Posted by cadsmith on January 20, 2008
It was the case earlier this month that a popular web URL bookmarking site was not in service for a couple of days starting during the weekend. The site eventually returned with links intact, but the unexpectedness highlighted the need for backups and alternatives. Have therefore tried export/import features across several sites for redundancy. An HTML file can be saved from the user browser favorites or a site. A tag is similar to a folder on the desktop and can have multiple values on the web. Links can usually be assigned public or private. Tag density may show up in the list or cloud.
Mozilla Firefox can save from the bookmarks, organize bookmarks, file, export option to an HTML file, as can IE from file, import and export. Each can import from its own file. Firefox 184.108.40.206 can import IE 7.0.5730.11 file and vice-versa.
CiteULike and Connotea link academic papers and sources. Was able to import into the latter using HTML and it had quarantine period where links are kept private. Blogmarks had public registration off so did not run the test.
Blinklist can save to a local HTML as well as other formats. The user page can be public and the cloud can be embedded in other sites. The options, import links feature can get bookmarks from del.icio.us or furl. This site can import a Firefox browser file, and the tag is derived from the bookmark folder name. Firefox can import the blinklist file and descriptions are derived from notes. IE could not read the blinklist file.
Del.icio.us imported HTML favorites okay. Resultant links were private.
Furl imported HTML after a retry. Entries were then public. It shows tags in a “my groups” list with an entry count for each.
Netvouz imported HTML, public links were same. The tag “web_2.0” became separated into “web” and “2.0” so had to edit those entries to “web2.0”. (Netvouz itself could not be bookmarked into BlinkList at that time.) This site offers a direct import from del.icio.us after login.
Simpy imported browser file HTML okay, but it did not have the tags. It has a separte notes organizer. This site can import directly from del.icio.us after login.
These can also be tried using Opera or Safari browsers.
Rawsugar did not seem to have import/export capabilities.
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