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Raindrop.io Reviews

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After a while seeking a bookmark manager to replace the default browser functionality, I decided to subscribe to Raindrop.io after checking a few different ones out...

I was unfortunately left very disappointed. Not only was the interface (browser sidebar and extension clunky and slow to load), the UI left me feeling incredibly frustrated, for example:

You can quickly bookmark the current page using the browser extension, no problem with that but it adds it to an 'Unsorted' folder (so gives you no option to change where you want to save the bookmark to) - if you then use the sidebar integration (Opera) to then move a bookmark from 'Unsorted', there is literally no way at all to do so. So you have to somehow launch the full app (I don't even know how you to do this other than going to the website and clicking the 'App' button from there) just to get the entire interface up full screen so that you click and drag the unsorted bookmarks to the right folders. It makes the 'one click' bookmark save completely pointless as you have to take about 50 additional clicks just to organise anything.

In multiple places, the interface lacks basic and what I would consider, priority functionality that you would expect with a bookmark manager. In the two days of trying to work with this app, I wasted about an hour of my time and only tried to save a handful of URLs before giving up.

Absolutely would not recommend this app. And the main reason I paid yo upgrade was so that I can nest collections (create sub-folders for bookmarks) - well the app makes it so difficult for you to actually get to them, it makes it completely pointless even upgrading and paying so save your money!

That being said, masses of potential but until it can compete with the default browser way of bookmarking pages, then it offers nothing any better than what you already have.

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It can be used either as a read-it-later service or to save and organise bookmark. Differently from its main competitors, bookmarks can be organised using both folder and tags simultaneously.

Development was put into hiatus, but now it seems active again.

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Like others here I got the impression the site was not being maintained. I used it for a bit but never got any support emails returned. I moved on to Bookmark OS and have not looked back https://bookmarkos.com

but bookmark os is not free at all, it is commercial tool


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Easy interface with lots of customizations, has multiple viewing modes (list, grid, Pinterest-like), is private as opposed to Pinterest, syncs with Dropbox or Google drive, available on all platforms and web

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They are not maintaining the site since 2016. I signed up for the premium version, but found out that many features did not work (other team members cannot contribute with links, the invites are not working). When I posted a question to their support address, I received absolutely no response. I would give it -1 star.
Fortunately , I found a good alternative that is Hitabs (www.hitabs.com ).

There definitely have been updates since 2016. Admittedly, the development is not super active, it's a solo developer after all. Check out the twitter feed to see activity and upcoming features: https://twitter.com/raindrop_io


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Exactly what I was looking for, has a small screenshot, the title of the page, the link, and by date if I'm lazy to put it in folders.

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Raindrop would be wonderful if it worked! They are not maintaining the site since 2016. I signed up for the premium version, but found out that many features did not work (other team members cannot contribute with links, the invites are not working). When I posted a question to their support address, I received absolutely no response. I would give it -1 star.
Fortunately , I found a good alternative that is Hitabs (www.hitabs.com ).


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  • I Love its user interface (best among other read later apps)
  • High Customization (Theme, Size, View mode, etc)
  • Import/Export from .html or from pocket, instapaper,readability (For any user use those services just move all your articles to raindrop NOW !!!)
  • Cross Platform (Phone, Dekstop, and Browsers)
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Raindrop would be wonderful if it worked! They are not maintaining the site since 2016. I signed up for the premium version, but found out that many features did not work (other team members cannot contribute with links, the invites are not working). When I posted a question to their support address, I received absolutely no response. I would give it -1 star.
Fortunately , I found a good alternative that is Hitabs (www.hitabs.com ).

oh really? is it same with papaly which also stopped since 2016? is it concidence or maybe same company...


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Great to be able to check for duplicates in your library as well as check for dead links (pro).

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Raindrop would be wonderful if it worked! They are not maintaining the site since 2016. I signed up for the premium version, but found out that many features did not work (other team members cannot contribute with links, the invites are not working). When I posted a question to their support address, I received absolutely no response. I would give it -1 star.
Fortunately , I found a good alternative that is Hitabs (www.hitabs.com ).


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Ability to tag links, has a browser web clipper and there is a free version

[Edited by niclasdaniels, August 28]

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Raindrop would be wonderful if it worked! Have you really tried it yet? They are not maintaining the site since 2016. I signed up for the premium version, but found out that many features did not work (other team members cannot contribute with links, the invites are not working). When I posted a question to their support address, I received absolutely no response. I would give it -1 star.
Fortunately , I found a good alternative that is Hitabs (www.hitabs.com ).


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This app is based in Russia, sorry not sure I want to give all my private bookmark data to a Russian service.

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so u dont trust Russia ? huh ?
but its OK with the US ? (windows, Facebook, google ... etc)
well u smart boy
all your private information is in the CIA already