On Wednesday, I ragged on Google for four of its good-to-terrible services that all could be better.
Today I want to play fair and congratulate Google on one service that is
so handy and useful,
it has saved me time nearly every day:
Google Browser Sync
Browser Sync's Firefox toolbar button
This handy Firefox plugin stores my browser bookmarks on a Google server,
and then synchronizes the bookmarks to all of the four-to-six computers I use each week.
If I save a bookmark while surfing at home,
it's there on my work computer the next morning.
I don't have to visit any special website or store my bookmarks on a
"social networking" site like with the del.icio.us Firefox
I let Firefox manage my bookmarks,
and let Google Browser Sync synchronize them between all my computers.
I have to say,
I really like this service from Google.
I don't have to do anything but occasionally re-confirm my Google password
when Firefox launches.
It just works.
Browser Sync also can synchronize Firefox's browser history,
and saved passwords.
I don't use these services out of my general caution for leaking passwords and other
sensitive information if Google's servers are ever hacked,
but I can see perhaps one day using the cookie sync out of convenience.
Thank you, Google.
With Browser Sync,
you did good.