I have been using the Xmarks service for years, even before when it was still Foxmarks. It has been a steady, reliable browser companion, and I now cannot imagine an Internet life without it. Imagine my grief when I found out that Xmarks is shutting down their service on January 2011. I searched frantically for a viable alternative this early, and much to my dismay, I found none. That didn’t surprise me too much, though. If there was a better service, I would have been using it by now. Nothing comes close to the free service that Xmarks has been providing for a while.
I know millions of browser users worldwide install the Xmarks add-on on their computers. 22,129,136 downloads at the time of typing, in fact. So I had a glimpse of hope that the people behind Xmarks would change their mind and/or find a more desirable solution to the problem than just plain cutting the wonderful service off. I swore if they offered users to continue the service for a fee, I would gladly fork over the required amount just to have the service stay. And my prayers have been answered.
Xmarks is currently collecting pledges to support the service and I have already signed up. Chances are, you an Xmarks user too, and wouldn’t it be great if we get to keep using the #1 bookmarking add-on in the entire universe even if we have to pay a small amount annually to keep using it? Just think: we pay a lot more for other services that we rarely use, why not contribute to something that you benefit from every single time you sit in front of your computer? So please help Xmarks alive by submitting your pledge over at PledgeBank. How? Just click on the image below!