LinkSync is a free Chrome extension to sync and show links visited on two different devices. You will be able to set different and custom color codes for both the devices to easily identify links. So, for example, if you have visited links of a webpage on device A and its color code is Red, and you visited links of the same webpage on device B having color code green, then you will be able to check which links you visited on Device A and which on Device B. This is handy when you access some links of a webpage on Office PC and some other links of the same webpage on Home PC. You will be easily able to know links opened by you on Office PC and which links belong to Home PC.
The good thing about this extension is that it can show visited links even after erasing the browsing history. Thus, it doesn’t rely on the history of Chrome browser. It saves the history on its own and also lets you erase past hour, past day, past month, or all history related to the visited links.
Above you can see that links visited on one PC are visible with red color and link visited on other PC is visible with green color.
Before using this Chrome extension, you must take care of the following points:
- You must sign in to your Chrome browser on both the devices with the same Google account. Otherwise, it won’t be able to sync and show visited links on the other device.
- You must have installed this extension on both the devices. In fact, you don’t have to install the extension manually. The extension is installed automatically on the second device because your extensions, bookmarks, history, etc., are synced to another device on Chrome browser when you sign in with the same Google account.
- You can sync and view visited links of more than two devices. However, this extension lets you set different color codes for two devices only. So, the links of rest of the devices (other than the first device) will visible with same color only. This way, you won’t be able to recognize which link was opened with the 2nd device and which link was opened with the 3rd device, fourth device, etc.
Now let’s see how to use this extension.
How To Use This Chrome Extension To Sync and Show Links Visited On 2 Different Devices?
Use this link and install this extension. Make sure you are signed into your Chrome browser with your Google account.
After installation, the extension icon appears on the top right corner. Right-click the icon and press Options. In Options window, you need to generate a Unique key. The key is generated automatically. Just refresh the tab and you will see that the key is generated. That key is used to encrypt and show links that belong to your device. Also, remember that generating a new key will erase all the visited links history. So be careful. Apart from this, you also need to set the color code for your device and another device(s).
Buttons to erase visited links history are also available that you can use anytime.
Set the options, open a webpage and then open some links. When you refresh that webpage, you will see that color of links is changed to the color code specified by you using the Options page of this extension.
Now login to Chrome browser on another device with same Google account and visit the same webpage. You will see the links easily that you visited on the first device. When you open some links of the same webpage on the second device and refresh the page, you will see the different color code for those links.
That’s it! You can easily see links that you opened on device 1 and device 2 and vice-versa.
LinkSync is a fantastic Chrome extension as it helps to easily identify the links visited by you on different devices. However, the extension is more useful when you are using it on two devices. If there are three or more devices, then it won’t help you identify the links visited using the third or fourth device.