I need to see them on a drop down menu in order to jog my memory. Until the "baked-in integration" takes place I'm still using Explorer.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||mkill||4/7/09 11:38 PM|
C'mon Google, this is very important. Foxmarks is the reason I use Firefox almost exclusively.I need my bookmarks. Find a page at work -> off to bookmarks -> check it at home later is something I do every day.
In 2009, there is zero reason to store bookmarks locally. Hint: the fact that I have a browser open is a definite indicator that I am online. Chrome should sync with Google Bookmarks *during installation*, and the contents of the bookmark menu should always be synced to it. Call it Web 2.0 or whatever.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||PJSthlm||4/14/09 12:46 PM|
Please please please get a real bookmark sync function going, Foxmarks is now the only reason myself and many people i know still use Firefox.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||DarwinGarcia||5/14/09 6:28 AM|
Going by all the posts, we all definitely need a bookmarks & notes sync option before Chrome can become the de facto browser for many of us. I think xmarks (formerly foxmarks) is already working on this. Perhaps you guys can collaborate and speed things up.
Also, Chrome's bookmarks manager needs a few more basic features, such as Sort by Name/Type.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||scbysnx||5/21/09 11:13 PM|
I'm with everyone else, the search option is NOT a suitable one in relation to what people want. you cannot quickly add with tags or browse (NOT SEARCH but look a drop down list with tags and little clicky buttons) bookmarks with that option. It is ridiculous that the statement "I would use Chrome but I use Google bookmarks with the Google toolbar and Chrome makes that impossible" makes sense. Why does the Google browser make it less easy to use a Google service?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Dolljrsw||6/16/09 10:12 PM|
I completely agree with the problem about searching - I can't remember what all my bookmarks are; I bookmark them so I can find them later in the drop down and remember that I was supposed to do something with it! I won't be using Chrome until this gets fixed; I would prefer to use the slower IE and be able to access my Google toolbar!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||egbokalaka||6/30/09 5:23 PM|
Another ""me too" post. I find it ironic that the lack of Google Toolbar functionality, with bookmarks heading the list, is keeping me off Safari *and* Chrome.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||y2skippy||7/4/09 5:44 AM|
I still use Firefox on occasion (mainly for the IE compatibly tab) but I love the simplicity of Chrome - and the fact that it is no a memory hog since each page is its own process. But this feature - being able to sync favorites between different computers is huge!!! This should be done automatically. When I launch Chrome I should sign in to my Google account and get my favorites/bookmarks. This should happen when I use Chrome from ANY computer.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Cregox||7/9/09 11:33 AM|
Please, pay attention on the replies before writing anything!
There's already an employee talking about the workarounds (thanks to MetaEd) and integration plans.
So you either stick with your foxmarks / "chrome fix", or become a genius developer who can solve this over night. Chrome is open source and development for resolving this is on its way.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||tjmagleby||7/29/09 12:08 PM|
I will be waiting, I love chrome on my laptop... but will be using foxmarks on all other computers because of the bookmark sync. I appreciate all that google is doing and use all their products extensively. Can't wait for the new OS (if it has plenty of applications available) I would love to say bye bye to Microsoft and their heavy handed anti-trust mentality!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Filosof||8/12/09 11:34 PM|
what about multiuser access support? I have shared bookmarks with my wife - how is planned to work with it?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||mexa||8/16/09 12:46 AM|
I prefer to automatically sync from chrome bookmarks to google bookmarks, I didn't like the gb, button, search, tab blahh. I prefer both bookmarks be the same! I feel frustrated.
Almost a year and no sync yet??? Gosh Pancho!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||dwight.stegall||8/17/09 8:13 PM|
This the Official Chromium Blog
Here is how to synchronize Google Chrome to Google Bookmarks. Now you can access them anytime, anywhere, on any computer. http://blog.chromium.org/2009/08/bookmarks-here-bookmarks-there.html
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Otto42||8/20/09 6:42 AM|
dwight.stegall: That new sync feature has nothing to do with, and does not use, the Google Bookmarks system.
Chrome still has no satisfactory way of accessing or using Google Bookmarks. This is the one and only thing preventing me from using Chrome. FFS, Firefox has the toolbar with Bookmarks built right in. Why in the bloody hell can't Google add support for these to Chrome?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Asher Bond||8/21/09 4:50 PM|
I use Gbookmarks for Firefox. It makes my Google bookmarks work like regular Firefox bookmarks. I can add and hierarchically categorize my bookmarks just by clicking through the GBookmarks menu or add a new bookmark to Google bookmarks by right-clicking a link. Why can't I have this in Chrome?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Bapabooiee||8/21/09 5:30 PM|
@Otto42: If it offers anything, Chrome's online bookmark sync feature actually stores your Bookmarks in Google Docs. One would figure that bookmarks would be stored in Google Bookmarks... but guess not: http://docs.google.com/ - there should be a section called "Google Chrome".
Also, Xmarks is coming to Chrome. It's in Alpha right now, and you need to sign-up and wait for an invite in order to download the Xmarks Extension, though. But when it comes out, it's gonna be epic. You'll be able to sync all your bookmarks between Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, since all 3 of those browsers will now support it.
When it does, I would recommend using that over Chrome's built-in sync feature. Link: http://blog.xmarks.com/?p=1119
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Bapabooiee||8/21/09 5:32 PM|
Oh, and also, if you guys would want to give this a gander, someone has made a Google Bookmarks extension called "GBX".
I used it a little while ago, and it seemed to work very damn well, so you might wanna give it a try. But before you do: Backup your bookmarks right now, via Ctrl+Shift+B, Tools >> Export bookmarks.
Here's the link to the page for said Extension: http://www.uniformedopinion.com/GoogleBookmarks
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||tiryaki||8/31/09 4:47 AM|
you can download chrome 4.x http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?extra=devchannel
but how can i do it clearly?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||zapper4000||10/8/09 1:43 AM|
I'd just like to add my vote: integrate Google Bookmarks into Chrome, please.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Otto42||10/13/09 11:57 AM|
Too late. I've given up on Chrome entirely. They can't add features that anybody wants to use and they can't make it work worth a damn without crashing every 5 minutes, so there's no point in even bothering with it anymore.
Chrome is dead tech.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||sainttomm||10/15/09 6:49 AM|
Just adding my vote too... Chrome will still only be a secondary browser for me (after Firefox) until it has Google Bookmarks integrated fully (or the Google Toolbar, which has that anyway). This should be priority number 1 in my opinion
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||1100101||10/21/09 1:06 PM|
I just installed Chrome today, and will now uninstall. I'll come back when Chrome integrates with other Google products like Bookmarks.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||CosmicChuck||10/21/09 4:13 PM|
Wonderful. Now, if Google Bookmarks would use a hierarchical folder>sub-folder structure like Chrome Bookmarks, that would be awesome.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||faedrake||10/23/09 9:43 AM|
I am a loyal Chrome user, but no matter how hard I beg, plead, and cajole, my husband is not leaving Firefox because of this one missing feature. Yes, I've read and suggested all of the workarounds, and no, they are not sufficient.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||BLX133||10/30/09 1:57 AM|
No we need something like Xmarks
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Jay Bazuzi||11/1/09 6:15 PM|
Dev builds of Chrome can sync Google Bookmarks. Google Docs is the storage mechanism. See http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/08/sync-google-chrome-bookmarks.html for details.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||akumudzi||11/5/09 9:00 PM|
Chrome 4 now has bookmark syncing. for some reason though it does automatically sync you Google bookmarks. To do this import the Google toolbar bookmarks to chrome then activate syncing.
Google Chrome Options --> Personal Stuff --> Browsing Data section --> Import Data button --> Select Google Toolbar and import
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||mexa||11/5/09 9:04 PM|
chrome now syncs with google bookmarks!! (beta chrome)
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Not Quite||11/6/09 9:17 AM|
Okay, I have always been able to access my google bookmarks from Chrome even if it was just going to the webpage for google bookmarks. The real issue is can I sync the chrome bookmarks with google bookmarks so that my google bookmarks get updated when chrome bookmarks get updated? (Maybe I'm over looking it, but I couldn't find anything to do this, it looks like it just syncs one way.)
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||karios||11/11/09 7:08 AM|
The way I use my google bookmarks in google toolbar in firefox is middle click on my "everyday" tag (for example) every morning with my coffee and all my bookmarks that have the "everyday" tag will open at once in tabs. How am I supposed to accomplish that with Google Docs syncing and searching?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Will||11/11/09 9:39 AM|
I dont want to SEARCH on my bookmark only.
I want to browse it! Like it is on Google Bookmarks inside Google Toolbar. Cause i not necessarily remember what i'm searching for... so i need to browse around my LABELS. [they talk about IE6, but at least it works there]
And for it, on Chrome, the only way is by entering google.com/bookmarks or access igoogle.
I think Google is employing Microsoft guys! Unbelievable!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||pRtkL_xLr8r||11/19/09 11:22 AM|
Wow...so I'm a web developer, and I haven't touched Chrome until today. Thought "hey, it's been out awhile, why not give it a shot?" So I do, it's fast, I like it...I look for where I can browse my Google bookmarks...hmmm...Google online about it...wha...no...those must be from when it just came out or some...what??? Seriously? This is not in the browser when Firefox has an extension for it??? A browser made by Google no less??? I guess I should be surprised Gmail even works in it then...
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||RickRussellTX||11/20/09 3:51 PM|
Yes, it's laughable. I mean, I know Google is a large company, but you'd think that the Toolbar and Chrome guys would at least chat over lattes or something.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||gtester99||11/24/09 10:18 AM|
I posted this elsewhere, but here it is again:
I believe that Chrome can even eliminate the need to synchronize bookmarks across browsers.
1) Store bookmarks centrally on Google's servers. When Chrome starts, it logs into Google (if needed) and loads the bookmarks (and saves any new bookmarks at the central location). No need of local copies, and no sync-ing across browsers needed. There is only one copy of bookmarks, stored centrally.
