Sync extensions across devices


#1

Users who want to sync bookmarks across devices will also want to sync any extensions they have installed.

I have installed a number of extensions via the Chrome store, including a password manager, page zipper, Go Back With Backspace and IBA optout. These hugely assist workflow by speeding up login, reducing ‘next page’ clicks etc. It would be a major irritation to me to have to install these on multiple devices, or remember to add a new one, when it could be achieved via automatic sync.

New users may be prepared to install the extensions once in order to judge the ‘before’ and ‘after’ experience. However, even if they prefer Brave, they may stick with the old browser as the advantage of automatic extension syncing is significant.


Brave is not importing settings and extensions from Chrome — deinstalled
#2

Agreed! This will be great. Trying to ditch Chrome :slight_smile:


#3

Example of a user complaining about not being able to import extensions, would likely want to sync extensions too: Brave is not importing settings and extensions from Chrome — deinstalled


#4

honestly love the movement to Block and would love to support this idea and this browser, but without sync I cant use this. I use many devices and they must sync. This browser sitting on the side until it is a productive tool that it is not at the moment.


#5

Well, some of us might want to sync extensions.
I think all sync options should be configurable, so we can sync what we want, and not sync what we don’t want (by category, not each individual bookmark or extension, although if you want to take it that far, sweet!)

Personally, I have some extensions that I only use on certain computers, and several of them are memory hogs, so I don’t want them on all of my devices. This is an annoying thing about Chrome and Firefox, so I just had to enable the extensions I was using at the moment, and disable when done.

Brave would seriously win in this area if they gave us that kind of configurability.