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Apple Releases Chrome and Firefox Extensions for Windows to Support iCloud Bookmark Syncing

As part of a new 3.0 update for iCloud Control Panel for Windows, Apple has created new browser plugins for both the Chrome and Firefox Windows apps. Using the plugins, Windows users can now sync their iOS Safari bookmarks with the Chrome and Firefox browsers. Previously, browser syncing was limited to Internet Explorer.

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iCloud keeps mail, contacts, and calendars up to date between your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Windows PC, and lets you share calendars and task lists.

iCloud also keeps your Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome bookmarks on Windows in sync with your Safari bookmarks on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.

With My Photo Stream, iCloud automatically downloads the photos you take with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your PC, — and any photos you add to My Photo Stream are automatically available on your other devices set up with iCloud.

You can also share photos and videos with just the people you choose, and invite friends to add their own photos, videos, and comments with iCloud Photo Sharing.

Note: To create an iCloud account you need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later, or a Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later. Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts, and calendars. The iCloud Bookmarks extension is required for syncing bookmarks with Firefox or Google Chrome.
iCloud Control Panel can be downloaded from Apple's website. The new Chrome and Firefox extensions can be downloaded from their respective websites.

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13 months ago
Dang, for some reason they only allow the Chrome extension to work on Windows. I wish it worked on Mac Chrome too because I use both browsers depending on what I am working on.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago
I still miss Safari for the PC.:(
Rating: 7 Votes
13 months ago
Yeah this got me excited for a second. Then I realized it's windows only. Why, Apple, why?
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago

Dang, for some reason they only allow the Chrome extension to work on Windows. I wish it worked on Mac Chrome too because I use both browsers depending on what I am working on.


Wait, what?

If you use Chrome on both Windows and Mac just use Chrome's built in bookmark syncing...
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago
Do they offer this for the Mac too?
Rating: 2 Votes
13 months ago

Apple Releases Chrome and Firefox Extensions for Windows to Support iCloud Bookmark Syncing

Welcome in the real world, Apple!
Rating: 2 Votes
13 months ago

Color me surprised!


Surprising indeed.... when Apple works on web browser extensions for non-Apple web browsers meant to operate on a non-Apple operating system (Windows).

But in the end I suppose Apple is thinking of the "bigger picture" here, which is to bolster the widespread use and cross-platform acceptance of iCloud.
Rating: 1 Votes
13 months ago

so Snow Leopard Macs can't make any use out of iCloud, but old Windows computers can


I think the number of Windows users using iOS5+ is likely far greater than the number of Mac users running 10.6.
Rating: 1 Votes
13 months ago
And yet no love or support for their own Snow Leopard... :-(
Rating: 1 Votes
13 months ago

Steve would never have allowed this.

Give it a rest...really not funny anymore.

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And yet no love or support for their own Snow Leopard... :-(


Why would there be? Snow Leopard is over 4 years old and no longer supported for anything except critical flaws.
Rating: 1 Votes

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