When comparing Pinboard vs rEFInd, the Slant community recommends Pinboard for most people. In the question“What are the best social- bookmarking apps next to Delicious?” Pinboard is ranked 2nd while rEFInd is ranked 8th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro An ad-free site with no third-party tracking
The standard account is $11/year. The pro account ($25/year) provides you:
- A permanent personal copy of every bookmark you save.
- Full-text search of all your bookmarks
- Dead link and error detection
Pro A searchable archive of all your tweets and favorites
Pro Easy tagging
Pro Excellent API
Pinboard has an API that gives you access to all features used in the webapp, so you can build scripts and apps that work against it very easily.
Pro A way to save notes and other snippets of text as bookmarks
Pro Built-in sync of links and favorites from multiple Twitter accounts
Pro Built-in integration with Instapaper
Pro Easy download of all your data
Pro The ability to bookmark by email from your iPhone
Pro Beautiful theme support
REFInd allows easy theming with fonts, icons and backgrounds to give you a customized and beautiful graphical bootloader.
Pro Automatic kernel discovery
REFInd is really good with automatically with finding your operating systems, leaving all that manual configuration as totally optional.
Pro EFI only
Focuses on one type of system
Pro Easy to install, easy command
Con Paid service
Costs $11/year, which may be costly to some over free solutions. With free services such as Pocket, Raindrop, XMarks, iCrumbz, Delicious, and Papaly - there is no reason as to why one would want to pay for this service. Especially considering it is inferior to some of the services mentioned previously. With that being said - the service itself is not poor - it just isn't easy to justify paying for a service you can find elsewhere for free.
Con EFI Only
REFInd supports only EFI or UEFI systems which, while common on the latest systems, is a relatively new technology. BIOS-based systems are not supported.