ASK DN: How to bookmark nowaday?

over 9 years ago from , Product Designer & Illustrator

Hey guys, I'd be curious to know how you actually manage/use bookmarks nowadays. Since the amount of [web-based] tools/interesting 'internet thingies' is growing everyday I'm finding it increasingly hard to manage all of this in a sustainable manner. Back in the days I tried to manage everything web-related which I'd like to remember or reuse via delicious + browser plugin, but I guess those days are over ;) (Or aren't they?)

So are you just using a built-in browser bookmark toolbar (and folders)? A default start page like for example http://webdesignrepo.com and no bookmarks at all? Additional/different software like lists/notes inside Evernote? Something completely different?


  • Jamie WilsonJamie Wilson, over 9 years ago

    I used to be a hardcore Kippt user. But the site's performance was really spotty. I ended up gravitating back to Chrome for a couple of reasons.

    1. It's super fast to save and organize
    2. All my devices are always in sync
    3. Less management required than Kippt or icebergs

    I wanted to add tags and screenshots to Chrome so I helped build a chrome app called Dewey, which we just released. http://deweyapp.io

    11 points
  • Matthew R. MillerMatthew R. Miller, over 9 years ago

    I'm using Kippt (http://kippt.com) and enjoy it quite a bit.

    7 points
    • Joshua SöhnJoshua Söhn, over 9 years ago

      +1 for kippt, because of the thumbnails which makes it easy for me to find things

      0 points
    • Cody WhitbyCody Whitby, over 9 years ago

      I also use Kippt, but have also always been looking for something else. Sometimes, though rarely, the service will be borked and all I wanted to do was save a bookmark and get frustrated with it. Plus I also just have a bunch of bookmarks in Chrome with no rhyme or reason as to why I save some in Kippt and some in Chrome. Im a mess.

      0 points
  • Matt ColeMatt Cole, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    I've been using Pinboard (https://pinboard.is) for the last couple of years and I love it.

    3 points
  • Luke BrookhartLuke Brookhart, over 9 years ago

    I just installed a Chrome extension called Dewey Bookmarks. It provides a better UI for finding your bookmarks with keywords, url matching, etc. I really like it so far. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dewey-bookmarks/aahpfefkmihhdabllidnlipghcjgpkdm

    1 point
  • Robin , over 9 years ago

    I really like Pocket

    I make pretty heavy use of the extension and tagging system to keep things in order

    1 point
    • Brian HarperBrian Harper, over 9 years ago

      I use Pocket everywhere. "Add to Pocket" extension/bookmarklet is handy in the browser, and most iOS apps allow "Send to Pocket" integration.

      When I read through my Pocket queue (which is always growing, never shrinking), I'll save important/re-usable links in Evernote.

      1 point
  • Michelle BlackMichelle Black, over 9 years ago

    I recently heard about http://saved.io. I set up an account, but haven't really used it yet.

    1 point
  • Todd BurtonTodd Burton, over 9 years ago

    Solid question. I'm interested to see what people have to say, as I've been wondering the same thing.

    1 point
  • Nathan NNathan N, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    I've been using Zotero for my graduate school research and although its meant for organizing pdfs and other text documents you can save web pages to it as well. They have a chrome plugin that works nicely with the service.

    0 points
  • Lee MunroeLee Munroe, over 9 years ago

    I've a couple different tools on the go.

    I use Twitter favorites to bookmark any tweets/links that look interesting.

    If I have 15-30minutes I'll go through those favorites. Anything that looks valuable I'll save/tag it with Delicious. Anything that might take a bit more time to explore (e.g. a tutorial, video) I'll save it to Instapaper.

    At some point I'll go through Instapaper and if I find those posts useful I'll save/tag with Delicious.

    This kind of works for me, however:

    1) I end up with 2 long to-do lists (which I'll probably never get through): Favorites and Instapaper.

