Mozilla has released a new beta version of Firefox 4 which includes Firefox Sync and Panorama Tabs. The new features allow users to sync their settings and create tab sets.
Firefox 4 Beta 4 has been released for downloads. It adds two big features, namely Firefox Sync, which will allow you to access your bookmarks, history, awesome bar settings, passwords, form-fill data and open tabs across multiple computers and mobile devices. All of this information can also be accessed on your iPhone using the Firefox Home app.
Firefox 4 also has a new feature called Firefox Panorama earlier known as Tab Candy, which brings a new approach to tab management. Firefox Panorama makes it easy to organize information allowing you to create tab groups for different tabs and also allowing you to prioritize those tabs any way you want.
Firefox Panorama also allows you to quickly see an overview of al the tabs and to quickly locate and switch between tabs or groups of tabs. You can find more information about Firefox Panorama at this post or watch the embedded video below to see it in action.
There are several other features included in Firefox 4, you can read about them in the Firefox 4 Beta 1 review or browse all content related to Firefox 4. Find more information about Firefox 4 Beta 4 and download it for your OS from the official Mozilla blog.
Firefox Sync, the flagship browser syncing extension is now officially a part of the Firefox roadmap. It will be available in Firefox by default from the next major release and is available for use as an extension until then.
Firefox Sync, earlier knows as the Weave Sync has come out of the Mozilla Labs and has reached the version 1.3 now. The new version also has several changes, the major ones of those being one click access to all previously synced tabs, availability in multiple languages and a simple signup process.
However, this inclusion of Firefox Sync into Firefox imminent as the latest iPhone Home application is totally based on the Firefox Sync add-on and syncs with data fetched from it.
This is a nice feature and no wonder, it is going to attract some more users though, Firefox has once again been a follower in this race. Opera browser has a links feature which does a similar task and it has been present in Opera even before the inception of this idea for Firefox. It is time Mozilla takes us a stronghold on the innovation front and develops a never before feature. That would give people a reason to use Firefox now that it is no match for speed with other browsers.