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Manage your Delicious Bookmarks locally

Delicious is a nice website to discover new interesting websites. I was however never that fond of using it to store my own bookmarks but for the reason to promote my websites to a large audience. If I want a way to store bookmarks I rely on my browser and not a website that does that for me. Call me old fashioned but that's how I think about this.

If you happen to use Delicious regularly you might find Netlicious [homepage, via Freeware Genius] very helpful. Users can use it to manage their delicious bookmarks locally which includes editing posts. The application requires the Microsoft .net framework so make sure you have that installed. Once that is out of the way you provide your Delicious username and password during the start of Netlicious.

All of the bookmarks of that Delicious profile are downloaded and displayed in a matter of seconds, very fast and nice. The left pane contains all the tags that have been used to describe bookmarks, the upper right pane contains the posts that are associated with the selected tag and the lower right pane contains a preview of the page.

manage delicious bookmarks locally

The preview pane can be disabled if you do not need that one. The edit function is available after right-clicking a tag or a bookmark. If you right-click a tag you can change the name of the tag while a right-click on the bookmark makes it possible to edit the title, url, the tags, notes and private status.

Posts can be deleted as well or opened in the default browser of the system. One nice feature is the option to export the bookmarks either in html or xml format. If you save them in html format you gain a clickable list of all of your stored bookmarks. Could come handy.

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  1. Ace_NoOne said on February 15, 2008 at 8:48 am
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    This looks nice, but I’d rather use a/the Firefox extension than a separate app.

    > If I want a way to store bookmarks I
    > rely on my browser and not a website

    I used to think the same – but a few weeks ago I gave del.icio.us a try, and I’m very happy with it.
    I’m not hugely interested in the “social bookmarking” aspect though. The main advantage is tagging, which makes it much more painless to quickly bookmark something (like this very article) than having to find a place in the folder hierarchy.
    So I might take a look at Firefox 3’s new Places system, which I believe offers similar functionality.

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