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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of browser synchronizers. Please see the individual products' articles for further information. This article is not all-inclusive or necessarily up-to-date. Unless otherwise specified in footnotes, comparisons are based on the stable versions.

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General

Client Creator Cost Software license FOSS Latest release
BookKit BookKit Team Free Proprietary No 1.0.2, 1.2.1
Bookmark Base Bookmark Base team Non-free$29.95 Proprietary No 3.0.0.4
BookmarkSync Jack Dean Free Proprietary No 2.3.3(Windows) 1.0.4(Mac OS X)

 (n/a)

Bookmark Sync and Sort rhaebuster Free ? ? 1.0.7
Chipmark University of Minnesota Undergraduates Free GPL Yes 3.3 Beta 2
Network Menus Network Ltd. Free Proprietary No 0.80
Opera Link Opera Software Free Proprietary No Opera: 10.50 (Windows), 10.10 (MacOSX, Linux)

 (March 2, 2010; 16 day(s) ago (2010-03-02)[1])
Opera Mini: 5.0.18635  (March 16, 2010; 2 day(s) ago (2010-03-16)) none  (none)

oSync Henrik Olsson Free GPL Yes 1.0.1
Portable Bookmarks Resort Labs Non-free$24.95 Proprietary No 2.1

 (July 30, 2007; 2 year(s) ago (2007-07-30))

Power Favorites Mark Stone Non-free$19.95 Proprietary No 1.0.0
SyncBookmarks StellarFlare Non-free$14.95 Proprietary No 1.02
SyncPlaces Andy Halford Free Mozilla Public License - LGPL Yes 4.0.2
Weave Mozilla Foundation Free Mozilla Public License Yes 1.1

 (March 1, 2010; 17 day(s) ago (2010-03-01))

xbelSync Tiberius Duluman Free GPL Yes 0.7.5
Xmarks Foxmarks LLC Free Proprietary No 3.0.2 (Firefox); 1.0.8 (IE); &, 0.0.30 (Safari)

 (April 10, 2009; 11 month(s) ago (2009-04-10) (Firefox); April 8, 2009; 11 month(s) ago (2009-04-08) (IE); &, February 3, 2009; 13 month(s) ago (2009-02-03) (Safari))

Zinkmo Michael Hardy, Robert Senoff Free Proprietary No Beta
Client Creator Cost Software license FOSS Latest release

Operating system support

Client Windows Mac OS X Linux Unix other
BookKit Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Bookmark Base Yes No No No No
BookmarkSync Yes Yes No No No
Bookmark Sync and Sort Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Chipmark Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Link Commander Yes No No No No
Network Menus Yes No No No No
Opera Link Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
oSync Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Portable Bookmarks Yes No No No No
Power Favorites Yes No No No No
SyncBookmarks Yes No No No No
SyncPlaces Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Weave Yes Yes Yes Yes OpenSolaris,[2] Windows mobile, FreeBSD[3]
xbelSync Yes No No No No
Xmarks Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Zinkmo Yes No No No No
Client Windows Mac OS X Linux Unix other

Syncable Browsers

Client Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Safari Google Chrome other
BookKit Yes Yes No No No Netscape Navigator
Bookmark Base Yes ? Yes No No K-meleon, Maxthon, Seamonkey
BookmarkSync Yes Yes Yes Yes No Seamonkey
Bookmark Sync and Sort No ? No No No No
Chipmark Yes Yes No No No No
Link Commander Yes Yes Yes Yes No ?
Network Menus Yes ? No No No No
Opera Link No No Yes No No Opera Mini, Opera Mobile
oSync No No Yes No No Opera Mini
Portable Bookmarks Yes ? Yes No No ?
Power Favorites Yes ? Yes No Yes No
SyncBookmarks Yes ? Yes No No Seamonkey
SyncPlaces No Yes No No No Seamonkey
Weave No Yes No No No Fennec[4]
xbelSync Yes ? Yes No No ?
Xmarks Yes Yes No Yes (Mac Only) Yes (beta) No
Zinkmo Yes ? No No No No
Client Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Safari Google Chrome other

Syncable Items

Client Bookmarks Favicons Browsing history Form history Web feed subscriptions Search engine plugins Passwords Dictionary Other
BookKit Yes No No No No No No No No
Bookmark Base Yes No No No No No No No No
BookmarkSync Yes No No No No No No No No
Bookmark Sync and Sort Yes No No No No No No No No
Chipmark Yes No No No No No No No No
Link Commander Yes No No No No No No No No
Network Menus Yes No No No No No No No No
Opera Link Yes No Yes No No Yes No No Personal bar, speed dial, notes, typed browser history
oSync Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Portable Bookmarks Yes No No No No No No No No
Power Favorites Yes No No No No No No No No
SyncBookmarks Yes No No No No No No No No
SyncPlaces Yes No No No No No Yes No No
Weave Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No open tabs, personas, selected preferences
xbelSync Yes No No No No No No No No
Xmarks Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No
Zinkmo Yes No No No No No No No No
Client Bookmarks Favicons Browsing history Form history Web feed subscriptions Search engine plugins Passwords Dictionary Other

Features

Client Encrypted transfer Encrypted storage server changing webbased UI exporting Link Verification Duplicate Link Checker Notes
BookKit ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Bookmark Base ? Yes ? ? XBEL Yes Yes bookmark editor, different browser
BookmarkSync Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bookmark Sync and Sort ? No ? ? ? ? ?
Chipmark ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Link Commander ? No ? ? XBEL ? ?
Network Menus ? No ? ? ? ? ?
Opera Link Yes[5] ? No Yes Yes No Yes (only webbased)
oSync ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Portable Bookmarks ? Yes ? ? XBEL ? ?
Power Favorites ? Yes ? ? XBEL Yes Yes
SyncBookmarks ? No ? ? XBEL ? ?
SyncPlaces Yes Yes[1] Yes No XBEL ? ? It doesn't provide any server. You must use your own one.
Weave Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
xbelSync ? No ? ? XBEL ? ?
Xmarks Yes[2] No Yes Yes Yes No No server-side backup, restore of bookmarks
Zinkmo ? No ? Yes ? Yes Yes
Client Encrypted transfer Encrypted storage server changing webbased UI exporting Link Verification Duplicate Link Checker Notes

References

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