Browsing on the Google website for firefox tools, I saw this interesting extension for firefox which was released yesterday by Google.
Google Browser Sync is a firefox extension that will synchronize your firefox bookmarks, history, persistent cookies and save passwords accross the computers you use, it will allow you to open tabs and windows accross different machines and browser sessions.
This is particulalry useful if you use more than one computers, though you can put it to good use even when you use only a single computer or laptop. Also for those who use multiple computers at work and home this is definitely a boon as manual syncronization is just too painful.
This extension will only work with Firefox 1.5 and later.
By default, Google Browser Sync continuously synchronizes your bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, tabs, windows, and saved passwords across computers. You can choose to synchronize only some of these settings.
How safe is it?
When you use this extension, you will be asked to create a PIN during setup, this PIN is then used to encrypt all the information that is stored on the google servers.
The encryption is Asymmetric, so if you lose the PIN its as good as losing all the information.
If you lose your PIN you will have to start all over again, by removing the service from your Google account and recreating it again.
How to Use
To use Google Browser Sync, simply install and configure the extension on all computers for which you'd like your browser settings automatically kept in sync. Even if you only install Browser Sync on a single computer, you can use it to backup your browser settings and to restore your open tabs and windows across browser sessions.
Configuring your computers
After successfully downloading and installing the extension, then restarting your browser, you'll see a setup wizard. (Please note that you'll need a Google Account to complete the setup process; if you don't already have a Google Account, you can create one now.) The setup wizard will take you through a series of quick and easy steps. You'll need to choose which browser components you'd like to keep synchronized with your other computers (the standard install includes all possible components), and choose a PIN to protect your sensitive information.
Configuring your second computer is even easier. You only need to install the extension, log in with your Google Account username and password, and provide your PIN.
Google Browser Sync is completely automated. The settings you select at startup are automatically synchronized across each of the computers on which you install Browser Sync. You won't even need to log in every time you start the browser. You can change which browser components are being synced – or even stop the syncing process entirely – using the settings panel in the upper-right corner of the page. The settings panel also gives you access to your PIN.
Go to the Google Sync extension site to download this extension.