Most people may not know who or what Xmarks is but anyone who spends a lot of time surfing the web, for business or pleasure, will know that Xmarks is considered to be one of the best bookmark synchronizer plugins for all the main browsers.
The company first first started out as Foxmarks but was relaunched in March 2009 it under the new name of Xmarks. It is a plugin that is highly recommended but it’s days are numbered according to a post on the official Xmarks blog.
As I write this, it’s a typical Sunday here at Xmarks. The synchronization service continues operating quietly, the servers chugging along syncing browser data for our 2 million users across their 5 million desktops. The day isn’t over yet, but we’re on track to add just under 3000 new accounts today.
Tomorrow, however, will hardly be anything but typical, for tomorrow one of our engineers will start a script that will email each of our users to notify them that we’ll be ceasing operations in around 90 days.
This post attempts to summarize the Xmarks story: how we got to be the most heavily used browser synchronization service in the world and yet still find ourselves pulling the plug.
Got to admit this has been a day of some pretty interesting news.