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Why can't I use iCloud for Chrome bookmarks? I don't use Safari.

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I want to be able to sync Chrome bookmarks between our two iMacs. This way my wife's iMac wil broadcast her bookmarks from any given session to a user account I have set up on my iMac in our bedroom for her so they can be always in sync.

 

I tried to see if iCloud could do this task but it seems completely unable to handle it.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

geo

 

PS: I should include that my wife is disabled. Stairs are a big problem for her, so when she wants to resume using her account from her iMac but do so from our bedroom, she would really like it if the bookmarks were always updated this way.

 

She prefers to use Chrome so if she gets messages from family overseas, they are translated into English automatically.

iCloud, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Both computers are Intel iMacs
  • Mike Osborn Level 4 Level 4 (1,205 points)

    A quick Google search revealed an app that might do what you're looking for.

     

    Here's a link:

     

    http://www.sheepsystems.com/products/bkmx/

  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,130 points)

    iCloud is for Apple's devices and products. Not sure why you would presume that it would allow Google, a powerhouse of its own, to synch through Apple's own network.

     

    Google has easy bookmark syncing between different Chromes. You can even use an extension like Xmark that syncs bookmarks between Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

     

    Googling this would have answered your question, since this Support Community is for the iMac hardware and not for Google products.

  • Mike Osborn Level 4 Level 4 (1,205 points)

    You're welcome.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,680 points)

    Apple and MicroSoft rule your choices in exactly the same way. They offer products for sale and you buy or you don't. You don't design or get to pick which products they offer, you choose between them. Just like cars, aeroplanes and cookers. Don't read too much into this. It's not about your rights.

     

     

    As far as I'm concerned, since I paid for the computer I certainly insist and demand on being able to do what I want with it within the limits of law and be limited by no one else's decisions regarding software.

     

    Absolutely. And you are. You can do anything you want with it and are not limited in any way. You're free to use any software or service that you like.

     

    But that's not the same as saying you get to demand what services are offered to you. Apple - or Google, or MicroSoft or anybody else - make their products as they think fit. If they meet your needs then by all means use them. If they don't, then use some other one, develop your own or find some other solution.

     

    But you don't get to insist and demand what those products are, or the services that they provide. This is the same with every product. You don't get to demand that your food processor should also be a cooker. You don't get to demand that Apple provice syncing services for Google products. You don't get to demand the opposite. You get to choose which syncing service you prefer. Or to use none. Or find some other solution.

  • ssls6 Level 4 Level 4 (2,415 points)

    Chrome stores your bookmarks in it's own cloud services.  If you have a google account, then look at the google settings.  Reinstalling chrome and logging in will refresh the favorites.

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,255 points)

    But I certainly don't like being corralled into a monolithic software system, no matter how cute it is.

     

    Then you will need to start writing your own software.  All these companies are creating separate ecosystems.

     

    The whole point of these ecosystems is to provide you with a certain amount of flexibility and convenience but make it difficult to change or breakout.  Apple does this, and so does their competition.

  • knubbel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    http://xmarks.com/

    works perfectly for me!

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