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Opera Link Connects Your Bookmarks Across Browsers

operalink.jpgOpera has introduced a new service for people who’d like access-anywhere features for their Opera-based bookmarks. Opera Link, as the new service is called, allows you to sync and maintain bookmarks across platforms by using a new web interface available at my.opera.com.

Opera Link will work with both the desktop version of Opera as well as Opera Mini so that you can access and natively load your bookmarks on nearly any device so long as it’s running one of the two supported versions.

But Opera Mobile isn’t entirely left out; because of the my.opera web interface, you’ll still be able to get to your bookmarks on your phone, or any other browser. They won’t load into the browser and behave like native bookmarks, but at least you still have access.

Opera Link sees Opera treading into the world of del.icio.us, ma.gnolia and other social bookmarking sites, but Opera Link brings the added dimension of loading the bookmarks into the browser itself. Granted there’s a Firefox toolbar that enables you to do that for del.icio.us, but the integration isn’t quite as seamless as what Opera is offering.

The new Opera Link probably isn’t intended to compete directly with del.icio.us and the like, but it certainly shares many, though not all, of its features. If you’re a heavy Opera user, especially if you use both the desktop and Mini versions, you no doubt love the new bookmark sharing features.

For complete instructions on how the set up the new Opera Link features, see the Opera website.

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