Apple now lets Windows users sync mobile Safari bookmarks with Chrome and Firefox

The launch of iOS 7 got a ton of attention from the Apple faithful on Wednesday, but the company also managed to sneak in a software product update made for its Windows users as well. The new iCloud Control Panel 3.0 for Windows now adds support for two very popular web browsers, Chrome and Firefox.

The new version of the iCloud Control Panel can now sync any bookmarks that iOS users have on their mobile Safari browser to a Windows PC that have Chrome and/or Firefox installed. In order for this new feature to work, users must also download iCloud Bookmark plug-ins for Chrome and Firefox.The bookmark syncing features was already available for Internet Explorer users but this new addition shows that Apple knows there is more than one popular web browser out there for Windows users.

The 3.0 version of iCloud Control Panel for Windows still lets users sync up their mail, contacts and calendars from their iOS devices to their Windows PCs. It's a nice little program for the many people who have a Windows desktop or laptop but might also own an iPhone or iPad on the side.

Source: Apple via Apple Insider | Image via Apple

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Hmm. I'm at work atm, so I can't see for myself, but will this sync my desktop TO my iphone? Currently, my Chrome links are set just the way I like them. I can't tell from the article which way the syncing goes...

Neobond said,
I want a "sort comments on IQ" feature. *emails devs*

Better update to a 64-bit platform if you want to hold my IQ.

WhiteSnow

Spicoli said,
Someone told me they actually had to pay for this update. I just laughed. Apple never sees a dollar they won't grab.

Who did they have to pay?

Neobond said,
I want a "sort comments on IQ" feature. *emails devs*

Neowin really needs a check box that must be checked before posting that says something like, "I have affirmed that I have used the Internet to researched what my friends have told me, and I can provide sources if needed."

It would help filter out troll posts like above.

Spicoli said,
Someone told me they actually had to pay for this update. I just laughed. Apple never sees a dollar they won't grab.

Well, when someone pays for a free update, and another person believes it without checking before posting, one shouldn't be surprised that one's IQ is in question.