When comparing Shaarli vs Raindrop.io, the Slant community recommends Raindrop.io for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to organize bookmarks?” Raindrop.io is ranked 2nd while Shaarli is ranked 20th. The most important reason people chose Raindrop.io is:
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Pro Fast performance
Pro Free forever
Since you host your own data, you can continue using Shaarli indefinitely with no possibility of the service becoming paid.
Pro You host your own data
Pro Design (UX)
Cross-platform because it's browser based. There are also apps for Mac, Chrome, iOs & Android.
Pro Mobile native clients available
Clients for iOS and Android available that are better integrated than the browser version.
Add tags to bookmarks.
Pro Import bookmarks
Offers a possibility to import bookmarks from browsers.
Pro Export bookmarks
There is also a possibility to export bookmarks.
Pro Regularly updated
Updated with features, yet not with performance.
Con Software update must be done manually
No auto-update built in.
Con You must host it yourself
If you do not already have a web server, this can cost you money to purchase.
Con Security/Privacy Concerns
Con Slow performance in Safari
Slow to use with delays in response on Safari. Has not been fixed over many years.
Con Subscriptions are non-recurring
You have to resubscribe every month to keep pro which is a real pain.
Con Quite new company
Time will tell if this product will survive.