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TexasGuy 07-10-04 07:35 PM

Anyone using an online bookmark site?
 
Since I work on 4 different computers (home, work, HTPC, and notebook), I've been thinking about setting up an account at one of the online bookmark sites. (Baboo, Powermarks, Blinkpro, etc.) Anyone have any experience with one of those?

A few criteria:
1. I'm not willing to pay much for bookmark storage, so it has to be free or reasonably cheap (<$20 per year).

2. No adware, spyware, and minimum or no banners. No sharing of personal information.

3. Quick access, preferably a browser button to "quick add" links.

4. Nice organization. Easy interface.

5. Ability to add my own notes about the sites listed.

There are clearly a lot of sites offering several of my criteria, but I've never used one before, and would appreciate a little advice.

goLUCKY 07-10-04 10:01 PM

bookmarks.yahoo.com has some of the features that you want for free. I've used it on and off for acouple of years.

TexasGuy 07-11-04 03:58 AM

I didn't care for yahoo bookmarks. There is just too much effort involved in adding bookmarks. I'm looking for something more integrated with the browser.

I should have added in my criteria that it would have to work with multiple browsers (I use Firefox currently). However, I've come to the conclusion that I need a program, not a website. Something that works more like Plaxo does for Outlook.

I found two so far, but both have some pretty glaring shortcomings:

Linkstash - http://www.xrayz.co.uk/
This seems to do everthing I want. However, there is no privacy statement on the site anywhere, and no mention of privacy handling in the user agreement. $19.95.

Powermarks - http://www.kaylon.com/power.html
Very close and good privacy, but does not allow heirarchy organization and costs $24.95.

Any other suggestions appreciated.

benedict 07-11-04 06:59 AM

Re: Anyone using an online bookmark site?
 
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Originally posted by TexasGuy
Since I work on 4 different computers (home, work, HTPC, and notebook), I've been thinking about setting up an account at one of the online bookmark sites. (Baboo, Powermarks, Blinkpro, etc.) Anyone have any experience with one of those?

</small>I tried Baboo but the interface was not exactly intuitive. I could store bookmarks but categorising them and moving them around was too much work. There had been a helper program for doing all that but that the download page said it was withdrawn.

Verdict for the free version: OK, not stellar. YMMV.

Lampei 07-11-04 11:22 PM

Why not just build one yourself? All bookmarks within the browser are, are links to sites, so just build yourself an HTML page with your own descriptions. If you know any server side language, you could throw them all in a dB and catagorize them within the dB (add your own descriptions, types, sites) and you can sort them however you like.

TexasGuy 07-12-04 02:38 AM


Originally posted by Lampei
Why not just build one yourself?
I could probably do the CGI programming, but then I end up with a limited solution like Yahoo, since I don't have the skills necessary to integrate it with my browser.

I'm trying out Linkstash, since my privacy concerns don't seem to be a problem and they have a 30-day trial. My impression so far is generally positive - doesn't take much memory as it runs in the background and it integrated quite nicely with Firefox. It has a nifty password management feature that I didn't think of when I listed my criteria. It also allows me to publish an HTML page of my links, although I haven't tested that feature yet. Monday I'll test it's ability to sync with my office PC. On the negative side, there are some minor things I'd like to see changed in future upgrades, like the ability to change the font and maybe test for orphaned links, but I can live without those features in the short-term. Monday's sync test will be the biggest concern for me.


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