iSync Bookmarks

by Scot Hacker

Related link: http://birdhouse.org/blog/archives/000810.php



What the... ?

Why has iSync got its fingers in Safari's bookmarks? Don't see any evidence of them on my iDisk, iPod, or in iCal. Theories?

6 Comments

tpherndon
2003-04-23 14:13:34
.mac fun
The prevailing theory (read: blatant rumor) is that you will be able to sync your bookmarks amongst multiple computers in the not-so-distant future, likely over one's .mac account, and this phenomenon is a precursor to that ability.
anonymous2
2003-04-23 19:05:55
.mac fun
I put in a feature request for just that very thing.


I have more than one Mac and it would be nice to sync my bookmarks like I sync my contacts and calendar.


Good to see that the hooks are there, at least.

anonymous2
2003-04-24 09:35:20
What would be even better...
I store all of my bookmarks on yahoo and access them via the Yahoo companion toolbar on my pc's internet browser (at work and at home). Unfortunately, i can't do the same on my mac...I can only access my bookmarks on yahoo via web pages. Why don't we just store our bookmarks on a .mac server and have a feature that allows safari to just point to those bookmarks no matter how many computers you use and where.
anonymous2
2003-04-24 23:44:55
.mac fun
This already kind of works using their "Backup" software and .mac


Just backup your bookmarks to .mac from 1 mac and restore them on all the others. Not quite syncing but is useful for standardizing your bookmarks accross multiple computers.


Steve

tpherndon
2003-04-25 10:05:06
What would be even better...
Because then I'm forced to subscribe to .mac, when I'd rather be able to host my own using WebDAV, et al. -- since I don't need the email account or the file storage space. All I really want is to be able to use iCal, iSync, iDontKnowWhatsNext with my own server, and not be forced to use .mac. After all, I already paid for my server...


Unless, of course, I can *specify* where the bookmarks are stored. Currently, though, iSync does not (to my knowledge) work with anything other than .mac using a proprietary format. iSync does not yet use SyncML, IIRC. Can someone verify that, as it has been a while since I've looked? Even so, I haven't seen any software updates for iSync in *quite* a while now.

anonymous2
2003-06-02 11:23:10
What would be even better...
SyncML is exactly what iSync uses (at least with the phones that it supports)