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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.
I want to dedicate my time just to using the best one, so here are my criteria:
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
the account does not expire
different language interfaces (english, czech, spanish)
backups sent regularly to an e-mail
off-line version (e.g. through GoogleGears)
easy account set-up
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?
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