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Google opens up the code for Browser Sync

After deciding to discontinue its Browser Sync, Google has decided to make the code open source to let developers continue hacking.

After deciding to discontinue its Browser Sync, Google has decided to make the code open source to let developers continue hacking.

Browser Sync is an extension for Firefox that regularly synchronises your settings like bookmarks, browsing history, cookies, saved passwords, tabs and open windows across your different computers and sessions.

A Google account is required to store this information. Passwords and cookies are automatically encrypted and the user has the option of encrypting the other information.

Google will continue to provide support for older versions of Browser Sync throughout 2008. There are a number of other Google tools available with similar functionality:

|> Mozilla Weave
|> Google Toolbar for Firefox
|> Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer

Google says it's hoping the released code will be used to develop something cool like support for Firefox 3 or porting the server to Google App Engine.

If you want to check out the code and learn how to use it visit http://code.google.com/p/browsersync/wiki/HackingBrowserSync.

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