When comparing Tagpacker vs xbrowsersync, the Slant community recommends xbrowsersync for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to organize bookmarks?” xbrowsersync is ranked 8th while Tagpacker is ranked 10th. The most important reason people chose xbrowsersync is:
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro 100% free (at the moment)
The company earns (enough) money with affiliate links, therefore there is no need for a purchasable pro membership.
Pro Auto tagging
It makes tag suggestions based on your tags already used
Pro Follows strict privacy rules
Because it is located in Germany, the company has to follow very strict rules regarding privacy.
Pro Automate tasks with Zapier
Automating tasks with Zapier.
Programatically access links and tags.
Pro Clean, efficient UI
It saves the date when the bookmark is added
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 Uses affiliate links, which can be seen as an invasion of privacy
Affiliate links are usually not only a way to earn money with advertisement. They also include generating user profiles, which could be seen as a big privacy issue.
Con Only list view 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.