When comparing start.me vs Raindrop.io, the Slant community recommends Raindrop.io for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to organize bookmarks?” Raindrop.io is ranked 2nd while start.me is ranked 16th. The most important reason people chose Raindrop.io is:
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Pro Great to have bookmarks, feeds and notes in one place
Start.me offers a great tool to stay organized and productive because it allows all bookmarks, news feeds and notes to be available in one place.
Pro Beautiful & Customizable Interface
It has a very nice and customizable interface + you can get your bookmarks online anyware.
Pro Design (UX)
Cross-platform because it's browser based. There are also apps for Mac, Chrome, iOs & Android.
Pro Mobile native clients available
Clients for iOS and Android available that are better integrated than the browser version.
Add tags to bookmarks.
Pro Import bookmarks
Offers a possibility to import bookmarks from browsers.
Pro Export bookmarks
There is also a possibility to export bookmarks.
Pro Regularly updated
Updated with features, yet not with performance.
Con No longer able to meet security standards for Google Sign-In
Start.me used to have an e-mail widget which gave you quick access to your Gmail account(s) along with all your other bookmarks, but it requires a security assessment so that Google can ensure that they do not misuse user data obtained using restricted scopes per the Google API policy. As of 2020, they no longer meet that standard and the e-mail widget has been removed altogether.
Con Should sell itself as a start page because they are not just a bookmark service
Be careful if you Curate Bookmarks or even just have a bunch. You can upload and export bookmarks now, the upload limit is raised. Still, you need an internet connection.
Con Development could be faster
There's a lot to like about this product, but you need patience to see new widgets.
Con Security/Privacy Concerns
Con Slow performance in Safari
Slow to use with delays in response on Safari. Has not been fixed over many years.
Con Quite new company
Time will tell if this product will survive.
Con Subscriptions are non-recurring
You have to resubscribe every month to keep pro which is a real pain.