Delicious. No, I haven’t just finished a meal. I’m recalling a time, not so very long ago, when we all used bookmarking services to keep track of our favourite parts of the web. It seems strange, then, that most of us have moved on. It is undoubtedly the case that we still save plenty of bookmarks. Equally, the link capturing tools at our disposal have barely changed in the nine years since Delicious stepped onto Yahoo’s slippery, corporately-greased slope.
Of course, Delicious wasn’t the only option back then — there were native bookmark library apps available, too. With the advent of modern-day cloud syncing, the concept of keeping bookmarks somewhere other than in your browser seems weird. For folks who make a lot of bookmarks, however, the abysmal bookmark organization tools with which browsers are still lumbered is a problem which a third party app can solve.
So, it would appear that there’s still a place for apps like Pins — a native OS X bookmark manager priced at $14.99 in the App Store. It offers to attach tags and notes to your links, it provides cloud syncing, and it even captures page previews, but can Pins really provide a compelling, Utopian alternative to your browser’s in-built bookmarks manager?
Mostly when you’re not expecting it, serendipity kicks in. Just as I was searching for a Chrome extension for Pinboard after reading about some unexpected use of this bookmarking service revived my interest in it, I hear of a new Pinboard client for Mac OS X.
Somewhere in the course of Internet history, along with the decline of Del.icio.us, bookmarking lost it’s popularity. Nevertheless, bookmarks should be considered indispensable for any modern computer user.
Believe it or not, the Mac is actually home to several outstanding apps which should help you organize your bookmarks past the basic capabilities afforded by your browser. Some, like Pukka and Thumbtack aim to be as unobtrusive as possible, while others like Delibar have no problem showing off their interfaces; there’s something for just about everyone. So if you think it’s about time to get your bookmarks in order, this is one roundup you won’t want to skip!
Congratulations to our five lucky winners, who will be receiving their license code very soon:
- Rick Vlaha
- Jay (@jgenin)
- Thibaut Ninove
- Varun Dogra
After reviewing Delicious Library earlier this week, I’m pleased to let you all know that we have five licences to give away to a handful of lucky readers!
Delicious Library is an app that will enable you to catalogue your books, music, software, toys, gadgets or video games. With barcode scanning, plenty of export options, and a gorgeous interface, it’s a solid application that’s worth checking out.
Entering the competition is really simple. All you need to do is follow us on Twitter and post your Twitter username in the comments.
Good luck, and we’ll be announcing the winners in one week – on Thursday 18th March.
Have you recently bought a book, DVD or a CD you already own, but had forgotten about? No? But you do know every single book, DVD, game, CD, gadget or toy you own?
If you just screwed up you forehead trying hard to think of everything, maybe Delicious Library is something for you. It will help you keep track of all those items by just holding them in front of your Mac’s in-built camera. Intrigued? Read on!
If you’re a Delicious user and haven’t tried Delibar, you’re really missing out. Delibar is a full featured Delicious Mac client, focusing upon giving OS X users an easy and quick tool for searching, managing and sharing their Delicious bookmarks. It does the job very well, and oozes style from a remarkably well-designed interface.
We have fifteen licenses to give away, so read on for more information about the app, and to find out how to enter.
Delicious is a fantastic service for organizing, sharing, and finding great bookmarks on the web. However I’ve never thought much of the bland appearance of the site and as a result I’ve never felt the urge to sign up. Until now.
After finding out about Delibar, a new Delicious client for Mac from Shiny Frog, I’ve realized the potential of Delicious bookmarking and Delibar feels like the perfect way to do it. Delibar lets you search, share, discover, and organize your Delicious account right from within the Menu Bar on your Mac. This review will take a look at exactly what Delibar is capable of.
How many of you seriously organize and continue to bookmark the many different websites you go to? For a long time now, Google has been my bookmark system of choice- I would always be able to find a site I recently visited through my search history or just poke around until I found it through the search engine. This system, however, is not optimal and often left me frustrated and without the information I was looking for.
This is where Pukka is a solution to consider. Pukka, from Code Sorcery Workshop, is a Delicious bookmark integration tool for your Mac. Simply put, it allows you to quickly and easily save websites for later, mark them for easy searching, and most importantly – find the site again. In this review, I will cover the core features of Pukka, while comparing it to a couple free alternatives.