search cancel – Bookmarks At A Whole New Level

Xmarks.comXmarks is the iteration of the well known and already very successful Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer of the Foxmark company. It’s been a long time since the original product was launched, but now in their crusade to “turn web searches upside down” they decided to change their name for something that was a bit less Firefox centric.


The reason why they do this is because they want to tap in to the market of other browsers.

This free browser extension allows users to synchronize their bookmarks across multiple computers. Additionally, this tool allows for remote bookmark access when you’re away from your personal computer. The extension is currently fully operational on the Firefox platform; however progress is good towards introducing the extension to the Safari and Internet Explorer environments. Word has it that the people at Xmarks are well underway in negotiations with Google to bring their extension to the newly introduced Chrome. The website itself features an up-to-date blog so you can keep yourself informed about new versions, functions, and products. As an addition to this, the extension will show you on your Google search’s a little icon indicating how other people have bookmarked that result, thus saving you a lot of time by letting you go to more relevant sites each time you search. Also, it doesn’t just gives you Google-like relevance which is not bad but it gives you human generated relevance. Therefore results will always be very good. In Their Own Words

“Xmarks is a startup that goes beyond the Web 2.0 hype. The company is poised to turn search upside down by harnessing the collective intelligence of its users’ bookmarks to help find desired web sites much more easily. Founded by successful entrepreneur and angel investor Mitch Kapor and being developed by a top-notch engineering team led by Todd Agulnick, Foxmarks’ novel search approach goes leaps and bounds beyond simple page ranking and text indexing. By combining algorithmic search with community knowledge-sharing and the wisdom of crowds, Xmarks connects users with the sites that are most useful and relevant”

Why It Might Be A Killer

It takes all of your bookmarking complications away and it adds several functionalities at the same time.

Some Questions About

Will they be as successful introducing this extension to other browsers?

Author : Bill Webb

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