If you’ve got Google Chrome on your desktop and Google Android on your phone, you might be thinking… why can’t I use the same bookmarks in both places? Here’s how to sync your bookmarks between computers and also to your Android phone.
This article was written by Mitch Bartlett from Technipages.com, where he covers lots of tips for mobile phones.
Sync Chrome Bookmarks between computers
In Google Chrome, select the wrench in the upper left corner and choose “Options”.
Select “Personal Stuff” from the Options pane, then click “Set up sync…”
On the Data Types screen, check “Bookmarks”. Check any other data you would like to sync with your account, then click OK.
Your bookmarks are now synced with your Google account. You can perform these same steps on any other PC you wish to sync your bookmarks with.
Sync bookmarks with Android
Now that your bookmarks are synced over to your Google account, you can sync them with an Android device via a third-party app called ChromeMarks. Download and install ChromeMarks from the Android Market, and then open ChromeMarks and select the “Sync” option.
Your bookmarks will now be available in the ChromeMarks app. Selecting one will open the link in your default browser.
If you want to sync bookmarks between the stock Android Browser app and Chrome on your computer, the feature is available in the paid version of ChromeMarks. It will have sync options under Menu > Settings > Local Bookmarks.
Now you you’ll have your Chrome bookmarks available to you from any computer as well as on your Android device.
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- Published 05/24/11