2) Do the same with feed urls at Google Reader. Provide a single interface in Chrome to use both. Clicking on a bookmark will load the feeds (if a feed url) or the web page (if regular url) . Keep the UI slim and simple (the current Google Reader UI is very clunky if you have >100 feeds).
3) Bonus feature - unrelated to sync: Allow bookmarks to be tagged, so that I can view different sets of bookmarks from work or from home (would be nice if I can attach ip address or domain names to 'work', 'home' etc. so that only the right set of bookmarks are automagically shown based on where I'm browsing from).
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||aline.gliklich||12/2/09 5:43 AM|
When I opened the tool icon I found the "import bookmarks and settings" possibility. It imported in seconds all my google bookmarks.
I am no developer not very clever for that matter and I do not understand why it took so long to find an answer to this very basic question. I postponed the use of chrome the day you offered it because it was not user friendly. I am ready to try it again now
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||karios||12/2/09 5:58 AM|
This imports the bookmarks saved by other browsers to chrome. What we want to do is to synchronize automatically the bookmarks that are saved in Google's servers under our account to Chrome bidirectionally.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||NEOelder||12/8/09 4:02 PM|
I don't want to search my bookmarks! I want to access them in every browser....... stupid solution for search bookmarks here http://metaed.blogspot.com/2008/12/using-google-bookmarks-in-google-chrome.html
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Tom_E||12/12/09 3:49 PM|
There is an extension now to do this (sync bookmarks):
GBX - Google Bookmarks Extension for Chrome
Seems to work well so far.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Tom_E||12/12/09 3:55 PM|
Ah, just noticed @Bapabooiee had already mentioned this. Don't understand why that's not shown as the 'best answer'.
Bookmark search from your the omnibox is good though, often easier than scanning through folders of bookmarks.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Jay Bazuzi||12/12/09 4:46 PM|
Beta builds of Google Chrome now include Bookmark Sync (and extensions).
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Cregox||12/12/09 5:36 PM|
This option will be there eventually, but it has been around for some time on dev builds if you set it up. Here are some images, very simple guide:
Some people reported being able to use it on the new beta on ubuntu, but I still couldn't:
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||kalyanverma||12/21/09 9:07 AM|
Here a short video on "How to get Google Bookmarks into Google Chrome" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5kjKjaYzUo
Hope this helps!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||mptpro||1/4/10 12:20 AM|
The problem is that Chrome does not sync with Google Bookmarks, instead it syncs with bookmakrs stored in Google Docs.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||jasboe||1/21/10 8:47 AM|
Come on Google! Where are my Bookmarks not available from within Chrome? Your browser is worthless without bookmarking!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||DarwinGarcia||1/23/10 10:22 PM|
I keep my bookmarks in-sync with Xmarks.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||aas||1/27/10 7:12 PM|
Perhaps the solution here is to allow the Google Bookmarks toolbar to sync with Google Docs, just as Chrome Bookmarks does. That would allow cross-browser bookmark syncing between Chrome and FF / IE with Google Toolbar.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||GrahamBunting||1/30/10 2:28 AM|
Make it easy please not every chrome user is a propeller - head :-)
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||kncmoon||2/4/10 9:11 AM|
I found a way to set up my Google Bookmarks directly on the toolbar, so you can see your bookmarks (instead of searching).
Here is what I did:
1) From my iGoogle page, I clicked on the "My Account" link in the upper right hand corner.
2) In MY Account, under Personal Settings, click on "Dashboard - View Data Stored with This Account" (you'll need to re-enter your password).
3) Scroll to the bottom where it says, "Other Products" and click on "Show All"
4) Click on the Google Bookmarks link
5) In the top left column, click on "Export Bookmarks". It will be saved to a folder on your hard drive.
6) Bring up the Chrome "Bookmark Manager" (right click on the bookmark bar and choose it)
7) Click on Tools > Import Bookmarks and find the Google Bookmarks file you just saved.
Your'e all set!!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||MetaEd||2/4/10 11:56 AM|
Yes, it is possible to import your Google Bookmarks into Chrome that way, but any changes you make are not synchronized with Google Bookmarks. You would have to manually keep them in sync after that.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||jasboe||2/13/10 8:17 PM|
@akumudzi -- Great, so
Chrome 4 now has bookmark syncing. for some reason though it does automatically sync you Google bookmarks. To do this import the Google toolbar bookmarks to chrome then activate syncing....
It's about time though Bookmarks are still stranded inside of Chrome/Google Docs. This approach breaks Google Toolbar Bookmarks making it impossible to keep my bookmarks in sync across browsers.
Not far enough Google...
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Bruja||2/17/10 9:06 PM|
Not for Google Bookmarks but sync to Google Docs, works perfect
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||bonzosa||2/22/10 11:45 AM|
"Sync" would imply that the google bookmarks and chrome bookmarks contain the same bookmarks, but that is not what is currently happening. I still know of no way to have my chrome bookmarks become part of my google bookmarks. Currently, one can only sync the google bookmarks to chrome.
Does anyone know of a complete solution?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||noneother||2/23/10 1:00 PM|
incredible.... hasn't there been firefox plug in that's done this for a few years already???
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||dwilkins||2/25/10 8:55 AM|
I just activated the synching option on Chrome 4, having just imported my bookmarks into Chrome from Yahoo. I've been holding out until this feature was implemented, like so many others above.
It appears to synch both ways. I deleted a bookmark from Chrome and disappeared from Docs.google.com, and vice versa.
Thanks, Google. It appears you are one step closer to your apparent goal of migrating users from the Notebook platform (used for Bookmarks) to Docs/Wave/Voice.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Captain Norm||2/28/10 7:33 PM|
Sorry if this has already been addressed, but the bookmarks don't work the way I expected.
Installed latest chrome on an xp machine today, then logged onto my google account. Synced my bookmarks from my home machine that were in my google docs. Bookmarks showed up, just as expected. Logged off my google account (on that laptop) & shut down chrome. Brought chrome back up to find my bookmarks were still there. I expected they would not have access to my google docs, so would be blank. For the fun of it, saved a new unique bookmark (it saved fine on that laptop), mostly to see if it would be added to my home machine. When I got home, that new unique bookmark was not on my machine (what I had hoped for). It appears chrome made a local copy of my bookmarks, never deleting that local copy when I logged off my google account. Can anyone comment on why they showed up, even after logging off my google account?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||nick.wiggill||3/3/10 7:43 AM|
@Google: I've had enough of this. I've been a staunch supporter of Chrome but this is really starting to tick me off. You supposedly did *something* with Chrome bookmarks integration earlier this year, but it still does not address Google Bookmarks being used in Chrome. Why do you mislead your customers/adherents? Why do you have two platforms for this, Docs and Bookmarks? And why, if you cannot even answer these questions, don't you at least tell us what we *should* be using going forward? Chrome had such potential but as I've waited for this feature for more than a year, my passion for Chrome has gradually dissolved into disinterest. Nice going -- keep it up. I think I'll be heading back to Firefox soon, memory hog though it may be. It laughable that even IE has the upper hand here. I love Bookmarks and I now have many thousands of links in it -- what am I supposed to do with this information if it's not serving me in Chrome? Is there even a way to migrate? That's assuming that I want to use Docs or something else instead!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||nick.wiggill||3/3/10 7:58 AM|
Ah, I got this "feature" working -- And it does *nothing* I want it to do! Multiply tagged items appear in only one of their tag categories (which are represented as folders, surprise surprise!), there is no alphabetical ordering so I may as well be staring at handful of torn-out yellow pages! Great Google! Let me commend you on all the hard work you put it!
(And... I don't give a damn if it's open source. Google is not some non-profit company; thus every product, open source or not, that hits the mainstream, reflects on them.)
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||jt8086||3/3/10 5:56 PM|
with the addition of Google Bookmarks to Google search results today, this feature would make even more sense. please, Google, have reason!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||DarwinGarcia||3/7/10 8:43 AM|
I don't know what all the fuss is about. Just install XMarks. It won't sync with Bookmarks, but it will sync your local browser bookmarks across all computers and several browsers.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Bob Oliver Bigellow XLII||3/19/10 10:25 PM|
I think that what hasn't been realized is Google is moving away from Google Bookmarks and moving toward Google Docs. So, Google Bookmark sync works if you stop looking for the bookmarks in "Google Bookmarks" (which is an old nearly abandoned project) and look at the bookmarks in Google Docs. In Google Docs, you can even start entering a search for a bookmark... the bookmark will come up as a suggestion... then you can select it from there and visit the site you're looking for. Much better search functionality than the old Google Bookmarks. Keep in mind that they integrated Google Bookmarks with Google Notebook, then stopped development on Google Notebook... so, the level of support for Google Bookmarks just isn't there like it is with Google Docs.
Also, with syncing bookmarks with Google Docs, you can have an unlimited level of folders and subfolders and areas like the "bookmarks bar" or "other boomarks"... which would need to be approximated in Google Bookmarks, but wouldn't be exact.
Finally, the old style syncing with Google Bookmarks involved downloading the entire set of bookmarks each time the browser loaded, which was terribly inefficient. Bookmark syncing between Chrome and Google Docs uses technology similar to Google Talk, where each new modification in Chrome is sent individually to Google Docs and any changes to Google Docs is instantly sent to Chrome individually. Much less data being passed back and forth and only pushed on demand rather than pulled periodically.
The ONLY missing piece is the fact that you can't sync these bookmarks with the Google Toolbar in Firefox or IE. So, rather than trying to get Google to integrate Chrome with the old style of Google Bookmarks... perhaps the push should be for Google Toolbar to sync with the bookmarks stored in Google Docs, instead, using the same efficient technology that Chrome uses.
