For people who love Delicious but think they could never switch to a new social bookmarking app, Pinboard is an application that has the ability to change minds. Billing itself as “social bookmarking for introverts,” Pinboard offers many of the same user-friendly features as other online bookmarking applications. Users can save their favorite URLS, add tags and descriptions, and then access that information from any computer at any time. What makes Pinboard different, however, are all the unique features that the application offers, like automatically bookmarking the links you’ve referenced on Twitter, bulk editing bookmarks with one step, and keeping an archive of every bookmark you’ve ever saved on the site.
Although Pinboard charges a one-time sign up fee, the cost is fully refundable within the first three days of membership if you change your mind and decide to leave the site. Once you’ve gotten started and set up an account, you’ll be able to begin bookmarking your favorite sites and adding descriptions, titles, and tags as you please. Decide whether to mark certain bookmarks as private, or keep your entire account private and secure. The application offers one-touch “read later” bookmarking that puts the titles of unread bookmarks in orange, and includes a starring feature that keeps all the bookmarks you’d like to keep handy on a separate starred page. It also lets you import previously saved bookmarks from Delicious, Google Bookmarks, Diigo, Firefox, Safari, and a handful of other applications.
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