Everything You Need to Know About Moving Away From Delicious

Everything You Need to Know About Moving Away From Delicious

Rumors have been floating about that Yahoo will shut down delicious. Delicious has responded that they are NOT shutting it down, they are trying to sell it.

However, the future of company is less than certain and what direction any new acquirer will take is unknown (if there is a buyer at all).

Exporting/Backing Up Your Data From Delicious

There are many ways to do this.

  • Delicious' Built In Export (Settings->Export/Backup) exports to HTML
  • Export to XML from Browser: 'https://{your username}:{your password}@api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all' (right click and save as XML)
  • Export using curl to XML: 'curl https://{your username}:{your password}@api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all > bookmarks.xml'
  • Delicious Alternatives

    There are many social bookmarking services and note taking services that can help fill the void. None really seem to cover every feature delicious had.

    Functionally, Pinboard.in is probably the closest and has a Delicious Co-Founder, Peter Gadjokov, on board.

    The major difference: it's paid only and the price increases as users sign up (yesterday it was as low as $6.94 and 24 hours later costs $8.44). It also doesn't have any browser extensions or a nice UI.

    Feature Comparison Matrix

    However, there are plenty of options. Our feature comparison matrix has 9 services listed with ratings (feel free to comment and rate by clicking on an individual provider).

    Each provider that has given a method to import your data to their provider from delicious also has a link directly to the instructions on the matrix.

Feature Comparison Matrix

Title Price Delicious Import Tags Sharing Search Reviews/ Summary Public/ Private Browser Extensions Export Import Rating
Pinboard Paid Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes/Yes Yes Yes
4
Xmarks Freemium Yes Yes Yes Yes No/Yes
Chrome
Firefox
Internet Explorer
Safari
No Yes
0
Historious Freemium Yes Yes Yes No Yes/Yes Chrome Yes Yes
4
Favilous Free Yes Yes Yes No Yes/Yes No No
0
Evernote Freemium Yes Yes Yes No Yes/Yes
Chrome
Firefox
Yes No
2
Diigo Freemium Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes/Yes
Chrome
Firefox
Internet Explorer
Safari
Yes Yes
4
StumbleUpon Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes/No
Chrome
Firefox
Internet Explorer
Yes No
3
Google Bookmarks Free No Yes Yes Yes Yes/Yes Yes Yes
2
Mister Wong Free Yes Yes Yes Yes/Yes Firefox Yes
0