Papaly Reviews

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I was jumping of joy when I found this. It seems like the perfect solution to have a nice way to have bookmarks and not in a bloated "social" way.

But after you sort out the mess after importing your bookmarks, the breakage of the trees you notice how few options you really have and how hard the interface if to use.

For instance; most people have their "core set" of bookmarks that are used daily. The solution is to put directories in the bookmark bar but if you happen to many links to fit in the screen it doesn't break to the next column but just continue downward and you have to scroll to use them, nothing you can change in the options.

I do understand you have too make money and a company should be honest and not insert ads in my searches (already have to deal with Google's "better experience") .

Inserting ads covertly is a no-no. This is what spam does.

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Papaly has no other contender on the World Wide Web as of 2017

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I personally love Papaly and before going any further, I want to assure everyone reading this comment that this is not a paid comment post or no one has asked me to post the comment in here. I am doing this by myself because I love their service. Papaly cannot and should not be compared to other bookmarking sites like Pocket and Instapaper because the use of Papaly is totally different. Pocket and Instapaper comes in where people want to save bookmark a specific page and save it for offline purpose or for further reference in the future. Papaly can also do that but it is not for page bookmarking. Papaly is all about resource management. In the information overload world, we cannot always keep track of all of our online resources which are important. Papaly gives a way for organizing all our resources at one place. Since I have discovered Papaly, I have made a whole lot of boards dedicated to different types of contents that I like to keep track of for which there are different categories in each board that I have made to organize all of resources in that board. If it weren't Paply, I don't know how could I possibly ever organize my resources in one place. I am not saying that I wouldn't have been able to organize but it would have been mess for sure. I liked it's interface very much. It also didn't had ads till about a week earlier from posting this comment but I can understand that ads are required to keep the service running as the users grow and the requirement of more bandwidth and more storage increases. I really have become a big fan of Papaly and a big thanks to all the developers at Papaly. Hope you continue to grow.

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it is not bad but...

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Pros :

  • Cross Platform, Auto sort, remove duplicate, and save all open tabs in single click, Import or Export bookmarks in one click, Bulk action are supported, Website version available, Cloud Sync, papaly board can view all links separated by categories in single display, child category, etc

Cons :

  • ads on right side, Papaly is losing funds and will shut down
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Papaly is nice

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I am using papaly since its first days and I can say that this social network is evolving like crazy. Now, it is very user friendly and feels smooth when you are using it. It has some nice features and more are going to be added!

Devs please remember to NEVER stop working on it. I am supporting you :)

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A few days ago, I found Papaly. I wish I had known about it long ago. Overall, it was the best bookmark organizer and such I've ever used. I was able to batch delete and move tons of links within a hour. I wasn't thrilled with the ads. However, I didn't see a lot of them. An adblocker took care of that. Once I organized it all, I converted them into a HTML file, which turned out to be a smart decision. I think the site is gone. I tried to log in numerous times today. The site is down. I did a little bit of research. It seems it has been rumored the site's owners haven't been around for awhile.

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papaly is a 5 star product that appears to have been abandoned.
The service which I have used since 2015 and still use today is getting slower and slower.
No new updates. The dev's no longer answer in the forums.
Adverts popped up. Even on my pro account.

I will use it until I find a solid replacement that integrates into my work flow.

This service makes me ask myself .. how hard would it be for someone to "copy" and take over where they left off? Or buy them out. I don't know. I just wish there was a way to keep it going, or a replacement that can offer what it does.

[Edited by dawnattridge, October 10]
Update: As of Oct. 2018 Site no longer loads. Gone ..

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Statement was made back in 2016 about the same time as last visible admin activity with forum threads/updates.

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Site seems up and running again.

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Cons: The Inability to tag kills it from being some fantastic

Disclaimer to How I Rank Services:

  • 1 star for absolutely terrible service, usually a scam
  • 2 star for services that are usable but way too inferior compare to mainstream products
  • 3 star for services that barely done the job right
  • 4 star for decent services: 1 get the job done, 2 offers a comprehensive options, 3 does not degrade or over-compensate (cost too much)
  • 5 star for services with outstanding performance in one of the criteria.
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suggest me better alternative of papaly

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I like very much Papaly. It is so easy to save bookmarks with help of its Firefox extension.

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It is a painful experience for me. What it only lacks is the ability to tag. Without it, it turns this app into something you rather not take a bite.

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Cannot import bookmarks ...

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I really wanted to try this solution BUT here is my experience
I signed up for an account,
created a board
click import bookmarks from HTML
Loaded my bookmarks file into the web site, it loads very web BUT impossible to click "NEXT" to finish import.
I try everything:

  • install firefox extension
  • import with chrome
  • search google for solutions

really ... I don't need this one

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Hi,

Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you! Could you let me know your username on Papaly so we can look into it further for you? I'll have our lead engineer look into this issue for you and release a hot fix!

Sincerely,
Randy
Papaly Team

Alternative to Pocket

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I like Pocket and I use EverSync.
Papaly looks very promising with lots of features and it seems like a good replacement of both of the above. It even has a demo function to use it without an account.

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They really aren't alike, Pocket is a ReadItLater service, and Papaply is a bookmarking services.
It's not like "Apples and Oranges", but more of a "Apples and Pears" situation =)