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End of the Road for XMarks

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End of the Road for XMarks

Received an email today to say that XMarks (formerly Foxmarks) is finishing in January 2011.
Sad news indeed - have been a happy user of this for quite a long time.
HERE and HERE are links to the relevant blog/information for anyone who is interested.    Sad
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Steve
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Re: End of the Road for XMarks

I was going to post this but I figured everyone already knew, Having skimmed the surface as to why.. am I right In thinking Its because they cant make money out of this?
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Re: End of the Road for XMarks

Well, possibly a lot of folk will know but then there will always be some that don't so worth mentioning anyway.
While I am on about bookmarks, I have a query which I hope that someone can explain:
From time to time I take a copy of my bookmarks via Organize Bookmarks > Export. 
I did this the other day and saved them in Documents (W7) but the icon is just the plain rectangle one that looks like a page with the corner turned over and has no FF graphic on it.
I do this in Vista and it is OK.  The backup does work in W7 but I would prefer the picture on it for clarity.  Please can anyone say what is going on here?  Huh
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Re: End of the Road for XMarks

Well it's not only a windows product Wink

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Re: End of the Road for XMarks

Well, I have just started to use it.... t (that`s why it`s going to stop !)... Undecided
Ok... so they decide they aren`t going to provide this service (free).... are there any alternatives? (FREE)...?
 
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Re: End of the Road for XMarks

Yes Shutter see here...https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10868/
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OK... thanks Steve... got it... !  Wink
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Quote from: Steve
<snip> am I right In thinking Its because they cant make money out of this?

AIUI they have never asked for any money from users.
I believe they have in excess of two million users, if everyone of then coughed up $5.00 then Xmarks would have enough finance to run for five years at current levels.
I have read today that they (Xmarks) are apparently surprised by the reaction and may now offer a paid version.
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Interesting that Oddball thankyou, It does seem that Xmarks gets the thumbs up more than Firefox sync.
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from the blog:
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UPDATE: We’ve set up a Pledgebank page where you can sign up if you’re willing to pay at least $10 a year for Xmarks. No credit card is required, but please only pledge if you are genuinely willing and able to pay:

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Interesting that Oddball thankyou, It does seem that Xmarks gets the thumbs up more than Firefox sync.

I got my email this morning from them..... about shutting down the operation..... and as far as I am concerned... Firefox sync is 100% better than  NO Xmarks.... so  ... thumbs down to Xmarks. ! Cheesy
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I'd be happy to pay $10 for it to as I can't get firefox on a few of my devices but I can get xmarks.

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