Weave Sync 1.0 Ready for the Spotlight
Article by George Norman
On 29 Jan 2010
Earlier this month the Weave Sync team were announcing that Weave Sync, the add-on that encrypts and securely syncs your Firefox experience across browsers, was getting ready for the spotlight – and by spotlight I mean the add-on would soon be released as a final, stable version. That is precisely what has happened this week. Weave Sync has reached version 1.0 in its development process.

“We’re pleased to announce that the Weave Sync add-on for Firefox is now generally available to seamlessly bridge your desktop and mobile Firefox experiences,” announced Ragavan Srinivasan, on behalf of the Weave team. “Using this free browser add-on from Mozilla Labs, you can securely access all of your personal data across all of your supported devices, making your Web experience instantly more personal and useful.”

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Using Weave Sync is a pretty straightforward process. You need only download the add-on (check the link at the bottom), set up a profile (which is incredibly simple and fast), and play with the add-ons settings a bit (if you want to). Please note that you will need to install the add-on an all the devices you use Firefox on – your work computer, you home computer, and so on.

With Weave Sync you can keep your bookmarks, saved passwords, preferences, browsing history and open browser tabs in sync. For example if you bookmarked a webpage while using Firefox on your work computer, that bookmark will be added to the bookmarks list on your home computer.

Keep in mind that this is only version 1.0. For the time being Weave will keep only your bookmarks, saved passwords, preferences, browsing history and open browser tabs in sync. But in the future Weave will be able to sync your browser add-ons, search plugins and other customizations. As Ragavan Srinivasan explained, Weave will eventually be able to sync “everything that makes your Firefox and Web experience personal.”

The Weave Sync add-on is available for download here.
The Weave Sync official webpage can be visited by clicking
here.









Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, Weave Sync
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