I need a replacement for delicious
December 18, 2014 11:20 AM   Subscribe

I have been using delicious as a bookmark manager and lately it is just not cutting it. Can you suggest a replacement and one that I can import my bookmarks and tags into reliably. I am looking for something easy to set up and use. Mac OSX/Mozilla/Firefox
posted by citybuddha to Computers & Internet (26 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I use Pinboard, and it fantastic and everything I want it to be. :) I originally transferred a bunch of things over from delicious when I first signed up...it was a while ago and so I do not recall the details, but I do know it was doable and not overly complex.
posted by rainbowbrite at 11:24 AM on December 18, 2014 [6 favorites]

What features do you need? Firefox itself has a Sync feature to keep them up-to-date across computers, and you can tag bookmarks.
posted by drjimmy11 at 11:26 AM on December 18, 2014

Yeah, Pinboard is fantastic and well worth the price. Importing from delicious is a breeze as well.
posted by stefanie at 11:27 AM on December 18, 2014

posted by holgate at 11:37 AM on December 18, 2014 [1 favorite]

I also like Pinboard, but what is it you don't like about delicious? Maybe it has the same problems.
posted by desjardins at 11:50 AM on December 18, 2014

87thing Pinboard... It has a one time cost if you join before the end of the year (currently around 11 dollars). If you wait until January 1st, it will be $11 per year. I was initially put off by the cost, but it is very much worth it.
posted by soelo at 11:54 AM on December 18, 2014

Pinboard is outstanding at what it does. His pricing model is set to change on 1 Jan so now is the time to sign up if you head in that direction.
posted by Silvertree at 11:55 AM on December 18, 2014 [1 favorite]

Nthing Pinboard and suggesting you sign up soon. Imports straight from delicious, has browser extensions and a 3rd party iOS app. Don't be put off by the minimalist decor, it's well done and reliable and fast. All of which delicious stopped being long ago.
posted by yerfatma at 12:11 PM on December 18, 2014

I use Google bookmarks and the YAGBE Chrome extension.
posted by ShooBoo at 12:15 PM on December 18, 2014

I use Firefox's sync feature. Why doesn't it meet your needs? And what has gone wrong with Delicious?

If you will say what features you are looking for, the answers you will get will be more useful.
posted by JimN2TAW at 12:26 PM on December 18, 2014

Double-nthing Pinboard, and the advice to sign up now before the price change.

That said... yeah, it would help to know what specifically you don't like about Delicious and what you're looking for.
posted by Shmuel510 at 12:59 PM on December 18, 2014

Absolutely Pinboard, if what you're missing is the way Del.icio.us was before the execrable 2011 redesign. (Lightweight, minimalistic, just lets you store and tag bookmarks.) As has been mentioned, importing Del.icio.us bookmarks is seamless.
posted by usonian at 1:06 PM on December 18, 2014

I like Thinkery. It's also free.
posted by ziggly at 1:40 PM on December 18, 2014

I loved the minimalism, tagging functions, and semi-social aspects of del.icio.us until its 2011 Yahooification, when they locked me out of my account while I was traveling. Argh...

Another enthusiastic vote for Pinboard! I'm usually such a cheapskate, but the one-time fee is so forgettable when you get such clean, easy, tag-powerful service. Very worth it. Importing from del.icio.us, Google bookmarks, Twitter links, etc. is a cinch. Browser/mobile extensions (I've got a Chrome plugin and an Android 3rd party app) abound, too.
posted by cluebucket at 1:58 PM on December 18, 2014

Yup to Pinboard.
posted by buzzieandzaza at 2:10 PM on December 18, 2014

posted by Room 641-A at 4:57 PM on December 18, 2014

Pinboard is what delicious used to be, i.e. simple, powerful and consistent. Can't recommend it enough. And it's private by default too.
posted by Happy Dave at 3:52 AM on December 19, 2014

Also, Pinboard is well-established now so there are a good range of phone apps that work with it and make it even easier. See this list.
posted by conrad53 at 7:57 AM on December 19, 2014

Response by poster: I am going to try pinboard. however when I try to export my bookmarks from delicious I get a 502 bad gateway page. Any suggestions?
posted by citybuddha at 10:59 AM on December 19, 2014

I'd email them at support@delicious.com - Hopefully this is just temporary. I know delicious has not always had reliable import, but export has always worked pretty well.
posted by soelo at 12:27 PM on December 19, 2014

Just logged into my delicious account for the first time in a long time and I get an immediate 502 as well like the whole "export.delicious.com" server is in the crapper (looks like). I'd suggest emailing them as well or trying them on Twitter.
posted by yerfatma at 7:46 AM on December 20, 2014

I tweeted delicious about the export page and I didn't get a response from them, but I did get a response from someone else. They pointed me to this link:
Sign in, it will display an XML file and you can right click and Save File As... Pinboard import will take an XML file with no problems.
posted by soelo at 5:31 PM on December 30, 2014

Response by poster: Thanks for the above comment, however it is not excepting my log in. I displays nothing but

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

and below that

posted by citybuddha at 5:12 AM on December 31, 2014

I finally got an email back from them today saying that export should be fixed. I can't try it myself right now, but you should!
posted by soelo at 7:46 AM on January 14, 2015

Response by poster: nope. not fixed it seems
posted by citybuddha at 5:21 PM on January 18, 2015

Did you try the api address or this one: https://delicious.com/settings/manage ?
I was able to get mine from that one today
posted by soelo at 6:35 PM on January 19, 2015

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