When comparing Readability vs xbrowsersync, the Slant community recommends xbrowsersync for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to organize bookmarks?” xbrowsersync is ranked 4th while Readability is ranked 28th. The most important reason people chose xbrowsersync is:
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Pro Allows seeing what other people are reading
You can follow friend's feeds to find out what they are interested in.
Pro Encrypts your bookmarks securley with a method you can check for yourself
No sign up required and no personal data is collected.
Pro Use this extension on all majorly used browsers: chrome (and most up to date 'chromies' as well as firefox and Android
Pro Developer seems to be actively developing the app
Pro It is free and the developer announces that it will stay this way, neither are there any ads involved
Pro Know your way around docker? xBrowserSync is easily self hostable.
Not only will it benefit the people who set up docker containers, if opened to the public, even more people will be able to quickly get to know xBrowserSync
Pro xBrowserSync adds descriptions and tags to new bookmarks automatically.
Speeding up workflow cataloging important meta-data automatically.
Con Service is now defunct
This service was terminated on 30th September 2016.
Con No longer updated since 2013
Readability is no longer updated. The last update for this app is on January 7, 2013, which means no app redesigns, bug fixes or new features will be available.
Con Does not sync passwords
If youre afraid due to the lack of password syncing with xbrowser, this problem is easily fixable by using myki password manager. It supports all major operating systems with secure features that work alongside xbrowsersync perfectly. myki is available as a chrome extension, and for android, iphone, mac, windows, and more!
Con Doesn't support new Firefox for Android
Maybe not the developer's fault but since using Firefox as main browser, the cross platform niche can't be satisfied. Will be looking to jump ship once the extension is added to the very limited pool Firefox Android currently has.
Con No iOS support
It doesn't support anymore iOS.