…so I wanna start the year by taming my bookmarks.
The problem is that I use at least 3 browsers for different things and each end up having its own bookmarks mess. I would like to have a bookmark manager where to centralize my bookmarks. And preferably one that all browsers can feed into/from.
Let us know where you land. Raindrop does look cool.
This is something I’ve struggled with for far too long. Safe to say that bookmarking no longer means I can find something again. It’s gotten to the point where I move a bookmark to my desktop if I really want to find it again later.
I use Pinboard, which is basic but works fine. My bookmarks are public on there, too. Pinboard: public bookmarks for Daniel15. I used to use Delicious but moved to Pinboard (as did many other people) back in 2010 when it looked like Delicious was going to close.
It used to cost a once-off fee to join, and there was also a paid plan ($25 per year) to get full-text archiving of all your bookmarks. Now it looks like it’s $11 per year for the basic plan and still $25 per year for the full-text archiving plan. Not sure whether it’s worth a yearly fee, tbh. I’ve been paying the $25 per year for a while but I may cancel it next year and look for something cheaper / free, ideally something I can self-host.
I’m enjoying raindrop.io …
Not sure why their browser aps don’t import the bookmarks with just one click instead of “forcing” the user to export the browser bookmarks to an HTML and then import that file… but ok… not that hard anyway.
Few worthy notes.
You can add tags, change the image associated with the bookmark (take page screeshot), change the title, description…
Oh wow, I never realized that xmarks no longer exists! I have thousands of bookmarks there that I planned (procrastinated infinitely) to purge when I get the time. Oh well, I guess they purged it all for me…
Like real men I don’t use any bookmark manager. In fact I didn’t use any Password Manager until that thread on LET after which I tried Bitwarden and became semi real man.
Oh and I don’t use any browser extension/plugin too like real men.