In the meantime, Google has been pushing users to bookmark more pages directly online via search stars and stars on locations in Google Maps... so, there is still some cleanup and cross syncing they need to work on there. Ideally, "Google Bookmarks" should sync with Google Docs in its own subfolder. This, of course, would also sync with Chrome. Perhaps in Chrome, we can have the Bookmarks Bar... the Google bookmarks folder... and the Other bookmarks folder.
The possibilities are endless, but unfortunately it feels like two completely different teams working on each implementation. These teams need to work together.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||vdegeorge||3/23/10 4:20 PM|
And today, a new feature for Google Bookmarks and you still can't sync THOSE bookmarks with Chrome, only the Google Docs bookmarks. It makes NO sense.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Tech Ant||3/25/10 5:23 AM|
So Google Bookmarks is different then Google Bookmarks. If my previous sentence does make sense, nether does this problem. Google Browser to Google Browser Bookmarks sync works fine. Google Browser Bookmarks to Google Website Bookmarks doesn't. Google please make this a priority to be fixed for the next Beta Release or at least add an import option on the Bookmarks website. Currently there is only Export. Thank you for all of your great services.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Tech Ant||3/25/10 5:33 AM|
Heres the work around:
Export your bookmarks html file using Chrome
Download Firefox and import your Chrome bookmarks into Firefox using the saved html bookmark file you just downloaded from Chrome.
Install The Firefox Google Toolbar addon from here http://www.google.com/toolbar/ff/index.html
Click on Bookmarks from the toolbar >sign in > then select import Firefox bookmarks
This will get all of your bookmarks imported onto the Google Bookmark Homepage but I warn you, it will create a mess of labels.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||phillips.ted||3/29/10 2:01 AM|
Almost a year and a half and there's still no solution? I tried synching and chrome says it's synched, but where are the bookmarks?
Without the bookmarks Chrome is worthless.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||drewsonix||3/31/10 5:36 PM|
I'm astonished by this seemingly long-standing issue - I've just moved from Firefox to Chrome. Since one of my favourite aspects of using Firefox was actually the Google Toolbar, it was the first thing I tried to add in Chrome - but was promptly told that I required Firefox 2.0 or greater and *Google* asked if I wanted to download Firefox!
Two minutes later, I'm trying to get Bookmarks working and have told it to Sync to my account, but none I made with Google Toolbar are showing - then I discover this thread and that the workaround is to use Firefox to import them.. but that it won't keep them in sync.
Now.. I feel compelled to ask - how can this even be the same company that has the ground-breaking search, Wave, Gmail, Maps, Street View, YouTube and Documents products?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Tech Ant||4/1/10 5:47 PM|
@Phillips, no solution? I posted a way to sync them directly above your post.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||gab_2||4/2/10 5:27 PM|
@nyliferocks: That's not a solution. Your bookmarks won't stay synced unless you keep repeating this (rather cumbersome) operation every time your bookmarks change. It is by no means a solution to this issue.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Techno79||4/4/10 4:15 PM|
I too would really like to see Google Bookmark integration into Chrome. I'm assuming this will need to happen for Chrome OS so it will happen eventually. I just hope it is sooner rather than later. To be honest, I'm very surprised it wasn't integrated into Chrome since the very beginning.
Chrome has managed to work on a bookmark synchronisation between multiple computers using Chrome but I think this was a waste of effort. Why not spend that effort integrating Google Bookmarks, it would have achieved the same thing with so many more benefits.
Come on Google, pull your finger out.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Tech Ant||4/4/10 10:01 PM|
@Gaba, The work around I posted helps Phillips sync bookmarks manually opposed to automatic sync. Phillips asked for a for a solution which would be this or automatic.Also please let a member respond to a directed post for their question. It creates confusion in a threaded discussion. Since you are requesting help for an automatic sync, maybe another member can chime in here and help out.
@Phillips, My apologies to you if you end up revising your question to an automatic fix but for everyone else this is fix for a manual sync until an automatic sync is created.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||unionaire||4/15/10 5:46 AM|
I need this feature integrated too. In fact I thought it would be part of chrome when it was first out. after all google bookmarks is one of the first online bookmark services available and it is from google as well. I dunno why google missed the chance to put its products and services together.
now that chrome's dev is at its 5.0 stage and is still missing this feature is really inexcusable.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Lynxstrike||4/16/10 9:24 AM|
Now I'm joining the world community: IT SHOULD BE possible to sync Chrome ´s bookmarks with Google ´s. The easiest way I have found till today, is to open an account in Mozilla, import to Mozilla ´s account and sync to Google ´s. Man! Isn't this ironic... to have to use third party´s platform to achieve my goal? Further more, Mozilla ´s synchronize your FULL environment: bookmarks, theme, settings, passwords, etc... Well, so there is room for improvement. Any way, I really love Chrome!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||MetaEd||4/16/10 9:52 AM|
There's good news on the synchronizing of settings, themes, and other user choices. "
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||VitasLoWang||4/29/10 4:10 PM|
OMG what the heck why can't we still do it after 2 years of requests?? I now have some addons to show google bookmarks but it is not very usefull since it cannot be sorted as I want. Just alphabetically. I am talking about YAGBE addon. What can be so hard on making addon that simply exports and imports bookmarks between chrome and google whenever I change it here or there? Or did I miss some addon which does this already?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Varcor||4/29/10 6:30 PM|
So I am using Chrome 4 and it has this capability BUILT IN. Gosh I mean why complain about something that is already there? I have no idea how long this has been possible but here you go:
step by step instructions to sync your Google account to Chrome on as many PCs as you want using Chrome. Now, to go look for the same functionality for Firefox and IE....
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Dolljrsw||4/29/10 7:19 PM|
I have been using Chrome and its bookmark sync function for months now. But, recently, the sync function quit working properly. It would lose bookmarks, replace ones I had deleted, and generally be a big pain! It was also sometimes not syncing for days and I would have to disable sync and then restart it to force a sync. I finally gave up on it after searching these forums and finding no solution. I have moved on to Xmarks and am very pleased with it. If someone lets me know when Chrome's sync function has been restored to proper working order I may consider going back.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||VitasLoWang||4/30/10 8:22 AM|
I get it now. The google bookmarks service this topic was originally about (see http://www.google.com/bookmarks) seems to be discontinued! Although it is a bit confusing how many addons are available for this. I noticed there is a bookmark sync function in Chrome but it does not sync with my google bookmarks account but with Google Docs instead! Varcor notice that this is different!
This may work, but I have just installed Xmarks and it seems very mature and usable across many browsers, so I will try to use it. I am not sure how this google docs bookmarks sync built in chrome works in other browsers though. Dolljrsw did you use this with more browsers?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||but.what.do.I.know.||5/5/10 4:46 PM|
Currently the sync mechanism is for local bookmarks. This is fine but extremely limiting since local bookmarks follows the typical 1 folder paradigm where your bookmark can only belong to one folder.
This is why we love google bookmarks for it's use of tags (labels).
Why can't the sync mechanism offer a second choice to sync to your google bookmarks (download only - adding bookmarks should always add straight to google bookmarks and never locally)? Additionally, please use that tag flexibility and instead of a list of folders showing, I get a list of tags. Clicking on a tag would open it like a folder showing links which have that tag.
Additionally, give us a local search box specific to our tags and bookmarks where I can "ctrl+b" and start typing into it and visually it will pairdown the list the more I type. Visually the tags in the bookmark list would start to disappear if they or any of the items "in them" did not meet the search info I was typing in the box leaving me finally with a select few tag-folders, or even specific links to select from...
I've read the article from "http://metaed.blogspot.com/2008/12/using-google-bookmarks-in-google-chrome.html" but this is not really what people want because it's a bit more time consuming and alot more cluttered.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||but.what.do.I.know.||5/5/10 5:12 PM|
Shortly after posting the above item, I found an extension which does exactly what I suggested (not sure how I missed it before... but what do I know...). For anyone who cares you can search extentions for: "Yet Another Google Bookmarks Extension" by jnuzzi. Use the options to change the way you search gets visually paired down.
Fantastic add on.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||VitasLoWang||5/8/10 2:01 PM|
it doesn't seem like you have read my posts :) I was talking about this addon as well. But I used acronym YAGBE though... Anyway google bookmarks seems to be not developed more. I think it shall be replaced by google docs if I am not mistaken.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Cregox||5/10/10 2:14 PM|
I'm no employee to verify all this, but:
1. "Google Bookmarks" was long ago announced as deceased, but it was in fact changed into a new "bookmarks". https://www.google.com/bookmarks/ still exists and it integrates very well with stars marked under regular google.com searches.
2. Google Chrome (at least my updated version "5.0.396.0 dev" which you can get here: http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/eula_dev.html ) now already come with bookmark syncing with Google Docs and among Chrome browsers - it even syncs settings, themes and everything else as Meta Ed said. I haven't really tried this on another machine, but mine is "sync'ed" and I'm pretty sure it's working, from other people comments. I didn't bother because I use 3 ...
3. XMarks works perfectly as a Chrome Add On to sync bookmarks cross-browsers, with Internet Explorer, Firefox and even Safari. I use it since december 2009.
Now, please, continue arguing over old stuff as you ignore this "updated" answer, which should close this topic. ;-)
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||josh434||5/18/10 8:52 AM|
Chrome Bookmarks should pull it's data from Google Bookmarks. I understand that chrome bookmarks can be synced from chrome to chrome and the bookmarks are store in Google docs. Accessing the bookmark through Google docs on a public computer will not take you to the website, Chrome does not delete bookmarks after a sync when you have logged out of your Google account, you can't note comments on Chrome bookmarks like you can with Google bookmarks. There are many reasons why one would prefer to use Google bookmarks in tandem with Chrome bookmarks rather than using one or the other. I am after more than just bookmark syncing. I want sharing, noting, searching, multiple labels, access without having to load my bookmarks on a public computer, and local access when I don't want to visit Google bookmarks website. The current system is sub par, but with the addition on the ability to sync Google bookmarks to Google chrome it will be industry leader. Please fix this problem!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Cregox||5/18/10 9:06 AM|
josh434, I actually agree with you and I did missed that point. Google Bookmarks is not synced with Chrome Bookmarks indeed, and I also find it an issue. So the topic's question is actually still fairly open. But it's closed to me.
