Web browser bookmarks are important to me. I use them every day for my professional GIS work. I need fast access to ArcGIS and Python resources on the web. I need to get back to training and tutorials. I need to flip back and forth between web sites, Gmail, and calendar.
I put time and effort into managing and updating web browser bookmarks. And I need to access them on my laptop, my office workstation, and my Android phone.
Chrome gives me web bookmarks on my laptop and workstation — effortlessly.
Some of my co-workers resist the Chrome login idea. They don’t want Google tracking their every web move.
But Chrome with login gives me updated bookmarks on both my laptop and workstation – or any other computer where I choose to log in to my Google account. But not on my Google/Android phone.
The Android browser is crappy. No bookmarks management at all. There is no Chrome-like browser for Android mobile. At least not the OS running on my DroidX — Andoid 2.4.3. There is hope at Android 4.0, which offers Chrome-to-Phone Beta and other Chrome toys. (If I’m wrong, please leave a comment.)
Firefox — Manually import Chrome bookmarks to get them onto my phone.
Not without a cost. I have to a weekly export-import from Chrome to Firefox to keep all this up to date.
Why don’t I use IE?
Because IE mixes together web bookmarks and desktop “favorites”. And that screws up everything.
Is there a better way?