When comparing Pinboard vs Tagpacker, the Slant community recommends Pinboard for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to organize bookmarks?” Pinboard is ranked 2nd while Tagpacker is ranked 5th.
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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 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 Follows strict privacy rules
Because it is located in Germany, the company has to follow very strict rules regarding privacy.
Pro 100% free (at the moment)
The company earns (enough) money with affiliate links, therefore there is no need for a purchasable pro membership.
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 Uses affiliate links which can be seen as an invasion of privacy
Affiliate links are usually not only a way to earn money with advertisement, it mostly also includes generating user profiles which could be seen as a big privacy issue.