I have more than 200 bookmarks in my Chrome, I have tried different services to store them online,but every time I changed back to Chrome.
What do you use to store bookmarks?
The thing is, though, how do you use bookmarks? I hoard everything and rely on search. I feel like once you're over a dozen or so, that's what you need to do. I long, long ago gave up trying to organize them by hand
I use my pinboard to collect links from my tweets and status updates posts, and I use IFTTT and a to:fb tag to post from pinboard to facebook.
I also use a bookmarklet to post to pinboard with tags.
Later, I use pinboard as a personal search engine between tags and search terms. Basically, everything I used to do with Delicious for years
Back in 2004 there a competing service to delicious called Furl (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furl) it would save a snapshot of page you were saving.
The only downside was it was slow so I modified the bookmarklet to point to my own domain. I called my system Lruf (furl backwards) built with PHP and MySQL.
It worked well enough for a very long time, I would occasionally work on it. It was built in a very 2004 way (logic and display intertwined)
I had added other features through out the years (tagging, rating, 404 checking, etc).
Last year I finally rewrote the entire system using a framework, I used diffbot to extract the text from the page and opencalais to help with auto tagging bookmarks. I switched search to use Solr.
It has been a nice little side project for the last 9 years.
I made my site http://pineapple.io specifically for all my development bookmarks. Since then it's grown to be quite a nice awesome database. I moderate it really heavily for quality, so if you skim all 100 pages I guarantee you will find tons of hidden gems.
By the way... This may seem crazy but I knew I recognized your name. Someone registered with your same username 6 months ago. Heh. Sometimes my memory is awesome, and other days I can't remember what I did the day before.
That's me! Found it when you posted on reddit (http://redd.it/yh6w3) :D
My dream is coming true. It's extremely 'dear' to me, and as such I'm continually developing it and trying to make the best possible experience for users. There's a lot of content out there and I wanted a place to only show the GOOD stuff, not the 1000's of pages of crap.
Long term goals are still in the air as far as my plans, but it definitely will be with me for the long term, that's for sure :)
What about the new Yahoo!? didn't know it but I'll give it a try :)
Did you scratch roll it or build off an existing framework?
Do you have any interest in making it available for reuse?
If you tried other services and returned to Chrome then it seems you're looking for a specific feature and you're not finding it, but you also didn't tell us what it is.
Just use Chrome and try to categorize your bookmarks as best you can.
Here is a simple(and a bit ugly) website that lets you bookmark sites. I don't use it but I recommended it before and some people seemed to like it: http://fav20.ro/
Especially great is their page archiving ... goodbye link rot and you can even download the archives of your bookmarks
I run this https://github.com/ttscoff/Pinboard-to-OpenMeta nightly to import new Pinboard bookmarks to my local machine as .webloc files so I also have a local, searchable, repository.
And count in one more fan of Maciej with his sardonic PR. :)
More info: http://aaron.pk/bookmarks/about/
I notice it only displays bookmarks for this year. Is there an out-of-the-box way to configure this to paginate or display by year (like post archives)?
I thought briefly of writing some Pinboard.in extension, but I probably wouldn't be able to extend the built-in bookmarks system anyway.
Chrome sync doesn't work either. :/
I do prefer Opera to Chrome, because it manages bookmarks better, when I need to access them and search for something particular, though.
I wonder if there is a service that syncs your Chrome bookmarks (one way, read only) to some nice web UI that allows better searching (e.g. search by folder name, not just bookmark title)
2. Bookmark the resulting HTML file or upload to someplace online.
3. Use browser find function.
Now I defaulted to bookmarks in Chrome, synced and encrypted + Session Buddy extension .
I sort heavily using folders:
'by Topic'(abbr. to 'bT') with subfolders for current research projects (eg. Juicer,...);
'People' with subfolders 'Friend A's name',... where I put links received from / sent to folks;
'Track' with 'Year.Month' subfolders;
I rearrange folders so placement of a folder is also a queue - both left-right on the toolbar and up/down in a dropdown (Chrome does not force 'byTime' or 'A-Z' sorting and allows dragging).
I also keep folder names as short as possible: S would stand for 'Services' - web apps I use on daily basis, 'R' would be 'Research'. Most frequently used services get bookmark without text - just an icon on the bar.
