Yes, the 1st of May has passed. Xmarks is no longer available. If you want to export your bookmarks, you’re probably too late. This is the screenshot we got when we tried to verify the information in this article:
So, we’re very sorry, but Xmarks is no longer available anymore. We hope you haven’t lost any valuable data, and that you’ve made a backup of your bookmarks!
What follows is an excerpt of our guide to export data from your Xmarks account, to save it for posterity. After all, it was a great service, once.
How to export your Xmarks bookmarks
- Open Xmarks (go to my.xmarks.com) and make sure you are signed in;
- From the Tools menu select Export Bookmarks to HTML;
- Choose where you want to save the HTML file.
What to do with the Xmarks HTML export file?
Once you have exported your bookmarks, you see a plain HTML file containing all of your bookmarks. This file can be opened directly in your browser and you will get a rudimentary list of all your bookmarks. So that is sort of the backup plan. But there are better ways to use this export file.
Almost all browsers and bookmark managers support the HTML format for importing bookmarks. So if you like to move your bookmarks to some other tool, all you would have to do is to find the import option of your new app. Usually, this reads something like Import bookmarks.
These are some of the tools I would recommend you to try:
- 15 alternatives to replace Xmarks
- Meet start.me: our favorite Xmarks Alternative
- Raindrop.io is a visually appealing Xmarks alternative
- Atavi service for storing bookmarks in the cloud
- Pinboard is fast but boring
- Bookmark Ninja isn’t free
- Toby, another browser extension to replace Xmarks
- List of Xmarks alternatives…