When comparing Wallabag vs xbrowsersync, the Slant community recommends xbrowsersync for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to organize bookmarks?” xbrowsersync is ranked 7th while Wallabag is ranked 13th.
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Pro Optional server self hosting
Pro Open source
Pro Firefox and Chrome extensions available
Pro Offline article support
Pro Import content from other apps
It's possible to import content from other apps, i.e Pocket
Pro RSS reader compatible
Miniflux, Vienna, FreshRSS, Tiny Tiny RSS, Leed FeedReader, Fiery Feeds.
Pro epub/kobo integration
Integration within Kobo reader through simple hack allows epub creation of saved articles.
Pro Use this extension on all majorly used browsers: Chrome (and most up to date 'chromies' as well as Firefox and Android
No sign up required and no personal data is collected.
Pro Encrypts your bookmarks securley with a method you can check for yourself
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 xBrowserSync adds descriptions and tags to new bookmarks automatically.
Speeding up workflow cataloging important meta-data automatically.
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.
Con Poor UI
UI is not as good as other apps in this category.
Con Paragraphs missing
Paragraphs within downloaded articles are missing.
Con Difficult to configure
Con Poor Text to Speech
Text to Speech frequently breaks and doesn't respond to speed change.
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 No iOS support
It doesn't support anymore iOS.
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.