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Lorenzo Zarantonello
Lorenzo Zarantonello

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Bookmarks Hell

I often see interesting content that I would like to review/watch/read better later.

I bookmark the page and there is a good chance I will never see it again.

The problem

My problem with this is that the content would benefit me but eventually it gets lost.

RFI: Request For Ideas

Do you have the same problem?

  • What do you do about it?
  • Any software, browser extensions, strategy you would suggest?

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GrahamTheDev • Edited on

raindrop.io <- allows for tagging bookmarks so you can organise them and makes it far easier to prioritise / find ones you are looking for!

Beyond that you have to rely on a reminder or task to actually read the articles you bookmark.

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Tina Huynh

Yeah there are many like raindrop that help you organize bookmarks like pocket too.

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Abde Lazize

nice

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Lorenzo Zarantonello Author

πŸ™ this is a nice suggestion, I’m going to try it out :)

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AurΓ©lien Delogu

I have the same exact problem with bazillion of bookmarks collected across several years. I planned to migrate them to Pocket, maybe. But I'm still not sure. Because with that I need a process to not lose those bookmarks but actually read them ahah.

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Abde Lazize

same probleme

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Lorenzo Zarantonello Author

None has this issue??
I guess Google thought about me when inventing the bookmarks feature πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Corentin Bettiol

I'm developing share-links, a self-hostable website that allow you to post links you find and assign tags to them. All links are public, because sharing knowledge is really cool :P

Here's the link to my instance: links.l3m.in/en/

It can be viewer as a Django clone of shaarli, but the feature list is expanding fast :P

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Lorenzo Zarantonello Author

Interesting and I like that it seems simple!
Nice list of links btw! I might peek into some of them:)

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Corentin Bettiol • Edited on

Thanks! There's a few options you can tweak on the settings, but the base is always the same: the django admin for adding links (& editing them), tags & about+contact page (and moderating comments), and a public website listing links.

The options varies from saving a pdf of the page when you add the link, disabling comment moderation, to changing the favicon service used by the instance (and many more things) :P

One cool thing to do is adding the random link url (links.l3m.in/en/random/) as your default page when you open a new window of your browser. That way you stumble over an interesting article every time you open your browser :)

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Lorenzo Zarantonello Author

The random link looks very interesting! Do you know about a browser extension called 30 seconds of knowledge?? Pretty similar concept, very nice 😊

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Corentin Bettiol

That's a nice concept! I already knew Django Trick had a similar concept (random trick URL), but I never took the time to dig more on random knowledge. I think it's very interesting and it could be very effective to help people learn new things.

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David Cantrell

I drag the interesting tab/link to another window. I go through that window every so often and just close anything that isn't actually interesting or where I can't remember why it's there, and read the rest.

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Lorenzo Zarantonello Author

I was doing this but I am quite bad at going back and reading them out of context. My tabs would stay open for ages.
the idea is good though!
I am trying to set some time aside to go through those tabs.
Let's see how it works :)

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tq-bit

I find Mozilla's pocket pretty useful. It keeps a version of a post and allows you to access it even when the original is gone

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Lorenzo Zarantonello Author

the possibility to access a post even when the original is gone is a plus. Do you know if it works with YouTube videos as well?
More than once I tried to review videos that got removed

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