5 Alternative Tools of Delicious Bookmarks
We already know what bookmarking is but let’s discuss it deeply. People save the website URL for later on so that they can visit it later and can make the most of it. Some people don’t even reinstall another browser even if that browser speed is slow, its frustrating do you know why? The answer to it is because they don’t want to lose their bookmarks. Is there a way to import the bookmarks? yes! there is. Now we know well what bookmarks are. Let’s just discuss Delicious bookmarks.
Delicious is a web service that allows users to bookmark their delicious web pages.
History of Delicious
This site was formed in 2003 and later it was acquired by Yahoo.Yahoo sold this service to AVOS System and later they handover it to Science Inc.Then in 2017 it was acquired by Pinboard and due to paid-based subscription, this web service came to an end. People would not waste their money just for bookmarking purposes so there are many alternative tools for that.
In this way, the Delicious journey came to an end.
The following are the features of delicious which would give a clear cut idea of what delicious was.
Save a Web page
You can easily save a webpage’s URL by bookmarking it so that you can access it later on.
You can either save your webpage by giving it a tag name or a multiple tag name with spaces so you can easily find it by typing the tag name it would make it far easier to find a particular website.
Find Sites Using Tags
This is the coolest feature of delicious if one wants to find a particular topic website then go to the most popular section then type the tag name for eg: if one wants a website related to cars after typing it cars related bookmarked website by other delicious users would appear under that tag.
Bookmarks are saved not only in your computer locally but online so you can access them from whatever device you log in from, your bookmarks would be saved online.
It also allows you to export the bookmarks for further use and fortunately, it’s easier to do this in delicious. Go to setting after logging in the delicious account then go to the bookmarks section there is an option of “Export/Backup Bookmarks”.Now you can enjoy exporting your bookmarks.
You can even add more URL’s, delete and edit bookmarks easily.
Access Delicious Users Bookmarks
Delicious’s users can connect to other people and after connecting with them can access their bookmarks and make the most of it.
1-Folder Expand on mouseover.
2-Open in current or another tab option.
3-Customized tooltip occurs on the saved bookmarks.
4-Change sort order.
5-New bookmarks default to private.
Installation of Delicious
People back in time used delicious bookmarking. Its installation is quite easy, after setting up an account it gives the option of installing it into your web browser so that while installing it would help you bookmark delicious websites.
How We are Going to Bookmark Now
There are many alternative bookmark tools that provide us similar or slightly different services. You can easily export your delicious bookmarks and import in your new tools you would be using for your further bookmarking purpose. Since there are many tools one can bookmarklets just discuss their features so that a user can opt for it as an alternative so that one can choose the best bookmark tool which best fits.
Blinklist has similar features as that of delicious like easier bookmarking, sharing the bookmarks with other people, the pages can be accessed offline as well. The main thing is, it doesn’t have the import option so it wouldn’t be suitable for the delicious user’s to go for, probably this is a non-starter tool for delicious users.
It is a free online reference management service provider for scientists, researchers, and clinicians. It is just like a bookmarking tool, basically designed for academic users. It is used to bookmark any site and it also collects the metadata of a particular website bookmarked., tagging can also be done for easy retrieval of the pages later. Users can track a record for the articles under an interesting tag. It allows the importing feature as well.
Diigo abbreviation is “Digest of Internet Information Groups and Other Stuff” it is a bookmarking website. A user can tag webpages and even highlight a specific part of the website and add sticky notes to it or with a whole page. The annotations, bookmarked webpages can be kept private or shared publicly. A full-text search that allows you to search the tagged webpages. It is considered a personal information manager since images, files and much more can be bookmarked using it.
It isn’t just for URL’s but it can save images, files, videos, and documents, and sharing can also be done. Saving is done via bookmarklet and the bookmarks are saved in the form of thumbnails. Tagging is also offered by this tool.it also provides import and export as well. The only thing which is unpleasant about it is they show a big screenshot of the bookmarked webpage on the user’s profile.
Pinboard isn’t a free service, it offers a basic service for $7(one-time fee) or an amount of $22/year. Does the question arise why we pay? It keeps your bookmarks private, it creates an antisocial environment and it saves not only the HTML of a webpage but the whole content of the page. It provides full-text searching. Importing of bookmarks can easily be done.
From the above-defined tools, it depends on the user’s requirement to opt for a particular tool. Every tool has his specialty and a few slightly differ from delicious as well. For academic purposes, Connotea would be most suitable and for the introverts, pinboard would be the best fit and if they don’t want to pay they can either go for Diigo or any other tool they seem as best fit for them.