You see, bookmarks is an old technique attempt to find stuff on the web. You'd see something you like, bookmark for later reference or sharing. You could see bookmarks from other people. But it raised a big problem too: bookmarks get outdated. I don't really use bookmarks for anything anymore. They get big and messy and it would be too much of a head ache to properly maintain them. All I care for when I "star" a page is to be able to find it later, if it still exists and, for that purpose, XMarks work much better than any google solution because it's cross-browser. And, tho I don't use much, del.icio.us works still much better for every other online bookmarking and sharing.
I use way more calendar and gmail to tag important items, and bookmarking is something I almost never care about. For everything else I just google for it again! And find new updated stuff, the same old links with new info, or even just that old link that's still useful even today and got higher ranked due to that.
Eventually "g and c marks" will get in sync, and with that you'll be able to even sync cross browser with xmarks and add a plugin to sync with delicious. It will be all a big mess and you'll only be able to find stuff on it using search engines! And some of them will be broken links!
So sure (and I'm not talking here just with you josh) go ahead and keep complaining and hoping and wishing for better solutions and keep losing what's going on with other great new and currently working ways to do what you really need.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||but.what.do.I.know.||5/18/10 9:37 AM|
For the previous 2 posts - I had the same issue. Please try the YAGBE add on (also recommended further up). Allows you to use google bookmarks as if part of the browser.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||jonathonrempel||6/12/10 8:12 AM|
i'd say EITHER: add google bookmarks into chrome OR merge google bookmarks with the new chrome bookmarks thing in google docs, just so there's ONE system to sync to (from all my computers).
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Raddu76||6/30/10 7:36 AM|
This is not fixed.. as of 4/9/2010
Getting started: Chrome BookmarksShare Print
At this time, Google Chrome Bookmarks are not compatible with Google Bookmarks. If you'd like to add your Chrome bookmarks to Google Bookmarks, we recommend that you first export your bookmarks from Chrome and use the steps outlined in our importing bookmarks into Google Bookmarks help article.
You can also use the Bookmarks bookmarklet when using Chrome. Simply drag this bookmarklet to your browser's bookmarks bar: Google Bookmark
Note: You may need to press Ctrl+B (PC) or ⌘+B (Mac) to make your bookmarks bar appear.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||eryksun||7/22/10 2:58 PM|
It's great to have Chrome's bookmarks in the Docs file browser. It makes it more like a standard file system to have URL links. I'd like to be able to manually create these links. For example, if I'm browsing on a public computer, I'd like to be able to save bookmarks by signing in to Docs, browsing to a bookmark folder and choosing Create new->Bookmark. Also, I'd like per file comments -- such as for individual bookmarks. If folders can have descriptions, so can files.
I like that one can apply multiple folders/tags to a bookmark in Docs, which lets you add bookmarks to lists, similar to the recently added Google Bookmarks feature. For example, you can create a folder called Bookmarks that has sub-folders for various lists of bookmarks. However, the bookmarks are locked in private mode (the option to "change" it is disabled) and can't even be shared with individual signed-in users. So even if you add them to a shared/public folder, there's no way to share bookmarks. I don't see any reason for this restriction.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Constantino||7/28/10 5:09 AM|
I hate to say this but you sound like a google corporate plant!
@everyone else reading. I think fundamentally the point at hand is that Chrome's built in bookmarking sync facility is restricted to Chrome alone (as a syncing facility, so dont let me hear anyone say anything about importing and exporting bookmarks, that's not the point!) and this in itself is a problem.
It is very frustrating and I am happy to join anyone kicking up a fuss about this to make some noise. There is nothing very cloudy or Web 2.0 about having a different set of bookmarks for different browsers (and again if anyone mentions importing bookmarks let me just add "really?!?!? do you really want to be exporting and importing your bookmarks everytime you use a different browser??!?!")
And finally, I like bookmarks. I dont care that they go out of date sometimes. Please Google stop being so short sighted.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||but.what.do.I.know.||7/28/10 5:25 AM|
Use the chrome plugin "YAGBE". It allows you to store your book marks in 'google bookmarks' but display and use them within the browser with a local look and feel. When you add a new bookmark through yagbe, it's stored in google bookmarks.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Constantino||7/28/10 5:46 AM|
fair enough I suppose, but its still a bit... well... meh. As an answer that is.
I mean its a reasonable workaround and a good plugin (kudos to the developer) but what about the Chrome bookmarks bar and other local meta data which the built in Chrome sync deals with. I may have missed something but it still means maintaining the bookmarks in a separate plugin.
Not bad though and as it seems Google seems quite content to just ignore the cross browser functionality of Chrome Bookmarks I will give YAGBE a whirl.
By the way is it possible to have YAGBE integrate with the Bookmarks Bar?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||3axis||8/15/10 12:50 AM|
Where does google chrome sync my bookmarks to if not to google bookmarks? I cannot believe the lack of integration, running android i find that I have to use microsoft active sync to get my contacts, message, I naively thought since google mail has my contacts calendar tasks mail and chrome has my book marks that out would all sync straight to my phone and it would also be at any pc ever use.come on google you are missing a trick here, ease of use and integration are key, if you ever want to defeat apple you are going to have to nail this and listen to forums and your suggestion pages, this has been mentioned for over a year!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||eryksun||8/18/10 1:47 PM|
@Constantino I've never worked at Google and never would. I was just voicing my opinions and thinking about how they plan to evolve this interface long-term. They can much more generally handle bookmarks as a type of file in Docs around which they're integrating services -- just as Windows handles what it calls "Internet shortcuts". It's my hunch that they're developing in that direction. Either way, it's what I would like, so I put some ideas out there. Sorry if I sounded like a 'corporate plant'. I'm actually a supporter of Free Software (free as in freedom, not free as in beer), but until the community gets up to speed on distributed web 2.0 (such as Diaspora), it's either corporate services or nothing. It's frustrating, and you feel like you're beating your head against a wall trying to get corporate employees to pay attention. They have all the power while the users are left to whine and complain like helpless children.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Constantino||8/20/10 2:06 AM|
hahaha no you are quite right. my suggestion was more than a little unfair. must have been a particularly grumpy day and as you can probably guess when someone like you with a bit of enthusiasm pops up in a room full of grumpy people, suddenly you are being run out of town by an angry mob with pitchforks!
I think you are right that it makes more sense to handle bookmarks as more than just a string of text and with Google Docs developing way beyond simply a place to look at text documents then I can understand the misalignment between say Google Bookmarks (the old one) and the direction of Chrome. In the long term these things will all integrate seamlessly together i'm sure and again I guess you have a point, the onus is on the community to find ways of adapting or developing according to this long term, relatively natural development (eg finding a way to sync Firefox bookmarks with Chrome bookmarks). However, some effort from Google to sync at least basic urls between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks would have helped patch over cross browser syncing of bookmarks.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||richmark||8/23/10 8:27 PM|
you have got to be kidding. you can't sync google bookmarks with google chrome so I can see the same bookmarks on different computers??? are you really kidding??? IE 7 does it just fine. good bye Chrome. what a f---king joke.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||richmark||8/23/10 8:42 PM|
this has been going on for a couple of years??? you really do have to be f---king kidding. aren't google chrome and google bookmarks developed by google??? what the f--k am i missing here
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Fagmango||8/25/10 12:37 PM|
I loved my google bookmarks but, it appears google doesn't see them as a useful tool. If they did, they would have included them as the sync option rather than the sync to your google docs account that they added to Chrome.
In the process I started looking at solutions and found xmarks and love it. Now I'm keeping my local bookmarks in sync on two computers along with my passwords. So, I just exported my google bookmarks and imported them to my browser and started using the free xmarks service instead.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||dardata||9/3/10 10:59 AM|
Happy Google Chrome 2nd Anniversary! ...my azz. I'm a strong supporter of google products, but im letting chrome go..
Two days is too long to try and get a browser to properly sync my bookmarks. I tried to give chrome another try and have been playing with settings for 2 days trying to get chrome bookmarks to sync and im just frustrated at this point...normally I dont give up but this is ridiculous!
I installed the latest version of chrome on ubuntu on all three of my pc's and laptops and they simply wont sync...looks as though I had a partial sync where a few bookmarks were synced but after trying to remove and resync..it just wont happen.
Back to FF! It has it issues as every software does, but the bookmark sync has being working flawlessly for many years, something I heavily rely on, so goodbye chrome!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||dardata||9/3/10 11:05 AM|
Boo... No extensions installed :-(
Boo... Chrome bookmark sync sucks :-(
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||bickb8||9/7/10 12:21 PM|
Chrome is of little use to me without my Google Bookmarks. I have been building my bookmarks for years now and prefer to stick with the ability of keeping them in sync where ever I go. Until I can do that in Chrome, I am going to stick with FireFox
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||brandonjp||9/9/10 9:34 AM|
I agree. That's a less than ideal 'Best Answer'
The point is that I've got Bookmarks saved in Google Account (https://www.google.com/bookmarks) and in Chrome App (chrome://bookmarks) and ideally it would be nice to eventually sync the two so that I don't have to always SEARCH for my bookmarks and/or I can more easily access bookmarks saved in the browser from anywhere. Right now there are two paths to add a bookmark, the Chrome Star or the Google Bookmarklet.
Hopefully this will eventually be resolved!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||knowledgekwest||9/25/10 12:49 PM|
1. Google wants everyone to be on the cloud right? I have an android phone, gmail, googledocs, googlevoice, etc. because of the sheer fact that I like all my stuff on the cloud, easily accessible and readily available and organized. Any time I keep things locally, they become stagnant, outdated, unused, etc. It's sort of hard to live a cloud based digital lifestyle if I can't access my bookmarks through google from any pc, any browser, anytime. Redic.
