HOWTO: Import your internet bookmarks to your Android Device

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Importing your bookmarks from your PC to Android has never really crossed my mind before. I spend most of my time sitting right here writing articles for you guys, so all my bookmarks are always on hand. If I were to import my bookmarks to my device, they would probably crash my phone. That doesn’t mean there aren’t many of you out there that could really use your bookmarks.

There are many ways to import them, some are easier than others. This will walk you through just one of the many methods available. This guide will walk you through exporting your bookmarks from you PC and transfering them to your Android device. This method only works with the default web browser. If you are using any number of the browsers that can be located in the market, there are other methods available.

The first thing you will want to do is head into the Android market and snag an app called MyBookmarks. Get that application installed to your device. Next you will want to go to your browser on your PC. Mine happens to be Chrome. I will explain the process using Chrome, if you use a different browser do a search for “how to export bookmarks from” Firefox, IE or whatever. In chrome you will want to head up to the top right and click on the wrench. Select ‘bookmarks’ and then select ‘Bookmark manager’. Click the Organize menu in the manager and then select ‘Export bookmarks to HTML file’. Then save the file to your desktop or any folder that you have easy access to.

Now that you have a viable HTML file loaded full of your bookmarks, we need to get them transferred to your device. You will want to direct your PC browser to http://www.rerware.com/MyBookmarks/. Once that page is on your screen you will want to open the MyBookmarks app on your device. They will provide you with a really long ID number that you will need to input into the web page. You will choose the HTML file first, then enter the ID. Next click “Send my Bookmarks”. On your device you will tap “Import your bookmarks from RerWare.com.

That is it. It may seem like a lot of work jut to import some bookmarks, but it is really only a few clicks that should take no more then a few minutes of your day.

One word of mention, importing your bookmarks in this fashion won’t keep any folders that you might have set up. Some rearranging might be necessary after you have imported them.

About the Author

Stormy Beach
I am the proud father of three, 3, 9, and 12. I recently upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Sony Xperia Z. Having so many kids warranted a change of pace. Let me tell you, it is mind blowing. I love Android, I love tech and I love my family. Not in that order though. I work hard, play even harder and take care of all that are around me when I can.

  • Anonymous

    Try ChromeMarks https://market.android.com/details?id=com.h.chromemarks.lite

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    Or… if you prefer to use Google Bookmarks, both Chrome and Firefox have Add-ons or extensions that sync to them, and Android has a great free app called GoMarks. All free, all synchronized, all the time.

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    THANKS. how do I see them on my phone now. it says they were downloaded but i don’t see anything.

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    Watch out for the ID 00000000 as your bookmarks will go into the ether and you
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    The app shows my device ID all zeros and of course it doesn’t work with these zeros. Is there anything I can do? (My device is Samsung Galaxy mini tablet 8.0)
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