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Apple Adds iCloud Bookmark Syncing to Chrome and Firefox on Windows

ICloud Windows Control Panel

One of the nice features of Safari on Mac and iOS is how your bookmarks can stay in sync between your devices, with no plugin required. The one flaw in that setup was that there was no way to sync your Safari bookmarks to any other browser on Windows aside from Internet Explorer. If you wanted a universal bookmark experience, you had to use another browser with cross platform sync support, such as Chrome, on all of your devices. That has now changed. One piece of news almost lost amid the hoopla with iOS 7 and the new iPhones, is that Apple has added Chrome and Firefox to the list of browsers that support iCloud bookmark sync on Windows.

To get this working, you need to install the iCloud Control Panel on your Windows PC, which also supports syncing of your Apple Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks with Outlook, as well as imports your Photo Stream to your PC. From that control panel, click the box next to “Bookmarks,” and then select which browsers to sync. When you select Chrome and Firefox, you’ll be presented with a link to download an extension for each browser.

My experience was seamless, other than having to wait for Firefox to update itself to the latest version. Once the extensions were installed, my bookmarks appeared.

Apple brings iCloud bookmark syncing for Chrome and Firefox to Windows PCs | Apple Insider