2. Xmarks - from what I can tell this is a service that does what we all want. The only caveat is that it's not a service being provided by Google. I am not going to trust the foundation of my digital lifestyle around a one-off company. That gets convoluted real quick.
3. After spending 4 hours reading about this topic, and years using mulitple browsers for web surfing, I vow to not use Google Chrome until such a time as it offers more benefits than Firefox. I really wanted to like it. I gave it more than enough chances but you've failed me.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Methanoid||10/1/10 5:08 AM|
I dont think Google staff read these posts.. hence total lack of any action.
Xmarks is going and we're all screwed. RIP Xmarks, the one thing that just WORKED
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||mskenderian||10/25/10 11:29 AM|
Come on Google, Where are you? I know your busy making great services like Google Voice and Google TV. ofcourse the upcoming Google Music. But this isnt that complex, we either want a Google Toolbar for Chrome or a bookmark sync. Why would you have a toolbar for IE but not for Chrome. It doesnt make sense.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Strulf||11/13/10 12:23 PM|
Xmarks is not going, they bought it. There will be a free version and a payed pro-version.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||gabryelfs||11/16/10 7:19 PM|
C'mon guys try to beat diingo.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||dgkimpton||11/18/10 12:34 AM|
This is the one thing that makes Chrome worse than Firefox. On Firefox the GMarks extension allows seamless integration with Google Bookmarks... how come Google don't integrate with their own service?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Ari Bancale||11/18/10 8:24 PM|
FINALLY AN ANSWER!
Wrench icon >> Options >> Personal Stuff tab >> Sync
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||djangofan||12/13/10 1:02 PM|
Ari Bancale .... YOU ROCK. Finally , a genius who answers the question !!!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||idenight||12/23/10 12:43 PM|
i need sync too but this also could solve my problem, when i export my google bookmarks and then import them to chrome i see a lot of folders like that "main>sub>sub1" "main>sub>sub2", is it possible to make real folders instead of which folders' name has ">"
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||swamie07||12/26/10 8:24 AM|
I like the new Google Chrome for speed. But I will uninstall it because I need my Google Bookmarks. I already spent too much time trying to get it to work. Good Bye
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||rezanow||12/26/10 5:14 PM|
It STILL only syncs that first time, and then never again. If I add a bookmark to Chrome, it doesn't put it on the website. If I add it to the website it doesn't add it to chrome. I STILL have to do it manually.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Chevex||12/27/10 12:18 PM|
I have always wanted the ability to just sync chrome's bookmarks to google bookmarks. No extra UI, no extra typing, just like how you can sync chrome settings and bookmarks to your google account and then sync chrome on another computer to make it identical, I want chrome to sync just like that to google bookmarks.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||3axis||1/10/11 12:56 AM|
Come on google it is 2011 now, still no full integration. We need complete integration between google mail, calendar and bookmarks in chrome and android, not having to navigate to web pages and install extensions. Get with it before M$ or Apple do! Google is really missing a trick, the next evolution will be seamless integration and ease of use.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||OMdawe||1/11/11 12:01 PM|
I agree this is strange. Fully integration support ++
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||ITsTechnical||1/11/11 3:03 PM|
There are actually 3 issues that is going on here for me. 1) Syncing using Chrome Sync and Google Bookmarks. 2) Chrome Sync - syncing with my other computers. 3) adding bookmarks on Chrome and bookmarks not syncing with other computers. none of which is very efficient nor friendly. This is the only thing frustrating about Chrome. Although fast & user friendly with more than enough useful extensions, it is NOT very cloud friendly when it comes to bookmarks. it duplicates bookmarks or blank folders and is just more trouble than it's worth. After searching to see if I was the only one having issues with syncing and how to streamline the Chrome sync experience, I'm dumping it and just use delicious and Xmarks to keep my bookmarks in sync.
Wish List for Chrome Sync bookmarks:
1) Transparent & Streamlined - automatic sync with google bookmarks and chrome on the fly without having to turn sync on & off / importing and exporting. When you add a bookmark on your office bar, you should be able to see it when you get home. An on the other side, when you delete a bookmark at the office, it should already be deleted when you get home.
2) Profiles like Xmarks - WORK-HOME-On the Road are just 3 profiles that I use. This would also be the central point where all bookmarks are synced and not a particular computer.
3) A more efficient backup system with more options. not just clearing all sync data from google dashboard.
I think that if they can start with these, it would make things much better for the chrome browsing community... I don't think that's asking for much is it?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||mydan786||2/4/11 10:05 AM|
Google Chrome needs bookmarking and syncing options like Firefox has. I frequently get off my laptop and continue browsing on my iPhone with the Firefox app but a user has posted a way to do this, all be it a bit long winded way but Chrome is so much faster and is what i had initially.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||toomanyryans||2/5/11 9:31 PM|
Google bookmarks, chrome bookmarks and now starred bookmarks. What are you guys doing? The starred bookmarks use the same star as chrome bookmarks, but they're completely unrelated and sync to Google bookmarks? Also, having to star items on the search result page is a major pain. How am I supposed to know if I want to 'star mark' a page before I visit it? I want to:
1) Use chrome bookmarks exactly as is.
2) Get starred search results for (the content of) my chrome bookmarks using normal Google search.
3) Not be forced to be logged in to Google services all day long for anything to work.
P.S. The auto-expand all setup in the chrome bookmarks edit window is awesome. I love having a 6000 page list of folders to collapse every time I bookmark a page. /s
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||ccpizz||2/14/11 9:25 AM|
By "direct access to Google Bookmarks from Chrome" I understand that bookmarks are available OFFLINE. Anything else is nothing but a 'cloud' thing.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||rezanow||2/14/11 9:31 AM|
Honestly, now that I am using Chrome as they intended (and Chrome OS on the Cr-48) this issue isn't bothering me at all. Since my browser syncs, my bookmarks travel with me. You can import your bookmarks from Google Bookmarks into Chrome and then they will be with you everywhere.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gruff||2/18/11 6:33 AM|
Dear Google, there's not much point in allowing us to Import Delicious bookmarks if you're not going to offer the same functionality within your homogeneous system that we already had with Delicious and Firefox combined.
I'm almost tempted to believe that there's so much potential for Google in the field of Bookmarks that for there to be such a massive hole in the armory that they MUST be working on something very good indeed. Not holding my breath just yet though.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Tech Ant||2/18/11 1:28 PM|
Bookmarks now Sync as of today's Beta update release.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||2/18/11 2:30 PM|
Let's be clear what we are talking about here. As I understand it we are saying that the bookmarks bar on Google Chrome should have some kind of begind-the-scenes interface to Google Bookmarks (the online service) and should be populated from there. The two should be kept in sync. Yes?
If so, I can't see any difference in the latest beta which supports this.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||cliff.wakefield||2/20/11 12:58 AM|
Google Chrome Sync available in the latest DEV/BETA channels is not the same as syncing with Google Bookmarks.
I have Google Chrome syncing my bookmarks between browsers and it works well, but it doesn't mean those same bookmarks are available when I visit Google Bookmarks.
Personally I would like to be able synchronise only selected folders of bookmarks, and if they are synchronised with Google Bookmarks, then Google Bookmarks should be able to be used as a selectable storage mechanism from inside Google Chrome.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||2/20/11 7:04 AM|
The aim for me is to to be able to use the actual Google Bookmarks as my bookmarks within Chrome. So then, of course, we don't need to maintain two separate sets of bookmarks. One potential issue with this, though, is how Chrome would sort the bookmarks into folders, as this is done with tags (labels) in Bookmarks, whereby an item is essentially in multiple folders.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||2/20/11 7:07 AM|
I think the answer would be that Chrome should no longer use folders and should use a tagging system of some sort instead.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||jeffkt95||2/25/11 10:05 AM|
Another confusing development here. Some posters have said Google Docs is now the intended way to access your sync'd bookmarks. (That is, Google is moving away from their "legacy" Google Bookmarks and managing them instead through Google Docs.) But as reported at the link below, you now can't see bookmarks in Google Docs anymore. They are now hidden and can only be seen through the Chrome bookmarks manager. So the intent now appears that these bookmarks are _only_ intended for use in Chrome. Quoting a poster from the link below, this is very "Microsoft-like" behavior from Google.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||majsay||3/5/11 2:00 AM|
It would be nice to access your chrome bookmarks through a mobile device like iPad while away from home. Web sync accessible through http is becoming an essential feature that needs to be implemented in today's increasingly mobile world
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||gregmalone1||3/6/11 3:39 PM|
I'm always saddened to see how many people still haven't realized that Google is probably the worse software developer in the world. They just happen to be the biggest and have a captured market, but that doesn't make them good at what they do (software design-wise). And, if that wasn't enough, Google also doesn't care to invest in communications with its users in these forums where thousands of users continually ask questions and plead with Google to "get it" about something obvious. I'd give anything if a competitor would come along with a similar suite of online applications, but also add customer support (at least in the form of forum agents answering questions) and a philosophy of excellence in software design.
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|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||nali2||3/11/11 3:04 AM|
Why is this so hard? Why can't one google product play with another, ridiculous.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||toomanyryans||3/14/11 6:51 AM|
I want to be able to 'one click tag' pages that I find with good content. Then, I want to be able to do a (full text) search of the content of all the pages I've ever tagged.
Well, I finally found a site called Historious that does exactly what I want. I'm convinced this type of service has the potential to displace traditional bookmarking. Be warned, it's a freemium service, but it took me less than an hour to decide it was worth paying for. I have no affiliation with them short of being ecstatic that someone has finally created what I've wanted for YEARS.
