When comparing Pinboard vs Raindrop.io, the Slant community recommends Pinboard for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to organize bookmarks?” Pinboard is ranked 1st while Raindrop.io is ranked 4th.
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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 A way to save notes and other snippets of text as bookmarks
Pro Easy download of all your data
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 Built-in sync of links and favorites from multiple Twitter accounts
Pro Built-in integration with Instapaper
Pro The ability to bookmark by email from your iPhone
Pro Design (UX)
Pro Mobile native clients available
Clients for iOS and Android available that are better integrated than the browser version.
Pro Import bookmarks
Offers a possibility to import bookmarks from browsers.
Cross-platform because it's browser based. There are also apps for Mac, Chrome, iOs & Android.
Pro Export bookmarks
There is also a possibility to export bookmarks.
Add tags to bookmarks.
Pro Regularly updated
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 Quite new company
Time will tell if this product will survive.
Con Subscriptions are non-recurring
You have to resubscribe every month to keep pro which is a real pain.