What bookmarking sites should a former Ma.gnolia junkie turn to?
February 9, 2009 6:08 PM   Subscribe

Who will I turn to after Ma.gnolia?

I heart bookmarking. I do not heart computer crashes. After experiencing one huge one, thanks to a faulty Fujitsu hard drive, in which I lost almost all of my data (this was before Time Machine), I decided to move as much of my data off of my laptop as possible.

I went with Ma.gnolia for bookmarks, but, now, Ma.gnolia has crashed. For now, I'm grinding my teeth with Delicious, but I'm looking for a better solution. I don't care much about the "social" aspects, but a nice interface and link sharing are a plus.
posted by ismaelsobek to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I use Delicious and completely disregard the social aspect (with the exception of shared links between a couple friends). If you stay away from the main page, it's pretty close to Magnolia.
posted by Pomo at 7:02 PM on February 9, 2009

What about delicious do you find teeth-grindingly bad?
posted by misterbrandt at 7:03 PM on February 9, 2009

i find delicious website so frustrating that i ignored the service for years. recently a friend turned me onto their firefox plugin and i'm not sure how i lived without it.
posted by phil at 7:26 PM on February 9, 2009

Search Google News for ma.gnolia.com, there's a Wired Blog post with a bunch of options in the comments.
posted by rhizome at 7:31 PM on February 9, 2009

magnolia's twitter feed is one of the better sources of information on recovering your bookmarks, that is if you are not already reading it.
posted by phil at 7:40 PM on February 9, 2009

What about delicious do you find teeth-grindingly bad?\

The 2008 redesign.
posted by mlis at 7:58 PM on February 9, 2009

You might consider trying a local bookmarking app that syncs with Delicious. It's kinda the best of both worlds--enjoyable and responsive UI plus remote backups and access to your bookmarks from any internet-connected computer. I use and enjoy WebnoteHappy (assuming from your comment about Time Machine that you're on OS X).
posted by [user was fined for this post] at 10:14 PM on February 9, 2009

If people have specific concerns/suggestions/questions about Delicious, feel free to ask here or contact me (via MeMail or whatever you like); I'm the Delicious community manager intern and always happy to attempt to answer.

For OS X and Delicious, there's also Pukka for saving bookmarks and Cocoalicious for browsing bookmarks.

Of course I think Delicious is the best thing ever, but there are also several other social bookmarking services - see the long list on Wikipedia.
posted by dreamyshade at 1:01 AM on February 10, 2009

posted by wheat at 7:27 AM on February 10, 2009

Netvouz is what I use. I like the fact that you can have both folders and tabs, and that it has a dead link checker. It's got private bookmark functionality, and it's easy enough to share stuff
posted by timepiece at 8:53 AM on February 10, 2009

Diigo is nice. I use it because I can back up to delicious. That way if it ever goes dark I'll have a back up. Delicious is nice enough, but diigo offers a few options that delicious does not like annotations on web pages, and selections. Diigo also runs a job twice daily which posts all my links, annotations and selections to my blog. I'm a little worried about loosing my bookmarks, in case you couldn't tell.

It also bills itself as "social bookmarking", but like delicious is a good service without the social aspect.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 9:42 AM on February 10, 2009

BTW, timepiece, Netvous is not accepting "self-registrations" now. For a few weeks it said.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 9:48 AM on February 10, 2009

Seems like Netvouz hasn't been accepting registrations for several months, but can create accounts manually for people.
posted by dreamyshade at 4:42 PM on February 10, 2009

Response by poster: What about delicious do you find teeth-grindingly bad?

The redesign of the interface.

Thanks, hadn't thought about using Delicious and a desktop app in conjunction. As for Evernote, I use it and thought about it, but I already keep so much stiff there that adding bookmarks to the mix would make things too confusing :)
posted by ismaelsobek at 6:44 PM on February 11, 2009

Not sure which parts you dislike, but there are also a few Greasemonkey scripts and Stylish CSS snippets that modify the new design to look a little more like the old one.
posted by dreamyshade at 2:45 PM on February 12, 2009

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