Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Xmarks acquired by LastPass

Some notes under "Support" at the XmarksForChrome page:

Xmarks 1.0.3 [released 1/16/2011]
- Some users saw an error in Compare in their bookmark syncing with 1.0.1, we believe this to be resolved in 1.0.3.
Xmarks 1.0.1 [released 1/16/2011]
- Xmarks is under new management -- LastPass acquires Xmarks
- LastPass' password sync is now preferred LastPass Password Manager
- If download of profile fails, revert to previous profile.
- A number of missing labels on radio dialogs fixed.
- Invalid username/password error is now properly shown instead of a generic error message.

Looks like Xmarks itself will still be free to use in Linux.  I have no use for a web-based password manager, so LastPass Password Manager is out of the question.

From the announcement about the acquisition:

Xmarks is transitioning to a "freemium" business model, the same model that allowed us to grow into a thriving, profitable business. The browser add-on and the vast majority of what users have enjoyed will remain free. Users can then opt to purchase Xmarks Premium for $12 per year, which includes new enhanced features like Android and iPhone mobile phone apps, priority support, and more. The Xmarks and LastPass Premium offerings are also available bundled together at a reduced subscription rate of $20 per year. For current LastPass Premium users, this means you can upgrade today for only $8 more per year.

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