Using del.icio.us as a bookmark manager

As part of the my project to make my information accessible from anywhere, I’ve moved all my bookmarks and links into del.icio.us.  I’ve removed all the links I had in the sidebar here and used the del.icio.us tag cloud Javascript instead.  The old list of links had become too long and the tag cloud is much more compact.

Clicking on a tag takes you to that topic in my del.icio.us account and you then get the searching power of del.iciou.us to find what you are interested in.

The “post to del.icio.us” bookmarklet in my Safari menu bar is good for adding new links to del.icio.us.  I’m now trying Pukka to see if it is is enough of an improvement to buy it ($14.95USD).

I’ve enabled the posting of new links from del.icio.us back to this blog, but I’m not sure if it will get too annoying – it is easy for people to just look in del.icio.us to see what are the latest sites I’ve bookmarked.  If I start to use the description field in del.icio.us the posts will be a bit more useful.

I’m also trying out DevonThink Pro, and it has a script to import all the del.icio.us tags into a DevonThink folder. Then DevonThink’s integration with Spotlight means that they are all searchable in Spotlight. That gives quick access to my bookmarks in QuickSilver or LaunchBar.

So far I’ve found del.icio.us much quicker and easier for checking through my saved bookmarks than the bookmarks menus in web browsers.  And having them imported into DevonThink means that they are available offline as well.

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