Firefox Weave becomes Sync in time for next release

Mozilla has moved its Weave Sync system out of the labs and into the browser.

Unveiled last year, Weave synchronises bookmarks, passwords and browsing history across multiple computers and other devices.

Weave will be renamed Firefox Sync and will show up in an “upoming major release”, according to Mozilla. In the meantime, it can be downloaded as an add-on.

Firefox isn’t the only browser to offer such features. Google’s latest version of Chrome also includes browser synchronisation, and shares themes and other settings, too.

Mozilla unveiled a few new features in version 1.3 of Firefox Sync, including 15 more languages, a simpler sign-up system and a single button to retrieve tabs that are open on another PC in your current browser.

Mozilla Labs developer Ragavan Srinivasan said the Firefox Sync project wasn’t over, however. “Even though this project has graduated, we are still looking for your feedback and involvement as we incorporate Sync into Firefox,” he said in a Mozilla Labs blog post.

Firefox Sync will hopefully soon be making its way to the iPhone, Srinivasan said. “The app is called ‘Firefox Home’, and it will give iPhone users instant access to their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks, and the set of tabs from their most recent browser session, in addition to having ‘Awesome Bar’ capability,” he said.

The app will be submitted to Apple for approval later this month.

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