There are many perks of having an Android smartphone or Tablet and one of such, is being able to carry your business with you where ever you go.
For instance, you can export Chrome bookmarks on Android even if the last device you used is a computer.
The ability to do so can be attributed to Google’s ownership of the operating system and the web browser Chrome.
Thus, by linking your Gmail account to Chrome, your browser’s history, bookmarks, etc, can be accessed from any other device which that email has been logged into.
You can conveniently be away from your office without putting your work at risk because these data can be taken just about anywhere and that includes vacation.
Let’s take a quick look.
How to Transfer Bookmarks from One Chrome Account to Another
There are several ways on how to transfer bookmarks from one chrome account to another and we’ll be outlining some of these. They involve using:
- Gmail Account
- HTML file
- Free apps
1. Gmail Account:
Did you know that you can also use your Gmail account to access your Chrome bookmarks? because it is possible.
You’ll be able to export bookmarks and passwords to any device and browser such as Firefox, Safari, etc. just with the use of the same identity.
Here’s how to go about it:
- From your PC or Mac sign into Chrome using your Gmail address
- At the righthand side of the address bar, click on the dotted icon
- Navigate to the browser’s settings
- Click on ‘Turn on sync’ to connect your bookmarks to the Gmail account
- Next, launch the Chrome browser on a smartphone or tablet
- Sign into the browser using the same email address
- Your bookmarks, as well as passwords, would’ve been automatically imported to it.
2. HTML File:
You can move your Chrome Bookmarks as an HTML file to another browser by doing the following:
- Goto https://www.google.com/bookmarks/
- Scroll to the bottom-left corner of the page and click on ‘Export Bookmarks’
- Save the HTML file to a location
- You can then upload this file in another browser or device.
3. Free Apps:
1. ChromeMarks Lite:
ChromeMarks Lite is a free application that will determine the Android chrome bookmarks location and then help you to move them without the use of any extension.
In this case, you will have to export your Chrome bookmarks which ensures that you no longer have to go online before you can access it.
This is because the bookmarks are stored on your device or Tablet.
However, the best way this application can work out is by signing into your computer and ensuring that you have enabled the option to sync, and ‘bookmarks’ are a part of your selected preferences which should be synced.
The final step is to download and install the app on your phone and then connect your Google account.
Finally, click on ‘sync’ which will help to import the bookmarks that are on chrome.
There’s also a paid version of this app that comes with the advantage of enabling you to edit and export bookmarks as you may want.
PhoneMarks also allows you to share bookmarks on Chrome to Android phone or Tablet.
However, you will have to download and install the extension from Chrome’s web store.
Upon installation, use it to export bookmarks to your phone which can be attributed to the extension’s capability of being able to sync file between a computer and Android using GoogleDocs.
There’s a level of limitation on the free version of the app since it only supports exporting bookmarks.
The paid version takes it one step further to give you complete synchronization.
If you’ve discovered how to export Android Chrome bookmarks to HTML, then there’s an app that can enable you to access those bookmarks and it is MyBookmarks.
The latter is an app that allows you to upload the HTML file using RerWire website.
After upload, you can use MyBookmarks application on your phone to import the bookmarks to your device.
A disadvantage of using this app is that it does not present bookmarks that have been stored in folders in the same manner, rather, they are offered in alphabetical order.
The disadvantage is the time and effort it will take you to locate a bookmark and other ones that are associated with it.
How to Export Bookmarks from Internet Explorer to Chrome
A similar method used on Chrome is applicable with how to export bookmarks from internet explorer to chrome. Here’s what you should know:
It is possible to move the bookmarks of favorite websites and settings of another browser such as Safari, IE, etc to Chrome and also export from Chrome to these browsers.
The settings you have moved will include the following:
- Saved passwords
- Browsing history
- Default homepage
- Default search engines
In order to import bookmarks to Chrome from Firefox. Safari, or Internet Explorer as well as an HTML file, do the following:
To import bookmarks from most browsers, like Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari:
- Launch the Chrome Browser on your computer
- Click on the dotted ‘More’ button at the top right corner
- Click on ‘Bookmarks’
- Select ‘Import Bookmarks and Settings’
- Choose the browser of your choice
- Check or uncheck items you want to move or leave as it is
- Click on ‘Import’
- Select ‘Done’
Now, you too can conveniently export Chrome bookmarks and password to Android and also export chrome mobile bookmarks another device whether it is using the Firefox, Safari, or Internet explorer browser.
The steps involved in each case are quite simple and do not take much time and great expertise before they can be implemented.
That being the case, you can help yourself and others with it especially if they have been struggling to sync their bookmarks and passwords across multiple devices.
Another advantage here is the convenience of working from any device without having to be limited to just one since your major operations are carried out on it.
Nonetheless, if you encountered problems while going through each of these methods, please draw our attention or refer to the YouTube video below:
Written by – Sunny slim Idiah