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 2nd while Raindrop.io is ranked 3rd.
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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 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 Easy download of all your data
Pro A way to save notes and other snippets of text as bookmarks
Pro Paid service
The service receives direct income from its customers so it is less likely to disappear overnight like so many free services, taking all your bookmarks with it.
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.
Cross-platform because it's browser based. There are also apps for Mac, Chrome, iOs & Android.
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 Paid service
Costs $11/year. Many features are available elsewhere for free.
Con Unresponsive support
Don't expect a response from their support email. Developer is very active on twitter, perhaps a tweet might work better.
Con Slow Performance in Safari
Slow to use with delays in response on Safari. Has not been fixed over many years.
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.