When comparing Pinboard vs Collate Notes, the Slant community recommends Pinboard for most people. In the question“What are the best alternatives to Evernote Web Clipper to save URLs?” Pinboard is ranked 4th while Collate Notes is ranked 9th.
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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 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 The ability to bookmark by email from your iPhone
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 Markdown or Rich Text editor
Choose between Markdown or Rich Text editor.
Pro Web clipper
A web clipper built into the app saves web pages locally.
Pro All data is saved locally
Data is saved to a local hard drive, not stored on a company's servers.
Pro Cross-platform support
Support for macOs, Windows and Linux.
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 No mobile support
This app offers no mobile support.
Con No built-in sync options
For data syncing, a service like Google Drive or Dropbox needs to be used.