Bug in iCloud web portal hints at future Bookmarks support

By , Jan 29, 2014

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It’s been discovered today that an error on Apple’s iCloud web portal displays a “Coming Soon” message for iCloud Bookmarks, suggesting that the feature may soon be available on the website. This would allow users to remotely access their bookmarks using virtually any browser.

The page, which you can see in the screenshot above, appears briefly when visiting this URL from your computer. It was originally accessed by installing the Chrome extension for the iCloud Control Panel for Windows on a PC, and so far, no one is quite sure what to make of it…

9to5Mac, who was first to report on the page, believes it could mean one of two things. The first is that it could just be talking about an iCloud extension for browsers, since the URL does end in “bookmarks_extension.” But most browsers have had extensions for several months now.

The second, and more likely scenario is that Apple is indeed adding iCloud Bookmark support to its web portal, meaning that users will soon be able to view their Bookmarks on the web. This could come in handy in a variety of situations where you don’t have your computer with you.

Apple has been working hard to beef up the functionality of iCloud.com over the past year or so. It’s added web-based versions of its iWork apps, and given the site a complete UI makeover. And earlier this month, the company updated iCloud for iWork with several improvements.

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  • Mounir Toumi

    meh

  • David Gitman

    Awesome

    • NOT iDB staff

      David David David, I’m back man ^_^

      Do you still dream of getting iDB staff reply ?

      • David Gitman

        Nah my dream came true already

      • Framboogle

        Wait you have never got a staff reply?

        It’s pretty easy; just make a witty comment, that’s how I usually get top comment.

      • David Gitman

        I did get one

      • Guest

        You sound like you’re 12 years old stop

      • NOT iDB staff

        You should respect older people than, cuz you sound like 6 years old ;)

    • NOT iDB staff

      David, iDB moderator is deleting my comments, how am I gonna comment on you now :(

  • onebyone_

    Since integration of iCloud service to iDevices and OSX the day life was very easy to me. notes, reminders, bookmarks, numbers etc… this is the way to follow.

    Thanks apple to think and built this useful service.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Yep the integration with iOS and OS X is awesome the integration with the web (by which I mean iCloud) however is not so awesome but is getting better and better.

  • jack

    ooo so hard to do.. display some URLs stored in a database in a webpage….

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      1. You have no idea how these URL’s are stored
      2. It’s a little more difficult than displaying it in a webpage since iCloud isn’t exactly a web page but rather a bunch of scripts
      3. You have no idea how Apple plans to integrate this (assuming they are going to). This task might seem simple on paper but in reality is as simple or difficult as Apple makes it. For example Apple could probably easily display the relevant information in a nice bulleted list but they just won’t since this isn’t their style. They’ll instead likely use some sort of icon grid with each icon representing a bookmark (think Safari on iOS 7)…

  • Cool

    That’s lame

  • momerathe

    hmmm. what are the chances of this working with 3rd party iOS browsers

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Slim. iCloud isn’t even mobile friendly. For example in Chrome iCloud directs you how to setup iCloud on your device and in Desktop mode it is just awful. Perhaps a better thing to hope for would be a tweak that can take however Safari stores its bookmarks and put them into the relevant format required for third party browsers…

  • Shawn

    This has been there since iOS 7 release. Also isnt it weird this was posted right after Macrumors article on it?

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Are you implying that iDB should be discovering rumours themselves rather than reporting on what others have discovered? If so I don’t think that’s going to happen…

      • Shawn

        What?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        What I meant was are you somehow against iDB reporting on news that other people and websites have reported on? If so I don’t see why. If this news is to do with Apple, their competitors or jailbreaking I see no reason why iDB should not be able to report on it too.

  • http://www.ideaprison.com/ ideaprison

    That cloud’s cute as hell, finder made out with iCloud and that happened..