    2) When I want to find something I usually just Google it, rather than check Delicious. But I feel better knowing I've archived it in Delicious :-)

    0 points
  • Megan CleggMegan Clegg, over 9 years ago

    Google Bookmarks and a Chrome extensions called "Yet Another Google Bookmarks Extension". It's a little spartan of a method but it lets you tag/organize bookmarks easily and I can access them across Chrome browsers via the toolbar, in a dropdown panel. Works for me.

    0 points
  • Conlin "Wuz" DurbinConlin "Wuz" Durbin, over 9 years ago

    I use Saved.io with a custom bookmarklet that I wrote.

    0 points
  • Jamie MartinJamie Martin, over 9 years ago

    A combination of Evernote and Thinkery

    0 points
  • Dustin KemperDustin Kemper, over 9 years ago

    I use Myfav.es as my homepage for frequently visited sites. Also Modern New Tab Page Chrome extension for opening new tabs with quick links to frequently visited sites.

    Most of my bookmarking is just folders set up in Chrome. I also love Icebergs for collecting website inspiration and images.

    0 points
  • Updula LeeUpdula Lee, over 9 years ago

    Chrome's and Pocket

    0 points
  • Evan KnightEvan Knight, over 9 years ago


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  • Phil OakleyPhil Oakley, over 9 years ago

    Chrome's bookmarks and Trello for useful links that I know will come in handy later. I try and categorise those links so I can easily find things later too.

    0 points
  • Thibault MichelThibault Michel, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    Used to be http://delicious.com for me but I recently made the switch to http://saved.io and its Chrome plugin. So far so good.

    0 points
  • Lucas AlmeidaLucas Almeida, over 9 years ago

    I still use Delicious and it's working good so far. I generally bookmark pages on Chrome and as soon as I fill up the bookmark bar, I open Delicious and just save the ones that I really will use later. It's like a probation time in my Chrome's bookmark bar.

    0 points
  • Jonathan YapJonathan Yap, over 9 years ago

    Tried gimmebar.com, pinterest, tumblr, scoop.it, xmark and default bookmark.

    Ended up with Kippt and that did the job for me with the help of a chrome extension. For more reading based once, I use a combination of flipboard + instapaper.

    0 points
  • Daniel LaudingDaniel Lauding, over 9 years ago

    i recently setup a wordpress installation and a bookmarklet that posts "the current tab url" to custom meta and then i made a theme that loops what i need (meta url, title, date, thumbnail, filtering)

    0 points
  • John S.John S., over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    I've tried most of these but I chop and change quite frequently, at the moment i'm playing with icebergs


    0 points
  • Surjith S MSurjith S M, over 9 years ago


    Bookmarks with screenshot.

    0 points
  • Liang ShiLiang Shi, over 9 years ago

    I used kippt for a while but it didn't stick for whatever reason, even though it's quite nice.

    If it's image based, I use Pinterest. I also have 3 folders of favorites in my browser toolbar for important/frequently visited sites and resources (am I the last person on earth that still uses browser favorites?!).

    In addition, I use Pocket and save articles within the app to reference later (which I guess is why Kippt felt redundant to me). I also use the Evernote browser extension to save page content if I don't need it for reading later/offline.

    0 points
  • Alex M.Alex M., over 9 years ago

    I'm using Opera's Stash

    0 points
  • Sabih MirSabih Mir, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    I know a bunch of people jumped shipped when Delicious crashed/was sold or whatever but I was too lazy and just stuck with it...and they've been making improvements. I daresay it's better than it ever was, but I was always a casual user (e.g. not using it religiously, but just using it to reference sites later for specific things I liked or was interested in via the tagging system).

    I've also tried to make a concerted effort to use some of the more visual ones like Iceber.gs but I always end up forgetting.

    0 points
  • Seán MongeySeán Mongey, over 9 years ago

    Dropmark, Delicious and Pinterest combo of some sort. Depends if it’s for a specific project or just general hoarding.

    0 points