'I defaulted to bookmarks in Chrome' means its the simplest thing, bare minimum, but it kind of works. Saving pages on mobile? - I get lost here (Opera Mobile on the phone has 40+ open tabs - 'bookmarked', so to speak).
Session Buddy is a beast of its own. You can name sessions there, merge them, edit them, search them and so on.
Tools we use shape us in more subtle ways than we usually realise. I certainly miss 'social' part of using Del.icio.us and I would definitely reach out more if using social bookmarking service instead of bookmarks in a browser. Maybe I should come back.
Edit: For me 'How do you manage your bookmarks?' is a sub-problem of a topic of 'How you take/manage notes' (including lists, todos and all that stuff). I don't even wanna start it.
Also, so as not to flood my toolbar I "star" some of them in Firefox. It doesn't appear in the list but I can still give them some "tags". For example I've tagged all the hipmunk, matrix, skyscanner, easyjet, adioso... to the words "plane, tickets, travel" etc...
I do wish Sync supported different bookmarks toolbar folders for different systems, though. At the moment I just only display the toolbar on one system.
I keep a minimal amount of bookmarks, only ones I visit daily.
For archiving, I use Kippt.
It also has a nifty backup service allowing you to restore previous versions of the bookmarks, should you have erased something important or something else. There are also other services (password sync and open tabs sync) which I don't use.
I use it to store ~2000 bookmarks in a loosely disorganized set of folders. My biggest grief is that Firefox's bookmark user interface is terrible (and Chrome's only slightly better), and it becomes painful to use when you want to classify hundred's of bookmarks.
Pretty sure I'll end up building my own mini-app eventually for quickly archiving links, so I tailor it however I want.
Now I rarely use bookmaks. I just keep a few that I visit daily.
So, everytime I need something I go to google. And I use pocket for things that I really wanna read later. If I don't read it in some time, I just delete the link.
It had worked fine for me. It's simple and focused.
I’m tired and not english native so this is poorly written, but it enables me to keep 434 favorites (and growing, I could scale to at least 1500 I’m sure) and not feel overwhelmed by them.
Simple filing from zenhabits’ article: http://zenhabits.net/how-to-create-a-minimalist-computer-exp...
I have four folders on my chrome bar, inbox – projects – reading – archives.
Inbox is for things that I must take action on, like reading it (but that doesn’t go into Reading because I must read it, unlike things in Reading that are good to read but not mandatory for me).
Projects contains links related to the projects I’m currently working on, each project got its own folder.
Reading categories from Mark Hurst’s book Bit Literacy: Inside my reading folder, I have:
Stars for blogs (and the like) from which I usually read every article/news.
Scans for blogs/etc. that I enjoy much but have to scan to then decide what I’m reading (HN for example, the other one I have is Quora).
Targets for blogs from my competitor that I want to keep an eye on.
Tryouts for blogs that are good but not good enough that they are on my routine for reading.
For specific articles, they go at the root of Reading.
This is poorly written and I’m sorry, you should check Bit Literacy anyway as it has a lot of info for not feeling overflowed by bits in general (applies whether you’re a newbie or an advanced user).
Archives contains links I’ve already read. With inside a folder structure that mimicks the categories on http://personalmba.com/best-business-books (Business Creation, Value-creation/Testing, Marketing, etc…), with two additional folders for Health and Programming.
If it doesn’t have a category, I just put them into Archives.
For searching, I use the search bar from the bookmarks manager (Ctrl + Shift + O), it searches inside the title but that’s often enough, if I know the title doesn’t match what I’m looking after I rename the title when I’m adding the favorite.
I'm going to have to try kippt that @eduadordm recommended, it looks sweet.
If it's a good tutorial, etc, I copy the relevant part of the page, and paste into a new note. It keeps the formatting well enough, and on Desktop it picks up the Heading and Link on it's own.
A lot of times it will be a web design, or some other smaller UI feature that I like, and will screen clip the design and us Evernote as kind of a visual bookmarks.
Evernote is great for saving content, retaining its format if you want it and making it searchable, including text in graphics. In addition, you'll still have the content if the webpage or site disappears. It saves the source URL as an added bonus.
As it is, the only way I can do that is to comment, which probably isn't very good for anybody.