I think Diigo and Pinboard are similar services. IMO Google should take note. They're not building better bookmarking services, they're building a crowd sourced version of PageRank and people don't bookmark content farms.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||arielgonzales||3/16/11 11:16 AM|
I've wanted to switch to Chrome since it was released, but I haven't been able to do so because of the lack of syncing with Google Bookmarks. I know I can search my bookmarks from chrome, but I need the drop-down list. I know I can open the complete list of my bookmarks in a tab, but a dropdown menu is much more convenient for me. I have multiple computers, multiple OS's, multiple browsers, and multiple users in my home and we all love the Google Bookmarks service. I thought Chrome would integrate this quickly, but it is now 2011 and still no integration.
Google, if there is anyone listening- PLEASE integrate Bookmarks and Chrome! I want to switch to Chrome!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||braddesmondtaylor||3/25/11 6:45 AM|
I too would like this to be more integrated, however, I have found two extensions that make it work nearly flawlessly. With "Bookmarks Menu" and "Google Bookmarks" extensions I am able to access my Google Bookmarks through a menu very similar to the one used by the one in Chrome and easily add new bookmarks to Google Bookmarks. There is even an advantage to it. Many times when I want to go to a bookmark I want it to come up in the current tab and this extension allows that which saves me from closing the tab and opening a new one.
The "Bookmarks Menu" can be set to read the bookmarks from Chrome or Google Bookmarks. I've found it very useful in accomplishing the task of syncing my Chrome with Google bookmarks. It's not exactly a behind the scenes approach, but it works well for me until it happens.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||3/28/11 3:07 AM|
braddesmondtaylor, You're right - the Google Bookmarks add-on does seem to do pretty much exactly what is required. This took a long time coming on the thread. (It would still be good to see official integration though, and an Android version.)
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Methanoid||3/28/11 3:19 AM|
Which one of the MANY extensions titled Google Bookmarks do you mean since you didnt manage to give us a LINK ;-)
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||3/28/11 3:28 AM|
I think it's these two:
Thanks to brad - these are good. But they seem to lack the ability to have offline access, editing and then resyncing when Internet access available. Also "Bookmarks Menu" does not seem to support editing of bookmarks.
These are better than nothing, for sure, but full support should be built into Chrome!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||EmeraldInspirations||3/29/11 11:31 AM|
According to this: (http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2011/03/chrome-bookmarks-integrate-with-google.html) article. This feature may be coming down the pipe.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||veelckoo||3/30/11 10:01 AM|
Yeah. And it would take google like another 2 years to implement? Whole situation is ridiculous. Google browser is not syncing with google bookmarks unless you use third party extensions or workarounds. And people are whining about microsoft ....
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||boyfromtomorrow||4/6/11 2:50 PM|
Yes, Google Chrome people , please get your act together on this issue soon!!!! Syncing between Chrome bookmarks and Google Bookmarks should have been a given from Day 1...they are both Google after all!
On a related note, has anyone , had the impression of bookmarks disappearing in Google Chrome, as you add new ones? Its happened to me many times that I've re-stumbled upon a website that I'm sure I've Favorited, but yet is not starred. Its one of those things that I can't be 100% sure of since its normally a few months since the original bookmark that I realise it. In short, very frustrating!
I've posted questions about this , and I'm wondering if Chrome therefore has a bookmark limit?? If it does I really think its dishonest of Google not to let us know explicity besides the fumbling in the dark!! Help!!!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||arpegio||4/18/11 11:31 AM|
Very strange these 2 sets of bookmarks: the Chrome bookmarks, stored in the browser and synched across machines by your Google account; and the Google Bookmarks, stored in your Google account also, and with very lame support (can't even import a bookmarks HTML file). Worse of all they are completly independent entities, like you can have just 2 bookmarks about Astronomy in one set, and 300 bookmarks about shopping online on the other, and they never synch with each other.
So, for God's sake, merge these two services and make it usable. As Jeremy Clarkson would say, "How hard can it be?" Afterall it's all Google.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||arpegio||4/18/11 12:09 PM|
I mean, ideally we would only have one bookmark service, accessed by default by Chrome, and open enough to be accessible by extensions for other browsers
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||samba D||5/18/11 10:23 PM|
And not to mention both chrome and google bookmarks need to sync with Android's bookmarks...
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||boulderman19||5/26/11 3:17 AM|
Woudl like to see the list (like in Chrome - if we have to use the Google Account page) to remove duplicates (liek Glary Utilities) and also to sort by name.
Additionally, love the preview thumbnail image :)
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||boulderman19||5/26/11 3:19 AM|
Would like to see the Bookmakrs Manager list (like in Chrome - if we have to use the Google Account page) to remove duplicates (liek Glary Utilities) and also to sort by name.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Tomoya Kawasaki||7/8/11 11:26 AM|
While it's currently not possible to automatically sync these two sets of bookmarks, you can use a bookmarklet to easily create Google Bookmarks in Google Chrome. To learn more about the bookmarklet, click the referenced help center article below.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||7/8/11 1:32 PM|
Not sure how Tomoya's answer, above, suddenly appeared as "Best answer". Presumably because it's from a Google employee.
I think most people know about the "bookmarklet". This thread is about the need for cross platfom syncing and integration of Google bookmarks, ideally with with the facility for offline editing then re-syncing.
The question is, is this even being worked on?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||ioscale||7/10/11 7:42 AM|
Sorry, but this is rediculous. You can't sync Google Bookmarks with Google Chrome after X years of them both being around. R-e-d-i-c-u-l-o-u-s!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||CharlieFarrow||7/11/11 3:12 AM|
Tomoya Kawasaki that 'solution' is rubbish, you can't see your labels as you are bookmarking! So how on earth can you file?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||flipxfx||7/13/11 12:27 PM|
Google really needs to do this. But do it better than http://my.xmarks.com/. It needs to be automatic instead of having to click a sync button. I use multiple computers. As do many other people. Syncing Google bookmarks with AT LEAST Google Chrome seems like an obvious feature to have.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||DarwinGarcia||7/13/11 2:14 PM|
You don't have to click a "Sync" button... Xmarks does it automatically... on multiple browsers.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||flipxfx||7/13/11 2:24 PM|
Well maybe it does now. But still. Google needs to do this themselves. Syncing with Google Bookmarks.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||DarwinGarcia||7/14/11 2:10 AM|
Maybe not... the best they can do is sync Chrome bookmarks between multiple PCs... they won't do multiple browsers... I use Xmarks to sync IE, FF & GC on all my desktops and laptop...
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||SlowDog||7/17/11 9:24 AM|
So here we are nearly 3 years after the initial question was presented with no solution. We still don't even have an easy way to import/export bookmarks between the two let alone sync. In Chrome, I am force to export my bookmarks to a file on my computer (for backup, I presume, but why not backup to my Google Bookmarks?); in Google Bookmarks, I am forced into a "Delicious" import/export for which I do not have nor wish for an account. Why, Google, why oh why can't someone spend just a little time in 3 years to fix this?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||bsudano||7/18/11 11:19 AM|
Here's how it should work:
1. I click the star in Chrome to bookmark a page.
2. The bookmark is added to my local bookmarks, and to Google Bookmarks.
3. All of my instances of Chrome sync the changes they see in Google Bookmarks.
This is the behavior I would expect to happen, but it doesn't. Please add this functionality.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Jason19680909||7/22/11 5:50 AM|
The only reason why Google refuses to integrate Chrome and Google bookmarks is because of the politics between the group in charge of Chrome and the group in charge of google bookmarks. So far Chrome is losing, because the majority of my friends uninstalled Chrome as soon as they realize there is no google toolbar/bookmarks in Chrome.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||jmauro8ac||7/26/11 5:21 PM|
Google, you got to be kidding me 3 years no sync, now I'm really lost about it, how it is that now is Google bookmarks, Google Chrome Bookmarks and Google Docs bookmarks?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||theoryshaw||8/1/11 8:36 AM|
If I was a betting man, I'm thinking this delay, is intended and 'by design' from Google's perspective. When the syncing is finally offered, it will improve their indexing capabilities.... just a thought.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Furuka||8/7/11 12:58 PM|
eh, I just think they're making a 1-thing kind of deal so that it's integrated with + and other services so there is no service redundancy in the end. Since you can +1 sites, save them, and then share them, it is effectively a bookmarking tool, so long as public/private bookmarks are still available.
I just hope they make a toolbar or browser button which +1s the current page, and I hope it's all easily accessible both through the browser and google account.
But lets be honest, can't you guys make a simple "import .html bookmark files" for bookmarks meanwhile? It's uh . . . It's been a while.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||idenight||8/7/11 1:03 PM|
i thought google has successful programmers. this is a shame :(
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||DarwinGarcia||8/7/11 3:37 PM|
This is actually a problem... every time I use the Sync option in Chrome... the bookmarks in all my browsers, on all my systems get messed up... I'm using Xmarks to sync my bookmarks.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||sgtsssyx||8/9/11 10:28 AM|
Wow, it's painful to try to read through all the issues in this thread.
I just want anything I add to my bookmarks bar in Chrome to automatically be added to my Google Bookmarks. I hope they can sort out the politics and methodology.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||breadtree||8/18/11 9:23 AM|
Here's my guess as to the lack of Bookmarks and Chrome integration. Enabling Bookmarks in Chrome makes your work in Chrome portable to other browsers. On the other hand, using Chrome Sync ensures that you need Chrome on your other computers to access your data. Perhaps the thought is that users will switch completely to Chrome in order to access their bookmarks (small 'b') on all their computers.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Jolit||8/25/11 12:35 PM|
This is Google being Google. If they ever actually get around to proper integration of bookmarks, they will announce it as the next greatest thing, and not as a shameful oversight that should have been corrected a looong time ago.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||sak68||8/30/11 4:30 PM|
Has Google gotten around to implementing full sync (add, edit, delete) between Chrome and Google Bookmarks? If not why not?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||daraulH||9/1/11 6:25 AM|
Will Google ever implement this? I feel like this kind of feature just makes sense. Google Chrome and Google Bookmarks both just feel incomplete without it.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||martinscabbin||10/1/11 4:42 PM|
There needs to be JUST ONE set of bookmarks. Why does Google continue with this charade whilst Android STILL has no synch?
