Delicious is one of the best social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks.
Why should I migrate my delicious links?
Yahoo is shutting down several of its Web properties, most notably the Delicious link-sharing service. It is obvious that many of your precious web findings will be stored on Delicious. So it becomes very important for you to backup or migrate all your links, as soon as possible.
What will I do now ? Any Alternatives!
Yes, definitely! There is are a number of sites you can transfer your links to and have most functionality that existed on Delicious. Many of these services can directly import from Delicious, and for those that don’t, Yahoo will reportedly allow all users to export their Delicious links before taking of the service.
Below are the four best hand-picked alternatives for you :
1> Diigo - is your preferred Delicious successor if link discovery and group linksharing is your main goal. The base level is free; if you want to do lots of highlighting or screencapping, you’ll need to spend $20 – $40 per year.
2> Pinboard.in – is absolutely the best Delicious alternative, except that it isn’t free. You’ll pay a one-time fee of about $9 to signup.
3> Licorize – organizes your saved links into projects, so if Delicious was a Get Things Done tool for you, Licorize is the way to go.
4> Evernote – is arguably the most popular note-taking and content saving service available today. If archiving all your favorite links and page caches in one place is your primary goal, Evernote is the service for you.
Other migrating options worth mentioning:
Google Bookmarks – you can build Delicious like functionality with lists but it takes work. Still, it’s free.
Zootool – Similar to Delicious, but focused heavily on image sharing.
Connotea – An academic reference tool similar to Delicious, but with almost no public lists or tag sharing.
Faves.com – A more basic Delicious clone, which uses crude topic aggregation and not conventional tagging to organize links.
Historio.us – A Delicious clone predicated on full-test search of links, with little to no group or tagging functionality.
Do keep a back-up with you: Well, after all this don’t forget to take a backup and store it on your system. You never know as any online service can shut down at any time, and not all of them will be as professional about it as Yahoo.
Follow these 3 simple steps to take a back-up of your links:
1>>Go to delicious.com.
2>> then, Settings.
3>> click on Export / Backup delicious Bookmarks.
You can also import the saved backup copy to your browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Opera. So that you can use it directly from the browser.
About the Author (Author Profile)Nikhil Chakravarthi is a Software Engineer by Profession and a Blogger by Passion. He is in Love with just one thing - Technology. He is from Silicon Valley and enjoys simple living.
Sites That Link to this Post
- Can Anyone Save Delicious? Only If Yahoo Lets Them. | AboutGadgets.info | January 2, 2011
- Can Anyone Save Delicious? Only If Yahoo Lets Them. | TechNexus.info | January 2, 2011