Online Bookmarks

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Frog in a kettle

Being a frequent internet user, I've collected a lot of off-line bookmarks which I carefully backup and move from one computer to another. The issue is that by using several browsers and mobile devices, I've got some five sets of bookmarks. Like a frog, I haven't named it as a problem at all until recently.

So what would solve my problem? Some on-line service, of course.

What about bookmarks.com or mybookmarks.com ... bingo, they both exist.

So my quest for the ultimate on-line bookmark service begun.


Criteria

I want to dedicate my time just to using the best one, so here are my criteria:

MUST

  • support for import and export
  • mobile version (WM6, Symbian, iPhone, OperaMini) supported - at least for searching the bookmark
  • easy adding of bookmarks in a wide range of PC browsers (MSIE6+8, Opera, FF3.5.3+, Chrome)
  • favicon and/or thumbnail support for links and for folders
  • private and public section
  • simple and effective search
  • easy log-in
  • the account does not expire
NICE-TO-HAVE
  • different language interfaces (english, czech, spanish)
  • backups sent regularly to an e-mail
  • off-line version (e.g. through GoogleGears)
  • easy account set-up

Wheel

A quick and dirty sweep revealed following independent services:

http://www.mybookmarks.com/, http://www.bookmarks.com/, del.icio.us, http://www.jagg.cz/, http://www.tagg.com/

And browser preferred bookmarking systems like

  • my.opera.com based bookmarks which sync perfectly with OperaMini or
  • MSIE mobile bookmarks which sync via MyPhone Microsoft service.

I do not want however to reinvent the wheel so soon I am going to look what others have already discovered.

What is favourite bookmarking service of yours? And why?


References
  1. http://www.google.cz/m?q=comparison+of+online+bookmarks
  2. Koch, Per & Susan, Top 5 social bookmarking services, 28 November 2006, http://www.pandia.com/sew/327-social-bookmarking.html

Version 0.1 - Posted on Monday 19 October 2009





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