People no longer access the Internet from one browser or device. Most switch between devices in everyday life. Each browser has its own set of bookmarks If you create or delete a bookmark in one browser, the change will not show up in the others you are using.
This will work fine if you use the same browser on all of your devices. However, most people don’t. Firefox and Opera users, for example, want to view their favorite sites in multiple browsers and therefore want to be able to sync bookmarks across browsers across systems.
You can manually import or export bookmarks between browsers. However, this is time consuming, inefficient and requires constant updating. This article will describe several solutions to sync bookmarks and data on Windows when using Firefox and Opera.
Some browsers, including Firefox and Opera, have built-in options so you don’t need any third-party software or extensions to sync data and settings across all your devices.
How to set up Firefox Sync
If you don’t have a Firefox account yet, sign up. Then open Firefox on your computer. Then click on the hamburger menu button in the upper right corner> Options.
Sign in, add your credentials and then click Sync in the left navigation pane.
As you can see in the screenshot above, we are currently syncing bookmarks, addresses, open tabs, logins and passwords, add-ons and options.
If you want to delete a synced item, click Edit and uncheck what you don’t want to sync. To add a device, click Connect Another Device to sync it in Firefox.
Sync your Opera browser with its built-in widget
Log into Opera by going to Preferences (for PC) and Preferences (for Mac)> Browser Preferences.
Scroll down to the Synchronization section and click the Sign In button.
If you don’t have an Opera account yet, click the blue button that says “Create my account”. If you already have an account, please sign in.
Select what you want to sync and click “Start”.
Synchronization is enabled after logging in.
When you sign out of your Opera account, the data saved in your browser is not synced. To add a new bookmark or password to the synced data, you must be logged into your Opera account.
There are also third-party tools that can help you sync bookmarks and your data across your devices. We will discuss some of them below.
Atavi is a free web service that manages and syncs your bookmarks in the cloud. All you need is an internet connection to access your bookmarks from any browser or device.
With Atavi, you can use your bookmarks through their service and set Atavi as your home page. Add new bookmarks to your favorite pages through the control panel.
When you switch your home page to Atavi, it automatically opens when you launch your browser.
If you make changes, they sync immediately across all other devices and browsers. Each bookmark has its own thumbnail to make it easier to identify.
Sign up for a free account using your social media profile or email address. Atavi works in all major browsers including Firefox and Opera.
Syncing and using your bookmarks with Raindrop.io does not happen locally. You must access your data and bookmarks online from the Raindrop.io website.
Create a free account and install the Raindrop.io program as an extension or app. View and use your bookmarks from the Raindrop panel or from the toolbar icon.
Import your existing local bookmarks into your Raindrop.io account. Then install the program for other browsers like Firefox and Opera to view saved bookmarks in both.
Sort bookmarks by date, name and other criteria. To edit or delete a bookmark, right-click it. When you delete or change one bookmark in one browser, that change will automatically sync with other browsers as they are in the same interface.
Click the Raindrop icon to add a bookmark and select the folder where you want to save it. The basic bookmarking account is free.
However, you will need to upgrade to a Pro account for $ 3 / month ($ 28 / year) to:
- find and remove duplicate broken links and duplicate bookmarks.
- Store add collections of bookmarks to the cloud using services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
- Place your bookmark collections in subfolders.
Most people recognize RoboForm as a password manager. However, it is also a tool for syncing bookmarks. By capturing the built-in bookmarks of the local browser, RoboForm will automatically sync on any device or computer it is running on.
If you’re already using RoboForm to manage your passwords, let’s show you how it works to sync your bookmarks and data.
- Right-click the RoboForm icon and select Options.
- From the Options menu, choose Account & Data.
- Click Import. If you store bookmarks in folders and subfolders, be sure to check the “Sort imported data into subfolders” checkbox.
- Then click Import next to the browsers you want to import.
- Combine local bookmarks with these online bookmarks.
- Download local bookmarks to replace online versions.
- Download online versions to replace local bookmarks
- In Opera, go to Settings> Preferences> Browser.
- Click “Import Bookmarks” and Preferences in the default browser settings.
- Select the browser you want to import and click Import.
Since RoboForm works with any web browser, you will be able to see all your bookmarks and folders by clicking the RoboForm icon in the toolbar.
Right click any folder or bookmark to manage and edit it. Your bookmarks will now be synced across all devices and across all browsers.
Another tool for syncing bookmarks for browsers is EverSync. It is an extension for all major browsers including Firefox and Opera.
Start by creating an EverSync account to store your Internet bookmarks. Install browser extensions for Firefox and Opera. There are also apps for iOS, Android and Windows phones.
If using a browser extension, click the button to start syncing.
To view all your bookmarks, click the EverHelper Account button. Check for duplicates and empty folders.
You can also edit, save favorites, delete and mark sites as private. To manage everything with bookmark groups, create new folders.
EverSync is free to store up to 15,000 bookmarks. It will also keep automatic backups for two weeks. If you need unlimited numbers, unlimited bookmarks and archiving with server backups, you can upgrade to the Pro plan.
To sync your bookmarks and data, you can:
Automatically configure your sync settings to update every 30 minutes, or manually sync them at any time.
Your bookmarks are protected by Nimbus encryption.
Import Firefox bookmarks into Opera
You can import Firefox bookmarks and data into Opera from your desktop by following these steps:
Your imported bookmarks will be in a special folder called Imported Bookmarks. Move all your bookmarks into one folder so they are synced and accessible from any device in Opera.
Use one of the above methods to make your web browsing easier. Sync your bookmarks and data between browsers and devices with the right tools to find your favorite sites quickly and easily.