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Gain access to del.icio.us bookmarks in Safari and Butler
Authored by: bakalite on Mar 17, '05 03:01:59PM

I've just tried this, and while del.icio.us has some slight advantages over regular bookmarks in Safari, I think it's not worth the hassle. Here's why:

1) The site is very slow. Maybe that is not always the case, but why deal with another possible bottleneck?
2) Someone posted that some versions of Safari may have a problem with it. This adds a lot of hassle. Safari's bookmarking works really well and will not break in future versions.
3) Google is your friend. If I need to find something on the net I can usually do it even if it's not bookmarked, by using Google. This pretty much obviates the need for portable bookmarks. If I end up using the sites on another computer, I'll evenutally bookmark them there.
4) The extra step of dealing with delicious is about as much hassle as creating a new bookmark on another machine. I only use a couple machines anyway, so this doesn't really save me any time at all.

Maybe I'm missing something.... until I discover it I'll crawl back under my rock ;-)



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Gain access to del.icio.us bookmarks in Safari and Butler
Authored by: jereynolds on Mar 17, '05 03:30:29PM

I have to agree with this. People seem almost as obsessed with Del.icio.us as with Quicksilver (which I didn't like at first but now use constantly). I tried Del.icio.us this morning and found it horribly slow.
Its kind of a neat idea, but I don't see it being any better than just importing my bookmarks into another browser. Also, there doesn't seem to be any way to keep my bookmarks private.
Am I missing something? Why should I use Del.icio.us and not, say, Safari Bookmarks Extractor as I usually do? I'm not saying its bad, it just seems like more work for the same thing, to me.



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Gain access to del.icio.us bookmarks in Safari and Butler
Authored by: noel_gomez on Mar 17, '05 03:55:24PM

I see it's usefulness in finding good sites that many people link to. You find someone with similar tastes and you can discover many new sites on the web. The other stuff is just ancillary.



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Gain access to del.icio.us bookmarks in Safari and Butler
Authored by: nickfitz on Mar 18, '05 11:35:38AM

One useful scenario for me is visiting clients. I'm a web applications developer and often visit client sites to install, configure or tweak intranet applications. Being big corporations, they aren't going to let me connect a laptop to their network without some drawn-out procedure being followed, but it's never a problem finding a spare desktop machine. If I can get access to a collection of bookmarks relevant to the issues I have to deal with on these visits, it's easier than trawling through Google.

I suppose it would be handy when travelling as well - a backpacker could do their research on all the places they were planning to visit, saving the good stuff in del.icio.us, and be able to access the info from any net cafe.

In other words, it's useful in the same way as web mail - you wouldn't want to use it all the time, but it's a handy tool in the right circumstances.

See you under the rock ;-)



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Gain access to del.icio.us bookmarks in Safari and Butler
Authored by: Fofer on Mar 19, '05 07:02:08AM

iSync and .Mac synchronize my Safari bookmarks to the web. They are accessible to me anywhere.



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