You probably heard that LastPass will discontinue Xmarks. Since the servers will go offline as soon as May 1st, this leaves you little time to look for an alternative. However, this won’t be the end: I compiled a list of 15 alternatives to Xmarks that you can use to replace your favorite bookmark sync tool.
The best 6 Xmarks alternatives
First of all, to help you decide, I wrote reviews on the 6 best Xmarks replacements. I listed all of them, linking to their in-depth reviews.
My favorite bookmarking tool is start.me. start.me is a powerful and visual bookmark manager that opens on your new tab page. This way you’ll always have quick access to your favorite sites.
Raindrop is a nice bookmarking service for all platforms and browsers. With it, you can save your bookmarks into folders (aka Groups). As a result, you can access your information from any location.
Atavi is a free bookmark manager. It allows you to bookmark the websites you need, group them the way you want and sync the bookmarks with any device: PC, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.
Pinboard is a social bookmarking website developed and run by Maciej Cegłowski. It is a fast, no-nonsense bookmarking site for people who value privacy and speed.
- Bookmark Ninja
Bookmark Ninja is a clean, powerful bookmark manager. Bookmarks are stored on a visual dashboard and can be organized by Tabs and Categories.
Toby is the new-kid on the block. It’s a browser extension that helps you organize your tabs on every new page. Toby is available on Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.
And 9 more Xmark replacements for you to try
Secondly, there are various less wonderful Xmarks alternatives around. I have looked at many of them. After that, I’ve decided several were worth mentioning, even though they weren’t as good as the 6 I listed above. At some point, I will provide in-depth reviews. For now, just short mentions.
Sync your bookmarks across all platforms
Password manager with integrated bookmark manager support
A dashboard for your links
A versatile and powerful bookmark manager app.
Another web-based bookmark manager
Save interesting pages so you can read them later
Collect anything from the Internet and easily rediscover it later
Organize, curate and share bookmarks
In short, it’s clear that syncing bookmarks for free between Chrome and Firefox is dead in the water. Once upon a time, Xmarks got downloaded no less than 150.000 times a week! But nobody wanted to pay a dime to keep them afloat. It’s a shame, really.
Still, if there’s anything I hope to accomplish here, it’s to prove to you, that are a lot of options out there. Many of them free, or free to try. Some of them wonderful and useful for everyday use. For example, start.me or Raindrop.io.
Why don’t you try your luck? And please let me know what you think: if there’s anything I really like, it’s a discussion about things that matter in life. Even if it’s just a small thing, like a bookmark manager or bookmark sync service.