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 2nd while Atavi is ranked 13th.
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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 Completely free
No nag boxes to upgrade to a paid version, no donation boxes under every widget, just good old-fashioned gratis. They've been around since 2011, so it must be sustainable somehow.
Pro Committed to supporting Opera browser
I've been an Opera nerd forever now, and too few companies make a point of developing for it the same way they do for Chrome and Firefox
Pro Convenient ability to share bookmarks or folders of bookmarks
Sharing a page is easy in just about everything, but when I need to share a folder of links (shopping list ideas or market research bundles), Atavi makes it easy for both me and the recipient.
Pro Only does one thing and does it well
On everything I own, every new tab I open in a browser has the same bookmarks in the same layout, and nothing more.
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.