When comparing Pinboard vs Pearltrees, the Slant community recommends Pinboard for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform cross-browser bookmark sync solutions?” Pinboard is ranked 1st while Pearltrees 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 Easy tagging
Pro Easy download of all your data
Pro A searchable archive of all your tweets and favorites
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 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 You can add contents from other apps
You can add contents from other apps using the share functionality.
Pro Intuitive UI
The UI is intuitive and easy to use.
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 Requires a monthly subscription for private collections
To be able to set your collection to private instead of public you need to pay a subscription starting at 2.99€ a month.