Try to imagine how many browser bookmarks I’ve collected, Mac and Windows PC, since the dawn of the public internet age back in the early 1990s. Hundreds? Nope. Many hundreds? Nope. Thousands. Many of them are probably worthless and curating bookmarks is not what I want to devote a Saturday afternoon. My real goal is to have bookmarks sync across the three Mac browsers I use the most– Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla’s Firefox.
For that I use Synkmark. Trust me. If you collect bookmarks or use bookmarks and bounce to and fro between browsers, you want this Mac app.
What Synkmark does on the surface is rather simple. Whatever bookmarks you have on Safari get synced over to Chrome and Firefox. Add a bookmark while using Firefox and it gets synchronized backwards to Safari and Chrome.
Of course, what goes on behind the scenes is a bit complicated because none of the browsers store bookmarks the same way, but setup and using Synkmark is straightforward.
Set the amount of time Synkmark waits before updating the browsers. Set the number of snapshots to keep outdated browser bookmarks archived (this is very hand, folks). There’s even an option to set a Safe Sync Limit so an accident doesn’t change and discard bookmarks all over the place.
Preferences are visual so if you’re not using a particular browser, just click and it won’t be synced. You can also setup Synkmark to keep one browser as a master bookmark holder.
One thing that can get complicated here is not the browser bookmark syncs, but how. Synkmark works with iCloud, and iCloud has settled down in recent months and become more stable and, therefore, more useful. But Google lets you sync bookmarks, too, with a Google account, and Mozilla also supports Firefox Sync, so bookmark sync options abound.
Unfortunately, if you use Opera, Vivaldi, or another browser on your Mac, Synkmark won’t help. It’s Safari, Chrome, and Firefox only.