When comparing start.me vs Wallabag, the Slant community recommends Wallabag for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to store and share bookmarks?” Wallabag is ranked 3rd while start.me is ranked 11th.
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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 Optional server self hosting
Pro Open source
Pro Firefox and Chrome extensions available
Pro Offline article support
Pro Import content from other apps
It's possible to import content from other apps, i.e Pocket
Pro RSS reader compatible
Miniflux, Vienna, FreshRSS, Tiny Tiny RSS, Leed FeedReader, Fiery Feeds.
Pro epub/kobo integration
Integration within Kobo reader through simple hack allows epub creation of saved articles.
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 Poor UI
UI is not as good as other apps in this category.
Con Difficult to configure
Con Paragraphs missing
Paragraphs within downloaded articles are missing.
Con Poor Text to Speech
Text to Speech frequently breaks and doesn't respond to speed change.