We are happy to announce the release of Weave Sync 1.2. Based on your feedback, our main focus for this release has been on:
- increasing responsiveness
- improving discoverability of remote tabs
- creating a less disruptive “start over” flow
- providing additional levels of data protection
Get your data faster
When you set up Weave Sync on additional devices, the service will start syncing more frequently so you can access your data within minutes. And, for computers, the setup process is smoother since all of your data is downloaded in one pass. Thus, all of your bookmarks will be immediately available. (Note: For the small percentage of you who have several thousand bookmarks, the initial setup may take a little longer).
Where are my remote tabs?
On desktops and laptops, you can now see all of your remote tabs on a single page in content. Additionally, you can access your remote tabs by clicking on the tab arrow at the right end of your tab bar or by typing in about:weave-tabs in your URL bar.
Less disruptive “start over” flow
When starting over, we’ve noticed that most of you want to reset your sync direction and do not want to enter your account information before you can do so. So, you now have an option to directly reset your sync direction from the main preferences screen.
Additional levels of data protection
With this version, Weave Sync will ensure that your most recent client changes will always persist. This prevents an inactive client from waking up and overwriting current data. We have also put in several other fixes that add additional levels of protection of your data on the client.
Also note that starting with this release, Weave Sync will be less strict about requiring that all of your devices run the same version of the add-on. This means in the future you should be able to continue syncing even after upgrading one device to a newer version (say 1.3).
Download Weave Sync and give it a try.
About Weave Sync
Weave Sync is the first component of the Weave platform. Using this free browser add-on from Mozilla Labs, you can use security mechanisms to access all of your personal data across all of your supported devices, making your Web experience instantly more personal and useful. Weave Sync synchronizes your bookmarks, saved passwords, browsing history and open browser tabs. And all of your data is encrypted end-to-end to help protect your privacy.
— Ragavan S, on behalf of the Weave team