Check out Blinklist for your social bookmarks

Ever since the host of problems at del.icio.us this past week, which left me stranded without my bookmarks, I have been looking out for other social bookmarking services.

I checked out both Simpy and Blinklist. Simpy has a clean, delicious kinda (actually better) look and seemed nicer at first. But then I saw their URLs for tags and people, and hated it. Yes, they probably have it in their todos, but I want a delicious replacement today.

I checked out Blinklist next, and it was far better. I mean, if you can ignore the tags cloud which takes up half of the precious screen space in multicolor, you will discover a lot of other nice things about Blinklist.

There are many other features I haven’t yet tried in blinklist, but I would strongly encourage you to try blinklist and tell me when you find them. :)

Ofcourse there are things in Blinklist that I personally would like to be happening differently.

The problems at delicious has taught me a lesson. Never rely on one provider for such an important function. It is like using more than one email provider, because email problems do happen in every provider one time or the other.

I would really like blinklist to have the bookmark sync feature of simpy. This way I can keep blinklist and delicious in sync. If blinklist ever goes down for any reason, I can save my day by using delicous meantime.

Update:

  1. Seems like the blinklist frontpage features a text list of the tags now. This is cool. The developers are improving all the time.

  2. Clicking on the favorite tab seems to hide the tag cloud. This is also remembered across logins, it seems. This is cool too. Even though I would still prefer a larger part of the page being devoted to the links. And for a left to right reader, it makes more sense to keep the main content(the links in my opinion) to the left of the page, and not right. It is easier to mentally shut out the right column that way when you are looking for that link you just added a week ago.

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