Merge the two together.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||artworksmetal||10/2/11 2:29 PM|
If you google help on this problem you are lead to this thread. Somewhere (many wheres) they point out that Chrome bookmarks are stored in your Google Account (i.e. the Cloud). Just like your Google Bookmarks. If you go to your account, you can access the Google bookmarks, but not the Chrome bookmarks. !!
And what's with the delicious thing? As my daughter would say - that's just random.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||AMMalena||10/5/11 3:41 AM|
So I can sync my Bookmarks to Google now from Chrome Beta... that's great. Oh, except they do not show up on Google Bookmarks.
It's a step in the right direction - my bookmarks show up on other machines I sync to my Google account via Chrome (beta). Now if they would just show up on the actual Google Bookmarks page.
And then, of course... my nice new Android device... it's begging for my bookmarks...
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||WebsterJ||10/11/11 10:21 AM|
The Google employee's "best answer" now links to a 404 page.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||amityweb||10/12/11 12:57 AM|
Still no way to sync with Google Bookmarks? My Chrome has different bookmarks showing to the ones I use, which are stored in Google Bookmarks. I use Firefox mainly and use an add-on called GMarks which pulls the bookmarks in from Google Bookmarks. I was looking at trying Chrome but without this I will be sticking to Firefox as it seems the only way I can access my Google Bookmarks in a browser toolbar/menu. This is then added to all my computers Firefoxes so I get the sync thing too.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||getho||10/13/11 5:01 AM|
and frick why should you have to delve and hack to get this functionality?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||FrY10cK||10/13/11 5:45 AM|
This extension, BoogleMarks, has a five-star rating and 407 reviews. I'm about to install it now.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||boyfromtomorrow||10/22/11 8:52 AM|
Come on Google, get your act together! Its ridiculous that we are still waiting for this basic functionality!
Please sort it soon!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||LeaderUltraMagnus||10/26/11 8:47 AM|
Solved: Here's the answer.
1. Open Chrome & click on the wrench (upper right corner)
2. Click on "Personal Stuff".
3. Next to Browsing data, click on "Import data from another browser" and the "Import Bookmark and settings" window will pop up.
4. In the "From" box select "Google Toolbar" from the drop down list.
5. Favorites/Bookmarks will have a check mark next to it.
6. Click on Import.
7. Your bookmarks will show up as "Imported From Google Toolbar" under your Chrome bookmarks now.
8. All that is left to do is to sync if you have more than one computer.
I hope this helps out!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||sergejsu||10/26/11 8:50 AM|
it's not Sync, it's just one-time import.
Import from Google Bookmarks was available before, via Forefox or IE.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||gab_2||10/26/11 8:53 AM|
What version of Chrome and OS are you using LeaderUltraMagnus?
I have the latest Chrome (15.0.874.102) running in Kubuntu 11.10 and no such 'Google Toolbar' option is available to me.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||10/26/11 8:56 AM|
LeaderUltraMagnus, aren't you talking about syncing between instances of Chrome rather than with the separate Google Bookmarks service?
Anyway, I have now moved to Safari because this was taking so long to sort out. I'm syncing between iPhone and Mac using iCloud - it's working fine. Actually it would be fair to say that the lack of bookmarks sync is one major reason why I have moved from the Android platform to Apple. Safari is a pretty limited browser (especially re. zooming and lack of text reflow) but at least you can keep your bookmarks in sync across devices when using it.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||sergejsu||10/26/11 8:56 AM|
To Gaba_p :Please take a more accurate look about the path in the menu, in Windows of the same build such option is persent, so I believe Chroem for Linux same builkd provide teh same funcionlaity.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||JaimeZX||10/28/11 11:24 AM|
Tried Chrome about two years ago. Went back to FF when I realized Google Toolbar in FF would let me use Google Bookmarks but it wasn't built into Chrome.
Thought about trying Chrome again today. Searched Chrome Help and found *literally* the same "While it's not currently possible..." statement as was there the first time around?
Are they kidding???
Back to FF. Which is frustrating because Google Toolbar doesn't work right anymore since Google stopped supporting it on FF...
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||10/29/11 11:20 AM|
I take that back. It turns out the iPhone so poorly integrates with Google's many services that I am straight back to Android. However the bookmarks sync problem persists.
Google, how are we expected to sync bookmarks within browser, cross-platform? Even Apple have this sorted. Surely you can do it.
We don't want to have to use third party tools etc. Google Bookmarks, Android bookmarks and Chrome bookmarks should be *one and the same thing*. Come on!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||vre||11/5/11 4:15 PM|
Erm... why are all complaning actually? Chrome has a SYNC feature going for very long time now. You can Sync Bookmarks which are made in Chrome itself and not online, and sync extensions themes etc. then you can log in with your Google Account and VOILA! There you have all your bookmarks, and it even works on every PC with any Chrome, just log in with Google Account. Is it that hard to udnerstand or to do? Srsly... why do you need online Google Bookmarks actually? There is no reason to use it.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||idenight||11/6/11 4:04 AM|
Google SEARCH uses Google Bookmarks not Chrome Bookmarks!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||vre||11/6/11 5:45 AM|
And..? You can search in Chrome Bookmark Tab. Why do you need Google Search for that? Just unlogical.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||sergejsu||11/6/11 6:24 AM|
1. You should read how Google Search works - it will give you bookmarked results, this is very important feature.
To search specifically Bookmarks, you have to know and remember that the item is there.
Google Search brings universal solution - if you once already bookmarked the items, thus evaluating that as an important for you, then putting the item in search results on top, is sometimes crucial to find the item and save the time.
2. Equally important is that Google Bookmarks are available on mobile devices, which doesn't support Chrome.
3. Then there is some extra functionality ion Google Bookmarks, that I sometimes use, like making a List and sharing it, and some other, not available in Chrome.
I can't understand logic of Google why not merge Google Bookmarks and Chrome Bookmarks, as either of them offer only half of functionality, and then to have one good product?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||11/6/11 10:16 AM|
@vre: It's simple, we are looking for a united Chrome and Google Bookmarks which also works in Android. As it stands it is all disparate, so nearly useless.
Having used it I am not a fan of the iPhone because it does not integrate well with Google's services. However, even they provide bookmark sync between the mobile's Safari and the desktop Safari. Chrome is not even available on Android, never mind bookmark sync.
Google, you have to come up with some useful integrated service here.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||11/7/11 2:55 AM|
It seems to me that for the time being people can either use this to access their Google Bookmarks via Chrome:
Or they can instead sync their Chrome Bookmarks (a different thing):
And use this for their Android browser: http://www.howardb.com/
Since I am mainly interested in syncing between phone and desktop, I think I will dump Google Bookmarks and and use the latter combination. This means however that on other desktop machines not set up for sync, I will not be able to access my bookmarks. Hence the web service should also be integrated.
On another note, since Google created Android, frankly I am not sure why Chrome is not the default browser on there and instead it just says "Internet". Maybe it would help them get things integrated if they made Chrome the default browser?!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||11/7/11 3:11 AM|
If you want to go the other way then you use the Google Bookmarks extension for desktop Chrome and then use this within Android:
This is a bit like ChromeMarks except it interfaces with Google Bookmarks instead - works fine.
Frankly Google Bookmarks is looking a bit neglected to me, and although it is better because it supports tagging, I wonder if this Chrome Sync thing is intended to take over. As it is, it's all a bit of a mess.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||sergejsu||11/7/11 3:37 AM|
That all what you describe dis very correct - yes, Google Bookmarks can be accessed in various ways on various devices, incl. from Chrome.
But being "accessed" in Chrome doesn't mean two-way sync with Chrome Bookmarks.
There is no sync between Google Bookmarks and Chrome Bookmarks.
Yes, Chrome Bookmarks, although, of course, can be exported, and then imported and used in some way on other devices and with another software. But there is no direct access to Chrome Bookmarks other than from Chrome.
yes, you are right Chrome Bookmarks are missing some Google Bookmarks functionality, that makes latter attractive.
Development of both Google Bookmarks and Chrome Bookmarks has been stopped already years ago.
I don't understand Google Inc. position on this as they do not move with either of bookmarks. Either kill Google Bookmarks, but then add its functionality to Chrome Bookmarks and make them accessible at least in cloud. Or keep both, but then make possibility to sync them, not just imp/exp.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||11/7/11 3:48 AM|
Yes, this is the key point I think. They should not keep both services running concurrently.
The "ChromeMarks" app on Android does provide this, but you need to pay for the version which allows editing. I think I am going to do do this until Google gets its act together. The guy will make millions.
What they should have, obviously, is a Chrome browser on Android which syncs its bookmarks, then they can drop Google Bookmarks if they don't care about it any more.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||sergejsu||11/7/11 3:58 AM|
I'm personally still not on Android, since until this moment there is no hardware with Android that I would like to have. Certainly if you use Android then the key point of that is integration of Google services. Although it is positive that you can access Chrome Bookmarks from Android device, it sound indeed very weird that it is not a standard option. Still, you are lucky, as it is the only mobile environment where you can get access to Chrome Bookmarks.It is even more weird, if Google Inc. gives access to chrome Bookmarks to developers, why then not to users?
It seems that Google Inc. became too big organization that is difficult to manage to result - they are blind on obvious priorities like this in questions,and other simple things in another Google services, like not functioning spellcheck in Google Docs and others, but at the same time they're expanding to more sophisticated areas - if they have not completed the previous job, here simpler functions, up to a result, then it make no value of not really working simpler functions. Google Bookmarks and Chrome Bookmarks each on its own are not really good products itself.
