If you didn’t know already about Firefox’s “Sync” then you really are missing out on a great thing. Firefox’s Sync has been out (although it had some issues upon release) since Firefox Version 4. Sync allows you to access your history, bookmarks, tabs and passwords from any device, Desktop (All OS’s), and all mobile devices. To enable it just follow these simple steps:
- If you haven’t already, download the latest version of Firefox for desktop.
- Find Sync in the Preferences menu on your Mac or go to Options in the Firefox menu in Windows.
- Create a Sync account with an email address and password.
- Select Add a Device and follow the instructions.
If you have multiple devices you can understand why this is really an invaluable little feature. I can’t count how many times I wanted to pull up a
bookmarked porn scene from redtube and couldn’t find it website to show a friend or colleague and couldn’t find where I had found the source.
I’ve been using Sync since it’s initial release and although I’d say that it was spotty and not reliable upon launch, it was quickly corrected by it’s next update. Apple device users will be familiar with the feature if you have syncing enabled on your idevices, as the notes, calendar etc are automatically synced between each other.
If for some really odd reason your one of those individuals that has lived under a rock for the last 8 years, you can download firefox from the link below and start enjoying the browser that brought “tabbed browsing” to the world.