LastPass Acquires Xmarks!

In our efforts to bring you expanded, go-anywhere access to your data, we’re excited to announce that LastPass has acquired Xmarks! It’s a great opportunity that not only ensures the survival of the Xmarks add-on, but will also enhance our mission to provide the best data-syncing tools out there.

Xmarks, formerly known as Foxmarks, provides the world’s leading browser add-on for cross-browser bookmark sync that has successfully grown to over 4.5 million users syncing more than 1 billion bookmarks across 5 million computers. Xmarks has become an integral part of the browsing experience for millions of users, and you can rest assured that we will continue to expand the service in the coming months.

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.

We believe the acquisition will prove to be a success because of the common mission shared by LastPass and Xmarks. Xmarks complements LastPass’ vision of secure, universal access to the information that gives you entry to your digital life. As the ultimate cross-browser, cross-platform team, Xmarks and LastPass will work together to help more people simplify their digital lives and access their data from anywhere, at any time.

We’re excited to welcome Xmarks to the LastPass family, and hope you will support both of these great services through your business and your Premium subscription. For more information, please check out the FAQs.

The LastPass & Xmarks Teams

241 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    very useful and safe

  • Anonymous says:

    I’d definitly love to see a BYOS-edition, or at least the option to use your own server for syncing…

  • Vgoto says:

    LastPass really never disappointed me. Even Xmarks himself, made some buggies in the last versions and didn’t remember my passes every time, but LastPass extension works fine every time.

    Only with two sites I’ve discovered that LastPass do not recognise autofill option every time. When I log in the pop-up window on the imageshack.us LastPass do not offer autofill, and on the Windows Live login page do not offer and do not remember my login.

    Precious extension, and thanks so much.

  • Anonymous says:

    I just hope you dont ruin it, xmarks (I was using it when it was still foxmarks) is the only bookmarks app I’ve even been able to find good, and I loved when they switch to xmarks, becuase then i can synch firefox and chrome!

  • Byron says:

    muchísimas gracias por salvar xmarks, hacían un buen trabajo, y seguramente ustedes también continuaran haciéndolo, gracias nuevamente por permitirme seguir utilizando esta herramienta tan necesaria para mi. javier vega.

  • Fleetwood says:

    Please add a Windows 7 Phone app and I will get the $20 per year premium subscription.