I have a Christmas wish for Google Inc. : to merge, without dropped functionality, or make a sync between Google and Chrome bookmarks possible.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Papa Bear||11/10/11 8:50 AM|
I prefer using the ADD TO LIST Bookmarklet than the GOOGLE BOOKMARK Bookmarklet so I do not have to sort links again per http://www.google.com/support/bookmarks/bin/answer.py?answer=175117
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Sophonax||11/10/11 8:40 PM|
Hi all you 2008 guys...I am from the future! Please be advised chrome sync to google bookmarks is still not available...3 years later =(
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||doom2.wad||11/12/11 3:22 PM|
When I was unable to set my Hotmail account as primary in my Outlook 2010 while having added Exchange account at the same time (did you notice they are all Microsoft products?), I thought this could happen only in Microsoft. The issue is known from Office 2007, unsolved even after four years. I was wrong. It happens in Google, too. This is the age of cloud?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Stanley Nova||11/16/11 11:05 PM|
Really Google, how many more unhappy user do you want to fix this problem? Or how many more year? Or apple, Microsoft, facebook, etc... need to make a bookmark service so you can have some fight for the best bookmark service? Come on, You don't even give bookmarks the new UI that you are giving to all your service! If you are no going to fix it just end it up just like you did with buzz and many more. Damn.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||11/17/11 4:37 AM|
Stanley, Apple already have this sorted with their iCloud and if their devices didn't interface so badly with Google's many services I would have moved to them. Bookmarks sync between iPhone and MacOS Safari. Google are lagging behind. Chrome needs work, and it needs to be on Android too. Priority.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Jimbot33||12/1/11 8:14 PM|
I find Chrome's bookmarks are must easier to use and organize, whereas Google Bookmarks are less intuitive as a tool. Therefore I would like to use Chrome's bookmarks as my base and sync them to Google Bookmarks for its portability (i.e. using it in IE with a Google's Toolbar). Is there a way to achieve this?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Olsn||12/30/11 10:46 AM|
-insert all comments from the last 6 pages- pls google give us this feature...
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Ragged||1/7/12 3:51 AM|
I use Chrome on three different machines and I am totally dependent on the ability to access my synched bookmarks.
Now I am traveling with an iPad but I can' t access my bookmarks through Safari.
I felt sure there would be a way to synch my Chrome bookmarks with Google bookmarks in the cloud so I could access them from iGoogle. But despite users pleading on this forum for the last three years it is apparently still not possible!
Why? I thought Google was trying to promote cloud computing.
Well, they've probably missed the boat now. I'm off to check out iCloud, not because I want to, but because Google isn't listening to its user base and has apparently lost its vision.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||pascalh||1/10/12 10:16 PM|
I want better integration of Google Bookmarks and Chrome...
Here's what I want:
1. I want to press Control-D and have my bookmark stored in the cloud.
2. I don't want to have to enable the bookmarks bar and use a bookmarklet because the bookmarks bar wastes screen real estate and the bookmarklet cannot be bound to a keyboard shortcut.
3. I want to be able to access the Google Bookmarks through RSS
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||boyfromtomorrow||1/18/12 8:41 AM|
I would like to say that I am sincerely dissappointed in the lack of progress on this missing feature i.e. direct & upfront integration of Google Chrome to Google Bookmarks (and vice/versa). It should be simple; when you save a bookmark to Google Chrome it should automatically save to your Google Bookmarks account (if you have one). I'm not talking about workarounds like bookmarklets etc, I'm talking about the option to sync Chrome to Google Bookmark which should exist but bewilderingly doesn't. Sure , the option is there to sync various instances of Chrome on different machines but its not always possible to have Chrome installed on PC's all over the place. That's why its more more practical to have bookmarks in Chrome snyced to the Cloud i.e. Google Bookmarks. Then they can be accessed from any device has internet access!
This discussion was first opened in 2008, when it got some replies from Google employees. Its hard to believe that almost four years later and 200 replies and still no real integrated solution. I find that ridiculous This feature should have been in Chrome from day one. I understand that Google is very busy these days , especially with Google+ etc, so this is probably not a priority. However, since there has been no movement or no update from Google replies recently on this subject. I therefore I have distinct impression that forum is falling on deaf ears at Google?
Does Google care about its users?? Is this solution ever going to come?? I would love to know !!!! If anyone agrees with me , please click "Yes" below!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||BrunoV||1/20/12 8:44 AM|
+1 ... can's say more
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Willy Tanner||1/20/12 3:00 PM|
How many years do we have to wait for a COMPLETE INTEGRATION between the 2 services???
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||rweatherly||1/25/12 2:16 PM|
i cant agree more, one of the mail things that has always prevented me from fully adopting chrome is its lack of true integration with google servers. things i used to get form the now defunct google toolbar. I'm very disappointed that after all this time, simple integration hasn't been done after so many years.. what a shame..
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||sinansuer||1/27/12 8:57 AM|
I'm using Chrome at home and and also at work
And I want access to my home bookmarks from work !
It's incredible that Google has still not implemented Chrome Bookmarks to reside on the Cloud.
It shouldn't be that hard to develop...
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||ToughNut||1/31/12 9:06 AM|
Why doesn't the Google Browser natively support Google Bookmarks? I want my bookmarks to exist in the cloud. I want to be able to access them from my Google Browser on my PC and my Evo Android phone. This should just work.
I can't even remember how to access my "Google Bookmarks" from my phone and the scriptlet browser button in my Google Browser on my PC seems like a hack -- I can't even import bookmarks from my local bookmarks in the Google Browser.
As a software engineer myself, I find this pretty embarrassing for Google. And I'm a Google fan!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||buzzzhang||2/7/12 6:10 PM|
It's 2012 now, I guess Google company plan to solve this problem as early as 2022 or maybe 2032.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Gavin 0||2/17/12 1:06 PM|
Looks like something might have been done about this at last.
But, only for Android and only for Ice Cream Sandwich on Android, and there are hardly any devices supporting that currently. Come on Google, roll this out across platforms if you want major Chrome uptake..
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||TomCos||3/19/12 12:45 PM|
3 years gone and still nothing... :'(
I think everyone is here really wants a full cloud service, but without the bookmarks in the gmail cloud...it's just the iOS approach...only sync to compatible interfaces (aka chrome)
Please implement this! You already made a support page saying it could come lol
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||necrocerberus||3/28/12 2:43 PM|
I've been using this method for about a year. I still would like to use the star button to add my bookmarks. I switched to Google Chrome because I thought this was an awesome feature! Only to find it not around. Imagine my disappointment when I uninstalled Firefox with all my lovely add-ons that made me love it so. I still use Chrome, and I doubt I ever will. But this feature will really make Chrome my home browser. That way I'll never feel lost on the internet ever again. No matter where I am. Or what browser I'm using.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||zaderade||5/5/12 6:28 PM|
Please Google! Sync Chrome Bookmarks with Google Bookmarks!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||boogel||6/27/12 11:34 PM|
if you want to sync two chrome installations then use just the normal sync feature!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||TimWagner||6/28/12 2:06 PM|
Come on, this is not a complicated feature request! Just get it done Google!!! You're always bragging about how important user feedback is on your products....
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||zaderade||6/28/12 2:45 PM|
Boogel is right. If you want to sync just use the wrench to "Sign in to Chrome..." on both computers.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||bigaxl||6/29/12 3:41 AM|
Why the heck the whole world like to have the Google Bookmarks in browsers? Sync here, not implemented there. What a...
Google mainpage has tons of things nobody needs like books, mobile, blogger, reader...
Google: Please add a Google Bookmarks button in second position near pictures. Ready. Thank you. Where are the good times of the Google Toolbar..
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||boogel||7/2/12 7:04 AM|
Reader and Blogger are not used by anybody? Aha...
And it would be great to be able to access my Chrome/Android bookmarks with a different browser (IE/FF) from my workplace or elsewhere.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||rickmelander||7/15/12 3:18 PM|
Chrome is useless to me without DIRECT access to Google Bookmarks. What are they thinking????
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|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Mori Kami Yamaki||12/13/12 4:01 PM|
Still no direct integrated support after 4 years?
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||TomCos||12/15/12 1:58 AM|
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Jay Venator||12/24/12 8:32 PM|
Wow, I think I just wasted sever hours of time researching how I could use Google Bookmarks, but I think that the fact that there is no answer to two-way-sync back into Google Bookmarks mean I should be looking for a way to abandon the idea at all. A shame, I like Google Bookmarks a lot.
I guess what I want is a tag-based searchable bookmark solution that stays in sync regardless who's computer I am using, or what browser I use, or what method I take to make the bookmark.
I want to click the star icon in chrome, drag to my bookmarks bar, or share the link to a social network, AND always have it captured in a tagged and searchable home.
I must be asking for the moon.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||jakimo||1/30/13 2:57 PM|
If you are using a Mac, BookMacster will sync between these services and MANY more.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||mark brough||2/4/13 2:54 AM|
And the problem is becoming worse, because the "Google Bookmarks Bookmarklet" does not work in Chrome for Mobile (on Android).
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Duy Hòa H. Nguyễn||3/21/13 4:01 AM|
Yes, that's right. Hopefully, it'd be possible someday.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||mark brough||3/21/13 4:11 AM|
I fear that what's more likely is that Google will scrap Google Bookmarks, as they have done recently with Google Reader, and previously with Google Notes, and many other handy services.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Inge Jones||7/3/13 9:07 AM|
It's 2013 and still no baked in integration :D
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||trusktr||8/31/13 4:43 PM|
Please unite Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks as one. PLEASE.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||ElDonzo||9/22/13 3:08 PM|
I understand that merging Chrome synced bookmarks with Google Bookmarks could not be possible, but it would be good enough to have a way to see them with another browser.
And it would be really great to have some options like we have in Contacts, where you can restore the situation since the past 30 days.
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||Rostraupe||10/19/13 10:57 AM|
+1 for merging Chrome bookmarks and Google bookmarks
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||hansjw||10/27/13 7:36 AM|
This is so strange. Why two different places for bookmarks? COME ON GOOGLE!!!!
|Re: Sync Options between Chrome Bookmarks and Google Bookmarks||GGDriver||10/30/13 4:45 AM|
So you mean users can use foxmarks to integrate to chrome?