ie foxmarks-1.pngFoxmarks has rightfully become an outrageously popular Firefox extension. I love it because I’m able to sync/backup my bookmarks with multiple computers. What makes it really nice, however, is that it integrates right into Firefox’s bookmark system. That essentially means you won’t even have to think about the extension once you’ve got it setup.




Just last week the Foxmarks team introduced a profile synchronization feature so that you could control which bookmarks get synced with each individual computer. Once they got that out of the way they began working on their next project, which happens to be Internet Explorer support.

They are currently accepting Alpha/Beta tester registrations for those of you who feel brave enough to run a pre-release version, but there are some caveats. For starters it doesn’t work with Internet Explorer 8 Beta, and it has troubles remembering the order of your bookmarks due to the way IE handles the reordering. They are currently looking for some IE experts that can help them work around the problems.

If you have User Account Control (UAC) enabled under Vista then you might run into some additional problems. This stems from the fact that Internet Explorer runs in a protected mode when UAC is enabled, and prevents things such as Foxmarks from accessing necessary information on your PC.

As of right now other advanced features like profile support and synchronizing with your own servers aren’t even available. Taking all of this into consideration it’s probably not a good idea to jump on the “Foxmarks for IE” bandwagon quite yet. That being said I’m sure there are a lot of you who are excited for this to reach the final form, because there will finally be a good solution to sync your bookmarks between the two browsers.

Sign-up for the Foxmarks IE Alpha/Beta Program