Weave Sync Gets Official, Renamed Firefox Sync

Ryan Whitwam

Mozilla has been working on the Weave browser sync plug-in for a while now, but they've announced that Weave has "graduated" from Mozilla Labs . The new Plug-in will be renamed Firefox Sync. Firefox sync will allow users to sync bookmarks, history, preferences, tabs, and passwords across multiple instances of Firefox. The feature will be included in an upcoming release of the popular browser. We imagine it will make the scene in Firefox 4.0.

The setup process in Firefox sync has been greatly streamlined since Weave first debuted. Mozilla has added more tolls to help users manage what content is synced, and to which computers. Weave has also been available to users of the mobile browser Fennec. Presumably, these changes will roll out to the mobile plug-in as well.

The idea of having an integrated syncing utility is a desirable one. The Chrome browser currently includes some syncing features, but Firefox Sync seems to be a more full-featured solution. Do the Firefox users out there use third-party plug-ins for syncing? Will you switch to Firefox Sync?

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