Why I switched from Delicious to Diigo

I finally made the switch from Delicious to Diigo for bookmarks.

Somethings I don’t like about Delicious, even after they redid the website.

  • Delicious no longer supports the Firefox extension. This has been the case for a long time (since the founders of YouTube bought it), but the extension is really broken now.
  • Bookmarklet no longer defaults to private for bookmarks
  • Tags navigation will not work with middle clicking. So if I want to browse my tags, I either have to type them in and search and browse. Or click on a tag, look at what I have, then hit back and then pick another tag to see what’s in there.
  • Tag listing is way too small. I was told by the Delicious developers this is because some people have over 1000 tags. But if that is the case, why not test to see how many tags someone has and if they have say over 200, then show that tiny little box. I shouldn’t have to click my tags and scroll separately in a tiny little box of 20 or so tags.

Exporting from Delicious can be a bit tricky to find, but go to this URL
http://export.delicious.com/settings/bookmarks/export

I was able to import all my bookmarks to Diigo and only had to fix multiword tags. Diigo’s interface seems much better and they offer other tools such as page-caching, screenshots, read later and more.

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