When comparing Pinboard vs Atavi, the Slant community recommends Pinboard for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to organize bookmarks?” Pinboard is ranked 3rd while Atavi is ranked 17th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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 Official Android app
If you have need to manage or organize, share or export your bookmarks on the go, Atavi offers an Android app which provides a quick and easy means to do so. The web page interface on mobile is fine for visiting your bookmarks, but the app brings the smooth drag-and-drop and long press inputs that are needed to easily rearrange or share your collection.
Pro Search engine integration
At the top of your Atavi bookmarks page on each browser tab is a search field, which can be set to pass your query to Google, Bing, Yahoo!, or Yandex. There's no need to lose the familiar new tab page search field when switching to keeping your bookmarks with Atavi.
Pro Unique implementation as a browser homepage
Atavi is able to be used in almost any web browser and platform because it bypasses the native bookmark management, instead providing access to your links through a responsive web page. With every new tab opened, your bookmarks appear with all the grouping and sorting options you expect from the native bookmark manager.
Pro Full five-browser support
Atavi is developed to render properly on both the desktop and mobile versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari.
Pro Stable browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Opera
Atavi's browser extensions further simplify use of the service by ensuring that new tabs display your Atavi bookmarks and providing a one-click mechanism for importing bookmarks you already have in that browser into your Atavi account.
Pro Multiple layouts to choose from
Three possible layouts are available on-the-fly for your bookmarks page: traditional speed dial boxes, multi-column list, and a detail view with one bookmark per row which displays the URL as well.
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 support for multi-level folders structure
Atavi.com does not support a multi-level folders structure. When importing such structures, all sub-folders will be placed at one level. Folders with the same name will be merged into one.