Yesterday I started up Firefox, got told there was an Xmarks update so I ran it. Once it installed, up pops a page on Xmarks.com with some bad news. There closing the doors, switching off the server’s and closing the service.
The blog goes on to basically say that they have explored every avenue to try and make the add-on make some money. Yet they can’t due to there being so many other good free add-ons that do the same.
At the same time there is not one that has such good cross browser compatibility and is more importantly as fantastic as Xmarks.
The password and bookmark sync is brilliant, I use it across my five different machines (one Mac, two laptops and two desktops) using all different browsers. It has also saved my life on various occasions when hard drives have died, without it I would have lost all my links that I have built up through 8 years of working in IT.
However, I and many other people commenting on the shutdown of xmarks have said that we would be more than willing to pay a yearly fee to keep the service going. Fingers crossed something will happen!