Tag Archives: Social Bookmarking

5 Excellent Alternatives to Delicious

Delicious is a wonderful social bookmarking website that lets us share useful and interesting bookmarks with our friends.

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However there are websites that serve the same function as Delicious but in better ways. If you are looking for a better alternative to Delicious, then check out the following 5 websites. These websites serve the same social bookmarking purpose but with added features. Read about each entry, try each one out, and see which one of them replaces Delicious for you.

BlinkList

BlinkList is a very simple and straightforward bookmarking website. By placing the site’s bookmarklet on your bookmarks toolbar, you are able to easily add bookmarks to your BlinkList account. For each added bookmark you can fill out details such as a title and description, amongst others. BlinkList also helps you find most popular bookmarks. Bookmarks can also be browser according to the category they belong to: technology, sports, entertainment, business, etc. You can visit BlinkList @http://blinklist.com/

Diigo

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Diigo is a bookmarking service that Google Chrome users will thoroughly enjoy. While it works through its website as well, Diigo’s full use can be taken through its extension for Google Chrome. The extension adds a new button to the address bar. Through this button you can add bookmarks and notes to your Diigo account. Moreover you can set highlight colors and share websites on various social networks. You Diigo account also lets you load images from your computer. Diigo can be visited @ http://www.diigo.com/

Google Bookmarks

One of my own favorites is Google Bookmarks. Since my default browser is Chrome, through sync I can automatically load my Chrome bookmarks to Google. I can also import/export bookmarks and add labels to categorize them. The service also lets its users create different lists of bookmarks. Visit Google Bookmarks @ https://www.google.com/bookmarks/l

Evernote

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Evernote is a highly popular note-taking application that works online and through its desktop client. It even has a version for smartphones. Using Evernote you can take notes, store bookmarks, and access plus share them using your computer as well as smartphone. Check out Evernote @ http://www.evernote.com/

Licorize

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Licorize is another user friendly bookmarking service. It has add-ons for Opera, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. It even has its own bookmarklet. The function of bookmarklet and extensions is to provide a shortcut for adding bookmarks to your Licorize account. Each bookmark can be accompanied by details such as a title, description, notes, tags, and assignment to a particular user. You can assign bookmarks to other Licorize users thereby using the bookmarks to manage projects by handing tasks to your team members. Visit Licorize @ http://licorize.com/

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Easily Bookmark and Share Webpages in Google Chrome

Sharing the websites we like on our social network of choice usually involves two steps: copying the website’s URL and then pasting it on our network.

To shorten this procedure, there are various browser extensions and add-ons that paste the link directly to your social network. However these extensions only support one or a few social networks. If you want something that lets you quickly share a webpage across almost all social networks, then check out AddInto.

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AddInto is a browser extension for Google Chrome that makes it easier and quicker to share the websites you like. The extension adds a new blue ‘plus’ button in the address bar of Chrome. When you are on a website you want to share, just click on the button and select the network of your choice from the dropdown menu.

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The networks that are shown in the dropdown menu can be modified by accessing the extension’s options. In the options you find a list of virtually all online networks that you can share sites on; more than 100 networks can be seen in this list. Select the sites you want added in the default view so you can quickly share sites on them.

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The extension also maintains a history of all sites you have shared through it. the history can be viewed at the bottom of the Options page.

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The extension also lets you clear the history as well as disable the history-saving feature.

Its simplicity of use and wide support for networks makes AddInto a valuable Chrome extension to have.

Download AddInto for Google Chrome

How to Take Backup of Bookmarks in Internet Browsers

We can bookmark any web-page with our internet browsers such as Opera,Firefox,Internet Explorer etc. Page bookmarking option is available in every browser and with this feature we can keep our favorite webpages in browser memory. Most of internet browsers have a bookmarking button and by clicking this button we can easily bookmark a web-page url and can revisit anytime with this bookmark. Here is the ways to backup your bookmarks so that if you lose your bookmarks then you can restore.

Backup with Opera

Go to File > Import Export>Export Opera Bookmarks

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Backup with Mozilla Firefox

Go to Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks >Import and Backup

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Backup with Internet Explorer

Go to File > Import and Export > Import Favorites

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Backup with Safari

In safari there is no direct option to save bookmarks but you can make backup of Application Data folder of Safari to make bookmarks backup

You can access this folder in document and settings >User >Application Data > Apple Computer > Safari > Here you will find a file named “Bookmarks.plist”. Copy this file and save this anywhere  instead of OS drive.

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In-fact browser bookmarks are working like an address book for web urls and just like address book we should also keep a backup of browser bookmarks.