March 26, 2005

Comprehensive Listing of Tools, Plugins and Add-ons for Social Bookmarking Comments Off

Do you use the great new social bookmarking tool that is all the rage on the web? Essentially is a distributed way to bookmark sites you like, add keywords to them, and share them with your online friends and contacts. I use to power the sidebar of this site called “Links & Memes”.

For the more technical folks in the crowd you can slice and dice the whole database of links via tags and keywords, pull data from the site via a web-based API, and aggregate content other places on the web using RSS generated by

This morning I stumbled onto a great collection of tools over at for working with and looking at the trends that emerge when the whole online world is bookmarking interesting and popular websites.

  • New Search Tools for – offers multiple ways to search tags and bookmarks of yours and other users.
  • Trendalicious – is a near real-time view of website popularity trends as reflected by the social bookmarking service.
  • Delicious Linkbacks – Add the bookmarklet to your browser, then you can get a look at what users are saying about (or at least how they are tagging) nearly any web page with one click.
  • most popular treemap – a treemap of the most popular. [size = popularity, brightness = average age]
  • MySQLicious is a tool for mirroring bookmarks into a MySQL database.
  • loader – loads your Firefox bookmarks directly into your account.
  • – The Ruby script analyzes your links to generate a list of your favourite interests.
  • Delibar – it will be store all your bookmarks in the system bar so you can easily access at it by select the tag and the link.
  • – imports bookmarks into your WordPress blog.
  • Search plugin for Mozilla browsers – is a search plugin for that allows you to search your bookmarks.
  • HuntAndGather – is a firefox extension meant to provide for some nice functionality. It opens tabs corresponding to the latest URLs stored on given the desired tag with several search functions.
  • import script – a perl script which will import Netscape bookmarks file into
  • delicious-java – is a Java API for interacting with the social bookmarks service.
  • The Easiest Way to Publish Links on Your Site – how you can publish your links on your site.
  • delicious-discuss – is an all-purpose mailing list for chatting with other users.
  • Automatic filing with – file the current web page in the read_later category in one click.
  • WetasteA WYSIWYG digest tool for You may want more than just bookmarking on, not just the url and simple description, but the important part of the content you ever read (including pictures and it’s visual effect).
  • – creates ontologies for tags on
  • Backing up – A tool fro backing up your bookmarks. It helps to preserve your bookmarks for the ultimate day when suddenly dissapears and so do all your bookmarks and favourite urls collected over years.
  • tag search – look up links that are tagged with one or more subjects.
  • foxylicious - a Mozilla Firefox extension that syncs your bookmarks into your browser bookmarks.
  • – is a bookmarklet you can use it from anywhere to add your comments to your account. Once you’ve filled out the prompt, you’ll see your comment in a standard posting form: you can edit it if you like, or just press “save” to post it as is and be returned to the page you were originally on. You need to be logged in to your account before you can post. The default tag is “loquacious”.
  • extispicious - generates randomly juxtaposed tags, allowing you to draw your own meanings and revelations from the overlapping entrails.
  • – is tag filter for it produces a page with links from selected tags, allows to integrate links for one or more tags into an existing page, limited to a specified “freshness”, and comes with hundreds of options. If you are a WordPress user, it is also able to directly post into your database to, say, run the script daily at fixed hour and print links on a given subject right into your blog.
  • – is yet another posting interface with a dash of Javascript. It looks like the normal posting form, but has a couple of special feature like auto-completion in the tag box and suggestions of related tags you’ve used before.
  • – is a bookmarklet that allows selection of the text for the description of the link to add to your delicious links
  • Firefox plugin – integrates with Firefox.
  • Durl- is an RSS feed for URL queries. Enter a url to retrieve information about people who delicious’ed it. already provides this service, Durl completes that with an RSS feed containing those results and trend history graphs. You can also see a list of popular trends graphs.
  • – is a tool to find people who have bookmarked the same links you have on The purpose is to attempt to find people who may have similar interests as you do in a more direct way than using tags.
  • + Gmail – A script which runs once a day, crawls each link and sends an email to a gmail account with the ‘From’ field being the page url, the ‘Subject’ being the tags, and the body being a copy of the page.It helps to keep a cache of every page you bookmark just in case the page disappears. In addition to searching the page text, I can filter by tags by using an advanced search.
  • Tag Stemmer – Uses Porter stemming to show where you’ve made different tags with the same English word stem. You can use it to help clean up your personal fauxonomy.
  • delicious2safari – imports your bookmarks into Safari.
  • cocoalicious – A cocoa client for Mac OS X.
  • Sorting – a bookmarklet that will sort not just by total number of posts, but by the ratio of recent to total posts.
  • Pasta - is a plain text pasting service for
  • Experimental Posting Interface Thing Generator – a new posting interface for The new interface provides your tag list, a list of popular tags for the page you’re bookmarking, your full tag list, and some popular tags in general.
  • Mapping with Anthracite and OmniGraffle – a tutorial for creating visual exploration of tags, but not inclined to write custom Perl code to do so.
  • allows you to access the web service of via it’s API through python. This library uses only the standard python library.
  • Extended bookmarklets – to extend functionality.
  • Skinning – tips to apply skins to interface.
  • Delicious Link Checker is a perl script which will retrieve all of the users links and check them, reporting if they are still accessible, or the error code (and slightly more helpful message) if not.
  • Make your own Multipost Bookmarket Tool – Bookmarklet maker to allow one click submit to send sites to places like Furl or at the same time.
  • foaflicious – is an application for generating a FOAF file from your inbox.
  • Illogical Interface – different tag interface, for sorting larger collections of links (Still figuring its full use)
  • Backup with Excel – helps to backup your bookmarks in Excel 2003.
  • Delicious Mind Map Maker – this program will make a Clustered Mind Map out of your delicious entries and add the map to the list.
  • Oishii - is kind of a mini-zeitgeist. It polls the front page every 5 minutes, and returns all sites bookmarked by at least 30 people.
  • BookmarksToDelicious – is a standalone Python client for posting bookmarks from a file to the delicious
  • Bunnyhug Updater – an application that lets you download all of your bookmarks and save them on your local machine.
  • popular sites – displays the most popular new sites in last 24 / 48 hours and of all time.
  • Smart Tagging Plugin for WordPress – to add this capability to your WordPress blog.
  • – helps to find fresh bookmarks from various social bookmark managers like, spurl, and furl.
  • – faceted navigation of feeds.
  • Related Links in Your Sidebar – using RSS, PHP and Magpie.
  • Integrating Bloglines and – to easily post things you read in Bloglines to
  • Gnomolicious is an GNOME applet that help you post links on the site simply by drag’n’dropping them.
  • Services Delicious is a client for the REST-based web service of It allows you to select, add and delete your bookmarks from any PHP script. You do not need to worry about the XML that is sent or how to build the REST urls.
  • Graph subscriptions network – browse the network of users as defined by their inbox subscription lists.
  • Graph related tags – graphically browse related tags.
  • lists popular sites and stats, most of them pretty random.

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